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Sun Jan 13 2002

Calls: Bilingualism, Information Processing

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  1. Xoan Paulo Rodriguez Yanez, Second University of Vigo International Symposium on Bilingualism: CALL FOR PAPERS
  2. Andrea Setzer, CfP, LREC2002 workshop on "Annotation Standards for Temporal Information in Natural Language"

Message 1: Second University of Vigo International Symposium on Bilingualism: CALL FOR PAPERS

Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 13:30:30 +0100 (MET)
From: Xoan Paulo Rodriguez Yanez <xoanpuvigo.es>
Subject: Second University of Vigo International Symposium on Bilingualism: CALL FOR PAPERS

SECOND UNIVERSITY OF VIGO INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BILINGUALISM: 
Bilingualism and education, from the family to the school
SEGUNDO SIMPOSIO INTERNACIONAL SOBRE O BILINGUISMO: Bilinguismo e
educacion, da familia a escola.
(University of Vigo, Galicia-Spain)

FIRST CIRCULAR: CALL FOR PAPERS

DATE: Wednesday, 23 October 2002 - Saturday, 26 October 2002
PLACE: Vigo (University of Vigo, Galicia-Spain)

The main objective of this event is to promote an exchange of
knowledge in the field of research on bilingualism. After the success
of the First Univ. of Vigo International Symposium on Bilingualism
(October, 1997, Univ. of Vigo), this Second Univ. of Vigo
International Symposium on Bilingualism will have a central subject:
"Bilingualism and education, from the family to the school". This
subject is reflected in the four keynote speakers and in part of the
Colloquia that will take place. However, we will accept papers on all
the fields of research about bilingualism. The proposals about
bilingualism and education will NOT have priority over the proposals
about any other field.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Dr. Xoan Paulo Rodriguez-Yanez (E-mail contact: xoanpuvigo.es)
Dr. Anxo M. Lorenzo Suarez
Mr. Fernando Ramallo
(Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism and Languages Contact Seminar;
University of Vigo. Web site: http://www.uvigo.es/webs/ssl)

Under the auspices of EUROSLA (The European Second Language
Association).

This event is subsidized by the Direccion Xeral de Politica
Linguistica of the Xunta de Galicia (Galician Government), and also by
the Servicio de Normalizacion Linguistica and the Vicerrectorado de
Investigacion of the University of Vigo.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Celso Alvarez-Caccamo (Univ. A Coruna)
Peter Auer (Univ. Freiburg)
Adrian Blackledge (Univ. Birmingham)
Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck College)
Monica Heller (Univ. Toronto)
Charlotte Hoffmann (Univ. Salford)
Elizabeth Lanza (Univ. Oslo)
Marilyn Martin-Jones (Univ. Wales)
Peter H. Nelde (Research Centre on Multilingualism, Bruxelles)
Aneta Pavlenko (Univ. Temple)
Glyn Williams (Univ. Bangor)
Ana Celia Zentella (Univ. California at San Diego)

PROGRAMME:

A) 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Professor Monica Heller (Univ. Toronto)
Professor Elizabeth Lanza (Univ. Oslo)
Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones (Univ. Wales)
Professor Ana Celia Zentella (Univ. California at San Diego)

B)
COLLOQUIA
"Bilingualism and Emotions" 
(Conveners: Aneta Pavlenko & Jean-Marc Dewaele.
Speakers: Michelle Koven, Robert Schrauf, Marya Teustch-Dwyer, Jyotsna
Vaid, Monika Schmid, Aneta Pavlenko, Jean-Marc Dewaele)

"Language ideologies in multilingual contexts" 
(Conveners: Adrian Blackledge & Aneta Pavlenko. 
Speakers: Anne Pomerantz, Ron Schmidt, Chris Stroud, Robert Vann, Yasuko
Kanno, Adrian Blackledge, Aneta Pavlenko)

