LINGUIST List 12.3150

Thu Dec 20 2001

Calls: Spanish Socioling,Computational Ling

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  1. Lotfi Sayahi, Final call for papers: First Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL-02 Call for Tutorials

Message 1: Final call for papers: First Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics

Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 12:57:53 -0800
From: Lotfi Sayahi <>
Subject: Final call for papers: First Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics

Final call for papers: First Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics 
March 14th & 15th, 2002
University at Albany 

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the 
University at Albany (State University of New York) is pleased 
to announce its First Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics 

 Keynote speaker: Joseph Clancy Clements
 University of Indiana

Possible topics include: 

I.Dialect variation in Spanish: both at the social and geographic 

II.Spanish in contact including: 
a. Spanish in contact with other languages in Spain, Latin 
America and elsewhere.
b.Spanish/English bilingualism in the US: both in the case of 
heritage speakers and immigrants. 

We welcome original papers (30 minutes in length, 20 min 
presentation/10 min discussion) on any situation of dialect 
variation, language contact, and bilingualism involving Spanish. 

Abstracts should be submitted no later than January 15, 2002 to 
Lotfi Sayahi: 
By E-mail:
By Fax: (518) 442-4111 

By mail: Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures 
University at Albany, SUNY.1410 Washington Ave. 
Albany, NY 12222 

For any additional information please visit the Workshop's web 
page at:
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Message 2: ACL-02 Call for Tutorials

Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 18:40:15 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ACL-02 Call for Tutorials

ACL-02 Call for Tutorial Proposals

The Program Committee of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for 
Computational Linguistics invites proposals for the Tutorial Program for 
ACL-02, to be held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 
USA, July 7th-12th, 2002 (see 
The tutorials for ACL-02 will be held on July 7th, 2002. Each tutorial 
should be well-focused so that its core content can be covered in a three-hour
tutorial slot (including a 30 minute break). However, in exceptional cases 
six-hour tutorial slots are possible as well. There will be space and time 
for at most four three-hour tutorials.


Hwee Tou Ng, DSO National Laboratories, 20 Science Park Drive, Singapore 
118230, Republic of Singapore, 


Proposals for tutorials should contain:
* A title and brief (less than 500 words) content description of the 
tutorial topic.
* The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the 
tutorial speakers, with a one-paragraph statement of the speaker's(s') 
research interests and areas of expertise.
* Any special requirements for technical needs (display projector, 
computer infrastructure, etc.)

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII 
(iso8859-1) text as soon as possible, but in any case no later than 
January 11th, 2002.

Please email your proposals to 
<> , with the subject line: "ACL-02 TUTORIAL 



Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by January 25th, 2002 and 
must then provide descriptions of their tutorials for inclusion in the 
conference registration material by March 29th, 2002. The description 
should be in three formats: a latex version that fits onto 1/2 page; an 
ASCII (iso8859-1) version that can be included with the email 
announcement; and an HTML version that can be included on the conference 
home page. Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least 
containing copies of the overhead transparencies to be used as well as a 
bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial by May 10th, 2002.


The current ACL policy is that tutorials are reimbursed at the following 
rate: US$500 per session plus $25 per registrant in the range 21-50 plus 
$15 per registrant in excess of 50. Note that this is per tutorial, not 
per presenter: multiple presenters will split the proceeds, the default 
assumption being an even split. The ACL does not usually cover any 
further expenses.


Submission deadline for proposal: 11th January, 2002
Notification of acceptance: 25th January, 2002
Tutorial descriptions due: 29th March, 2002
Tutorial course material due: 10th May, 2002
Tutorials date: 7th July, 2002

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