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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 20:27:06 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 464.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (402)
Subject: ACL'99 Workshop Announcements

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (21)
Subject: Formal Grammar 99: Final Call for Papers

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (21)
Subject: TOOLS USA '99 - Last Call for Submissions

[4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (13)
Subject: ESSLLI & agents

[5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (12)
Subject: M4M: Call for Submissions

[6] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (23)
Subject: EUROLAN'99 Student Session

[7] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (352)
Subject: IASS-Info Congress-Calendar 2/5 - 1999/04-05

[8] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (17)
Subject: SEMCOM:Call for papers

[9] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (14)
Subject: EAMT workshop 1999 announcement

Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 20:09:17 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ACL'99 Workshop Announcements

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

Below, separated by askerisks (*) are FIVE ACL'99 associated Workshop
announcements: 1) Coreference and Its Applications; 2) Joint EMNLP
and Very Large Corpora; 3) Relationship Between Discourse/Dialogue
Structure and Reference; 4) Toward Standards and Tools for Discourse
Tagging; and 5) SIGLEX'99. Also included at the end is a co-located
Symposium announcement for Computer-Mediated Language Assessment and
Evaluation in NLP.

ACL'99 Workshop
June 22, 1999
University of Maryland
College Park, MD. USA



Coreference is in some sense nature's own hyperlink. It conveys how
individual statements are connected within documents, across documents
and across bodies of human knowledge. Consequently coreference
resolution algorithms are at the core of Natural Language
Processing. Most of the work done on coreference deals with
a single language and a single text document (usually newswire).

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> > First Call For Papers
> >
> >
> > Sponsored by SIGDAT (ACL's Special Interest Group for Linguistic Data
> > and Corpus-based Approaches to NLP)
> >
> > June 21-22, 1999
> > University of Maryland
> >
> > In conjunction
> >
> > ACL'99: the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational
> > Linguistics
> >
> > This SIGDAT-sponsored joint conference will continue to provide a forum
> > for new research in corpus-based and/or empirical methods in NLP. In
> > addition to providing a general forum, the theme for this year is
> >
> > "Corpus-based and/or Empirical Methods in NLP for Speech, MT, IR, and
> > other Applied Systems"
> >
> > A large number of systems in automatic speech recognition(ASR) and
> > synthesis, machine translation(MT), information retrieval(IR), optical
> > character recognition(OCR) and handwriting recognition have become
> > commercially available in the last decade. Many of these systems use
> > NLP technologies as an important component. Corpus-based and empirical
> > methods in NLP have been a major trend in recent years. How useful are
> > these techniques when applied to real systems, especially when compared
> > to rule-based methods? Are
> > there any new techniques to be developed in EMNLP and from VLC in order
> > to improve the state-of-the-art of ASR, MT, IR, OCR, and other applied
> > systems? Are there new ways to combine corpus-based and empirical
> > methods with rule-based systems?
> >
> > This two-day conference aims to bring together academic researchers and
> > industrial practitioners to discuss the above issues, through technical
> > paper sessions, invited talks, and panel discussions. The goal of the
> > conference is to raise an awareness of what kind of new EMNLP techniques
> > need to be developed in order to bring about the next breakthrough in
> > speech recognition and synthesis, machine translation, information
> > retrieval and other applied systems.
> >
> > The conference solicits paper submissions in (and not limited to) the
> > following areas:
> >
> > 1) Original work in one of the following technologies and its relevance
> > to speech, MT, or IR:
> > (a) word sense disambiguation
> > (b) word and term segmentation and extraction
> > (c) alignment
> > (d) bilingual lexicon extraction
> > (e) POS tagging
> > (f) statistical parsing
> > (g) others (please specify)
> >
> > 2) Proposals of new EMNLP technologies for speech, MT, IR, OCR, or other
> > applied systems (please specify)
> >
> > 3) Comparative evaluation of the performance of EMNLP technologies in
> > one of the areas in (1) and that of its
> > rule-based or knowledge-based counterpart in a speech, MT, IR, OCR or
> > other applied systems
> >
> >
> > Submissions Requirements
> >
> > Submissions should be limited to original, evaluated work. All papers
> > should include background survey and/or reference to previous work. The
> > authors should provide explicit explanation when there is no evaluation
> > in their work. We encourage paper submissions related to the conference
> > theme. In particular, we encourage the authors to include in their
> > papers, proposals and discussions of the relevance of their work to the
> > theme . However, there will be a special session in the conference to
> > include corpus-based and/or empirical
> > work in all areas of natural language processing.
> >
> > Important Dates
> >
> > March 31 Submission of full-length paper
> > April 30 Acceptance notice
> > May 20 Camera-ready paper due
> > June 21-22 Conference date
> >
> > Program Chair
> >
> > Pascale Fung
> > Human Language Technology Center
> > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
> > University of Science and Tehnology (HKUST)
> > Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
> > Hong Kong
> > Tel: (+852) 2358 8537
> > Fax: (+852) 2358 1485
> > Email: pascale@ee.ust.hk
> >
> > Program Co-Chair
> > Joe Zhou
> > LEXIS-NEXIS, a Division of Reed Elsevier
> > 9555 Springboro Pike
> > Dayton, OH 45342
> > USA
> > Email: joez@lexis-nexis.com


