LINGUIST List 12.967

Fri Apr 6 2001

FYI: ELSNET Summer School, LOT-NWCL Summer

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  1. Brigitte Burger, ELSNET Summer School 2001
  2. LOT, LOT-NWCL Summer School

Message 1: ELSNET Summer School 2001

Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 11:14:13 +0200
From: Brigitte Burger <>
Subject: ELSNET Summer School 2001

********************* TEXT AND SPEECH CORPORA **********************

Prague, Czech Republic, 16-27 July 2001
Organized by the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics and
Center for Computational Linguistics at Charles University in Prague


* Steven Bird (UPENN)- Annotation graphs in theory and practice
* Lou Burnard (Oxford) - Text encoding initiative
* Henk van den Heuvel & Eric Sanders (Nijmegen) - Validation of speech 
* Amy Isard (Edinburgh) & Ole Bernsen (Odense) - Dialogue corpora (MATE) +
* Jan Odijk (Lernout & Hauspie) - Speech resources & industrial applications
* Uli T=FCrk (Munich) - Speech tools for database processing
* Chalapathy Neti (IBM) - Multimodal resources (including speech etc.) +
* Geoffrey Sampson (Sussex) - Annotation at the grammatical level
* Esther Grabe (Oxford) - Prosodic annotation - IVIE extensions to ToBI +
* Jan Hajic (Prague) - Linguistic annotation of a large corpus: from
morphology to syntax

The ELSNET European Summer School on Language and Speech Communication is
one of the most successful annual training courses in Europe. For the year
2001 the topic of Text and Speech Corpora has been selected. The school
provides courses on the collection of data (text, speech, dialogue,
multimodal), validation, annotation, and use. State of the art techniques
and tools (hands-on experience included) will be presented by eminent
teachers. The target audience of the Summer School are advanced
undergraduate students, PhD students, postdocs and academic and industrial
researchers and developers.

GRANTS will be available from the EU Improving Human Potential programme
and will cover a substantial part of total costs for young European
researchers. Check the summer school homepage for the application details.
The ISCA grant scheme is open for applications related to this summer
school as well.


Deadline for pre-registration & grant application: April 15, 2001
Notification of registration and grants: May 1, 2001
Payment deadline: June 1, 2001


Dafydd Gibbon (Bielefeld University, DE)
Christoph Draxler (Munich University, DE)
Gerrit Bloothooft (Utrecht University, NL)
Koenraad de Smedt (University of Bergen, NO)
Eva Hajicova (Charles University, Prague, CZ, local organiser)


Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistic (UFAL)
Charles University
118 00 Praha 1, Malostranske nam. 25, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 - 2 - 2191 4278 Fax: +420 - 2 - 2191 4309

Brigitte Burger
ELSNET Assistant Coordinator

European Network of Excellence in Human Language Technologies
mail: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS,
 Trans 10, 3512 JK, Utrecht, The Netherlands
tel: +31 30 253 6039
fax: +31 30 253 6000
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Message 2: LOT-NWCL Summer School

Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2001 09:23:01 +0200
From: LOT <>
Subject: LOT-NWCL Summer School

Dear all,

We are very pleased to present the programme for the LOT-NWCL 
Summer School 2001, to be held in Utrecht from July 9 to July 20.
Below is a short summary of the program; detailed information on 
each of the courses can be found on our website:
You can now register electronically and make lodging arrangements 
via this site. Deadline for both is May 8.

Week 1:
Harald Baayen (University of Nijmegen & MPI Nijmegen):
	Morphology in the mental lexicon 
Huub van den Bergh (Utrecht University):
	Statistics, tailor made 
Peter Cole (University of Delaware & MPI Leipzig) 
Samuel Epstein (University of Michigan) 
	Prospects for Derivational Syntactic Explanation
Janet Fodor (City University of New York) 
	Setting syntactic parameters
Francis Katamba (Lancaster University) 
	Contemporary approaches to Phonology 
David Lightfoot (University of Reading/University of Maryland) 
	Local causes for language change
Frans Plank (University of Konstanz) 
	Typology and Diachrony 
Neil Smith (University College London) 
	The savant syndrome 
Andrew Spencer (University of Essex) 
Hans Van de Velde (University of Brussels) 
	Language Change in apparent and real time
Edwin Williams (Princeton University) 
	Representation Theory 

Week 2:
Sergey Avrutin (Utrecht University) 
	Development of the syntax-discourse interface 
Paul Bennett (UMIST) 
	Machine Translation 
Diane Blakemore (University of Salford) 
	Non-truth conditional meaning 
Nigel Duffield and Ayumi Matsuo (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) 
	Comparative Issues and Methods in First and Second Language Acquisition
Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Groningen) 
	Polarity Phenomena and Temporal/Aspectual Structure 
Charlotte Hoffmann (University of Salford) 
	Aspects of Multilingualism 
Alec Marantz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
	Distributed Morphology (provisional title) 
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University) 
	Introduction to corpus based language study
David Poeppel (University of Maryland) 
	Cognitive Neuroscience of Language 
Eric Reuland (Utrecht University) 
	Binding: The interaction of syntax, lexicon and interpretive processes 
Jacques Terken (Eindhoven Technical University) 
	Speaking styles in speech synthesis
Wim Zonneveld (Utrecht University) 
	Three Generative Approaches to Phonology 

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Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap 
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics 

 Trans 10 
 NL - 3512 JK Utrecht
 Phone: +31 30 253 6006
 Fax: +31 30 253 6000
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