LINGUIST List 13.678

Tue Mar 12 2002

Calls: Asian Lang Resources, Applied Ling

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  1. Alessandro Lenci,
  2. Emmy Goldknopf, Extended deadline. Call for papers -- Communication Disorders: Issues in Applied Linguistics announces a special issue

Message 1:

Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 16:09:47 +0100
From: Alessandro Lenci <>

 COLING 2002 Post-Conference Workshop


 Center of Academia Activities, Academia Sinica
 Taipei, Taiwan

 August 31, 2002


Language resources play an important role in recent corpus-based
natural language processing research. A lot of effort has been focused
on compiling various kinds of language resources, particularly in the
US and European countries. In addition, standards represent a
necessary step to consolidate technological achievements in this
sector, to enhance and foster the exchange of know-how between
research and industry, and to define infrastructures for the re-use
and sharing of existing language resources through the specification
of common formats and frameworks. Since 1993 the Commission of the
European Union has been actively supporting the standardization
process in human language technology, in particular by sponsoring the
EAGLES initiative. This activity has extended to the framework of the
EU-US International Research Co-operation, supported by NSF and the
European Union (

Compared to English and many European languages the availability and
accessibility of Asian language resources is still limited. Moreover,
there is more diversity of Asian languages from viewpoints of
character sets and grammatical properties. Because of these
peculiarities, Asian languages do not always fit with the existing
linguistic resource standardization frameworks.

We have held two workshops on the same topic, the first was in January
of 2001 at Tokyo on invited basis and the second was in conjunction
with the 6th Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium (NLPRS
2001) in November of 2001 at Tokyo ( In this
third workshop, we would like to put emphasis on standardization of
Asian language resources, and to provide a chance to discuss research
results and the possibilities of international collaboration on the
development of Asian language resources in the future. The workshop
also aims to introduce the status of Asian language resources to
researchers in other regions.

We invite papers on all topics related to language resources, in
particular Asian language resources and their development including,
but not limited to:

* Text corpora
* Machine-readable dictionaries
* Lexicons
* Grammars
* Exchange and annotation schemata
* Infrastructure for constructing and sharing language resources
* Exchange formats
* Best practices for creating and disseminating language resources
* Metadata for resource classification and discovery
* Strategies and priorities for EU-US and Asian cooperation
* Standards for language resources (lexicons, corpora, ontologies, etc.)
* Lexical standards and multilinguality
* Standards for content management
* Standards and applications
* Standards and evaluation


* Nicoletta Calzolari (co-chair) - Istituto di Linguistica 
Computazionale CNR, Pisa (Italy)
* Key-Sun Choi (co-chair) - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and 
Technology (Korea)
* Asanee Kawtrakul (co-chair) - Kasetsart University (Thailand)
* Alessandro Lenci (co-chair) - Dipartimento di Linguistica - Universita di 
Pisa (Italy)
* Tokunaga Takenobu (co-chair) - Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
* Steven Bird - University of Pennsylvania (US)
* Nuria Bel - GILCUB (Spain)
* Ehara Terumasa - NHK (Japan)
* Christiane Fellbaum - Princeton University (USA)
* Ralph Grishman - New York University (USA)
* Chu-Ren Huang - Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
* Hammam Riza - BPPT (Indonesia)
* Kurohashi Sadao - University of Tokyo (Japan)
* Martha Palmer - University of Pennsylvania (USA)
* Hae-Chang Rim - Korea University (Korea)
* Rajeev Sangal - Indian Institute of Information Technology (India)
* Shirai Kiyoaki - Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Tecchnology (Japan)
* Virach Sornlertlamvanich - NECTEC (Thailand)
* Gregor Thurmair - SAIL Labs (Munich)
* Benjamin Tsou - City University of HongKong (China)
* Antonnio Zampolli - Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale ? CNR (Italy)

Paper submission due
April 30, 2002

Notification of acceptance
June 7, 2002

Deadline for camera-ready papers
June 29, 2002

Workshop date
August 31, 2002

Center of Academia Activities, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.


A paper no more than 8 pages long should be sent via E-mail in the PDF
format with all non-ASCII fonts embedded, no later than April 30, 2002
to Alessandro Lenci ( After acceptance
notification, the authors are requested to make a camera-ready no more
than 8 pages long, and in the format prescribed by COLING 2002. Please
see to get style sheet. The
camera-ready should be sent electronically in the PDF format with all
non-ASCII fonts embedded, no later than June 29, 2002 to Tokunaga
Takenobu (

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Message 2: Extended deadline. Call for papers -- Communication Disorders: Issues in Applied Linguistics announces a special issue

Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 09:46:15 -0800
From: Emmy Goldknopf <>
Subject: Extended deadline. Call for papers -- Communication Disorders: Issues in Applied Linguistics announces a special issue

Please note that we have extended our deadline:

Call for Papers

Issues in Applied Linguistics invites submissions for the upcoming

Special Issue on Communication Disorders

Extended Deadline: March 29, 2002

We are looking for research which draws upon the varied resources of
Applied Linguistics and related fields to explore diverse aspects of
communication disorders, including their causes, nature, context,
consequences, and treatment. Examples of communication disorders
include but are not limited to language and phonological disorders,
Specific Language Impairment, communication disorders which are
associated with brain insults (such as aphasia) or with genetic
disorders, and communication disorders associated with psychiatric
diagnoses such as autism or schizophrenia.

We invite papers which approach communication disorders from a wide
variety of perspectives such as

*Speech pathology
*Language Acquisition
*Language Assessment
*Discourse analysis
*Conversation Analysis/Talk-in-Interaction

Manuscripts for this special issue must be sent by March 29, 2002,
though earlier submissions are appreciated.

Issues in Applied Linguistics is a refereed journal published by the
graduate students of UCLA's Department of Applied Linguistics and
TESL. We are particularly interested in publishing new departures and
cross- disciplinary applied linguistic research. For more information
please see our website at

For information about this special issue, please contact Emmy
Goldknopf at: or Debra Friedman at:

Information for contributors:

Contributions should be submitted in three copies and sent to Emmy
Goldknopf or Debra Friedman, Editors, Issues in Applied Linguistics,
Applied Linguistics & TESL, UCLA, 3300 Rolfe Hall, P.O. Box
91531-1531, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1531.

Manuscripts should be printed double spaced (including references,
examples, etc.) on one side only of white 8 1/2 by 11 or A4 paper and
use black printing ink. Figures and tables should be camera ready,
numbered, provided with a caption, and printed on separate sheets.
Please attach a cover sheet with the following information: a) the
full title of your paper, b) your name, c) name and address of your
institution (or other address where you can best be reached), d) your
phone number (work and home), FAX-number and E-mail address, and e)
short title of your paper (for running head). The first page must
include an abstract of the article which is less than 150 words.
Authors should also supply a biographical note of approximately 50

References: References and citations should be made using APA format
as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association, Fourth or Fifth Edition.

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