LINGUIST List 11.20

Tue Jan 11 2000

Calls: Atlas/Language Structures, Social Communication

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  2. leonel, SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIAL COMMUNICATION - CUBA

Message 1: World Atlas of Language Structures

Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 15:30:09 +0000
From: Martin Haspelmath <haspelmatheva.mpg.de>
Subject: World Atlas of Language Structures

World Atlas of Language Structures
Call for Contributors

Bernard Comrie, Matthew Dryer, David Gil and Martin Haspelmath are
editing a World Atlas of Language Structures. The atlas will show
structural features of languages -- phonological, morphological,
syntactic, semantic and others -- in much the same way as linguistic
data are displayed in dialect atlases. The atlas will encompass about
100 structural features, each shown on a two-page global map, and
accompanied by a two-page description and discussion of the feature.
Each feature would be mapped for at least 150 languages, preferably
200 or more, with a satisfactory geographical and genetic
distribution. Each feature will thus constitute a chapter, which is
the product of original research by an individual author or set of
coauthors. In addition to the printed version of the atlas, a fully
searchable CD-ROM version will be produced. Further information on
the atlas project can be found at
http://wings.buffalo.edu/soc-sci/linguistics/dryer/atlas, and at
http://www.eva.mpg.de/~haspelmt/atlas.html.

At present, we have commitments from authors for about 80 of the 100
chapters. In this call, we are soliciting contributions for about 20
additional chapters.

Potential authors are encouraged to propose whichever chapters are
most consistent with their research interests, with the following
obvious qualification: that the features to be mapped not overlap
significantly with those to which other authors have already committed
themselves. (A list of the chapters already proposed is available at
the abovementioned URLs.) Authors are not expected to engage in any
actual cartography themselves; instead, for each feature, they will
submit a database containing a list of languages and their associated
feature values, which will then be put onto maps by the publishers.

Time Frame:

29 February 2000
Deadline for submission of chapter proposals. Proposals will be 1-2
pages long, and should contain a brief description of the feature (and
the feature values) to be mapped in the chapter. Multiple proposals are
acceptable.

1 April 2000
Notification of acceptance or rejection of chapter proposals.

31 December 2000
Deadline for submission of first drafts. These will consist only of the
database with the languages and associated feature values.

31 December 2001
Deadline for submission of final drafts. These will consist of the
database plus the two-page text discussion.

Address for submission of proposals:

Martin Haspelmath
Max-Planck-Institut fuer evolutionaere Anthropologie
Inselstr. 22
D-04103 Leipzig, Fax +49-341-9952 119
haspelmatheva.mpg.de

Further addresses for inquiries:

Bernard Comrie
Max-Planck-Institut fuer evolutionaere Anthropologie
comrieeva.mpg.de

Matthew Dryer
State University of New York at Buffalo
dryeracsu.buffalo.edu

David Gil
Max-Planck-Institut fuer evolutionaere Anthropologie
gileva.mpg.de
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Message 2: SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIAL COMMUNICATION - CUBA

Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 17:10:22 +0000
From: leonel <leonellingapli.ciges.inf.cu>
Subject: SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIAL COMMUNICATION - CUBA


SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

CENTER OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS
On its 30th Anniversary

SANTIAGO DE CUBA
JANUARY 23-26, 2001

The Center of Applied Linguistics of the Santiago de Cuba's branch of
the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, is pleased to
announce on the occasion of its 30 Anniversary, the Seventh
International Symposium on Social Communication. The event will be
held in Santiago de Cuba January 23rd through the 26th, 2001. This
interdisciplinary event will focus on social communication processes
from the points of view of Applied Linguistics, Computational
Linguistics, Medicine, Voice Processing, Mass Media, and Ethnology and
Folklore.

The Symposium will be also sponsored by:

.. University of Oriente, Cuba

.. Higher Institute for Medical Sciences,
 Santiago de Cuba

.. Pedagogical University 'Frank Pais',
 Santiago de Cuba

.. Information for Development Agency,
 Cuba

.. University of Twente, The Netherlands

.. National Council of Scientific Research,
 Italy

.. University of Leon, Spain

.. University of Malaga, Spain

.. University of Granada, Spain

.. Humboldt University, Germany

Authors will be allowed to present only one paper pertaining to the
following disciplines:

1. Applied Linguistics:

- Spanish and foreign language teaching
- Spanish as a second language
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Lexicology and Lexicography
- Morphology and Syntax
- Sociolinguistics
- Psycholinguistics
- Textual Linguistics and
 Pragmalinguistics
- Terminology
- Translations

2. Computational Linguistics:

- Software related to linguistic research
- Automated grammatical tagging of texts
- Automated dictionaries
- Software related to the teaching of mother
 tongues and foreign languages
- Related issues

3. Voice Processing:

- Research related to Cry Analysis
- Applications of analysis, synthesis
 and voice-recognition
- Artificial intelligence and voice
 processing

4. Medical specialties related to speech and voice and with Social
Communication in general:

- Logopedy and Phoniatry
- Neurology
- Otorhinolaringology
- Stomatology
- Child Psychiatry
- Pediatrics
- Cronobiology

5. Mass Media:

- Linguistic research related to the speech of journalists, actors and
 radio and television announcers.
- Textual Analysis of radio and television programs, and of print
 and electronic media articles

6. Ethnology and Folklore:

- Research related to Social Communication

Activities that will take place within
the event are:

- Pre-Symposium seminars
- Discussion of papers in commissions
- Master conferences
- Workshops
- Posters

PRE-SYMPOSIUM SEMINARS

The Symposium will be preceded by two seminars that will be taught by
prestigious specialists to be announced. The seminars will take place
Monday, January 22nd of 2001 and will focus on the following subjects:

- Spanish as a second language
- Latest trends in Computational Linguistics

Participants should say in advance what pre-symposium seminars they
want to take part in. An additional fee of 20.00 USD will be charged
for each seminar.

Participation certificates will be available.

WORKSHOP

A workshop entitled 'Applied Linguistics in the Spanish-speaking
World' will be held on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the
Center of Applied Linguistics.

MASTER LECTURES
	
During the symposium four master lectures will be delivered by:

- Prof. Dr. Anton Nijholt, Professor
 and Researcher, Twente University,
 Enschede, Holland.

- Dr. Hiroto Ueda, Professor and
 Researcher, Department of Spanish,
 Tokyo University, Japan.

- Dr. Mercedes Cathcart Roca, Professor
 and Researcher, Faculty of Humanities,
 University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba,
 Cuba.

- Dr. Manuel Vilares Ferro, Professor
 and Researcher, Vigo University, Spain.

ABSTRACTS

The deadline of submission of paper abstracts is July 1st, 2000. They
should not exceed 250 words. Notification of acceptance of a paper by
the Symposium's Scientific Committee will be sent before July 30th,
2000.

PAPERS

To enable the Organizing Committee to include the Proceedings as part
of the Symposium's documentation, accepted papers must be sent before
September 1st, 2000, with the following requirements:

1. The paper will not exceed 5 pages including graphics, footnotes and
bibliography.

2. It should be written using Word 6.0 or Word 7.0 for Windows and
sent to the Symposium's Executive Secretary either via e-mail
(attachment) or by mailing a 3�-inch diskette.

3. Each page must be written in an A4 (mail type) format with left,
right, top, and bottom margin of 2.5 cm.

4. The paper must be written in one of the event's official languages:
Spanish, English or French.

Instructions for paper submission:

1. Write down the authors' names, one under the other, at the left top
of the first page, all in Arial bold capital letters, 10 points (Word
6.0 or 7.0). Under the authors' names should appear in bold (only
initials capital letters) the institution, city, country and e-mail
address if available.

2. In a separate line, at the center, the title of the paper must be
written in Arial bold, Italics, 11 points size letters.

3. The text will follow -not in bold- with the same Arial letter, 10
points size and leaving one space between lines.

4. Paragraphs will have no indentation. Spaces between paragraphs
will be of 3 points.

5. Section titles will be written in Arial bold, and sub-sections
titles will be written in Arial Italic.

6. Footnotes will appear at the end of each page in Arial 9 points
size letters.

Presentation time will be 15 minutes and 5 minutes for discussion.

Authors must advise in advance if they will need a tape recorder,
video set, computer or other kind of equipment for presentation.

POSTERS

Posters should be 1 meter wide and 1.2 meter high. Authors will be
responsible of displaying them in the morning of the presentation.
Abstract submission should include the word POSTERS. For proceedings,
follow instructions above. Notice: unlike full papers, posters will
not exceed 3 pages.

All mail or inquiries should be
addressed to:

Dr. Eloina Miyares Bermudez
Secretaria Ejecutiva
Comite Organizador
VII Simposio Internacional
de Comunicacion Social
Centro de Linguistica Aplicada
Apartado Postal 4067, Vista Alegre
Santiago de Cuba 4, Cuba 90400
Telephones: (53-226) 42760 or
(53-226) 41081
Fax: (53-226) 41579
E-mail: leonellingapli.ciges.inf.cu
http://parlevink.cs.utwente.nl/Cuba/index.html

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES:
Spanish, English and French

REGISTRATION FEE

Speakers and Delegates	160.00 USD
Companions			80.00 USD

Payment must be in cash during registration and it covers a copy of
the Proceedings, all other documentation related to the event,
speaker's certificate, welcome cocktail, concert and tours.
Companions will have access to all of the above, except copies of the
proceedings.

ACCOMODATION

The Organizing Committee guarantees accommodation in 3, 4, and 5 star
hotels with preferential prices for participants in the event.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

- Abstract Submission deadline:
 July 1st, 2000

- Notification on paper's approval
 by Scientific Committee:
 by July 30, 2000

- Delivery of papers either by
 e-mail or by mail using 3�-inch
 diskette:
 September 1st, 2000

- Pre-Symposium seminars:
 January 22nd, 2001

- 7th International Symposium
 on Social Communication:
 January 23rd through 26th, 2001

OTHER ASPECTS OF INTEREST

Santiago de Cuba, located at some 900 kms from Havana, is Cuba's
second largest city. Its economic, cultural and social importance in
Cuban history is unquestionable. Santiago is also the capital of the
province with the same name. Surrounded by the green mountains of the
Sierra Maestra range and the Caribbean Sea, Santiago is unique in its
geography and beautiful landscape. Its surroundings make the city one
of the most important tourist attractions on the entire island. The
Organizing Committee, in coordination with the city's tourist agencies
will offer visiting delegates a host of options allowing participants
to enjoy the city's beauty and charm.

SCIENTIFIC AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

President of Honor:
Dr. Rosa Elena Simeon Negrin
Minister of Science, Technology
and the Environment
Republic of Cuba

Aida Almaguer Furnaguera 
Representative of the Ministry
of Science, Technology and the
Environment
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Gerardo Garcia Cabrera
President of Information
for Development Agency
Ministry of Science,
Technology and the Environment
Havana
Cuba

Vitelio Ruiz Hernandez
Member of the Academy
of Science of Cuba
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Leonel Ruiz Miyares
Director of Center of
Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Eloina Miyares Bermudez 
Executive Secretary of the
Seventh International
Symposium on Social Communication
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Marcos Cortina V.
Rector University of Oriente
Ministry of Higher Education
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Nayra Pujals
Rector Higher Institute
for Medical Sciences
Ministry of Public Health
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Cesar Torres
Rector Pedagogical University
'Frank Pais'
Ministry of Education
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Anton Nijholt
Professor and Researcher
Twente University
Enschede, Holland

Kathleen Wermke
Professor and Researcher
Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany

Renate Siegmund
Professor and Researcher
Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany

Mercedes Cathcart Roca
Professor and Researcher
Faculty of Humanities
University of Oriente
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Daniela Ratti
Researcher
National Council of
Scientific Research
Genoa, Italy

Lucia Marconi
Researcher
National Council of
Scientific Research
Genoa, Italy

Claudia Rolando
Researcher
National Council of
Scientific Research
Genoa, Italy

Jose Ramon Morala Rodriguez
Professor and Researcher
University of Leon
Spain

Gloria Corpas Pastor
Professor and Researcher
University of Malaga
Spain

Daniel Madrid
Vicedean of International
Relations
Faculty of Education
University of Granada
Spain

Ercilia Estrada Estrada
Scientific Council
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Nancy Alamo Suarez
Researcher
Center of Applied Linguistics
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Humberto Oca�a Dayar
Professor and Researcher
Pedagogical University 'Frank Pais'
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

Miladys Diodene Adame
Ministry of Education
Santiago de Cuba
Cuba

SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

REGISTRATION FORM

Mr./Ms. ___________________

Organization: _____________

Title: ____________________

Business address: ______________

City: _______ Telefax: _________

Phone: ___________

E-Mail:_________________________

Home address: __________________

City: ________ Telephone: ______

I wish to participate in
Pre-Symposium seminars (optional)

___Spanish as a second language

___Latest trends in Computational
Linguistics

Paper title: _________________

Date: ________________

Signature: ___________
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