LINGUIST List 10.437

Wed Mar 24 1999

Calls: Language Acquisition, Discourse

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Directory

  1. Richard H. Wicentowski, First Call for Papers: PacSLRF 2000
  2. Dan Cristea, [E-CFP] ACL'99 Workshop on Discourse - Reference Relationship ---- Final remainder

Message 1: First Call for Papers: PacSLRF 2000

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 02:38:12 -0500 (EST)
From: Richard H. Wicentowski <richardwblaze.cs.jhu.edu>
Subject: First Call for Papers: PacSLRF 2000


 Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2000
 Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

 ANNOUNCING THE 4TH PacSLRF CONFERENCE
 9-12 AUGUST 2000

 A Call for Papers and an Invitation to Participate

 Hosted by:
 The English Department, FPBS-IKIP Semarang
 and AKABA 17, Untag, Semarang

INTRODUCTION

PacSLRF is an academic conference dedicated to data based research
into second language acquisition. It aims to be a biannual conference
bringing together reseachers into second language acquisition within
the Pacific / South East Asian region as well as from beyond it.

The first PacSLRF was hosted by the Language Acquisition Research
Centre (LARC), then at the University of Sydney, Australia, in August
1992, the second PacSLRF was hosted by the English Language Institute
at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in January 1996,
and the third PacSLRF was hosted by Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo,
Japan, in 1998.

DATE AND VENUE
9-12 August, 2000, Patra Jasa Hotel, Jl. Sisingamangaraja, Semarang
50232, Central Java, Indonesia

TOPIC AREAS
Like its predecessors, the 4th PacSLRF conference is broad in scope,
covering a ange of topics including second language acquisition (SLA)
in instructed and naturalistic settings; the effects of second
language (L2) instruction on the rate and route of L2 development; the
role of individual differences (in e.g., aptitude, age, personality,
motivation) in SLA; competing models of SLA processes; SLA theory
construction; the acquisition of L2 pragmatics; bilingualism; the
influence of cognitive variables (e.g., memory and attention) on L2
learning and use; the assessment of L2 use and development;
methodological issues in research into L2 acquisition.



CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS
The confirmed plenary speakers are;

Rod Ellis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Alison Mackey,. Georgetown University, USA.
Yasuhiro Shirai, Cornell University, USA.

Details of further plenary speakers will be available shortly.

PRESENTATIONS
Papers are 30 minutes in length with 10 minutes for discussion.

PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS/PAPERS
A 150-250 word abstract should be sent to by surface mail to Peter
Robinson, Aoyama Gakuin University, Department of English (PacSLRF 2000),
4-4-25 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150, JAPAN or by E-mail to:
<peterrcl.aoyama.ac.jp> no later than 29 February, 2000. Please include
your name, affiliation, surface mail address and email address on all
submissions. Abstracts exceeding the word limit will not be accepted.

The Organising Committee will inform proposers by 31 March 2000 whether
their proposals have been accepted.

CRITERIA OF ACCEPTANCE
Like all major conferences, proposals for papers to be presented at
PacSLRF are subject to blind external review by leading academics in the
area of second language acquisition.

FUNDING
As a non-profit organisation, PacSLRF does not generally provide
financial assistance to paper presenters.

REGISTRATION
Complete the registration form below and return it via E-mail
to:
 Laurentius E. Nugraha <LNUGRAHAindosat.net.id>
and a CC to:
 Cathrine M. Wahyanti <murni98indosat.net.id>

or via surface mail to the 4th PacSLRF Secretariate:

Contact: Helena Agustien (1st OC Chair)
Gombel Permai V / 105
Semarang 50261
Indonesia
Tel/fax (62) (024) 471 061
E-mail <LNUGRAHAindosat.net.id>


REGISTRATION FORM
PacSLRF Conference, 9-12 August, 2000
(Registration closes on 15 July 2000 or when registration reaches 400,
whichever is earlier)

NAME (*Prof/DR/Mr./Mrs./Ms)________________________________
SEX *M/F, NATIONALITY________________ PASSPORT NO:____________
OFFICIAL POSITION:____________________________________________
INSTITUTION __________________________________________________
ADDRESS_______________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
TELEPHONE NO: (O)___________________ (H)______________________
FAX NO: ______________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS _________________
STATUS: SPEAKER / PARTICIPANT

REGISTRATION FEE
Prospective participants should register directly with the PacSLRF 2000
conference secretariate. Registration will be confirmed
only when the full fee of US $ 110 (non-refundable) is paid.

