LINGUIST List 10.476

Tue Mar 30 1999

Calls: Discourse & Learning, Language Technologies

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  1. LDTAP99, Discourses and Learning: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives
  2. Spela Vintar, Workshop on Language Technologies

Message 1: Discourses and Learning: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 17:54:46 +0100
From: LDTAP99 <>
Subject: Discourses and Learning: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives




The Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language, Lancaster
University, is holding a two-day Applied Linguistics Conference on the
10th and 11th July 1999 at Lancaster University.

The theme of the conference is Discourses and Learning: Theoretical
and Applied Perspectives. The way we experience and interepret the
world, the way knowledge and social practice are structured
(Fairclough, 1992), is through discourse in general and through a
multiplicity of discourses in particular. By including 'discourses' in
the theme for this conference, we are thus acknowledging the
inextricable role of discourse in all aspects of Applied Linguistics
research. And what is research about if not about 'learning'? More
particularly, research into language education, with its strong focus
on the learner and language learning processs, would seem to have an
uncontested place in the field of Applied Linguistics. By putting
'discourses' and 'learning' together, then, we may be thinking first
of all of the discourse and discourses of both formal and informal
education, but we are also thinking more widely about the ways in
which discourse and learning are apparent throughout our discipline.

Consequently, we are hoping for submissions from a wide range of
Applied Linguistics areas, but will give preference to those which,
implicitly or explicitly, take 'learning', 'discourses' or both as
central and invite proposals for:

i) Presentations of completed research or research in progress (20
minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes of discussion), and;

ii) Workshops that include significant audience participation (60 - 90

Please prepare your proposal abstracts in the following format:

i) three copies of the abstract (single spaced) - include the name(s)
and affiliation(s) of the presenter(s) on the top left-hand corner of
ONE copy only. If you are submitting by e-mail you need only send one
copy of the abstract.

ii) on a separate sheet, indicate the following information: the
presenter's/presenters' name(s); affiliation(s); brief bio-data
statement(s); title of presentation; three key words for the
presentation; address of principal contact (including e-mail if
applicable); telephone and fax number of principal contact.

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and preference will be
given to proposals that draw on the theme of the conference. The
deadline for proposals is Wednesday, 31 March 1999.

Please mail your submissions to Ms Elaine Heron (Conference Secretary)
at the conference e-mail address: or at the
following address:

Discourses and Learning: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives,
Lancaster University Applied Linguistics Conference 1999,
Department of Linguistics.
Lancaster University,
Bailrigg, Lancaster,
LA1 4YT.

tel.: (01524) 593050

Any queries concerning the submission of abstracts should be directed
to the Conference Organisers, Amany El-Shazly and Jayanti Banerjee at
one of the conference addresses (above). Registration forms for the
conference can be obtained from Elaine Heron.
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Message 2: Workshop on Language Technologies

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 08:45:37 +0200
From: Spela Vintar <>
Subject: Workshop on Language Technologies



Workshop in the framework of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the SOCIETAS
Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8-11 July, 1999

This workshop is intended for linguists, computational linguists,
translators and other experts who are actively involved or interested
in the field of language technologies. We especially wish to focus on
multilingual technologies, which are gaining relevance for the
Slovenian community in view of the accession to the multilingual

Presentations are invited addressing or related to the following topics:

* corpora - mono- or multilingual corpora; approaches to the 
 compilation and exploitation of corpora; 
* tools for corpus querying and processing; 
* mono- or multilingual lexicons and dictionaries; 
* terminology management; building and using terminological databases; 
* technologies for translation and interpreting; 
* software localization; 
* the internet and language technologies; 
* other technologies aimed at supporting intercultural communication
 and providing language resources and tools. 

Extended abstracts not exceeding 2 pages should be submitted by e-mail
to or by regular mail to the following

LT Workshop
Oddelek za prevajanje in tolmahenje
Filozofska fakulteta
Askerceva 2
1000 Ljubljana
Fax: (061) 221-310

Submission deadline:

Application and abstract submission: 15 April, 1999
Author notification: 15 May, 1999


Anyone intending to participate should register for the Societas
Linguistica Europaea Meeting at the conference address below:

SLE Conference
Department of Translation and Interpreting
Faculty of Arts
Askerceva 2
1000 Ljubljana
Fax: (061) 221-310

Additional information on the SLE conference can be found at the
conference web page

Organising Committee:

dr. Tomaz Erjavec, Jozef Stefan Institute
mag. Vojko Gorjanc, Faculty of Arts
Spela Vintar, Faculty of Arts
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