ACL'99 Workshop on the Relationship Between
Discourse/Dialogue Structure and Reference
June 21 1999
University of Maryland



The relationship between the structure of discourse and dialogue and the
use of referring expressions has been the focus of much research in
linguistics, computational linguistics, and psycholinguistics. Although
individual efforts have been couched in a variety of frameworks ranging from
(S)DRT and RST to Centering, they all share two underlying assumptions:

1. The structure of discourse affects the interpretation of referring
expressions and the space of anaphoric accessibility.
2. The use of referring expressions restricts the set of possible
discourse interpretations.

However, most approaches address only one of these two views on the relation
between structure and reference. And although several theories explaining
this relationship exist, few have made a significant impact on practical
applications such as discourse parsing, summarization, generation, and
name-entity recognition.

This workshop will provide a forum for researchers in all areas of
linguistics, psycholinguistics, and computational linguistics who are
interested in advancing the state of the art in understanding the
relationship between discourse/dialogue structure and reference. Submissions
are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics and issues:

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> TITLE: Towards Standards and Tools for Discourse Tagging
> Discourse tagging assigns labels from a tag set to discourse units in
> texts or dialogues. The discourse units range from words or referring
> expressions to multi-utterance units identified by criteria such as
> speaker intention or initiative. Since the emergence of syntactically
> annotated corpora has resulted in major advances in sentence-level
> natural language processing, the hope is that corpora of tagged
> discourse may lead to similar advances in the area of discourse
> processing.
> Work on discourse tagging has gained momentum in the last 3-4 years.
> Three major initiatives in this area are: the Discourse Resource
> Initiative (http://www.georgetown.edu/luperfoy/Discourse-Treebank/),
> that has organized yearly international workshops addressing the
> standardization of discourse tagging schemes for coreference,
> for dialogue acts, and for higher level discourse structures;
> MATE (http://mate.mip.ou.dk/),
> a project co-funded by the European Union, whose aim is to
> develop tools and standards for tagging spoken dialogue
> corpora at different levels, including the discourse level;
> the Global Document Annotation initiative, that aims at having
> Internet authors annotate their documents with a common standard
> tag set which allows machines to recognize the semantic and pragmatic
> structures of documents (http://ww.etl.go.jp/etl/nl/GDA).
> Even with these three initiatives in place, there is still much work to
> be done before there are widely accepted (standardized) tagging
> schemes for various discourse phenomena that could be shared across
> sites; moreover, there has not yet been an open forum to which
> researchers working in this area could participate and
> contribute. This workshop will provide such a forum.
> Submissions are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics
> and issues:
> 1. How can standardization for discourse tagging concretely be achieved?
> by developing a single coding scheme, or more likely, a set of coding
> schemes, one for each phenomenon of interest? or rather, by developing
> some specification guidelines and a way of mapping from one scheme to
> another? in some other way?
> 2. Cross-level coding: all the initiatives mentioned above promote an
> approach in which coding schemes are developed at different levels,
> rather than an approach in which a monolithic scheme addresses all
> phenomena. Given this methodology, the issue of cross-level coding
> arises, namely, how can coding schemes for different levels
> take advantage of each other and allow coding of cross-level
> relationships? is it possible to relate corpus annotations at
> different annotation levels to examine the interdependence of
> linguistic phenomena?
> 3. Coding schemes and theories of discourse: is it possible to develop
> coding schemes that faithfully reflect a discourse theory? if yes,
> is it desirable? conversely, can corpora coded for discourse issues
> help advance our theoretical understanding of discourse phenomena?
> 4. Coding schemes and applications: is it possible to design
> discourse coding schemes independently from the applications tagged
> corpora are supposed to be used for (eg, to train a speech act
> recognizer)?
> 5. Coding schemes and reliability: discourse categories are difficult
> to code for reliably. Whatever the reason (e.g., lack of an overarching
> theory for discourse, or genuine ambiguity and misunderstandings in real
> dialogue reflected in the coding), how can we devise reliable
> coding schemes? What reliability measures should be used: are
> widely used measures (Kappa, Alpha, precision and
> recall) appropriate in this case? If not, what other measures can
> we use? Is reliability affected by whether naive or expert coders
> are used?
> 6. Tools for discourse tagging: what specific features of a tool
> does discourse tagging require? can we just extend tools developed
> eg for syntactic tagging? do we need to develop new tools?
> 7. Some paradigms for evaluating dialogue systems take advantage of
> the use of tagged corpora: how are tagging for evaluation purposes and
> discourse tagging related? Are there some discourse tags
> that may be used as evaluation tags or is it advisable to introduce
> another dimension of tagging?
> In addition to papers, prospective participants may be asked to do a
> small homework before the workshop to test out various tagging
> schemes. Prospective participants who have developed tools are welcome
> to bring a demo with them.
> Submission Procedure:
> Authors are requested to submit one electronic version of
> their papers OR four hardcopies. Please submit
> hardcopies only if electronic submission is impossible.
> Send your electronic submission to both Marilyn Walker
> (walker@research.att.com) and Morena Danieli
> If electronic submission is impossible, please contact the organizers
> to arrange for hardcopy submission.
> Maximum length is 6 pages including figures and references.
> Please conform with the traditional two-column ACL Proceedings
> format. Style files can be downloaded from
> ftp://ftp.cs.columbia.edu/acl-l/Styfiles/Proceedings/.
> Timetable:
> Deadline for submissions: March 20, 1999.
> Notification of acceptance: April 16, 1999.
> Camera ready copies due: April 30, 1999
> WORKSHOP CHAIRS: Marilyn Walker, Morena Danieli, Johanna D. Moore,
Barbara Di Eugenio.