"Code-switching, classe and ideology" 
(Convener: Celso Alvarez-Caccamo. 
Speakers: Alexandra Jaffe, John T. Clark, Gabriela Prego, Luzia Dominguez,
Michael Meeuwis, Jan Blommaert, Katrijn Maryns, Melissa Moyer, Celso
Alvarez-Caccamo) 

"Models of bilingualism in education" 
(Convener: F. Xavier Vila. Speakers: in preparation)

"Bilingual socialization at the family" 
(Convener: Xoan Paulo Rodriguez-Yanez. Speakers: in preparation)

"Bilingualism and education in contemporary Spain" 
(Conveners: Angel Huguet & Anxo M. Lorenzo Suarez. Speakers: in preparation)


C)
PAPERS AND POSTERS PRESENTATION (parallel sessions)


SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION
In the Conference sessions and in the Colloquia will be assured
simultaneous interpretation among Galician, Spanish, English and
French languages.


CALL FOR PAPERS
Submissions are invited for oral (or poster) presentations on any
aspect of bilingualism, from psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic or
threoretical approaches, with a time allocation of 30 minutes, to
include 20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion.

We welcome papers on issues such as the following: bilingual
education; bilingual children and their socialization process; models
of bilingual planning in the family; models of bilingual planning in
the school; home and school relationships in bilingual communities;
bilingual first language acquisition; trilingualism; bilingualism and
individual identity development; bilingual cognitive processing;
bilingualism and metalinguistic awareness; bilingualism and emotions;
biculture in bilinguals; bilingual conversation and code-switching;
bilingualism and intercultural communication; languages in contact;
bilingualism and language change; diversity of worldwide multilingual
situations and descriptive models; creole linguistics; deaf
bilingualism; linguistic ideologies and multilingualism; information
technology and bilingualism; language minorities and minority
languages; language loss, maintenance and revitalization; language
policy and language planning; bilingualism and social inequalities;
bilingualism and socio-economical development; bilingual (or
multilingual) linguistic corpora; bilingualism throughout the history;
etc.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed anonymously by members of the
Sientific Committee. The main criterion for selection will be the
quality of proposal. Due to the large number of contributions
anticipated, the organisers may decide to accept a proportion of
papers as posters.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 April, 2002
NOTICES OF ACCEPTANCE: May, 2002


PROCEEDINGS
The papers presented at the Symposium will be published at a later
date by Vigo University Press (volume of Proceedings). Moreover, the
conference organisers would like to invite participants to submit your
paper for publication in the journal Estudios de Sociolinguistica (Web
site: http://www.uvigo.es/webs/ssl/)

HOW TO SUBMIT:
Each submission should include:
a) A cover sheet containing: the author(s) name(s), postal address,
e-mail address, fax number, affiliation, the title of the paper (with
the category of proposal you are making: oral or poster), and
equipment for presentation.
b) Four copies of one-page abstract. 
c) A diskette with an electronic version of the abstract in Rich Text
Format (RTF) or in doc format. Only PC-compatible diskettes please.

Only copies sent by post will are considered (not e-mail or fax please).

LANGUAGES FOR THE PAPERS
Languages for the papers (and for the publication in the Proceedings
volume and in the journal Estudios de Sociolinguistica): English,
French, Portuguese, Italian, Galician, Catalan or Spanish.


ADDRESS FOR ABSTRACTS:

Dr. Xoan Paulo Rodriguez-Yanez
II Simposio Internacional sobre o Bilinguismo
Facultade de Filoloxia e Traduccion
Universidade de Vigo
Campus As Lagoas-Marcosende, s/n
E-36200 VIGO (Spain)


MORE INFORMATION: 
xoanpuvigo.es


WEB PAGE:
http://www.uvigo.es/webs/ssl/sib2002/


REGISTRATION FORM, PAYMENT, TRAVEL & LODGINGS, etc.
Will be sent in second circular, February 2002.


