LINGUIST List 10.306

Wed Feb 24 1999

Calls: ACL'99, L1 & L2 Aquisition of Hispanic langs.

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL'99 co-located Symposium
  2. Cristina Sanz, L1 & L2 Aquisition of Spanish & Portuguese/ Hispanic Ling. Symposium

Message 1: ACL'99 co-located Symposium

Date: Tue, 23 Feb 99 13:56:17 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmussecs.rutgers.edu>
Subject: ACL'99 co-located Symposium



			Call for Participation

		COMPUTER-MEDIATED LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT 
				 and 
	 EVALUATION IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

		http://umiacs.umd.edu/~molsen/acl-iall


		 A Symposium jointly sponsored by:
 International Association of Language Learning Technologies 
				 and 
	 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:

 - language assessment 
 - software for first and second language acquisition
 - general discussions of problems and solutions in evaluating
 systems, software, and and people learning language.
 - integrating technology and foreign language pedagogy 
 - user studies
 - the relation between technology and language learning, or 
 linguistic theory and tool-building 
 - discussions of what is feasible and/or desirable in language
 learning technology
 - computer adaptive testing and speech recognition in language 
 assessment and placement
 - software and tool demonstrations 
 - formulation of discussion questions for panels relating to any
 of the above

Submitters are invited to submit at least 2 (and at most 8) pages,
summarizing the proposed contribution. Submit author(s), title,
surface mail, and email addresses on a separate page. On this page,
also indicate any equipment needs beyond an overhead projector and
a Windows computer with projector.

Electronic submissions using the ACL style files are encouraged and
will made be available (for accepted papers) on the web as well as at
the meeting. Following the workshop, participants will be invited to
submit fuller papers for a joint IALL-ACL publication.

The symposium will be organized around the topics outlined in the
call, according to submissions and the general interests of the
participants. We are interested soliciting participation by (inter
alia):

	(i) researchers, educators, lab managers, software developers
	 who work directly in the intersection between
 computational theory and language learning,
	
	(ii) language educators and lab managers interested in what is
	 possible and in process in computational linguistics, 

	(iii) computational linguists interested in languages learning
	 software as an application, 
	
	(iv) people who assess language acquisition (in people) who
 (would like to) have insight into good techniques that
 have been applied for evaluating computational systems
 and output,

	(v) people who work on metrics for evaluating computational
 systems who might have insight into scoring assessments
	 in language acquisition.

A listserv has been set up to encourage interaction and questions
before the symposium. To be added to the list, send mail to
"acl-iall-requestcfar.umd.edu" with "subscribe" in the subject line.
Messages may be submitted to everyone on the list by sending mail to
"acl-iallcfar.umd.edu".

REVIEW COMMITTEE 
Charlotte Groff Aldridge (University of Maryland Language Center Director)
Susan Armstrong (University of Geneva, ISSCO)
Eduard Hovy (USC, Information Sciences Institute)
Dorry Kenyon (Center for Applied Linguistics)
Philip Resnik (University of Maryland Linguistics & Computer Studies)
Roberta Lavine (University of Maryland, Spanish and Portuguese)
Valerie Malabonga (Center for Applied Linguistics)
Flo Reeder (MITRE Corporation)
Carol Van Ess-Dykema (US Dept. of Defense)

DEADLINES
Abstracts/proposals: March 30, 1999
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 1999
Final submissions: May 30, 1999
Final papers for publication: July 30, 1999

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO
Mari Broman Olsen
molsenumiacs.umd.edu, FAX: (301) 314-9658
University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
3141 A.V. Williams Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
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Message 2: L1 & L2 Aquisition of Spanish & Portuguese/ Hispanic Ling. Symposium

Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 18:05:22 -0500 (EST)
From: Cristina Sanz <sanzcgusun.georgetown.edu>
Subject: L1 & L2 Aquisition of Spanish & Portuguese/ Hispanic Ling. Symposium


				CALL FOR PAPERS

(1) 1999 CONFERENCE ON L1 AND L2 ACQUISITION OF SPANISH & PORTUGUESE

 or

(2) 3RD HISPANIC LINGUISTICS SYMPOSIUM

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, DC
OCTOBER 8 - 11, 1999

We cordially invite abstracts for either of the above conferences
(that is, ONE abstract per presenter). Please submit FIVE copies of a
one-page anonymous abstract (maximum 500 words plus
bibliography/figures) in English or in any Hispanic language. Include
with your submission the following information on a 4 x 6 index card:
name(s), affiliation(s), title of your paper, mailing address, e-mail
address, phone and fax numbers, and the name of the conference for
which you would like to be considered. E-mail or fax submissions will
not be considered.

Presentation time for papers will be limited to 20 minutes plus 10 minutes
for discussion.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS IS MAY 1, 1999. Presenters will be
notified by JUNE 1, 1999.


Submissions should be sent to:

Abstract Committee
1999 Spanish Linguistics Conferences
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057-1039

http://www.georgetown/edu/departments/spanish/conferences

____________________________________________
Cristina Sanz
Assistant Professor of Catalan & Spanish Applied Linguistics
Director, Intensive Spanish Program
Georgetown University
http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/sanzc
202-687-7213
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