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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 20:16:51 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 540.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (64)
Subject: SEMCOM:Call For Papers

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (20)
Subject: M4M: Call for Participation

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (55)
Subject: CFP: 3rd Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and

[4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (17)
Subject: Call for Participation: Modal Logics of Space

[5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (44)
Subject: CFP: ATALA Workshop

[6] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (10)
Subject: EACL'99 Call for Exhibits

Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 20:08:48 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: SEMCOM:Call For Papers

>> From: alan harris <vcspc005@csun.edu>

SEMCOM >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
is an online bulletin primarily for
dissemination of semiotic, semiological, discursive, linguistic, visual=20
and allied information pertaining to the study of signs. It is
solely owned and operated by Alan C. Harris Ph.D. and is distributed free
of charge to members of the Commission on Semiotics and Communication,
National Communication Association, members of the Semiotic Society of
America, and other "fellow travelers" who request the service. . . //
[If you would like to be included in the SEMCOM list, please reply or send
a note to alan.harris@csun.edu with the command, "add SEMCOM", in the
body. tia, a.]

From: Todd Oakley <tvo2@po.cwru.edu>


a seminar sponsored by
The Society for Critical Exchange
at the annual meeting of the
Midwest Modern Language Association
Minneapolis, 2-6 November 1999

Recent work in rhetoric and composition theory, education, as well as
cultural and media studies has approached the question literacy by focusing
on the material conditions of the production, dissemination, and
comprehension of texts. Examining the social, political, and economic
settings in which individual rhetorical agents write and read is
indispensable for understanding acts of writing and reading. Equally
important, however, is a more fundamental understanding of language
structure and use as it relates to human psychology.

Recent activities in linguistics and cognitive science has produced a
family of approaches to language structure known collectively as
cognitive-functional linguistics. While many of its sibling theories vary
in scope and method, they unite around a common assumption that language
structure is a composite of cognitive and social communicative strategies
that emerge from basic psychological operations of perception, attention,
memory, categorization, and metaphoric mapping. Thus, an account of
language structure must address such issues as how individuals perceive the
world, how they make use of their limited cognitive resources, and, as
important, how they lay claim to the limited cognitive resources of other
individuals -- which further entails having a theory of memory,
categorization, and metaphoric mapping consistent with present research in
the behavioral and brain sciences. This family of approaches to language
structure may be a useful complement to detailed discussion of the
material, cultural, and historical conditions that motivate literate

The aim of this seminar is to explore the possibility of combining the
cognitive-functional approaches to language structure with the cultural
material approaches to literacy (broadly defined). Individual contributors
may wish to address (but are not restricted to)the following issues:
the metaphors specific cultures use to conceive acts of writing and
whether or not specific conceptual stands toward writing can be inferred
from existing texts, and whether or not these conceptual stands form
identifiable style of writing;
the limits on working and long-term memory and how those limitations
affect the development of specific kinds of textual production (literary or
the relationship between words and images in texts;
how categorization affects reading;
the relationship between writing and speech;
meaning and context in the undergraduate essay;
how readers construe intent from writing.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 1999; deadline for full papers: 31 August 1999
Send Abstracts via email to "tvo2@po.cwru.edu" or to this postal address:
Professor Todd Oakley, Department of English, Case Western reserve
University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7117

Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 20:09:36 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: M4M: Call for Participation

>> From: m4m@wins.uva.nl (Methods for Modalities)



Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam
May 6-7, 1999


The workshop `Methods for Modalities' (M4M) aims to bring together
researchers interested in developing proof tools and decision methods for
modal logic broadly conceived, including description logic, feature logic,
temporal logic.

