LINGUIST List 10.1188

Thu Aug 12 1999

Calls: Socioling, Computing in the Humanities

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  1. Treffers-Daller, Jeanine, Sociolinguistics Symposium
  2. Nancy M. Ide, ALLC/ACH'00 CALL FOR PAPERS

Message 1: Sociolinguistics Symposium

Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 09:19:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: Treffers-Daller, Jeanine <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics Symposium

Sociolinguistics Symposium 2000 
Theme: The Interface between Linguistics and Social Theory 
Dates: 27-29 April 2000 
Venue: University of the West of England (UWE) , Bristol 

The Sociolinguistics Symposium 2000 is the thirteenth meeting of the
Sociolinguistics Symposium which meets once every two years. The theme
of the Sociolinguistics Symposium 2000 is The Interface between
Linguistics and Social Theory. Organisers welcome papers from a range
of different subject areas belonging to Sociolinguistics and/or Social
Theory, such as: language variation and change, language and gender,
language and the media, discourse analysis, languages in contact,
creole linguistics, intercultural communication, language and
migration, critical linguistics, language and education, social
networks, language development and other related topics.

The criteria for selection will be originality, significance to the
development of the field, lucidity and overall contribution to the
theme of the conference.


Professor Allan Bell (Auckland): Bakhtin and a Dialogical Theory of
Professor Jack Chambers (Toronto): Leaders and Laggers in the
Diffusion of Changes
Professor David Corson (Toronto) Critical Realism: An Emancipatory
Social Philosophy for Sociolinguistics
Professor Pieter Muysken (Leiden): Radical Modularity and the
Possibility of SocioLinguistics
Professor Shana Poplack (Ottawa): The
Social Context of Linguistic Variation (working title)
Professor Ruth Wodak (Vienna): Does Sociolinguistics need Social
Theory? New Perspectives in Critical Discourse Analysis

A provisional List of colloquia, registration details and further
information are available from the website:


Professor Michael Scriven (Dean,LES,UWE, Bristol) 
Professor Alison Assiter (Dean, ESS,UWE, Bristol) 
Mr Felix Bihlmeier (Associate Dean (Resources), LES, UWE, Bristol) 
Dr Susan Price (Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) of LES, UWE, Bristol) 
Dr Carmen Arnaiz (UWE, Bristol) 
Mrs Kate Beeching (UWE, Bristol) 
Mr John Bird (UWE, Bristol) 
Professor Jim Coleman (University of Portsmouth) 
Professor Nikolas Coupland (University of Cardiff) 
Dr Aidan Coveney (University of Exeter) 
Dr Helmut Daller (UWE, Bristol) 
Professor Roy Harris (University of Oxford) 
Dr Stephen May (University of Bristol) 
Dr Tom Osborne (University of Bristol) 
Dr Mark Sebba (University of Lancaster) 
Dr Sali Tagliamonte (University of York) 
Dr Jeanine Treffers-Daller (UWE, Bristol) 
Mr Jem Thomas (UWE, Bristol) 
Dr Glyn Williams (University of Wales at Bangor) 

The deadline for submission of abstracts is: 1st September
1999. Papers can relate to any topic as specified under the call for
papers. There are special paper sessions for papers unrelated to a

Abstracts are welcomed for oral presentation (20 mins + 10 mins
discussion) or poster presentation. Please send 4 hard copies, one of
which contains your name and address, as well as an electronic version
(Rich Text Format) of the abstract to the address given below. Please
do NOT send an abstract by email or fax.

Organising Institutions: 
Centre for European Studies of the Faculty of Languages and European
Studies of the University of the West of England, Bristol and Faculty
of Economics and Social Sciences, University of the West of England,

Address for correspondence:
The Research Secretary
Centre for European Studies (CES) 
Faculty of Languages and European Studies 
University of the West of England, Bristol 
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane 
Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK 
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Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 11:00:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: Nancy M. Ide <>

 ALLC / ACH 2000

		The Joint International Conference of the 
	 Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing 
 and the 
 Association for Computers and the Humanities

 University of Glasgow
 Glasgow G12 8QQ 
 Scotland / UK 
 21 - 25 July, 2000 


 ALLC/ACH 2000 invites submissions of between 1000 and 1500
 words on any aspect of humanities computing, broadly
 defined as the point of intersection between computing
 methodologies and problems in humanities research and
 teaching, encompassing both traditional and new, and
 discipline-specific and inter-disciplinary, approaches.

