LINGUIST List 12.3008

Mon Dec 3 2001

Calls: Computational Ling, Foreign Lang Teaching

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  1. Noord G.J.M. van, CFP: Special Issue JNLE: Finite State Methods in NLP
  2. David Heap, WEFLA 2002 Holguin Cuba

Message 1: CFP: Special Issue JNLE: Finite State Methods in NLP

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 14:29:52 +0100 (MET)
From: Noord G.J.M. van <vannoordlet.rug.nl>
Subject: CFP: Special Issue JNLE: Finite State Methods in NLP

CALL FOR PAPERS
SPECIAL ISSUE of NATURAL LANGUAGE ENGINEERING


Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing



GUEST EDITORS
Lauri Karttunen, Xerox PARC and RXRC
Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki
Gertjan van Noord, University of Groningen


Finite state methods are used in various areas of linguistic
computation, including tokenization, lexicography, spell checking,
part of speech tagging, speech recognition, grapheme to phoneme
conversion, computational phonology and morphology, as well as
computational syntax.

In recent years the use of finite state methods has increased both in
practical applications (such as in morphological analyzers for a
variety of languages), as well as in more theoretical approaches (such
as in recent attempts to formalize optimality-theoretic analyses in
phonology by finite-state means).

A series of workshops have been organised in the past around this
theme (Budapest 1996, Ankara 1998, Helsinki 2001). The Budapest
workshop led to an earlier, similar, special issue of NLE (NLE 2(4),
1996), edited by Andres Kornai.

The current initiative originated at the workshop `Finite State
Methods in NLP', and a related event entitled `Twenty Years of
Two-level Morphology'. Both events were organised in connection with
ESSLLI, Helsinki, august 2001. http://www.helsinki.fi/esslli/
Contributors of these events are encouraged to submit full articles
based on their abstracts. In addition, we welcome contributions from
other researchers.


SCHEDULE

Call for papers issued: 1 December 2001
Papers due: 1 April 2002
Notification to authors: 1 June 2002
Final versions due: 1 November 2002
Publication: 1 March 2003


SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Initial submissions should be sent electronically in PDF format to

 Gertjan van Noord
 vannoordlet.rug.nl


Formatting instructions for final submissions are available from the
journal's homepage, which is available via

 http://us.cambridge.org/



Gertjan van Noord Alfa-informatica, RUG
Postbus 716, 9700 AS Groningen
vannoord at let dot rug dot nl

























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Message 2: WEFLA 2002 Holguin Cuba

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 10:26:31 -0500 (EST)
From: David Heap <djheapuwo.ca>
Subject: WEFLA 2002 Holguin Cuba

UNIVERSITY OF HOLGUIN "OSCAR LUCERO MOYA"
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
WEFLA 2002
April 17-19

The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Holguin, Cuba, in
collaboration with the Faculty of Continuing Education of the
University of Calgary, Canada, issues its first call for papers for
the Third International Workshop on Foreign Language Teaching and
Professional Communication (WEFLA 2002) to be held in Holguin, Cuba
from April 17-19, 2002.

This biennial conference brings together university language teachers
from all parts of Cuba and from overseas countries such as Brazil,
England, Panama, and Canada.

International Advisory Board:
Dr.V.J. Cook, University of Essex, UK
Dr. M.L. Kaitting, U. of Calgary, Canada
Dr. C. Thomson, U. of Western Ontario, Canada
Dr. Dolores Corona Camaraza, Ministry of Higher Education, Cuba
Dr. Miguel Torres Perez, U. of Holguin, Cuba
Vilma Paez Perez, M.Sc., U. of Holguin

AIMS:
-To promote sharing experiences in foreign language teaching.
-To foster exchanging experiences about the teaching of Spanish as a
foreign and as a native language.
-To summarize work carried out in upgrading courses in the teaching of
foreign languages.
-To present and discuss research in teacher training and development.
-To promote cooperation among teachers from different parts of the world
in the latest research in foreign language teaching.

