LINGUIST List 13.356

Sun Feb 10 2002

Calls: Computational Ling, Applied Ling

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  1. Jean ROYAUTE, call for papers (5th INTEX Workshop)
  2. Florence Myles, Call for papers

Message 1: call for papers (5th INTEX Workshop)

Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 10:54:17 +0100
From: Jean ROYAUTE <>
Subject: call for papers (5th INTEX Workshop)

 5th INTEX Workshop
 Marseille, 2-3 mai 2002

 Second call for papers

The fifth INTEX workshop will take place in Marseille on May 2 and 3,

INTEX is a linguistic development environment which parses texts of
large corpora. It includes large-coverage linguistic ressouces and
tools to create and maintain them. These resources are in the form of
electronic dictionaries, graph libraries and databases of
morphological and syntactic lexicon-grammars.

This platform is compatible with linguistic resources of the DELA
system, the initial form of electronic dictionaries of the LADL
laboratory. These dictionaries are lexical databases that provide for
each item morphological, syntactic and semantic information. The user
can exploit his own resources, French dictionaires which have been
developed at the LADL and within the European RELEX network,
compatible linguistic resources (i.e. that use the same format) which
have been built for several languages: Bulgarian, English, French,
German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak,
Spanish. New studies have been started for Slovak.

One interesting characteristic of INTEX is that the system is "open":
users can add their own resources and use the INTEX programs to build
new applications. INTEX is used in over 80 research centers as a
linguistic platform, an information retrieval system, to teach second
languages, as a terminological extractor, as well as to teach
computational linguistics to students.

As in the previous worshops, (June 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2001), this
meeting will be the oportunity for INTEX users to meet and to exchange
their experience of development, research or teaching. It will also be
the occasion to present the new functionalities of INTEX in recent

For new users or researchers working with other systems, this meeting
offers the possibility of discovering a diversified panel of INTEX
application fields. In addition to oral presentations concerning
research or current developments, tutorials will allow to experiment
the software.

Please send before March 1-st 2002 a one-page abstract to Jean
Royaute, Paul Sabatier or Max Silberztein, if possible by email. The
abstract, in French or English, should contain the title of the
article, name, author affiliations, surface mail and electronic
address of each author.

After the conference, authors will be invited to send a definitive
version of their papers for publishing. Proceedings will be available
and downloadable on the LIM web pages and the INTEX site. This
electronic publication will also collect papers of INTEX-2001.

Franz Guenthner (CIS, Ludwig Maximilians Universitet, Munich)
Fidelia Ibekwe-Sanjuan (ERSICO, Universite Lyon 3, Lyon)
Thierry Poibeau (THALES, Orsay)
Jean Royaute (LIM, CNRS, Marseille)
Paul Sabatier (LIM, CNRS, Marseille)
Max Silberztein (IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre, New-York)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (DIAM, AP-HP, Paris)

- Submission due date: March 1, 2002
- Notification date: March 18, 2002
- Camera ready date (in French or English) : June17, 2002

Workshop organization:
Paul Sabatier and Jean Royaute

Details concerning the workshop organization will be given on the
conferences websites:

Contacts :
Jean Royaute,, Phone: +33 (0) 4 91 82 91 95
Paul Sabatier,, Phone : +33 (0) 4 91 82 93 12
Laboratoire d'Informatique de Marseille (LIM)
ASE 901, 163 Avenue de Luminy
F-13288 Marseille Cedex 9
+33 (0) 4 91 82 90 70 (Secretariat)
Fax. +33 (0) 4 91 82 92 75


Max Silberztein,
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
30 Sawmill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532, USA
Fax. 1 (914) 784-6307
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Message 2: Call for papers

Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 16:38:56 -0000
From: Florence Myles <>
Subject: Call for papers





18-19 JULY 2002
Seminar Coordinators: Florence Myles, Ros Mitchell, Sarah Rule, Emma
Marsden, University of Southampton


Proposals for papers (30 minutes) are invited for this two-day seminar
on French SLA. The aim of the seminar is three-fold:

1. To document linguistic progression in learners of French. - Papers
are invited which aim to further our understanding of developmental
stages in French, by documenting and analysing the development of a
range of morphosyntactic structures, such as sentence structure,
verbal morphology, gender, interrogation, negation, embedding,
pronominal reference etc...

2. To inform current theoretical debates - The seminar will aim to
inform current theoretical debates about linguistic development in
second language learners, in terms of the different learning
mechanisms available to classroom learners (e.g. innate or learnt),
and in terms of the impact of classroom instruction on development
(comparison with naturalistic learners; role of formulaic
language). Papers are also invited in this context.

3. To define a research agenda for French SLA - A final objective of the
seminar will be to discuss a research agenda for the study of French
SLA. This will be achieved through a round-table at the end of the

Plenary speakers: Roger Hawkins (Essex), and Daniel V�ronique (Paris)

Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2002

Further information and abstracts to: Florence Myles (
or Sarah Rule (

Dr Florence Myles
Senior Lecturer in French and Linguistics
School of Modern Languages
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ

tel (0)23 80 592269
fax (0)23 80 593288
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