 Appropriate discipline areas include, but are not limited
 to, languages and literature, history, philosophy, music,
 art, film studies, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology,
 creative writing, and cultural studies. We particularly
 encourage submissions from non-text-based areas and from
 library science, both of which have been under-represented
 in the past.

 Other areas of interest include the creation and use of
 digital resources (what has been characterised as
 'extending the scale and breadth of scholarly evidence')
 and the application to humanities data of techniques
 developed in such fields as information science and the
 physical sciences and engineering (including neural
 networks and image processing).

 We are interested in receiving 
 - technical proposals that focus on new computational
 tools and approaches to research in humanities disciplines; 
 - proposals that focus on traditional applications of
 computing in humanities disciplines, including (but
 not limited to) text encoding, hypertext, text
 corpora, computational lexicography, statistical
 models, and syntactic, semantic, stylistic and other
 forms of text analysis; 
 - proposals which present and discuss applications of
 computing methodologies and tools to audio and visual
 - proposals that focus on significant issues of
 creation, representation, discovery, delivery,
 management and preservation of digital and other
 resources relevant to the humanities; 
 - proposals that present and evaluate the use of
 computers in humanities teaching; 
 - proposals dealing with the role of humanities
 computing in undergraduate and graduate
 teaching and institutional support for humanities

 PhD students are encouraged to submit proposals. Those
 describing finished research may be submitted as
 papers. Ongoing dissertation research may be submitted as
 poster proposals. See below for details.

 Those interested in seeing the type of paper the committee
 is looking for can consult the abstracts of
 papers at previous conferences: 

 University of Bergen, Norway 
 Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 
 Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary 
 University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA 

 Students and young scholars should also read the note on
 bursaries later in this document. 

 Papers may be given in English, French, and German, but to
 facilitate the reviewing process we ask that proposals for
 papers in a language other than English are submitted with
 an English translation.

 The deadline for submissions of paper/session proposals is
 15 NOVEMBER 1999. The deadline for submissions of
 poster/demo proposals is 15 JANUARY 2000.

 Proposals may be of four types: papers, posters, software
 demonstrations, and sessions. The type of
 submission should be specified in the header of the

 Proposals for papers (1000-1500 words) should describe
 completed research which has given rise to
 substantial results. Individual papers will be allocated 30
 minutes for presentation, including questions.

 Proposals should describe original work. Those that
 concentrate on the development of new computing
 methodologies should make clear how the methodologies are
 applied to research and/or teaching in the humanities, and
 should include some critical assessment of the application
 of those methodologies in the humanities. Those that
 concentrate on a particular application in the humanities
 should cite traditional as well as computer-based
 approaches to the problem and should include some critical
 assessment of the computing methodologies used. All
 proposals should include conclusions and references to
 important sources. Those describing the creation or use of
 digital resources should follow these guidelines as far as

 Poster presentations and software and project
 demonstrations (either stand-alone or in conjunction
 with poster presentations) are designed to give researchers
 an opportunity to present late-breaking
 results, significant work in progress, well-defined
 problems, or research that is best communicated in
 conversational mode. 

 By definition, poster presentations are less formal and
 more interactive than a standard talk. Poster presenters
 have the opportunity to exchange ideas one-on-one with
 attendees and to discuss their work in detail with those
 most deeply interested in the same topic. Each presenter is
 provided with about 2 square metres of board space to
 display their work. They may also provide handouts with
 examples or more detailed information. Posters will remain
 on display throughout the conference, but a block of time
 separate from paper sessions will be assigned when
 presenters should be prepared to explain their work and
 answer questions. Specific times will also be assigned for
 software or project demonstrations.

 The format for proposals for posters and software
 demonstrations are the same as those for regular

 Proposals for software or project demonstrations should
 indicate the type of hardware that would be
 required if the proposal is accepted. 

 Sessions (90 minutes) take the form of either: 
 ((a) Three papers. The session organizer should submit a
 500-word statement describing the session
 topic, include abstracts of 1000-1500 words for each paper,
 and indicate that each author is willing to
 participate in the session; or 
 (b) A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organizer
 should submit an abstract of 1000-1500 words
 describing the panel topic, how it will be organized, the
 names of all the speakers, and an indication
 that each speaker is willing to participate in the

 The deadline for session proposals is the same as for
 proposals for papers. 

