LINGUIST List 13.703

Thu Mar 14 2002

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  1. Dan Jurafsky, Pronunciation Modeling Workshop

Message 1: Pronunciation Modeling Workshop

Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 00:22:17 -0700 (MST)
From: Dan Jurafsky <jurafskyColorado.EDU>
Subject: Pronunciation Modeling Workshop

	 Advance Notice and Call for Participation

		ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on
	 Pronunciation Modeling and Lexicon Adaptation for
		 Spoken Language Technology

		Aspen Lodge, Estes Park, Colorado, USA
			September 14-15, 2002

An ISCA ITR-Workshop on Pronunciation Modeling and Lexicon Adaptation
will be held prior to ICSLP 2002, in the Denver, Colorado area. The
purpose of the workshop is to present the state of the art in
pronunciation modeling for Automatic Speech Recognition and explore
new applications in speech synthesis and accented speech.

Papers are solicited concerning all aspects of pronunciation modeling
and lexicon adaptation for speech processing, synthesis, and
recognition. Of particular interest are papers describing work in the
following four topics:

 * Novel algorithms for pronunciation modeling in ASR 
 * Applications of pronunciation modeling to speech synthesis 
 * Corpus-based analysis of pronunciation variation and/or its
 effect on speech technology applications 
 * Applications of pronunciation modeling to accented speech and
 computer aided language learning 

The workshop will present invited lectures, poster sessions, and panel
discussions on these topics. Registration will be limited to ensure
ample opportunity for discussion.

Four-page extended abstracts are invited on the above topics. Authors
may not submit the same paper for the workshop and ICSLP, although
papers describing related work but with a different focus are
permitted. All accepted technical papers will be presented as a
combination short lecture and poster; final papers may be expanded in
length up to six pages for inclusion in the workshop proceedings. The
extended abstracts and final papers must follow the workshop style
guide. The language of the conference is English.


Four-Page Submissions Due May 1, 2002
Notification of Acceptance June 15, 2002
Registration Deadline for Authors July 1, 2002
Six-Page Final Papers Due August 15, 2002
Late Registration After September 1, 2002
Workshop September 14-15, 2002

For more information about the workshop, submissions, and
registration, see


Invited speakers:
 James Flege, University of Alabama, USA
 Paul Taylor, Rhetorical Systems, UK

Organizing committee:
 William Byrne, Johns Hopkins University, USA
 J. Eric Fosler-Lussier, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA
 Dan Jurafsky, University of Colorado, USA

Scientific committee
 Martine Adda-Decker
 Jared Bernstein
 Rolf Carlson
 Jack Godfrey 
 Steven Greenberg
 Lin-Shan Lee
 Helen Meng 
 Chilin Shih
 Elizabeth Shriberg
 Helmer Strik 
 Fang Zheng 

The International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) is a
non-profit organization for promoting Speech Communication Science and
Technology internationally. For membership and other information,
please contact the ISCA secretariat at:

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Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 10:11:26 +0100
From: Corinne Le Moal - Euresco <>

Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics
EuroConference on the Syntax of Normal and Impaired Language
Corinth, Greece, 1-6 June 2002

Please note that the deadline for applications and for abstract
submission has been extended to 18 March 2002.

For further information on this Euresco conference, please consult: or contact Mr. Rachid Adghoughi,
from the Euresco Office, at:

Chair: Arhonto Terzi (Technological Educational Institute of Patras, EL) 
Vice-Chair: Celia Jakubowicz (CNRS Paris V, F)

Speakers will include: Sergey Avrutin (Utrecht, NL); Zoltan Banreti
(Budapest, HU); Adriana Belletti (Siena, I); Gulielmo Cinque Venice,
I); Harald Clahsen (Essex, UK); Joao Costa (Lisbon, P); Marcel den
Dikken (CUNY, US); Franco Denes (Venice, I); Naama Friedman (Tel Aviv,
IL); Anastasia Giannakidou (Chicago, US); Yosef Grodzinsky (Tel Aviv,
IL); Teresa Guasti (Milan, I); Richard Kayne (NYU, US); Christer
Platzack (Lund, S); Csaba Pleh (Szeged, HU); Angela Ralli (Patras,
EL); Eric Reuland (Utrecht, NL); Cynthia Thompson (Evanston, US);
Ianthi Tsimpli (Thessaloniki, EL); Heather van der Lely (London, UK);
Ken Wexler (MIT, US); Franz Zwarts (Groningen, NL).

Scope: This conference is the first in the series "Theoretical and
Experimental Linguistics" and aims at bringing together theoretical
work in contemporary syntactic theory with work on the syntactic
properties displayed by the various types of language disorders. It
will center around four core concepts of Generative Linguistics: (i)
Functional Categories (ii) Word Order and Movement (iii) Dependencies
within and across Sentences and (iv) Interfaces, and will compare the
behavior of normal and impaired language with respect to each of them.
It seeks answers to questions such as: What constitutes a deviation
from a normal system in current syntactic terms? How likely is it to
find in normal language patterns and behavior encountered in language
disorders? What do impaired varieties of language have to contribute
to contemporary syntactic theory?

Financial support: 

- A certain number of grants will be available for young researchers
(35 or under) who are nationals of a Member State of the European
Union or of an Associated State and who are active inside or outside
these Member or Associated States at the time of the event. Associated
States are: Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway,
Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Applications from female
researchers are encouraged.
- Some grants will also be available from INTAS for scientists from
the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (NIS) 35 years
old or under.

Kind regards,
Corinne Le Moal
Conference Organiser & Publicity Officer
EURESCO Office - European Science Foundation
1 quai Lezay-Marn�sia, 67080 Strasbourg, France
Tel +33 388 76 71 35 Fax +33 388 36 69 87
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