Standardizing Lexical Resources
June 21, 22, 1999
University of Maryland


As our national interests become increasingly global, timely access to
information becomes more and more necessary. Many promising strategies for
information provision rely heavily on lexical resources, including ontologies.
Our next major challenge is providing a standardized lexical resource: an
inventory of word meanings, or senses, associated with criteria for
distinguishing them. Currently there are several different on-line lexical
resources that are being used for English, WordNet, Longman's, the Oxford
English Dictionary, (OED), CIDE from Cambeidge University Press (CUP), Collins,
and Webster's, to name just a few, and they each use very different approaches
to making sense distinctions. Various computational lexicons and related
resources such as ontologies are under development, including the European
PAROLE/SIMPLE lexicons, the Generative Lexicon, the SENSUS ontology,
Mikrokosmos, WordNet, Framenet, and the theory of Lexical Conceptual
Structures. Each takes a very different approach and makes reference to
different underlying theories of semantics. This divergence of resources has
motivated the efforts of the EAGLES Lexical Semantics Group, which is defining
a common format for lexical semantic representation for 12 languages.

In a recent evaluation of word sense disambiguation systems, SIGLEX98-SENSEVAL,
(also supported by Euralex, Elsenet, ECRAN and SPARKLE)
the training data and test data were prepared using a set of Oxford University
Press (OUP) senses. This made it difficult to evaluate the performance of
pre-existing systems that had been built using other lexical resources. A
mapping was made from the OUP senses to WordNet senses, so that WordNet systems
could be included, but this was somewhat problematic as there were far fewer
WordNet senses, and frequently no direct mapping was possible. As do most
dictionaries, OUP and WordNet often make different decisions about how to
structure entries for the same words which are all equally valid, but simply
not compatible. Therefore, it becomes especially difficult to include
pre-existing systems in the evaluation that rely on a pre-existing lexical
resource other than the one used as the Gold Standard. The question that
arises here is the likelihood of making performance preserving mappings between
lexical resources. Is it even possible to treat one lexical resource as a
standard that other resources can be mapped to? (This is true even when
focusing on just one language - the problem simply becomes more explosive when
additional languages become involved.) All of the participants in
SIGLEX98-SENSEVAL agreed that they would prefer evaluations based on running
text rather than corpus instances, but this is only feasible if the Gold
Standard sense inventory being used for tagging can be appropriately mapped
onto several different lexical resources.

The purpose of SIGLEX99 is to directly address the issue of standardization of
lexical resources, and performance-preserving mappings between existing
resources. As a spin-off from SENSEVAL, we are investigating mapping the OUP
SENSEVAL senses onto other lexical resources. We will also be tagging running
text with these senses, and other senses, and will circulate this ahead of time
to workshop participants. There will be several working sessions focussed
around the mappings between lexical resources and the tagged samples.

