LINGUIST List 11.536

Sat Mar 11 2000

Calls: Language Acquisition, Software Maintenance

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  1. ARLA, The Annual Review of Language Acquisition
  2. toor, International Conference on Software Maintenance 2000 in Silicon Valley (ICSM'2000)

Message 1: The Annual Review of Language Acquisition

Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 16:18:47 +0100
From: ARLA <>
Subject: The Annual Review of Language Acquisition


John Benjamins Publishing Company announces the start of a new yearly

Lynn Santelmann, Portland State University
Maaike Verrips, Utrecht University
Frank Wijnen, Utrecht University

The Annual Review will be devoted to research in the domain of first
language acquisition, i.e., the process of acquiring command of a first
language. It will focus on research which has been reported in recently
defended PhD theses. The major share of contributions to the yearbook will
consist of 20-25 page (approximately) edited summaries of, or excerpts
from, dissertations addressing issues in first language acquisition. These
papers should be written by the original author of the dissertation,
conform to the format of a journal article, and thus be comprehensible
without reference to the source text.

The Annual Review will publish reports of original research pertaining to
various approaches to first language acquisition, be it experimental,
observational, computational, clinical or theoretical, provided that the
work is of high quality. The Annual Review also welcomes studies in which
first language acquisition is compared to L2 acquisition, as well as
studies on language acquisition under abnormal conditions. In all of the
areas covered, the Annual Review of Language Acquisition will be dedicated
to creative and groundbreaking research.

The yearbook, in its printed form, will be supplemented by an attractive
website. The website will give access to electronic copies the printed
papers, but, more importantly, it will present background materials such as
a resume of the author, excerpts of audio or video materials related to the
reported research, tips for further reading, and links to relevant websites.

Any student who has a dissertation completed in 1999 is invited to submit a
manuscript based on this work. In order to be eligible for publication, the
manuscript should be of outstanding quality. Particularly, contributions
are sought which excel with regard to the integration of behavioral data
and (psycho)linguistic theorizing. More specifically, the Annual Review
sollicits papers which 
� develop new theoretical ideas to account for a set of facts;
� open up a new empirical domain, e.g. explore a relatively unknown
language, or apply a new or unknown experimental approach.
� report findings that are considered important for pertinent debates in
the field.

Next to these research reports, which will be subject to peer-review, each
issue of the Annual Review will contain one critical review of the
state-of-the-art in a subdomain of first language acquisition research.
This paper will be commissioned by the editors.

The EXTENDED DEADLINE for submissions to the 1999 issue: April 15, 2000
Address for correspondence:		Editors of ARLA
					Trans 10
					3512 JK Utrecht

The editorial board of the Annual Review of Language Acquisition consists of:

Peter Culicover (The Ohio State University)
Katherine Demuth (Brown University)
Jeff Elman (UCSD)
LouAnn Gerken (University of Arizona)
Marco Haverkort (University Groningen)
Jack Hoeksema (Univerity of Groningen)
Angeliek van Hout (Utrecht University)
Nina Hyams (UCLA)
Clara C. Levelt (Free University Amsterdam)
Laurence B. Leonard (Purdue University)
Natascha Mueller (University of Hamburg)
Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta)
William Philip (Utrecht University)
Susan Powers (University of Potsdam)
Thomas Roeper (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Petra Schulz (University of Konstanz)
Ann Senghas (Columbia University)
William B. Snyder (University of Connecticut)
Karin Stromswold (Rutgers University)
Jill de Villiers (Smith College)

		* Annual Review of Language Acquisition *
		* c/o Esther Kraak *
		* Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS *
		* Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht Netherlands *
		* tel +31 30 2539163 fax +31 30 2536000 *
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Message 2: International Conference on Software Maintenance 2000 in Silicon Valley (ICSM'2000)

Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 11:57:36 -0100 (GMT)
From: toor <>
Subject: International Conference on Software Maintenance 2000 in Silicon Valley (ICSM'2000)

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 ********* Deadline for ICSM'2000 Tutorial Proposals
 	 Extended Until March 31st! *********
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International Conference on Software Maintenance 2000 in Silicon
 ICSM '2000 SV
 Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, California, USA
 11th October - 14th October 2000

In collaboration with:

- The IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability
Engineering, ISSRE '2000 (Oct. 8-11): contact Allen Nikora
(, General Chair, for more information.

- The International Workshop on Empirical Studies of Software
Maintenance, WESS '2000 (Oct. 14) : contact George Stark
(, General Chair, for more information.

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"Preserving and Enhancing the Value of Software"

ICSM is the major international conference in the field of software and
systems evolution, maintenance, and management. Participation includes
Industry Day and Tools Fair in collaboration with ISSRE 2000, Research
papers, Experience and observation papers, Workshops, Panels, and
Tutorials. ICSM '2000 will be participatory, with working collaborative
sessions and presentations of industry projects. The focus of ICSM '2000
will be on methods to prevent the decay of software products (e.g.,
structure, documentation) while enhancing their business value and adapting
them to new market needs. Such an objective requires to be able to
identify decay and measure it, prevent it through better process and
management procedures, and correct it through efficient re-engineering

Tutorials that integrate maintenance with software reliability are
particularly welcome.

ICSM '2000 invites to submit tutorials. Tutorials should present software
maintenance topics of interest to practitioners. Tutorials may be full-day
or half-day in length. Submit tutorial proposals via email to Shawn Bohner
by 31 March 2000 (

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IEEE Computer Society's Technical Council on Software Engineering


Carleton University, Canada
Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Reliable Software Technologies, USA
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
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Doubletree Hotel
San Jose, California, USA

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ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE (contact points only)

General Chair:
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Norm Schneidewind
Naval Postgraduate School
2822 Racoon Trail
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Program Co-Chairs:
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Lionel Briand
Dept. of Systems and Computer Engineering
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive, ME 4462
Ottawa, Canada, K1S 5B6

Jeffrey M. Voas
Reliable Software Technologies,
21351 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 400,
Dulles, VA, 20166, USA

Tutorial Co-Chairs:
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Shawn Bohner
META Group, Inc.
Box 16532
Washington, DC 20041-6532, USA

Giuliano Antoniol
I.R.S.T. - Via alla cascata,
Loc. Pante' di Povo
38050, Trento, ITALY

Hongji Yang
Computer Science Department
De Montfort University
Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK
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