LINGUIST List 11.618

Sun Mar 19 2000

Calls: Comp Ling/ACL2000, Lang Acquisition Review

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL2000 Call for Workshops
  2. Frank Wijnen, Annual Review of Language Acquisition: EXTENDED DEADLINE

Message 1: ACL2000 Call for Workshops

Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 19:55:29 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ACL2000 Call for Workshops

	 		 ACL 2000 

 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for
 Computational Linguistics
 3-6 October, 2000
 Hong Kong

		 Call for Workshop Proposals 

Workshop Chair: 

Nicoletta Calzolari
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR, Pisa


The ACL'2000 Program Committee invites proposals for Workshops
to be held in conjunction with the ACL'2000 Conference.

Areas of Interest

We welcome proposals on any topic of interest to the ACL community. 
In addition to the traditional workshops areas, including both core 
issues in CL and NLP applications (such as MT, CLIR, speech related 
applications, etc.), we encourage proposals for workshops focussing 
on Asian language processing and fostering communication and 
cooperation between Western and Eastern (Asian) CL communities.


The Conference will be held October 3-6; Workshop dates will be 
scheduled before and/or after the conference. 


Pre/Post Conference Workshop/Tutorials will be held at Hong Kong
University of Science and Technology (HKUST).


Reviewing of Workshop proposals will be managed by an international 
Workshop Program Committee. 
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

			Submission Details

Proposals for workshops should contain: 

Scientific part:

* A title and brief (about 500 word) content description of the 
workshop topic. 

Organizational part:

* Length of workshop (from half a day to 2 days).

* The target audience and expected number of participants. 

* Estimate of special costs, such as invited speakers (if any).

* Any outside financial support for the workshop.

* Any special requirements for technical needs (computer 
infrastructure, etc.).

* Food/beverage requirements for the workshop.

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text, 
as soon as possible, but no later than April 18. 

The subject line should be: 


Please submit your proposals and any inquiries to: 

Nicoletta Calzolari, ACL 2000 Workshop Chair

Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, CNR 
Area della Ricerca di Pisa
Via Alfieri 1 
Localita' San Cataldo 
56010 Ghezzano - Pisa - Italy 

Tel: +39 050 315-2870 (direct); -2836 or -2835 (secr.) 
Fax: +39 050 315-2834 

			Important Dates

Submission Deadline for Workshop Proposal: Apr 18 

Notification of acceptance of Workshop Proposal: May 10

Workshop descriptions due to Workshop Chair: July 10

Workshop material for reproduction: around the beginning of September
(more information will be provided later)
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Message 2: Annual Review of Language Acquisition: EXTENDED DEADLINE

Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 09:36:42 +0100
From: Frank Wijnen <>
Subject: Annual Review of Language Acquisition: EXTENDED DEADLINE


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)

 | Fra N K Wijnen |
 | Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS |
 | Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, Netherlands |
 | tel +31 30 253 6334 fax +31 30 253 6000 |
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