 All submissions must be sent electronically. Please pay
 particular attention to the format given below.
 Submissions which do not conform to this format will be
 returned to the authors for reformatting, or may
 not be considered if they arrive very close to the

 All submissions should begin with the following

 paper, poster, session or software demonstration. 
 TITLE: title of paper or session 
 three keywords (maximum) describing the main contents
 of the paper or session 

 If submitting a session proposal, give the following
 information for each paper: 
 TITLE: title of paper 
 three keywords (maximum) describing the main contents
 of the paper AUTHOR: name of first
 of first author 
 of first author 

 If submitting a paper proposal, give the following

 name of first author 
 of first author 
 of first author 

 name of second author (repeat these three headings as
 of second author 
 of second author 

 full postal address of first author or contact person
 for session proposals 
 of first author 
 of first author 

 Proposals should take the form of ASCII or ISO-8859/1
 files. Where necessary, a header should indicate the
 combinations of ASCII characters used to represent
 characters outside the ASCII or ISO 8859/1 range. Notes, if
 needed, should take the form of endnotes rather than

 Submissions should be entered into the online
 form or emailed to with the
 subject line "<Author's surname> Submission for ALLCACH2k".

 Those who submit abstracts containing graphics and tables
 are asked to fax a copy of the abstract in
 addition to the one sent electronically. Faxes should be
 sent to: +44 141 330 4537. The cover page
 should reproduce the header from the electronic

 Presenters will have available an overhead projector, a
 slide projector, a data projector which will
 display Macintosh, DOS/Windows, and video (but not
 simultaneously), an Internet connected computer
 which will run Macintosh OS programs or DOS/Windows
 programs, and a VHS (PAL) videocassette
 recorder. NTSC format may be available; if you anticipate
 needing NTSC, please note this information in
 your proposal. 

 Requests for other presentation equipment will be
 considered by the local organizers; requests for
 special equipment should be directed to the local
 organizers no later than January 31, 2000. 

 November 15, 1999: Submission of proposals for papers and
 sessions, posters and software
 February 15, 2000: Notification of acceptance. 

 A book of abstracts will be provided to all conference
 participants. In addition, abstracts will be
 published on the conference web page. An announcement in
 regard to publication of full papers will be
 made in due course. 

 Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers who
 will make recommendations to the Program
 Committee comprising: 

 Paul Fortier, University of Manitoba (Chair)
 John Dawson Cambridge University 
 Laszlo Hunyadi, Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen,
 Elisabeth Burr, University of Duisburg,
 Julia Flanders, Brown University, 
 Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Kentucky, (email
 address awaits confirmation) 
 Willard McCarty, King's College, London, 
 Nancy Ide, Vassar College 

 Jean Anderson, University of Glasgow 
 Fiona Tweedie, University of Glasgow 
 The remaining local organising committe members are listed

 As part of its commitment to promote the development and
 application of appropriate computing in
 humanities scholarship, the Association for Literary and
 Linguistic Computing will award up to five
 bursaries of up to 500 GB pounds each to students and young
 scholars who have papers accepted for
 presentation at the conference. Applicants must be members
 of ALLC. The ALLC will make the awards
 after the Program Committee have decided which proposals
 are to be accepted. Recipients will be
 notified as soon as possible thereafter. A participant in a
 multi-author paper is eligible for an award, but
 it must be clear that s/he is contributing substantially to
 the paper. Applications must be made to the
 conference organizer. The deadline for receipt of
 applications is the same as for submission of papers,
 i.e. November 15, 1999. Full details of the bursary scheme,
 and an on-line application form will be
 available from the conference web page. 

 Information on the University of Glasgow, on travel,
 accommodation (in nearby student residences from
 #21 to #30, and in hotels at a range of prices) and the
 social programme can all be found linked to the
 main conference web page 

 It is expected that the conference fee will be on the order
 of 150 GBP for members. This will include the
 printed abstracts, morning and afternoon refreshment
 breaks, and lunch. 

 There will be a varied programme of social events,
 including tours to nearby lochs and mountains, a
 visit to a whisky distillery, tutored whisky tasting, and a
 ceilidh with traditional Scottish music and

 Queries concerning the goals of the conference or the
 format or content of papers should be addressed

 Jean Anderson, 
 ALLC / ACH 2000, 
 University of Glasgow, 
 6 University Gardens, 
 Glasgow G12 8QH, UK. 
 Tel: +44 (0)141 330 4980 
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