Please visit regularly our web site: http://www.uvigo.es/webs/ssl/sib2002/
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Message 2: CfP, LREC2002 workshop on "Annotation Standards for Temporal Information in Natural Language"

Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 14:22:30 +0000 (GMT)
From: Andrea Setzer <a.setzerdcs.shef.ac.uk>
Subject: CfP, LREC2002 workshop on "Annotation Standards for Temporal Information in Natural Language"

 Workshop on

 "Annotation Standards for Temporal Information in Natural Language"

 LREC 2002

 27th May 2002, Las Palmas, Canary Islands - Spain


Workshop scope and aims:
- ----------------------
The ability to identify and analyse temporal information is important
for a variety of natural language applications, such as information
extraction, question answering, and multi-document
summarisation. Nevertheless, this area of research has been relatively
unexplored. It became evident during an ACL 2001 workshop on temporal
and spatial information processing that that some research
institutions have started to work on different aspects of temporal
information, but no consensus has been achieved yet on what and how
temporal information should be identified in text.

This workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers to present their
work in this field and to discuss future developments such as building
shared resources, e.g. temporally annotated corpora. It is timely to
coordinate the effort being undertaken in the community at this stage
of research into temporal information in text.

Topics of interest include:
- -------------------------
The workshop organisers invite papers focussing on:

- How are times referred to in text?
- How are events temporally positioned?
- How are events related to each other?
- What is the relative role of tense/aspect vs. explicit time references?
- What is the chronological structure of different types of text? (for example
 scientific reports vs. fiction vs. newswire texts)
- resolution of deictic/partial/vague/relative time expressions
- graphical representations of the temporal order of events
- ontologies for temporal information, e.g. times and events
- reasoning with/about temporal information
- proposals for annotating temporal information and identifying appropriate
 corpora
- evaluation of metrics for temporal annotation and evaluation of temporal
 annotation schemes
- tools for annotation

application areas include:
- information extraction
- question answering
- planning
- multi-document summarisation

Authors whose work is directed at annotation schemes are encouraged to address
(in their full paper) the example texts provided at
http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~andrea/lrec2002/ - this is not obligatory.

Workshop agenda:
- --------------
The half-day workshop will consist of paper presentations, a panel
session, and an open discussion session.

We hope to arrange a follow-up meeting outside the workshop format to
discuss future development and plans for possible collaborations.

Organisers:
- ---------
Bill Black, UMIST, UK
Rob Gaizauskas, University of Sheffield, UK
Graham Katz, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Andrea Setzer, University of Sheffield, UK
George Wilson, the MITRE Corporation, USA

Program committee (provisional):
- ------------------------------
Bill Black, UMIST, UK
Rob Gaizauskas, University of Sheffield, UK
Graham Katz, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Inderjeet Mani, the MITRE Corporation, USA
Allan Ramsay, UMIST, UK
Andrea Setzer, University of Sheffield, UK
Beth Sundheim, SPAWAR Systems Center, USA
Janyce Wiebe, University of Pittsburgh, UK
George Wilson, the MITRE Corporation, USA

Important dates:
- --------------
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 18/02/2002
Notification of acceptance: 11/03/2002
Camera-ready final copy for proceedings: 15/04/2002
Workshop: 27/05/2002

Submission:
- ---------
Abstracts for workshop contributions should not exceed two A4 pages
(excluding references). An additional title page should state: the
title; author(s); affiliation(s); and contact author's e-mail address,
as well as postal address, telephone and fax numbers.

Submission is to be sent by email, preferably in Postscript or PDF
format, to Andrea Setzer (andreadcs.shef.ac.uk) by the 18th February
2002.

Formatting instructions for the final full version of papers will be
sent to authors after notification of acceptance.

Workshop Registration Fees:
- --------------------------
The registration fees for the workshop are:

 If you are not attending LREC: 140 EURO
 If you are attending LREC: 90 Euro

Registration will be handled by the LREC Secretariat. All attendees
will receive a copy of the workshop proceedings.
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