Languages other than English will also be considered, in connection with
ROMANSEVAL, the subset of SENSEVAL for Romance languages (but with no
restriction to that language family). We will study the relevance of
EuroWordNet (EWN) sense dictinctions for WSD systems, and the applicability of
the Interlingua Language Index (ILI) created within EWN for cross-language
sense-standardization. An issue of particular interest is the mapping of
existing resources to the ILI, which could be an important step towards the
development of a standardized multilingual lexicon for WSD. Such a multilingual
gold standard could in turn be used to semantically tag parallel texts and thus
create standardized corpora useful for many multilingual applications. There
will also be a session to discuss the future of American involvement in EAGLES,
and how the workshop results and conclusions can be incorporated.

We will have invited talks on ontologies and lexical resources, and we welcome
submissions on any areas in lexical semantics and computational lexical
semantics, but particularly on the acquisition and use of lexical resources and
ontologies and on word sense disambiguation. There will be a workshop
proceedings, and as we have done with our last two workshops, we will encourage
partipants to make electronic versions of their papers available on the web
prior to the workshop. Likely invited speakers include Patrick Hanks (Oxford
University Press), Chuck Fillmore (Berkeley), and someone speaking on WordNet
or EuroWordNet and on SIMPLE (the European project for building harmonized
semantic lexicons for 12 European languages).

The schedule for paper submissions (ACL format, 6 pages):



CAMERA READY COPIES (and copyrights) DUE: May 28, 1999

Please send submissions, hard copy or electronic (.ps or .doc), to:

Martha Palmer
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
400A, 3401 Walnut Street/6228
University of Pennsylvania
Philadlephia, PA 19104
Telephone: (215) 898-0361
FAX No.: (215) 573-9247
e-mail: mpalmer@cis.upenn.edu

Program Committee:

Nicoletta Calzolari, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa
Bonnie Dorr, University of Maryland
Chuck Fillmore, University of California, Berkeley
Ralph Grishman, New York University
Patrick Hanks, Oxford University Press
Eduard Hovy, USC Information Sciences Institute
Nancy Ide, Vassar College
Adam Kilgarriff, ITRI, University of Brighton
Marc Light, MITRE Corporation
Martha Palmer, University of Pennsylvania, CHAIR
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland
Patrick St Dizier, IRIT-CNRS, Universiti Paul Sabatier
Antonio Sanfilippo, European Commission, DG XIII
Frederique Segond, Xerox Research Centre, Grenoble
Jean Vironis, Universiti de Provence
Evelyne Viegas, New Mexico State University
Piek Vossen, University of Amsterdam
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield
David Yarowsky, John's Hopkins University
Antonio Zompolli, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa


Call for Participation



A Symposium jointly sponsored by:
International Association of Language Learning Technologies
Association for Computational Linguistics

Tuesday, June 22, 1999 (preceding IALL-99 and ACL-99)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

The purpose of this meeting will be to strengthen collaboration
between researchers and users of language learning tools. We solicit
abstracts for a range of participation types, including, but not
limited to presentations, proposals, demonstrations, and papers on:

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Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 20:10:08 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Formal Grammar 99: Final Call for Papers

>> From: Richard Oehrle <oehrle@linc.cis.upenn.edu>

FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99 FG99


August 7-8, 1999,
Utrecht, The Netherlands


FG99 is the 5th conference on Formal Grammar held in conjunction
with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which
takes place in 1999 in Utrecht. Previous meetings were held in Barcelona
(1995), Prague (1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), and as part of the
Joint Conference on Formal Grammar, Head-Driven Phrase
Structure Grammar, and Categorial Grammar (FHCG98) held
in Saarbruecken last August.

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Web site for ESSLLI XI: http://esslli.let.uu.nl

Web site for FG99 : http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/fg.html

The organizers:

Geert-Jan Kruijff gj@ufal.mff.cuni.cz
Glyn Morrill glyn@lsi.upc.es
Paola Monachesi Paola.Monachesi@let.uu.nl
Dick Oehrle oehrle@linc.cis.upenn.edu

Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 20:11:07 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: TOOLS USA '99 - Last Call for Submissions

>> From: "Karen Ouellette" <karen@tools.com>


Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems

Santa Barbara, Calif., August 1-5, 1999
Fess Parker's Double Tree Resort


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TOOLS USA '99 is now soliciting papers on all aspects of object-oriented
technology. All submitted papers will be refereed and judged by
the International Program Committee, not only according to standards of
technical quality but also on their usefulness to practitioners and applied
researchers. TOOLS USA '99 will feature a special emphasis on issues
relating to the challenges of ensuring the quality of delivered
applications. Technical papers that report and assess advances and
experiences in this area are expressly sought.

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Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 20:12:56 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: ESSLLI & agents

>> From: Wiebe van der Hoek <wiebe@cs.uu.nl>

Dear reader,
what follows is a

Foundations and Applications of Collective Agent Based Systems (CABS)

Workshop held in the section 'Computation' as part of the
'Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information'


August 16-20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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To obtain further information about the workshop, please go to
The ESSLLI-99 home page is at http://esslli.let.uu.nl/

Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 20:13:54 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: M4M: Call for Submissions

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



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

DEADLINE: March 15, 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.

Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 20:14:38 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: EUROLAN'99 Student Session

From: amalia@liia.u-strasbg.fr

>Call for participation
>The 4th EUROLAN Summer School
>on Human Language Technology
>"Lexical Semantics and Multilinguality"
>19-31 July 1999
>Ia=BAi/Dur=E3u - Romania
>The theme reflects the growing international interest on lexical semantics
>in correlation with the current approach of the modern information society
>for stimulating technological bases that would allow to minor languages to
>have equal access to information. It aims at approaching problems related
>to the deep understanding of texts, WordNet, discourse interpretation and
>intelligent web browsers based on language interpretation. It is also our
>desire to stimulate West/East and East/East collaboration in this domain.
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Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 20:15:09 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: IASS-Info Congress-Calendar 2/5 - 1999/04-05

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

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From: Gloria Withalm <gloria.withalm@uni-ak.ac.at>
IASS-AIS Bulletin-Newsletter

1999 APRIL

Potsdam: The GLOW Phonology Workshop
Info: Ren Kager, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics/OTS, Trans 10, NL-3512 JK
Utrecht, The Netherlands; Tel: +31 30 253 8064; Fax: +31 30 253 6000,
Email: <kager@let.uu.nl>

Washington, DC: Oral Fixations: Cannibalizing Theories, Consuming Cultures.
A Metadisciplinary Conference on the Thematics of Incorporation.
Info: Oral Fixations; Program in Human Sciences, 801 22nd Street NW, Suite
T-412, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 USA; Fax:
+1-202-994-7034, Email: <cannibal@gwu.edu>
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9811")

Edinburgh: AISB'99 Convention.
- Symposium on Metaphor, AI and Cognition.
Info: John Barnden, School of Computer Science, The University of
Birmingham, Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT, UK; Email:
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9812")

Duisburg: LAUD-Symposium - Women and Religious Discourses [Part 1: the
Dominance of Male Discourse in Theology and Religious Studies * Part 2:
Women Theologians Today and Feminist Theologies - New Theoretical and
Exegetical Approaches to Theology Which Employ Insights From Gender
Studies. * Part 3: Women, Poetic Space and Religious Experience * Part 4:
Women and Religious Discourse in Practice: the Development of Feminist
Ethics, New Styles of Pastoral Care and New Forms of Liturgy in Religions
Info: LAUD (Linguistic Agency University of Duisburg), University of
Duisburg, D-47048 Duisburg, Germany; Email: <laud@uni-duisburg.de>
Info: Pamela Anderson, LAUD (Linguistic Agency University of Duisburg),
University of Duisburg, D-47048 Duisburg, Germany; Email:
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9801")

Clemson, SC: Creativity and Values.
Deadline: 18 January 1999
Info: Daniel E. Wueste, Dept of Philosophy, and Religion, 101 Hardin Hall,
Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-1508, USA; Tel.: 864-656-5379, Fax:
864-656-2858, Email: <ernest@Clemson.edu>
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9811")

Urbana-Champaign, IL: 13th Annual Conference on Pragmatics and Language
Info: Larry Bouton, Email: <l-bouton@uiuc.edu>

Austin, TX: SALSA - Symposium About Language and Society-Austin.
Deadline: 15 January 1999
Info: SALSA VII, Dept of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX 78712, USA; Email: <SALSA@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu>

New Rochelle, NY: Literature and Transnationalism: Immigration, Migration,
Deadline: 15 January 1999
Info: Deborah Williams, Dept of English, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
10801; Tel: +1 914 633-2056, Email: <Dwilliams@iona.edu>
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9811")

Newcastle upon Tyne: 2nd International Symposium on Bilingualism.
Info: Gillian Cavagan, Dept of Speech, King George VI Building, University
of Newcastle upon Tyne, GB-NE1 7RU UK; Fax: +44-191-2226518, Email:

Paris: Acquisition of a foreign language: perspectives and research -
Pragmatic Uses & Acquisition of Foreign Languages / Acquisition d'une
langue etrangere: perspectives et recherches - Usages Pragmatiques et
Acquisition des Langues Etrangeres.
Info: Daniel Veronique or Francine Cicurel, Colloque, UFR Didactique du
Francais langue etrangere, 46 rue Saint-Jacques, F-75230 Paris Cedex 05,
France; Tel: +33 1 40462825; Fax: +33 1 40462930, Email:
<daniel.veronique@paris3.sorbonne.fr> or Email:

New York: Rethinking Identities: State, Nation, Culture - 4th Annual
Convention Association for the Study of Nationalities ASN.
Info: Dominique Arel, Watson Institute. Brown University, Box 1970, Two
Stimson Ave.. Providence, RI 02912, USA; Tel: +1 401 863 9296, Fax: +1 401
863 1270, Email: <darel@brown.edu> & Oded Eran, Harriman Institute, 1215
IAB, Columbia University, 410 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027, USA; Tel:
+1 212 854 6239, Fax: +1 212 666 3481, Email: <asn@columbia.edu>

Pittsburgh, PA: Northeast Modern Language Association
Info: "http://www.anna-maria.edu/nemla/",
on most sessions:
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9807"
+ "cfp.9809")>
- Session: Class and Cultural Conflict in Twentieth-Century Literature.
Info: Cheri Louise Ross, School of Humanities, Penn State Harrisburg,
Middletown, PA 17057, USA; Tel: +1 717 948-6727, Fax: +1 717 948-6727,
Email: <clr5@psu.edu>
- Session: Engendering Composition: Conceptualizing Theory and Practice in
Gendered Terms.
Info: Jeanne Rose, Dept. of English, Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY
14627, USA; Email: <jmrr@uhura.cc.rochester.edu>
- Session: Geography in Post/Imperial Literature: Mapping Motives and
Info: Rebecca Weaver, Dept of English, Univ of Kentucky, POT 1215,
Lexington, KY, 40506-0027, USA; Email: <raweav1@pop.uky.edu>
- Session: The Literary Suburbs: Examining "Whiteness" in American Literature.
Info: Patty Keefe Durso, 21 Hillside Ave, Mahwah, NJ 07430, USA; Tel: +1
201 512 1646, Fax: +1 201 512 9410, Email: <pkd@idt.net>
- Panel: Contemporary German Cinema
Info: Vincent Hausmann, Dept. of Core Humanities, Villanova University, 800
Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085-1699, USA; Voice mail: +1 610 519-6000
ext 83410, Email: <vhausman@email.vill.edu>
- Panel: Sexuality and the Body in the Works of Non-White Women Writers
Info: LaMonda Horton-Stallings, 1212 University Village, Apt. A, East
Lansing, MI 48823
- Panel: Crime Fiction, Law & Lierature.
Info: Jonathan H. Grossman, Dept. of English, U. of Delaware, Newark, DE
19716-2537, USA; Fax: +1 302 831 1586; Email: <grossman@udel.edu>
- Panel: Literary Representations of the Witch.
Info: Karen Humphreys, Dept of Modern Languages, Trinity College, Hartford,
CT 06106, USA; Email: <Karen.Humphreys@mail.trincoll.edu>

Wien: 18. Seminar aus Semiotik des Rechts.
Info: Gloria Withalm, Institut fur Sozio-Semiotische Studien, Waltergasse
5/1/12, A-1040 Wien, Austria; Email: <gloria.withalm@uni-ak.ac.at>

New York: Gender and Language - 44th Annual Conference of the International
Linguistics Association.
Info: Alice H. Deakins, English Dept, William Paterson University, Wayne,
NJ 07470, USA; Tel: +1 973 720 2582, Email:

Kiel: Asthetik - am Anfang oder am Ende? - 7. Symposion der Gesellschaft
fur Neue Phanomenologie
Info: Andreas Kuhlmann, Gesellschaft fur Neue Phanomenologie,
Wilhelmshavener StraBe 5, D-24105 Kiel, Germany; Fax: +49-431-8066422

York: White Women
Info: Ann Kaloski & Heloise Brown, Centre for Women's Studies, University
of York, York YO10 5DD, UK; Fax: +44 1904 433670, Email:
<eakn1@york.ac.uk>, Email: <hjb104@york.ac.uk>
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9807")

Fargo, ND: Communication, Culture and Change [Grad.Stud.Conf].
Deadline: 1 March 1999
Info: Deanna Sellnow, Red River Valley Student Communication Conference,
Dept of Communication, NDSU, Box 5075, Fargo, ND 58103, USA; Tel. +1 701
231-8221, email: <dsellnow@badlands.nodak.edu>
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9811")

San Jose, CA: Business Culture/Culture of Business.
Info: Bill Orchard, College of Business, 1 Washington Square, San Jose CA
95192-0067, USA; Email; <orchar_b@cob.sjsu.edu>
- Special Session: Gender and Business: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue.
Deadline: 30 January 1999
Info: as above, or: Jennifer Gouine, Email: <gouine_j@cob.sjsu.edu>
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9812")

Thessaloniki: 13th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied
Deadline: 22 January 1999
Info: Katerina Nicolaidis, Aristotle University, School of English, 54006
Thessaloniki, Greece; Fax: +30 31 99 7432, Email: <knicol@enl.auth.gr>