Fees: By 10 July 2000, US $ 110
 After 10 July 2000, US $ 125

Registration fees include morning and afternoon teas and lunches.

ACCOMMODATION FEE
Booking will be confirmed only when a minimum of 50% of the chosen hotel
rate for 3-day stay (non-refundable) is paid.

PAYMENT

Please TRANSFER your payment to PacSLRF2000 account:

 Bank Niaga Semarang, Indonesia
 PacSLRF2000 Conference
 Account Number: 015-01-64928-12-3

to cover

Registration fee US$110 (non refundable)
Deposit for accommodation ______ (non refundable)

Date________________ Signature____________________

*Delete accordingly

ACCOMMODATION

1. PATRA JASA Hotel (the Conferense Site)

 TYPE OF ROOM APPROXIMATE(year 2000)
 RATE PER NIGHT,PER R00M ,
 single or double occupancy
 (in US $)
 Superior Single 72
 Superior Double 85
 Deluxe Balcony Single 96
 Deluxe Balcony Double 108
 Junior Suite Balcony 120
 Executive Suite 180
 MOTEL
 Duluxe 120
 Junior Suite 154
 Executive Suite 217
 Presidential Suite 363

2. HRAND CANDI Hotel (200 metres from site)

 Duluxe Room 95
 Duluxe Panorama 100
 Executive room 140
 Junior Suite 150
 Executive Suite 175
 Presidential Suite 400

3. PERMATA HIJAU MOTELS (500 metres from site)

 Standard motel 30
 VIP 25

4. CANDI INDAH HOTEL (500 metres from site)
 Single (no air contioning) 15
 Single 20
 Double 25

 I require accommodation in:
 Hotel:________________________________________
 Room Type: ___________________________________

I wish to share the room with :
 Mr./Mrs./Ms:_________________________________
 Institution;_________________________________

ALL RATES ARE QUOTED NET, INCLUSIVE OF BREAKFAST AND TAX.

COMMUNICATION
For other information please contact one of the addresses below"

Secretariate:

Contact: Helena Agustien (1st OC Chair)
Gombel Permai V / 105
Semarang 50261
Indonesia
Tel/fax (62) (024) 471 061
E-mail <LNUGRAHAindosat.net.id>

Contact: Suwandi (2nd OC Chair)
AKABA 17 Untag
Tel: (62) (024) 552 474
Fax: (62) (024) 552 476
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Message 2: [E-CFP] ACL'99 Workshop on Discourse - Reference Relationship ---- Final remainder

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 16:20:12 +0200
From: Dan Cristea <dcristeainfoiasi.ro>
Subject: [E-CFP] ACL'99 Workshop on Discourse - Reference Relationship ---- Final remainder


Please note that this is the last week before the deadline: 

ACL'99 WORKSHOP ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISCOURSE/DIALOGUE STRUCTURE
AND REFERENCE
June 21 1999, University of Maryland

Endorsed by SIGDIAL, the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Special Interest Group (SIG) on Discourse and Dialogue. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The relationship between the structure of discourse and dialogue and the
use of referring expressions has been the focus of much research in
linguistics, computational linguistics, and psycholinguistics. Although
individual efforts have been couched in a variety of frameworks ranging
from (S)DRT and RST to Centering, they all share two underlying
assumptions: 

1.The structure of discourse affects the interpretation of referring
expressions and the space of anaphoric accessibility. 

