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Calls: Romance Corpus Ling./1ST FREIBURG WORKSHOP

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Message 1: 1ST FREIBURG WORKSHOP ON ROMANCE CORPUS LINGUISTICS

Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 23:42:26 +0200
From: Claus Pusch <puschuni-freiburg.de>
Subject: 1ST FREIBURG WORKSHOP ON ROMANCE CORPUS LINGUISTICS


1ST FREIBURG WORKSHOP ON ROMANCE CORPUS LINGUISTICS

Spoken Language Corpora: State of the Art, Projects, and New
Perspectives

organized by the Department of Romance Languages of Albert-Ludwigs
University

Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), October 6th / 7th 2000

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

While interest in the spoken language among Romance scholars dates back
a long time, work in this field of research has expanded rapidly since
the 1960s. Systematic recording, transcription and documentation of
spoken language data has been undertaken for several Romance languages.
Despite this, Romance linguistics is still far behind other disciplines
as far as size of corpora and availability of electronic corpora are
concerned.
 
The Freiburg workshop is intended to bring together linguists who are
working on corpora of Romance languages or using spoken data for their
research. Contributions may include:
- theoretical and methodological reflections on issues such as
collecting, transcribing, publishing and analysing spoken language
corpora
- presentation of current or recent corpus projects and tools for
analysing electronic corpora
- presentation of the results of recent research on varieties of
Romance, for which spoken language corpora were used.

Panel contributions: There is only a limited number of slots available
for the presentation of papers, as contributors will be given a total of
50 minutes for their talks (30 minutes and a further 20 minutes for
discussion). Please submit your proposal (with the title, your name and
a 250-word abstract) to the workshop's convenor. The deadline for
submission of papers is February 25th, 2000. Papers may be read in
German, any Romance language, or English. Confirmation of acceptance of
your paper will be sent out before the end of March 2000. If there are
more proposals for papers than panel slots, a part of the contributions
will be presented during a poster session.

Conference fee: You will be asked to pay a conference fee of 50 EUR (or
its equivalent). This covers the documentation of the workshop,
refreshments during conference breaks, the conference dinner and
includes a contribution towards the costs of publication of the
conference proceedings. Undergraduate students and unemployed scholars
will pay a reduced fee of 30 EUR.

Practical information: The workshop will take place on the premises of
Albert-Ludwigs-University, centrally located in Freiburg, from 9 a.m. to
7 p.m. on October 6th and 7th, 2000. Freiburg is located in
south-western Germany and is easy to reach by either train or car. The
closest airport is at Basel/Mulhouse, but there are also excellent rail
services from Frankfurt and Zurich international airports. Registered
participants will receive more details on travel and accommodation in
the second circular, which will be sent out in February.

For further information please contact:

Claus D. Pusch
Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Romanisches Seminar
Werthmannplatz 3, D-79085 Freiburg im Breisgau
Fax +49 / 7 61 / 2 03 31 95
E-mail <puschuni-freiburg.de>

or check the conference web page at the following URL:
<http://omnibus.uni-freiburg.de/~pusch/korpus_2000/english.htm>.






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