LINGUIST List 12.2927

Sat Nov 24 2001

Calls: Language Resources,Berkeley Linguistics Society

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  1. Magali Duclaux, LREC 2002 Deadline extension
  2. Mary Paster, REMINDER: Berkeley Linguistics Society -- BLS28

Message 1: LREC 2002 Deadline extension

Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 13:43:40 +0100
From: Magali Duclaux <>
Subject: LREC 2002 Deadline extension

International Conference on Language Resources and Development

 LREC 2002
 Las Palmas,
 27th May 2002-2nd June 2002

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission has been
extended to Tuesday, 27th November 2001.

Format for abstract suibmission:

Submitted abstracts of papers for oral and poster presentations should
consist of about 800 words. Demonstrations of LR and related tools
will be reviewed as well. Please send an outline of about 400
words. If a demo is connected to a paper, please attach the outline to
the paper abstract. All submissions should include a separate title
page, providing the following information: type of proposal (paper for
oral presentation, paper for poster presentation, demo, paper plus
demo); the title to be printed in the programme of the Conference;
names and affiliations of the authors or proposers; the full address
of the first author (or a contact person), including phone, fax,
email, URL; the required facilities for presentation (overhead pro-
jector, data display; other hardware, platforms, communi- cations);
and 5 keywords.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.
Abstracts can be submitted either via email or regular mail (hard

1. Electronic submission:
Electronic submission of abstracts should be in ASCII file
format. This file should be sent to: Attn: Antonio Zampolli - LREC chairman.

2. Submission in hard copy:
You may also submit hard copies. Please send five hard
copies to:
Antonio Zampolli � LREC Chairman
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR
Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Via G. Moruzzi 1 - 56124 Pisa - ITALY

More information about LREC 2002 is available on the Web site
dedicated to the LREC conferences:
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Message 2: REMINDER: Berkeley Linguistics Society -- BLS28

Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 17:13:17 -0800
From: Mary Paster <pastersocrates.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: REMINDER: Berkeley Linguistics Society -- BLS28

 **Reminder: Abstracts due 11/26/2001** 

The Berkeley Linguistics Society is pleased to announce its Twenty-Eighth
Annual Meeting, to be held February 15-18,2002. The conference will
consist of a General Session, a Parasession, and a Special Session on
Southeast Asian linguistics to be dedicated to Jim Matisoff, who is
retiring at the end of the academic year. General Session The General
Session will cover all areas of linguistic interest. We encourage
proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and also welcome papers
on language-related topics from disciplines such as Anthropology,
Cognitive Science, Literature, Neuroscience, and Psychology.

Invited Speakers:
JOHN KINGSTON, University of Massachusetts
LESLEY MILROY, University of Michigan
DOUGLAS PULLEYBLANK, University of British Columbia

Parasession: Field Linguistics The Parasession invites papers on
linguistics in the field, including (but not limited to) methodology,
the use of technology in the field, and results of recent fieldwork in
any area of linguistics. 

Invited Speakers:
IAN MADDIESON, University of California, Berkeley 
PAMELA MUNRO,University of California, LosAngeles 
JORGEN RISCHEL, University ofCopenhagen

Special Session: Tibeto-Burman/Southeast Asian Linguistics
The Special Session invites papers on Southeast
Asian languages (especially Tibeto-Burman, Tai-Kadai,
Mon-Khmer,Hmong-Mien) in any area of linguistics.

Invited Speakers:
JEROLD EDMONDSON, University of Texas,Arlington
GRAHAM THURGOOD, California State University
SCOTT DELANCEY, University of Oregon

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Papers presented at the conference will be published in the Society's
Proceedings, and authors who present papers agree to provide
camera-ready copy (not to exceed 12 pages) by May 15,
2002. Presentations will be allotted 20 minutes with 10 minutes for
questions. An author may submit at most one single and one joint
abstract. In case of joint authorship, one address should be
designated for communication with BLS. Your abstract should be as
specific as possible, including a statement of your topic or problem,
your approach, and your conclusions. Please send ten (10) copies of
an anonymous one-page (8.5"<BR>x 11") abstract. Abstracts may be at
most four hundred (400) words. The reverse side of the single page
may be used for data and references only. Along with the abstracts
send a 3" x 5" card listing: 
(1) Paper title
(2) Session (General Session/Parasession/Special Session)
(3) Name(s) ofauthor(s)
(4) Affiliation(s) of author(s)
(5) Address to which notification of acceptance or rejection should
be mailed (November-December)
(6) Contact phone number for each author
(7) E-mail address for each author
(8) **For General Session submissions only: subfield(phonology,
syntax, etc.)
(9) **For Para- and Special Session submissions
only: indication of whether you wish to have
your abstract considered for the General Session
if the organizers determine that your paper will
not fit into either of the other sessions.

Send abstracts:
Via post:
BLS 28 Abstracts Committee
University of California
Department of Linguistics
1203 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA

Via e-mail:
(Only those abstracts formatted as ASCII text or as a Word attachment
will be considered. The text of the message must contain the
information requested in 1-9 above.)

Abstracts must be received in our office (NOT postmarked)by 4:00 pm,
November 26, 2001.

Registration Information

All attendees, including presenters, are expected to register for
the meeting. For advance registration, we can only accept checks or
money orders drawn on US banks in US dollars. Please make checks
payable to Berkeley Linguistics Society. Send advance registration
to: BLS 28 Registration 
University of California 
Department of Linguistics 
1203 Dwinelle Hall 
Berkeley, CA 
On-site, we will accept cash, US checks, and money orders.
Registration fees Before February 1, 2002: $20 students, $40 non-students
After February 1,2002: $25 students, $50 non-students

**BLS will arrange for ASL interpretation if services are requested
through before December 1, 2001.

**Updates and information regarding
transportation, hotels, and restaurants in Berkeley and San
Francisco will be posted at
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