LINGUIST List 13.587

Sat Mar 2 2002

Calls: Syntax, Processing Lexical Collocations

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  1. Rebecca Wheeler, SYNTAX IN THE SCHOOLS- Call for Papers
  2. xbatusek, Text, Speech and Dialogue 2002

Message 1: SYNTAX IN THE SCHOOLS- Call for Papers

Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 16:27:48 -0500 (EST)
From: Rebecca Wheeler <>
Subject: SYNTAX IN THE SCHOOLS- Call for Papers

Syntax in the Schools is the quarterly journal of the NCTE's Assembly
for the Teaching of English Grammar (ATEG). Seeking to foster
discussion and analysis of the teaching of English grammar at all
grade levels K-16, we solicit articles which describe, analyze and/or
critique any and all aspects of the teaching of grammar in our
schools. For example, we encourage treatments of:

 * classroom practices in the teaching of grammar 
 * traditional vs. linguistic approaches to grammar 
 * why and how grammar should or should not be taught 
 * how we handle language varieties in the classroom 
 * teacher education and the teaching of grammar 
 * the integration of grammar with writing, literature, etc.

On these matters, we welcome articles, reports from the schools and
from teacher education programs, as well as book reviews, textbook
evaluations, etc. Any submissions should be applied in nature, with
teachers (K-16) as primary audience.

Submissions should conform to MLA style and should not exceed 3,500
words. All submissions will be reviewed by two anonymous
referees. Both hard copy and disk copy should be submitted; all
graphics (including charts, tables, figures, etc.) should be submitted
as separate TIFF files.

Direct all submissions to

Rebecca S. Wheeler
Dept. of English
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA 23606-2998
fax 757-594-8870
phone 757-594-8891
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Message 2: Text, Speech and Dialogue 2002

Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 14:53:46 +0100
From: xbatusek <>
Subject: Text, Speech and Dialogue 2002


Fifth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
(TSD 2002)
Brno, Czech Republic, 9-12 September 2002

The conference is organised by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen. The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association.


TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from the
former East Block countries and their Western colleagues. Proceedings
of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture
Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.


Topics of the TSD 2002 conference will include
(but are not limited to):
text corpora;
automatic morphology;
word sense disambiguation;
lexical semantics and semantic networks;
parsing and part-of-speech tagging;
machine translation;
multi-lingual issues;
information retrieval;
text/topic summarization;
knowledge representation and reasoning;
speech modeling;
speech coding;
speech segmentation;
speech prosody;
automatic speech recognition;
text-to-speech synthesis;
speaker identification and verification;
dialogue systems;
development of dialogue strategies;
prosody and emotions in dialogues;
user modeling;
assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue;
markup languages related to speech and dialogue (VoiceXML, SSML, ...).

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly


Frederick Jelinek, USA (general chair)
Hynek Hermansky, USA (executive chair)
Eneko Agirre, Spain
Genevieve Baudoin, France
Attila Ferencz, Romania
Eva Hajicova, Czech Rep.
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Rep.
Eduard Hovy, USA
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Rep.
Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
Ramesh Krishnamurthy, GB
Vaclav Matousek, Czech Rep.
Elmar Noeth, Germany
Karel Oliva, Austria
Karel Pala, Czech Rep.
Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
Vladimir Petkevic, Czech Rep.
Josef Psutka, Czech Rep.
Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
E.G. Schukat-Talamazzini, Germany
Pavel Skrelin, Russia
Taras Vintsiuk, Ukraine
Yorick Wilks, GB


Batusek Robert, Cenek Pavel, Gaura Pavel, Horak Ales, Janouskova
Dagmar, Komarkova Dana (secretary), Kopecek Ivan (co-chair), Pala
Karel (co-chair), Povolny Martin, Smrz Pavel, Sojka Petr, Veber Marek


The conference program will include oral presentations and
poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of
the issues raised. The program will also involve short communications
and reports about ongoing projects. The latter types of contributions
will not appear in the proceedings.

Faculty of Informatics has at its disposal a fast internet connection
allowing internet-based projects to be demonstrated. The faculty
network provides a wireless (IEEE 802.11b - WiFi) connection to the
internet as well.

The Wednesday afternoon of the conference is reserved for a trip to
the South Moravian region Lednice - Valtice. We will see the chateau
at Lednice with its large botanical gardens and beautiful
surroundings. In the evening there will be the conference dinner in
the famous wine cellar in Valtice chhateau, where a traditional
cembalon band will play.

TSD 2002 is supported by International Speech Communication
Association (ISCA).

The organizing committee will provide grants for participants from
East European countries (Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine, ...). To apply
for a grant, send an email to with subject 'Grant
Application', in which you briefly describe the reasons for your
application. Each applicant must send a separate e-mail.


Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8
pages. Those accepted will be presented as oral lectures. Authors are
invited to submit a short paper not exceeding 4 pages. Those accepted
are for poster presentation. The authors are asked to send their
papers using the online form accessible from the conference website
(in the case of troubles they may send the submission to electronically). Advance registration and payment
for the conference fee is mandatory. Simultaneous submissions to other
conferences are not allowed.

The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX or
LaTeX formats. These formats are neccesary for the final versions of
the papers to be (that will be) published in the Springer Lecture
Notes. The paper format has to be either PDF or Postscript file with
all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance,
presenters will receive further information on submitting their
camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the
final paper format see

Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software or
interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference. The
demonstration papers will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD
2002. The authors of the demonstration should provide the abstract not
exceeding one page.


Submission of full papers and short papers (submitting a paper is
considered as preliminary registration): March 15, 2002

Notification of acceptance sent to the authors:
April 30, 2002

Final papers (camera ready) and registration:
May 31, 2002

Submission of demonstration papers:
July 31, 2002

Conference date:
September 9-12, 2002

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings
that will be made available to participants at the time of the


The official language of the conference is English.


The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your
status. It includes one copy of the proceedings, refreshments, social
events and a daytrip. The fee does not include accommodation and

Full participant:
Early payment (by May 15th): Euro 250
Late payment (by August 15th): Euro 300
On-site payment: Euro 350

Early payment (by May 15th): Euro 150
Late payment (by August 15th): Euro 200
On-site payment: Euro 250

The payment may be refunded up until August 15th at the cost of 50
Euros. No refund is possible after this date.


The organizing committee will arrange an accommodation in a student
dormitories in a walking distance from the place of the Conference at
a reasonable price. The actual list of available hotels and prices
will be accessible at the website.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:

Dana Komarkova
TSD 2002 Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University
Botanicke 68a
CZ-602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
telephone: +420 5 41 512 359
fax: +420 5 41 212 568
The official TSD 2002 homepage is:


The conference will take place at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Brno is the the second largest city in the Czech Republic with
population of almost 400,000, and is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair centre. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the
south-east part of the Czech Republic. It had been the King's town
since 1347 and with its six Universities it forms a cultural center of
the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct trains or buses from Prague (200
km) or Vienna (130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, some nearby places may also
be of interest.

The local ones include:
Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, Old and New City
Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of
Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Bishops Church of St. Peter &
Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, famous villa Tugendhat
designed by Mies van der Rohe and other important buildings of
between-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with Macocha
Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of Battle of three emperors
(Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz - battle by
Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle,
Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau,
Mikulov with one of the greatest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe,
Telc - the town on the list of UNESCO and many others are all within
an easy reach.
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