LINGUIST List 9.86

Mon Jan 19 1998

Calls: Coling/ACL'98, Typology and Theory

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  1. Sylvain Kahane, Coling/ACL'98 worshop on Processing of Dependency-based Grammars
  2. Ruben van de Vijver, Typology and Theory

Message 1: Coling/ACL'98 worshop on Processing of Dependency-based Grammars

Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 14:39:51 +0100
From: Sylvain Kahane <>
Subject: Coling/ACL'98 worshop on Processing of Dependency-based Grammars



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 + Processing of Dependency-based Grammars +
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 August 15, 1998
 Universite de Montreal
 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

This one-day workshop will be a meeting point for researchers interested in
the implementation of Dependency-based Grammars (DGs). It will be a forum
for presenting different theoretical approaches to DGs, as well as
strategies adopted for their implementation. Although the focus of this
workshop is on DGs, it also aims at establishing connections between
different approaches to the modeling and implementation of grammatical
phenomena. Tou are invited to submit papers on the following, or related,

Theoretical aspects

- correspondence between semantic and syntactic structures;
- correspondence between syntactic structures and the surface text;
- interaction between lexical and grammatical knowledge;
- comparison between different DG approaches.


- natural language generation with DGs;
- parsing with DGs;
- building dependency-annotated corpora.

Additional issues

- Are "pure" dependency formalisms sufficient to
 account for all syntactic phenomena or
 do they need to be augmented with phrase structures?
- Should DGs be considered as a simple notational
 variant of other types of formal grammars or are
 there deep reasons for adopting them?

Each speaker will be given 30 minutes to present a
paper followed by 15 minutes for questions/discussions.

Organizing Committee

Sylvain Kahane (TALANA, Universite Paris 7) <>
Alain Polguere (Universite de Montreal) <>

Requirement for submission

- Maximum length of 10 pages including figures and references
- A4 or US letter format; set margins so that the text lies within a
rectangle of 6.5x9 inches (16.5x23 cm).
- Classical fonts such as Times Roman or Computer Modern, 11 to 12 points
for text, 14 to 16 points for headings and title
- LateX users are encouraged to use the style file provided by ACL:
- Papers should be submitted as hardcopies -- five (5) are required.
- Submissions should be sent to:

 Alain Polguere
 Departement of linguistics and translation
 C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville
 Montreal (Quebec) H3C 3J7


- Submissions due: March 15, 1998
- Notifications of acceptance: May 1, 1998
- Final manuscript due: June 15, 1998

Program Comittee

Anne Abeille (U. Paris 7)
Michael A. Covington (U. of Georgia)
Michel Elhadad (Ben-Gurion U.)
Sylvain Kahane (U; Paris 7)
Dick Hudson (U. College London)
Igor Mel'cuk (U. de Montreal)
Alexis Nasr (U. d'Avignon)
Alain Polguere (U. de Montreal)
Petr Sgall (Charles U.)
Jacques Vergne (U. de Caen)
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Message 2: Typology and Theory

Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 10:25:56 +0100 (MET)
From: Ruben van de Vijver <>
Subject: Typology and Theory

Call for Papers

The syllable: Typology and Theory

A conference on the representation and the typology of the
syllable will be held in Teubingen, Germany, from June the 30th till
July the 2nd 1998.

There will be 9 slots for papers. Travel expenses of speakers will be
partially reimbursed.
In addition to the 9 open slots, there are six invited speakers:
Stuart Davis (Indiana University)
Tracy Allan Hall (Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin)
Junko Ito (University of California at Santa Cruz)
John McCarthy (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Armin Mester (University of California at Santa Cruz)
Marc van Oostendorp (HIL/ Rijksuniversiteit Leiden).

 Abstracts are invited which focus on the following topics:
 -- The status of the syllable in the phonological theory
 -- Phonotactics
 -- Syllable weight
 -- Interaction between the syllables and higher prosodic
 -- Diachronic studies

Papers will be 45 minutes plus 15 minutes for discussion.

Abstract submission.
Abstracts may not exceed 2 pages with at least a 1 inch margin on
all four sides and should use a font not smaller than 12 pt. Five
anonymous copies accompanied by a camera-ready original with author\180s
name, address, and affiliation should be sent to:

Syllable Conference
Seminar f\252r Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstrasse 113
72074 T\252bingen

Deadline: 31st march1998

phone: +49-7071-77304, or +49-7071-77315
email:, or

Ruben van de Vijver
Universitaet Tuebingen
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstrasse 113
72074 Tuebingen
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