Binghamton NY: Philosophy, Interpretation, Culture - 9th Annual Conference.
Info: Stephen David Ross, PIC Conference Coordinator, Dept of Philosophy,
Binghamtpn University, POBox 6000, Binghamton NY 13902-6000, USA; Tel: +1
607 777-2735, Fax: +1 607 777-2734, Email: <sross@binghamton.edu>

Neuchatel: Lire les passions - Kolloquium der Schweizer Gesellschaft fur
Info: Evelyne Thommen, Institut de Psychologie, Uni-Fribourg, Faucigny 2,
CH-1701 Fribourg, Switzerland; Email: <Evelyne.Thommen@unifr.ch>

Fargo, ND: Mapping Territory: Reinscriptions, Retellings and Revisions.
Info: R.S. Krishnan, Red River Conference on World Literature, Dept of
English, 322J Minard Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
58105-5075, USA; Email: <rkrishna@plains.nodak.edu>
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9811")

London: Victorian Crime.
Info: Chris Willis, Dept of English, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London
WC1E 7HX, UK; Email: <100415.1234@compuserve.com>

99-04-29 / 99-05-01
Milwaukee: Knowing Mass Culture/Mediating Knowledge.
Info: Lynne Joyrich, Center for Twentieth Century Studies, P.O. Box 413,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA; Tel: +1 414
229-4141; Fax: +1 414 229-5964; Email: <ctr20cs@uwm.edu>

Santa Cruz, CA: On Edge - 1999 Meeting of the California American Studies
Deadline: 1 February 1999
Info: Renny Christopher, CASA Program Chair, English Dept, California State
University, Stanislaus, 801 W. Monte Vista, Turlock, CA, 95382, USA; Tel:
+1 209 667-3294, Email: <rchristo@toto.csustan.edu>
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9811")

1999 MAY

Minneapolis MN: Creating the Other: The causes and dynamics of nationalism,
ethnic enmity, and racism in central and eastern europe.
Info: Center for Austrian Studies, 314 Social Sciences Building, University
of Minnesota, 267 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55455, USA: Email:

Kalamazoo MI: International Congress on Medieval Studies.
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9808")>
- Special Session: Men Who Weep and Wail: Innovative Constructions of
Masculinity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Info: Jennifer C. Vaught, Dept. of English, Northern Michigan University,
1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855-5363, USA; Tel: +1 906
227-2752, Fax: +1 906 227-1096, Email: <jvaught@nmu.edu>
- Special Session: The Sciences in Later Medieval Culture.
Info: Scott Lightsey, Dept of English, University of Delaware, Newark DE
19716, USA; Email: <lightsey@udel.edu>

Amsterdam: Amsterdam Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
(Amstelogue '99).
Thems: I. Formal Semantics of Dialogue * II. Dialogue Systems * III.
Dialogue Analysis (Empirical)
Deadline: 1 February 1999
Info: 5 pages abstracts to <amstelog@ai.hum.uva.nl>

London, Ont.: Masculinities and Codes of Conduct in the Middle Ages and the
Info: William D. Acres, Huron College, University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario, Canada; Tel: +1 519 434-1581
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9810")

Wien: 4. Internationales Interdisziplinares Kolloquium uber Bildsprache -
Visualisierung - Diagrammatik.
Info: Jeff Bernard, Institut fur Sozio-Semiotische Studien, Waltergasse
5/1/12, A-1040 Wien, Austria; Fax: +43-1-5045344, Email:

Brighton: Landscapes of Memory - Oral History Society Annual Conference.
Info: Steve Hussey, History Dept, Essex University, Colchester, CO4 3SQ,
UK; Email: <husss@essex.ac.uk>

Enschede, Netherlands: Interactions in Virtual Worlds - Workshop
Deadline: 1 March 1999
Info: Olaf Donk, Parlevink Research Group, University of Twente/CTIT,
Enschede, The Netherlands; Email: <donk@cs.utwente.nl>

Baltimore, MD: Advances in Digital Libraries Conference - IEEE ADL'99.
Info: Susan Hoban, UMBC/NASA CESDIS NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USA; Tel: +1
301 286-7980, Email: <shoban@pop900.gsfc.nasa.gov>
Submission Abstracts: Elke Rundensteiner, Computer Science Dept, Worcester
Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609, USA; Tel:
+1 508 831-5815, Email: <rundenst@cs.wpi.edu> or: Erich Neuhold, GMD-IPSI,
Dolivostrasse 15, D-64293 Darmstadt, Germany; Tel: +49-6151-869-803, Fax:
+49-6151-869-802, Email: <neuhold@darmstadt.gmd.de>

