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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 270.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: PMC <pmc@jefferson.village.virginia.edu> (38)
Subject: Call for Reviews

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (221)
Subject: EACL'99 CFP

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (75)
Subject: Workshop Announcement & First Call for Papers

Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 10:09:19 +0100
From: PMC <pmc@jefferson.village.virginia.edu>
Subject: Call for Reviews


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_Postmodern Culture_ is looking for reviews of recent books, films, CDs,
plays, TV shows, concerts, sporting events, performances, exhibitions,
conferences and conventions, happenings, and so forth, for the January 1999
issue. Reviews should be approximately 2000-3500 words long, and should
follow the journal's format guidelines below.

The deadline for submissions is 9 November. A selection will be made at
that time. All correspondence will be answered and all submissions will be
given careful consideration.

Send reviews and queries to Paula Geyh, the review editor at
pgeyh@siu.edu, not to the _PMC_ offices. If e-mailing reviews, make sure
the document is not encoded, and that it has been stripped of all
word-processing codes (i.e, saved as ASCII or DOS text).

Submissions can also be sent on floppy disk to Paula Geyh at the Department
of English, Faner Hall, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901.

All submissions should follow the format guidelines detailed below.


You can save us a good deal of work by following these guidelines:

Reviews should generally run between 2000 and 3500 words, or about
8-14 ordinary manuscript pages.

Set margins to half-inch left, two-inch right, and set your font
to Courier 10cpi (or any 10cpi, non-proportional font). This is very
important, as it prevents too many characters on a line.

Put a title at the top of the first page, and under it your name,
institutional affiliation, email address, and mailing address.
Center these lines.

Number all paragraphs of your text with bracketed numbers. These
bracketed numbers should be margin-released into the left-hand
margin (this will place them at the 0" spot on the line).

Indent (to 1") the first line of each pargraph and all lines of set-
off quotations.

Single-space the document throughout.

Use _this_ for underlining titles, *this* for bold print or
emphasis, %this% for foreign words, and ^this^ for superscript.

Footnotes, if any, should follow MLA format.

Page references in the text, if any, should not be preceded by p.,
pp., or any other notation; use just the page number itself.


--[2]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 12:55:49 -0400 (EDT) From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> Subject: EACL'99 CFP

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

We are pleased to announce the first Call for Papers for EACL '99, to be held in Bergen, Norway from 8 through 12 June 1999.

The call (text version below) can be found at


The conference home page is at


Henry S. Thompson, Programme committee chair Alex Lascarides, Programme commitee co-chair Koenraad de Smedt, Local arrangements chair John Nerbonne, EACL president

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--[3]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 13:06:01 -0400 (EDT) From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> Subject: Workshop Announcement & First Call for Papers

>> From: pkuehnle@lili.uni-bielefeld.de

ESSLLI-workshop on

DEIXIS, DEMONSTRATION and DEICTIC BELIEF in MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS ================================================================

Workshop held in the section 'Language and Computation' as part of the

'Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information'


August 9-20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands



Elisabeth Andr'e (DFKI, Univ. of Saarbruecken) Massimo Poesio (CogSci/HCRC, Univ. of Edinburgh) Hannes Rieser (Bielefeld Univ. & SFB 360)

Questions concerning the workshop may be addressed to any of the organizers.

BACKGROUND: Deixis has always been at the heart of reference research as widely known literature in semantics and pragmatics (H.H. Clark, S.C. Levinson, H. Kamp, D. Kaplan, W.V. Quine) demonstrates. Being fundamental, it is in the common focus of several disciplines: Cognitive science, linguistics, philosophical logics, AI, and psychology. Until recently, little was known about the role of pointing and demonstration in deixis, especially about the coordination of speech and gesture in deictic contexts. The situation has now changed due to research in linguistics, ethnomethodology, vision, neuro-computation, gesture analysis, psychology, and computer simulation. At present, research is going on at various places, aimed at the integration of deixis information from e.g. the visual and the auditory channel. Relevant topics in this new field are e.g. saliency, focus-monitoring, types of gestures and demonstrations, and especially the emergence and structure of composite signals but it also has intimate connections with problems of long standing such as grounding, mutuality or agents' coordination in discourse.

The workshop will integrate different methodologies, experimental paradigms, computer simulation including virtual reality approaches and formal modelling alike. It is addressed to Master-students, PhD-students and scholars working on philosophical, linguistic or computational aspects of deixis including gesture.

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FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain further information about ESSLLI-99 please visit the ESSLLI-99 home page at http://esslli.let.uu.nl/

ADDRESSES: Elisabeth Andr'e (DFKI, Univ. of Saarbruecken): Elisabeth.Andre@dfki.de Massimo Poesio (CogSci/HCRC, Univ. of Edinburgh): poesio@cogsci.ed.ac.uk Hannes Rieser (Bielefeld Univ. & SFB 360): rieser@lili.uni-bielefeld.de

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