TOPICS:
-Foreign Language Teaching
-Teacher Training and Development
-Linguistic Studies
-Translation and Interpretation
-Spanish: Language and Culture
-Professional Communication
-CALL
-Teaching Materials in FLT settings

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES:
-Presentation of papers; Workshops; Displays; Round tables; Lectures
-Book exchange and expo of teaching aids

PRE-CONFERENCE COURSES:
April 15-16
Cuban Culture, New Trends in Foreign Language Teaching, Foreign Language
Teaching in Cuba, Semantics, Professional Communication.

IMPORTANT!! SWAPSHOP: Learners' Experiences while Learning. Students
who attend our Conference will have the opportunity to share their
experiences and ideas. Come and live the Cuban Experience!!

REGISTRATION 
Your registration form should be sent together with an abstract of
your paper to Prof. Vilma Paez, copy to Dr. M.L. Kaitting before
February 15, 2002. Indicate on your registration form if you are
interested in participating in any of the pre-conference courses. Each
course will be a total of 10 hours and the registration fee is $10 US
per course. A certificate of completion will be awarded for these
courses and for the Conference. See our second call for further
details on these courses.

REGISTRATION FEE:
Participants: $80 USD
Retired: $60 USD
Students: $40 USD
It can be paid on your arrival at the University. Early registration,
before Dec. 15, 2001, qualifies for a 25% discount.

LODGING
Included: A double room (7nights/days) Welcome Cocktail, MAP
(half-board), City tour, Airport transfer, and transportation to all
workshop activities.

Villa Universitaria $ 189 USD
Students $ 105 USD
Hotel Touracade $ 209 USD
Hotel Pernik (Three stars) $ 290 USD
Hotel El Bosque (Three stars) $ 290 USD

Special Offer! (Transfer not included)
Hotel Atlantico (Three stars all inclusive), Guardalavaca Beach $38
USD (per day)

Your hotel accommodations can be booked by: Lic. Arturo Leyva
UniversiTUR
University Travel Agency email: angelartuho.hlg.edu.cu OR
aviajesuho.hlg.edu.cu

WEFLA 2002
Holguin, Cuba
APRIL 17-19, 2002
Registration Form

Surname:___________________________
First Name:________________________
Address:___________________________
___________________________________
___________________________________
Country:___________________________
Phone:_____________________________
FAX:___ ___________________________
E-mail:____________________________
Institution:_______________________
Professor: ____ Retired Professor: ______
Student:_______ Other:_______
Pre-conference course: Yes____ No______
Title of Paper:_______________________
___________________________________
Accommodation:
Name of hotel:_______________________
Villa Universitaria:____ Other:____
I would like assistance booking accommodation:
Yes:_____ No:______

Please fax or email this form to:
Prof. Vilma Paez, M. Sc.
Conference Chair, WEFLA 2002
FAX: 53 24 46 8050 / 48 1843
Email: vilmauho.hlg.edu.cu
aquesadacristal.hlg.sld.cu

Copy of abstracts to:
Dr. Mary Lou Kaitting
Fax: (403) 289 0828
Email: kaittingucalgary.ca

TRAVELLING TO CUBA
UniversiTUR is Cuba's University Travel Agency, dedicated to
facilitating travel related to scientific activities, specialized
visits and international academic events.

The best way to travel to Holguin is by plane. Check with your travel
agent to see if you can get an international charter directly to
Holguin. If you are flying via Havana you may have to overnight in
Havana.

Foreigners pay for everything in Cuba in American dollars. Either cash
or credit cards (but not if issued by a US bank) are accepted.
Travellers cheques issued in the US (such as American Express) are not
accepted. If your University wishes to transfer funds directly to the
U. of Holguin, please contact Lic. Arturo Leyva.

Our weather in April is wonderful, ranging from 22 to 28 degrees
Celsius. / 74 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit. We are close to the world
famous resort of Guardalavaca which has one of the most beautiful
unspoiled beaches in Cuba.


UNIVERSITY OF HOLGUIN "OSCAR LUCERO MOYA"
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

HOLGUIN, CUBA
April 17-19, 2002
Prof. Vilma Paez Perez
Organizing Committee WEFLA 2002
Universidad de Holguin
Tel: (53) (24) 481333 / 48l324 ext. 28
FAX : (53) (24) 48l843 / 468050
Email: vilmauho.hlg.edu.cu
aquesadacristal.hlg.sld.cu


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