The Vilem Mathesius Centre for
         Research and Education in Semiotics and Linguistics
                   Charles University, Prague

                         Presents the

              Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 16

                     March 19 - 30, 2001
                Krystal Hotel, J. Marti Street
                   Prague, Czech Republic

                   CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
                    PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME



 The sixteenth cycle of the Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series, organized by
 the Vilem Mathesius Centre for Research and Education in Semiotics and
 Linguistics (Charles University), will be held in Prague, Czech Republic,
 from March 19 until 30, 2001. The scientific programme will consist of
 the following invited courses (for preliminary time-schedule see below):

 * Nicoletta Calzolari (University of Pisa, Italy): Semantics and
 Lexicon in Corpora

 * Wolfgang Dressler (University of Vienna, Austria): Morphopragmatics:
 A New Subfield Integrating Morphology and Pragmatics

 * Julia Hirschberg (AT&T, New Jersey, USA): tba (topic: Sentence

 * Frederick Jelinek (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore,
 USA): Language Modelling for Speech Recognition

 * Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania, USA): tba (topic:
 Grammars and Corpora)

 * Martin Kay (Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA): title to be
 confirmed (topic: Computational Linguistics)

 * Helmut Schnelle (Universitaet Bochum, Germany): Language in the

 * Oliviero Stock (Trento, Italy): to be confirmed (topic: Applied
 Natural Language Processing)

 * Ken Turner (Univerity of Sussex, Brighton, England): Conditionals
 (from different points of view)

 * Hans Uszkoreit (Universitaet des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, Germany):
 tba (topic: Computational Linguistics)

 * David Yarowski (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA): tba
 (topic: Stochastic Methods)

 In addition, the following professors from the Czech Republic have
 been invited: Jan Hajic, Eva Hajicova, Frantisek Cermak, Libuse Duskova,
 Jarmila Panevova, Jaroslav Peregrin, Petr Sgall.


 For participants from post-communist countries, a limited number of
 grants is available, which would cover the tuition fee and
 accommodation, with a small amount of pocket money. In addition, we
 hope to be able to contribute towards the travel costs (up to 200
 euro), to those grantees who have no other means for supporting their
 trip. The deadline for application for the grants is **DECEMBER 15,

 The participation fee for VMC 16 is USD 350, which includes tuition
 fee, accommodation, and lunches. In order to ensure accommodation,
 (paying) participants should register before **FEBRUARY 17, 2001**.

 Please contact Mrs. Brdickova or Prof. Hajicova at the following address
 for registration or further information.

                   Mrs. Libuse Brdickova
                   Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics
                   UFAL MFF UK
                   Malostranske nam. 25
                   CZ-11800 Praha 1
                   Czech Republic
                   (phone) ++420-2-2191-4278
                   (fax) ++420-2-2191-4309

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