LINGUIST List 12.1271

Tue May 8 2001

Calls: Western Conf/Ling, Multilingual Corpus Research

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  1. Richard A. Wright, Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL)
  2. Andrius Utka, Multilingual Corpus Research - 6th TELRI SEMINAR

Message 1: Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL)

Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 18:18:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: Richard A. Wright <>
Subject: Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL)

Announcing WECOL 2001 second call for papers!

We are pleased to announce that the keynote speakers will be:

Heles Contreras University of Washington
Bruce Hayes UCLA
Leslie Saxon University of Victoria

The Western Conference on Linguistics will be held this year
at the University of Washington in Seattle from
Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28, 2001.

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks in all areas of linguistics
including syntax, semantics, phonology, phonetics, historical linguistics,
and sociolinguistics.

In addition to the general linguistics session there will be two special
sessions: Native American Linguistics, Spanish Linguistics

Abstracts should be anonymous, and should be no longer than one page, with
margins of at least 1 inch, in a typeface no smaller than 11 point. An
additional page with examples and references may be appended. Please
provide 6 anonymous copies of the abstract and 1 copy with the author's
name and affiliation. A separate index card should contain the following

 title of paper
 appropriate subfield (and special session if applicable)
 author's name
 telephone number (optional)
 e-mail address

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Wednesday, May 23, 2001.
Abstracts should be sent to the following address:
WECOL 2001
Department of Linguistics
University of Washington
Box 354340
Seattle, WA 98195-4340

Contact Info:
* e-mail

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Message 2: Multilingual Corpus Research - 6th TELRI SEMINAR

Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 11:36:01 +0100
From: Andrius Utka <>
Subject: Multilingual Corpus Research - 6th TELRI SEMINAR


The Sixth TELRI Seminar with the topic "Multilingual Corpus Research"

Bansko, Bulgaria, 8-11 November 2001

Organisers: TELRI-II (Trans-European Language Resources Infrastructure)
Local organisers: Linguistic Modelling Department, Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences , Sofia, Bulgaria

The organisers invite the submission of papers for the TELRI seminar, to
be held in the picturesque Bulgarian mountain town Bansko, from 8 - 11 
November 2001. The conference organisers will arrange transportation from
 Sofia, Bulgaria.

This is the sixth in the series of TELRI seminars, and also the last
seminar held within the framework of the TELRI-II project. With this
years title, "Multilingual Corpus Research", we would like to complete
the circle; starting with the first TELRI Seminar in Tihany, Hungary,
focusing on compiling corpora, to the present seminar where the focus
has shifted to the actual research based on these resources. 

The title should not be interpreted to exclude researchers working on
monolingual corpora, but instead should encourage also monolingual
result to be set into a multilingual or contrastive perspective. We would
 like to encourage everyone to use the resources gathered within the
TELRI project, especially the PLATO multilingual corpus, available from
the TRACTOR archive .

We invite papers on corpus-based/corpus-driven research including, but
not limited, to the following areas:
- parallel and comparable corpora
- translation equivalence
- contrastive corpus linguistics
- the semantics of corpus linguistics
- corpus software

A detailed abstract of the proposed paper, not exceeding 400 words,
should be sent in electronic form to Louise Matty by June 22, 2001 to
the following e-mail address:

All papers will be reviewed by the following programme committee:
 Franticek Cermak, Prague, The Czech Republic
 Ruta Marcinkeviciene, Kaunas, Lithuania
 Elena Paskaleva, Sofia, Bulgaria
 Anatole Shaikevich, Moscow, Russia
 John Sinclair, TWC, Italy 
	Pernilla Danielsson, Birmingham, UK
 Wolfgang Teubert, Birmingham, UK

Authors will be notified whether their papers are accepted or rejected by
15 July 2001. The timeslot given for full presentations is 30 minutes
(including 10 minutes for discussions). Thursday 8 November, will be
devoted to "Ongoing Research", and presentations within these sections
are given 20 minutes (including questions).

The registration fee for the conference is EUR 50/20* for academic
partners, and EUR 100/30* for industrial partners. The * refers to
fees for participants from the CEE/NIS. The second circular will
include detailed information on accommodation options and prices and a
complete list of the keynote speakers.

Pernilla Danielsson

Centre for Corpus Linguistics
Westmere, The Mews
Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 56 88
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 60 53
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