2.The use of referring expressions restricts the set of possible discourse
interpretations. 

However, most approaches address only one of these two views on the
relation between structure and reference. And although several
theories explaining this relationship exist, few have made a
significant impact on practical applications such as discourse
parsing, summarization, generation, and name-entity recognition.

This workshop will provide a forum for researchers in all areas of
linguistics, psycholinguistics, and computational linguistics who are
interested in advancing the state of the art in understanding the
relationship between discourse/dialogue structure and reference.
Submissions are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics
and issues:

1.Linguistic issues: 

what is the relation between lexico-grammatical constructs, referring
expressions, and the structure of discourse/dialogue? 

2.Psycholinguistic issues: 

how does the use of referents affect the human interpretation of
discourse/dialogue? 

3.Corpus-specific issues: 

what coding schemata and annotation tools should one use in order to
encode the relation between discourse/dialogue structure and reference? 

4.Representation issues: 

how should discourse/dialogue structures and referents be represented? 
how should one represent the relationship between them: as preferences or
as constraints? 

5.Algorithmic issues: 

how can discourse/dialogue structures, referents, and co-referential links
be identified and computed? 
knowledge-intensive vs. shallow approaches 
rule-driven vs. statistical vs. corpus-based approaches 
Wordnet-based approaches 
how do discourse/dialogue structure and referential expressions interact
in natural language generation? 

6.General issues: 

what are the commonalities of current approaches to studying the relation
between discourse/dialogue and referents? 
what are the differences? 
what are the arguments against a relation between discourse/dialogue
structure and reference? 
how language-dependent is the relation between discourse/dialogue
structure and reference? 

Post-Workshop Dissemination:

Selected papers from the workshop will be compiled into a volume
tentatively scheduled to appear in the Text, Speech, and Language
Technology book series from Kluwer Academic Press. 

Submission Procedure:

Authors are requested to submit one electronic version of their papers OR
four hardcopies. Please submit hardcopies only if electronic submission is
impossible. 
Maximum length is 8 pages including figures and references. 
Please conform with the traditional two-column ACL Proceedings format.
Style files can be downloaded from http://www.isi.edu/~marcu/stylefiles/ or
from ftp://ftp.cs.columbia.edu/acl-l/Styfiles/Proceedings/.

Submission should be sent to: 

Nancy Ide 
Department of Computer Science 
Vassar College 
124 Raymond Avenue 
Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0520 USA 
Fax: (+1 914) 437 7498 
WWW: http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~ide 
E-mail: idecs.vassar.edu 

Timetable:

Deadline for submissions: March 30, 1999. 
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 1999. 
Camera ready copies due: May 20,1999. 

Organizing committee:

Dan Cristea - University "A.I. Cuza" of Iasi, Romania. 
Nancy Ide - Vassar College, USA. 
Daniel Marcu - Information Sciences Institute/University of Southern
California, USA. 

Program Committee:

Nicholas Asher (University of Texas) 
Eugene Charniak (Brown University) 
Udo Hahn (Freiburg University) 
Lynette Hirschman (MITRE Corp.) 
Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto) 
Massimo Poesio (University of Edinburgh) 
Ehud Reiter (University of Aberdeen) 
Michael Strube (University of Pennsylvania) 
Wietske Vonk (Max Planck Institute) 
Marilyn Walker (AT&T) 

Related Events

ACL'99 
ACL'99 Thematic Session on Corpus-Based Approaches to Discourse and
Dialogue 
ACL'99 SIGDIAL Business Meeting 
ACL'99 Workshop on Standards and Tools for Discourse Tagging 
ACL'99 Workshop on Coreference and Its Applications 
EuroLAN'99 Summer School 


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University "A.I.Cuza" Iasi Phone: +40.32.146141
Dept. of Computer Science Fax: +40.32.213330
16, Berthelot St. E-mail: dcristeainfoiasi.ro
6600 - Iasi URL: http://www.infoiasi.ro/~dcristea
Romania
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