Bowling Green, OH: 3rd Multidisciplinary Conference on Holidays, Ritual,
Festival, Celebration, and Public Display.
Deadline: 15 February 1999
Info: Jack Santino, Dept of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State
University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0226, USA; Tel: +1 419 372-2983, Fax +1
419 372-2577, Email: <jsantin@bgnet.bgsu.edu>

Vechta: Internationale Tagung uber Meter, Rhythm, and Performance - Metrum,
Rhythmus und Performanz.
Info: Christoph Kuper, Anglistische Sprachwissenschaft, DriverstraBe 22,
D-49377 Vechta, Germany; Tel. +49-4441-15301, Fax: +49-4441-15444, Email:

Cieszyn: Organs, Organisms, Organisations. Organic Form in 19th Century
Deadline: 31 January 1999
Info: Tadeusz Slawek [or Tadeusz Rachwal], University of Silesia, Bankowa
12, Katowice, Poland; Tel: +48 32 2917417, Email: <rachwal@us.edu.pl>

Graz: Identity/Globalization/Promoting History - 4. Osterreichischer
Info: 4. Osterreichischer Zeitgeschichtetag '99, Abteilung Zeitgeschichte,
KFU Graz, ElisabethstraBe 27, A-8010 Graz, Austria; Tel: +43 316 380 2617,
Fax: +43 316 380 9738, Email: <zeitgeschichte@gewi.kfunigraz.ac.at>

Hamilton, Ont: Intersections: Medieval and Postmodern Forms, Theory and
Papers are welcomed on texts and music, which bring together postmodern and
medieval interpretations of narrative, theory, philosophy, gender and
Deadline: 1 February 1999
Info: Anne Savage, Dept of English, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street
West, Hamilton L8S 4L9, Ontario, Canada; Email:
"http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/index.html" (->Monthly Archive "cfp.9811")

Baltimore MD: 10th Annual Conference American Literature Association
- Session: Periodicals and the Making of American Culture.
Deadline: 11 January 1999
Info: Ezra Greenspan, English Dept, University of South Carolina, Columbia,
SC 29208, USA; Email: <ezra.greenspan@sc.edu> (preferred)
- Panel: The Fact/Fiction Divide in Contemporary Literature.
Deadline: 10 January 1999
Info: Andrew Burke, Dept of English, 252 Park Hall, University of Georgia,
Athens, GA 30602, USA; Email: <arburke@arches.uga.edu>
- Panel: The Literature of Natural Disaster.
Info: McKay Jenkins, English Dept, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
19716, USA; Email: <mckay@udel.edu>

State College PA: Gendered Landscapes: An interdisciplinary exploration of
past places and space.
Info: Ms. Bonj Szczygiel, Center for Studies in Landscape History, The
Pennsylvania State University, 210 Engineering Unit D, University Park PA
16802-1429, USA; Email: <bxs28@psu.edu>

Alan C. Harris, Ph. D. TELNOS: main off: 818-677-2853
Professor, Communication/Linguistics direct off: 818-677-2874
Department of Communication Studies
California State University, Northridge home: 818-366-3165
COMMS-8257 CSUN FAX: 818-677-2663
Northridge, CA 91330-8257 INTERNET email: ALAN.HARRIS@CSUN.EDU
WWW homepage: http://www.csun.edu/~vcspc005

Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 20:16:32 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: SEMCOM:Call for papers

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


1999 Annual Conference - International Visual Sociology Association
July 14-18, 1999 / University of Antwerp, Belgium

Images are ubiquitous in almost every sector of our cultures. Advances in
technology make it even easier than ever to make, transform, and communicate
visual representations almost instantane-ously. How have the social and
natural sciences been challenged as a result of these developments? Are
visual repre-sentations opening new ways in which the sciences and
scientists 'see' their respective subject matters? Are visual methodologies
truly new ways of examining the world or are scientists simply using imagery
and visual mani-festations of culture without much reflection on whether
they are being interpreted adequately? What challenges and opportunities
will future develop-ments in the scientific use of visual images pose for
both scientists as well as the citizenry in general ?

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Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 20:18:49 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: EAMT workshop 1999 announcement

>> From: Martin Cmejrek <cmejrek@ufal.ms.mff.cuni.cz>

The European Association for Machine Translation in the collaboration with
the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, are pleased to announce that
the 1999 EAMT Workshop will be held at the Krystal hotel, Jose Marti Str.,
Prague 6, Czech Republic on April 22 - 23, 1999. The welcome reception is
scheduled for Wednesday 21, April 21st.

The theme of the workshop is:

EU and the new languages
Translation - possibilities, policies and practicalities

All who are interested in Machine Translation or in any related area are
very welcome to attend!

Please find programme and registration information at

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Humanist Discussion Group
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