LINGUIST List 13.2252

Mon Sep 9 2002

Calls: Macedonian Ling, Machine Translation

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  1. Brian Joseph, Reminder re Macedonian Conference
  2. Elliott Macklovitch, AMTA-2002: Call for Participation

Message 1: Reminder re Macedonian Conference

Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 00:57:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: Brian Joseph <>
Subject: Reminder re Macedonian Conference

Dear colleagues:

Even though the originally announced July 15 date has passed for a
preliminary expression of interest in taking part in the 5th
Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies at Ohio
State University next May (and a good many people have indeed
contacted me about the conference), I don't want any interested party
out there to be excluded, so please consider this an invitation to
make your interest known if you have not done so already. It is not
too late to inform me of your interest and to send in an abstract for
our consideration!

The announcement for the conference sent out earlier is repeated
below, with the dates indicated. So far there has been a good level
of interest shown by North American colleagues (and please note the
broad definition of "North American" here -- by birth, citizenship, or
current affiliation) though we hope for more.

My thanks in advance,

- Brian

* Brian D. Joseph *
* Professor of Linguistics & Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of *
* South Slavic Linguistics *
* Editor, _Language_ *
* The Ohio State University *
* Columbus, Ohio USA 43210-1298 *
* Phone: 614-292-4981 / Fax: 614-292-8833 *
* e-mail: *


The 5th Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies to
be held THURSDAY MAY 1, 2003 - SUNDAY MAY 4, 2003, hosted by the Ohio
State University, in Columbus, Ohio.

This conference brings together scholars in the humanities and social
sciences from the United States, Canada and the Republic of Macedonia
to report on and discuss their research on Macedonian topics. For
this conference, papers are being sought primarily in linguistics but
topics in literature, history, and anthropology are also of interest
and are solicited.

The conference proceedings will be published in some form, most likely
as an issue of Ohio State University Working Papers in Slavic Studies.

Featured speakers are:

 Zuzana Topolinska, Macedonian Academy of Sciences
 Horace G. Lunt, Harvard University

If you are interested, and are a North American scholar (by birth, by
citizenship, or by current affiliation), please send a brief
expression of interest by JULY 15, 2002, with your name, affiliation,
mailing address, and e-mail address, and a tentative title for your
proposed paper by regular mail to:

 Brian D. Joseph
 Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
 232 Cunz Hall
 The Ohio State University
 Columbus, Ohio USA 43210

or, preferably, by e-mail to:

A full abstract of one page of text plus at most one extra page for
data and references will be due for competitive review by September
30, 2002, to be sent to the above address (by regular mail or e-mail).
A program will be announced by December 15, 2002.

For answers to questions about this conference, please contact Brian
Joseph at any of the above addresses.
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Message 2: AMTA-2002: Call for Participation

Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 14:33:07 -0400
From: Elliott Macklovitch <mackloviIRO.UMontreal.CA>
Subject: AMTA-2002: Call for Participation

 --- AMTA-2002 CONFERENCE ---

The Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA) invites
all those interested in translation automation to attend AMTA-2002,
the Association's fifth biennial conference, which will be held in
Tiburon, California (across the Bay from San Francisco) on October
8-12, 2002.

The theme of this year's conference is "From Research to Real Users".

AMTA-2002 will feature invited talks by:
Ken Church of AT&T Labs -Research;
Yorick Wilks of the University of Sheffield; and
Jaap van der Meer, former CEO of ALPNET.

The full program, as well as online registration forms, are available
on the conference Web site:

*** We encourage people to register now, particularly for the tutorial
*** program. (Tutorials with insufficient registration are subject to
*** cancellation PRIOR TO the conference.) We also encourage you to
*** reserve your accommodations asap, in order to take advantage of
*** the discounted rates at the conference venue.

We look forward to seeing you in Tiburon!


Elliott Macklovitch, General Chair
Stephen D. Richardson, Program Chair
Violetta Cavalli-Sforza, Local Arrangements Chair
Bob Frederking, Workshops and Tutorials
Laurie Gerber, Exhibits Coordinator
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