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Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
August 4-15, 2008

European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information
                   August 4 - 15, 2008
                     Newsletter no. 5
                     19 February 2008

Dear subscribers of the ESSLLI newsletter:

We shall keep you informed via the ESSLLI newsletter about
the developments in the preparation of ESSLLI 2008. The
newsletters will be sent out at least once a month, and
more often as ESSLLI 2008 approaches. For further
information, please check our webpage at


If you have any questions about ESSLLI 2008, please send an
e-mail to the coordinating e-mail address


ESSLLI are aware that it is very important to keep the total
costs of ESSLLI for the participants as low as possible. As
you know, we have already secured very cheap accommodation
and Hamburg is easy to reach by train and budget airlines.
The remaining source of expenses is the registration fee.
This naturally depends on the local expenses for ESSLLI
(lecturer accommodation, costs for lecture halls etc.) and
the amount of sponsorship. We are now increasing our efforts
to keep the local expenses low and get more sponsors before
announcing the registration fee, in order to be able to offer
the lowest possible fee to all participants. We expect that
the fee will be announced around mid March (and then
registration will open).

EVENING LECTURERS. ESSLLI 2008 will have four evening
lectures, and we are proud to report that four eminent
scholars have accepted our invitations: Barry Cooper (Leeds),
Hans Rott (Regensburg), Stephen Read (St. Andrews) and Josef
van Genabith (Dublin). More information can be found at

WORKSHOPS. The deadlines of most of the ten ESSLLI workshops
are approaching -- nine of our workshops have a submission
deadline of March 8. Please visit the workshop webpages
(accessible from
and check whether you would be interested to submit a paper.
Note that all speakers at the workshops will be allowed to
register at the student registration fee.  (The deadline for
the ESSLLI Student Session has been extended to this Friday,
22 February 2008.)

organizers will be applying for funding for up to 19 grants
of EUR515 for participants from Central and Eastern European
countries to attend the ESSLLI workshops.

In order to be eligible, you must
   1. Be a citizen of and currently reside in one of the
following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic,
Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia,
Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan.
   2. Plan to participate in at least one of the ESSLLI
workshops, preferably as a speaker (preference will be given
to those participants who speak in at least one of the workshops).

If you are interested in applying for one of these grants, in
the event that ESSLLI is able to secure them, please fill in
the "Osteuropa grant application form" linked from
Contact e-mail: