LINGUIST List 11.2399

Mon Nov 6 2000

Calls: Comparative Germanic Syntax, Poznan Linguistics

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  1. Susi Wurmbrand, 16th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 16)
  2. Przemyslaw KASZUBSKI, 33rd Poznan Linguistic Meeting CCAAL/PLM2001

Message 1: 16th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 16)

Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 10:27:17 -0500
From: Susi Wurmbrand <susialum.mit.edu>
Subject: 16th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 16)

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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
16th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 16)

May 5-6, 2001

McGill University, Montr�al, Canada

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Invited Speaker:

Ellen F. Prince
University of Pennsylvania

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We invite abstracts for thirty-five-minute talks (plus ten minutes 
discussion) on any aspect of comparative Germanic syntax including 
the interfaces between syntax and other components.

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS:
Abstracts should not exceed one page (letter-size; 8"1/2 by 11" or 
A4), with one-inch margins and typed in at least 11-point font. A 
second page is permitted for data and references only. Abstracts must 
be anonymous. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint 
abstract per author.

We strongly encourage electronic submissions. Send name, affiliation, 
e-mail, mailing address, and title of the paper in the body of the 
message. The anonymous abstract should be sent as an attachment in 
one of the following formats: pdf, rtf, postscript, Microsoft Word 
(98 or earlier), or plain text. For any unusual fonts, please attach 
the font file (Macintosh only).

Postal submissions must include 5 copies of an anonymous abstract and
an index card (3'' by 5'') including the author, title, and contact 
information as above.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS:
	December 8, 2000

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE:
	February, 2001

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS:
	swurmbpo-box.mcgill.ca

POSTAL SUBMISSIONS:
	CGSW 16, Abstract Committee
	Department of Linguistics
	McGill University
	1085 Dr. Penfield
	Montr�al, PQ, H3A 1A7
	CANADA

Electronic submissions will receive an email confirmation by December 
11. If you do not receive confirmation by this date, please contact 
the organizers.

For more information please send e-mail to <susialum.mit.edu> or 
<jbobalpo-box.mcgill.ca> or visit our web site:

	http://www.mcgill.ca/cgsw
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Susi Wurmbrand
Home page: http://web.mit.edu/susi/www/home.html

Department of Linguistics
McGill University
1085 Dr. Penfield
Montr�al, PQ. H3A 1A7
CANADA

Phone:	(514) 939-0953
Fax:	(514) 398-7088
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Message 2: 33rd Poznan Linguistic Meeting CCAAL/PLM2001

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 20:14:32 +0100
From: Przemyslaw KASZUBSKI <przemkaelex.amu.edu.pl>
Subject: 33rd Poznan Linguistic Meeting CCAAL/PLM2001

Apologies for cross- and double- posting and for the 
cumbersome format the previous time.

Przemek Kaszubski
przemkaamu.edu.pl


PLM 2001

33rd Poznan Linguistic Meeting
Challenges for linguistics in the 21st century
27-29 April 2001


FIRST CIRCULAR AND CALL FOR PAPERS

PROGRAMME

The 33rd Poznan Linguistic Meeting, the first PLM of the new 
millenium, organized by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz 
University, Poznan, Poland, will be devoted to discussing the 
challenges for linguistics in the 21st century. 

The already known points on the programme of PLM 2001 are:

* a workshop on Challenges in Computer-Assisted Applied 
Linguistics organized by prof. W�odzimierz Sobkowiak 
swlodekifa.amu.edu.pl of the Department of English Computer 
Linguistics, School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University (please 
find attached the organizer's call for papers)

* a workshop on Language and Global Communication organized 
by dr Adam Jaworski (Cardiff University) (please find attached the 
organizer's call for papers)

* a session on Challenges for Natural Linguistics in the 21st 
century organized by prof. Katarzyna Dziubalska-Ko�aczyk 
(School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Pozna). You are 
invited to submit proposals of talks to the organizer: 
dkasiaifa.amu.edu.pl

* a talk by prof. Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld) on Efficient 
documentation of endangered languages for research and 
applications

* other already suggested areas/topics: sociolinguistics of 
American dialects, evolutionary linguistics, historical linguistics, 
second language acquisition, computational phonetics, teaching of 
phonetics and phonology


PAPERS

Proposals for papers (as well as other sessions or workshops) are 
invited. Two-page abstracts (including bibliography) should be 
submitted to the PLM 2001 address by the end of December 2000, 
preferably by e-mail plmifa.amu.edu.pl; alternatively you may 
send us a diskette (Word for Windows or .rtf)

Abstracts will be reviewed by an international advisory board. 
Notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors by the 16th of 
February 2001. Abstracts for workshops should be sent directly to 
convenors.


BOOK EXHIBITION AND SALE

Traditionally, a book exhibition and sale will be organized by the 
Omnibus bookshop, offering very attractive prices on books by 
major linguistic publishers.

VENUE

This time the venue is outside of Poznan. Its address is:
Bukowy Dworek
tel./fax (+48 502609451)
tel. (+48 68) 341 28 51
tel. (+48 68) 341 22 94
e-mail: bukowy_dworekpgnig.com.pl
The local URL is under repair. Information will be e-mailed 
to interested persons upon contact with the PLM or 
workshop organisers.


This is a congress centre of a very high standard, with well-
equipped conference rooms and comfortable accommodation. The 
centre is situated in a beautiful natural surrounding of woods and 
lakes. The guests will be offered free use of a swimming pool, 
fitness club, and parking lot. Price per person (regardless of room 
type) per day: 250 PLN (includes accommodation and ALL meals), 
paid at the congress centre.


TRANSPORT

The organisers offer transportation from Poznan to Bukowy Dworek 
on the 26th of April, 2001. The coach will leave for Bukowy Dworek 
at 4:00 p.m. from the School of English in Poznan. 

For those who choose to travel by car, a detailed map will be 
provided in the second circular (see also the web page of Bukowy 
Dworek).


REGISTRATION

70 PLN (the account number will be provided in the second 
circular). The fee includes the cost of conference materials, 
banquet, tea/coffee during the meeting, transport from Poznan and 
back.


REPLY FORMS

To register for the conference, please complete and return the 
enclosed reply form (either by email or by post) at your earliest 
convenience, but not later than the end of December.


ADDRESS FOR INQUIRIES, ABSTRACTS AND REPLY FORMS

PLM 2001
School of English
Adam Mickiewicz University
Collegium Novum
al. Niepodleglosci 4
61-874 Poznan
POLAND

tel: (+48 61) 829-35-06
fax: (+48 61) 829-35-05
http://elex.amu.edu.pl/ifa/
e-mail: plmifa.amu.edu.pl


PLM Organisers
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk
Katarzyna Janicka

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PLM 2001 REPLY FORM
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TITLE

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NAME

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AFFILIATION

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ADDRESS

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ A PAPER, SPECIFY THE 
SECTION

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TITLE OF THE PAPER

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I WILL arrive in Poznan and use the transportation offered

I WILL arrive directly in Bukowy Dworek on ---------------------

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I WILL LEAVE ON

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SPECIAL WISHES

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CALL FOR PAPERS

to be presented at

CHALLENGES
IN COMPUTER-ASSISTED
APPLIED LINGUISTICS,

a CCAAL workshop
on 27 April 2001
organized by the Department of English Computer Linguistics,
School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University as part of the...

33 POZNAN LINGUISTIC MEETING
27-29 April 2001

Applied linguistics is thriving in Europe and in Poland. The volume 
of foreign language teaching, translation or dictionary-making, to 
name just a few areas, is reaching unprecedented heights. 
Computer assistance is used more and more in all these activities. 
 While there have been conferences devoted to applied linguistics 
and computer support in education, we believe that the issues 
concerning the theoretical and practical challenges currently 
encountered at the interface of the two fields have not so far been 
addressed properly. We feel that computer-assistance is either 
taken for granted or treated as a (yet to be deployed) panaceum for 
all applied linguistics problems and weaknesses.

We propose a different approach, one which is epitomized in the 
concept of 'challenges'. The workshop will be about the challenges 
of CAAL, both those which, while known, have not been faced and 
solved yet, and those which one may foresee in the future. We 
propose to identify and tackle these challenges here and now, in 
the workshop being part of the next Poznan Linguistic Meeting. 
The following is a short list of CAAL challenges which is meant to 
suggest and stimulate, but by no means exhaust the inventory:

* inflated promises and expectations,
* hardware and software problems,
* hardware and software availability,
* language barrier -- software localization,
* user interface and effectiveness,
* learner and teacher training,
* classroom integration,
* Internet.

As far as CAAL itself is concerned, we propose a wide view in 
which 'computer-assistance' may be understood in many ways, 
from the minimum of word-processing to the maximum of systems 
fully equipped in artificial intelligence and working with no 
continuous human supervision. Applied linguistics, in turn, is 
equally liberally interpreted as encompassing practical linguistic 
applications of linguistics, socio- and psycholinguistics, computer-
science, pedagogy, media studies and others. At the interface of 
these wide ranges of research will be, among others, such 
sciences and activities as:

* Computer-Assisted Language Learning/Teaching/Instruction 
(CALL/CALT/CAI)
* Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT)
* Computer-Assisted Lexicography (CAL)
* Applied Corpus Linguistics (ACL)
* Natural Language Processing (NLP)
* Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
* Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

At present we are planning to have a one-day workshop, i.e. 
proceedings beginning in the morning and completed by a panel 
discussion in the afternoon. We are planning to have half-hour 
slots for paper presentation and discussion. Posters will be 
accepted and displayed if need arises. All proposals will be 
anonymously peer-reviewed before acceptance. Computer-
assisted interactive presentations are encouraged. Please let us 
know well before the workshop what hardware and software you will 
need.

Persons wishing to participate in the CCAAL workshop should fill in 
the reply form above and send it to the organizers of the conference 
plmifa.amu.edu.pl. The abstract should be sent to the 
undersigned at swlodekifa.amu.edu.pl.

Prof. Wlodzimierz Sobkowiak
swlodekifa.amu.edu.pl

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Call for Papers

LANGUAGE AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP

28 APRIL 2001

This special interest panel will be held alongside the Poznan 
Linguistics Meeting (PLM), 27-29 April 2001.

Contributions are invited for presentation at the Workshop on any 
aspect of sociolinguistic, discourse analytic and communicative 
aspects of globalisation. Topics may include:

* Technology, translation, culture
* Multimodality
* Quality of life and health care in a global community
* Tourism as a global cultural industry
* Linguistic, social and political identities under 
globalisation/localisation
* Political dimensions of globalisation: democratisation vs. 
hegemonisation

Please send a 200-300 word abstract (preferably by email) to the 
Workshop Convener, Adam Jaworski, at the address below, by 31 
January 2001.


Dr Adam Jaworski
Centre for Language & Communication Research
Cardiff University
PO Box 94, Cardiff CF10 3XB
Wales, UK

tel +44 (0)29 20874243
fax +44 (0)29 20874242
jaworskicardiff.ac.uk


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Dr Przemyslaw Kaszubski
przemkaamu.edu.pl
http://elex.amu.edu.pl/ifa/skaszub.htm

MY (ENGLISH) (LEARNER) CORPORA PAGE:
http://main.amu.edu.pl/~przemka

School of English
Adam Mickiewicz University
Al. Niepodleglosci 4
61-874 Poznan, POLAND
tel: +48 61 8293521 or 8293506
fax: +48 61 8523103
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