To stimulate interaction and transfer of expertise, M4M will be centered
around a number of long presentations by leading researchers; these
presentations will provide both the background and inside information in a
number of key areas. To complement these, there will be short, focussed
presentations aimed at highlighting new developments, as well as system

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Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 20:11:18 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP: 3rd Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation

>> From: ingrid@wins.uva.nl (Ingrid van Loon)

The Third International Tbilisi Symposium
on Language, Logic and Computation

Batumi, Georgia
September 12-16, 1999

Second Announcement and Call for Papers

In 1999, the Tbilisi International Symposium on Language, Logic and
Computation, will be held in the Black Sea coast resort Batumi from 12th to
16th of September. The Symposium is organized by the Centre for Language,
Logic and Speech (Tbilisi State University), in conjunction with the
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation of the University of
Amsterdam. The 1999 meeting is the third installment of a series of
biannual Symposia. The first meeting was held in the Georgian mountain
resort Gudauri and the second took place in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi.
The Third Symposium is dedicated to the memory of the prominent Georgian
logician Shalva Pkhakadze.


The Symposium welcomes papers on current research in all aspects of
Linguistics, Logic and Computation, including but not limited to:

Natural language semantics/pragmatics
Algebraic and relational semantics
Natural language processing
Logic in AI and natural language
Natural language and logic programming
Automated reasoning
Natural language and databases
Information retrieval from text
Natural language and internet
Constructive logic and modal systems

In line with the main trend in this field we strongly encourage the
submission of papers concerning applications of logic to computation and
the application of logic and computation to language description and

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or contact:

George Chikoidze
Dept. of Language Modelling
Inst. of Control Systems
Georgian Academy of Sciences
34, K. Gamsakhurdia
380060 Tbilisi
phone: +995 32 382136
fax: +995 32 942391


Ingrid van Loon
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam
Plantage Muidergracht 24
1018 TV Amsterdam,
he Netherlands
Tel: +31 (20) 5256051
=46ax: +31 (20) 5255206

Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 20:11:59 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Call for Participation: Modal Logics of Space

>> From: mdr@wins.uva.nl (Maarten de Rijke)

Call for Participation

May 10, 1999
University of Amsterdam

URL: http://www.wins.uva.nl/~aiellom/mls.html

In various applications there is a need for formal models of space and
for formal languages for talking about such models. In sharp contrast
to the related field of reasoning about time, modal logic approaches
in this research area have been few and far between. However, this
situation seems to change rapidly since quite recently a number of
`spatial logics' have been proposed.

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers interested in
formal representations of space, and particularly, in approaches based
on modal logic.

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Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 20:12:25 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: CFP: ATALA Workshop

>> From: abeille@linguist.jussieu.fr (Anne Abeille)

ATALA Workshop
Call for papers

Paris, Jussieu, June 18-19th 1999

For the ATALA workshop on Treebanks (syntactically annotated corpora),
we solicit 40 min talks (including questions) on building and using such
corpora. Relevant topics include :

Building syntactically annotated corpora (SAC):
- methodology
- cost
- selection of material
- annotation tools
- annotation standards
- annotation formats
- validation of annotations

Using syntactically annotated corpora (SAC):
- interrogation tools
- knowledge extraction (lexicons, grammars, others)
- evaluation of NLP tools

Both written and speech corpora can be considered. Comparison with results
obtained with tagged corpora (annotated for
morpho-syntax only) are also welcome.

Program committee
Anne Abeille, U. Paris 7 (chair)
Susan Armstrong (ISSCO, Geneve)
Roberto Basili (U. Tor Vergata, Roma)
Philippe Blache (LPL, Aix en Provence)
John Carroll (U. Sussex)
Benoit Habert (ENS Fontenay)
Eva Hajicova (U. Charles, Prague)
Hans Uszkoreit (U Sarrebrucken)
Eric Wehrli (LATL, Geneve)
Annie Zaenen (Xerox RC)

Invited Speaker :
Geoffrey Sampson (U. Sussex)

Submission :
Send, preferably by email, an abstract of 5 pages maximum before April
15th 1999 to :
Anne Abeille,
Universite Paris 7
UFRL, Case 7003
2 place Jussieu
75005 Paris France

Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 20:13:06 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: EACL'99 Call for Exhibits

>> From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu>

EACL '99 Exhibit
Bergen, June 8-12, 1999
Call for sponsoring and commercial demonstrations

The Ninth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics invites the participation of commercial
partners at its Exhibit programme. Participation can be either
through an official sponsorship or by hiring an exhibit space. Please
consult the following webpage:


Please get in touch with eacl99@hit.uib.no before April 16, 1999.

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