LINGUIST List 13.785

Mon Mar 25 2002

Calls: Phonolgy, NLP

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  1. Patrick Honeybone, Calls: Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting
  2. graham.wilcock, CFP: 2nd Workshop on NLP & XML

Message 1: Calls: Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting

Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 19:31:26 +0000
From: Patrick Honeybone <>
Subject: Calls: Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting


Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting

23-25 MAY 2002

University of Manchester, UK

Deadline for abstracts: Tuesday 2 April 2002

Special session: 'Phonological acquisition: endowments and paths'

We are pleased to announce our Tenth Manchester Phonology Meeting
(10MFM). For the past nine years, this meeting has been one of the
important venues for phonologists from all corners of the world. In an
informal atmosphere, we discuss a wide range of topics, including the
phonological description of languages, phonological theory,
phonological acquisition and phonologica l change. We, therefore,
invite abstracts for full papers or poster presentations from
phonologists, phoneticians, psychologists, sociolinguist s,
computational linguists - in short, anyone interested in exploring
current models of phonological theory and the (cognitive, phonetic,
sociological, computational...) implications of such
work. Presentations on a variety of languages are welcome. Full papers
will last 30 minutes with 10 minutes for questions, and the poster
session is a key part of the MFM, lasting one and a half hours.

There is no conference theme - abstracts can be submitted on anything,
but, following the success of such sessions in previous years, a
special themed session has been organised (by Ricardo Bermudez-Otero,
Phil Carr and Patrick Honeybone) for Friday afternoon. This will
feature five invited speakers and will conclude in an open discussion
when contributions will be welcome from the audience.

Title: 'Phonological acquisition: endowments and paths'
Child acquisition of phonology poses some intriguing questions, such
as: How does the child get started? Assuming that the child begins
without a phonological system, how the child come to possess one? With
the aid of principles and parameters, or constraints, given by
universal grammar? Or by means of focussing in on specific patterns in
the ambient language, using general cognitive capacities? How can we
best account for the widely attested variation in individual pathways
towards the acquisition of a phonological system? These are some of
the questions that will be addressed in the session, along with the
discussion of our speakers' acquisition data.

*Gerry Docherty (University of Newcastle) & Paul Foulkes (University
of York)
*Paula Fikkert (University of Nijmegen)
*Jim Scobbie (Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh)
*Marilyn Vihman (University of Wales Bangor)
*Sophie Wauquier-Gravelines (University of Nantes)

Abstracts for the MFM should be sent to Patrick Honeybone by email
( by **Tuesday 2 April 2002**. Abstracts
should be no longer than one side of A4, with 2.5cm or one inch
margins, single-spaced, with a font size no smaller than 12 and with
normal character spacing. All examples and references in the abstract
should be included on the one single page, but it is enough, when
referring to previous work, to cite "Author (Date)" without giving
full bibliographical details. Please send two copies of your abstract
- one of these should be anonymous and one should include your name,
affiliation and email. Use one of these formats: rtf, Word, pdf, or
plain text. If you need to use a phonetic font in your abstract,
please use an SILdoulos font, which can be downloaded for free from
this site:

**Further details on abstract submission and organisation are
available at the MFM's website**

This is the MFM organising committee. The first named is the main
contact - if you would like to attend or if you have any queries
please feel free to get in touch (, or phone on
+44 (0)1695 584244).

*Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill College of Higher Education)
*Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (University of Newcastle)
*Wiebke Brockhaus (University of Manchester)
*Jacques Durand (Universite de Toulouse-Le Mirail)
*Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester)
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Message 2: 2nd Workshop on NLP and XML

Date: 22 Mar 2002 02:06:21 -0000
From: graham.wilcock <>
Subject: 2nd Workshop on NLP and XML

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	 2nd Workshop on NLP and XML (NLPXML-2002)
	 Taipei, September 1, 2002
	 First Call for Papers 
The 2nd Workshop on NLP and XML (NLPXML-2002) will be held at
COLING-2002 in Taipei on September 1, 2002. This workshop follows on
from the 1st NLP and XML Workshop at NLPRS-2001 in Tokyo.
The goal of the workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide a forum for
presentation and discussion of XML use in NLP (including resource and
software development, applications, tools, etc.); and (2) to clarify
the "big picture" for NLP applications and resources vis a vis the XML
framework and development of the Semantic Web. As such, the workshop
is intended not only for those already using XML, but also for members
of the NLP community who seek a fuller understanding of the
motivations and implications of XML and related standards for the
Workshop Topics
- -------------
Topics to be addressed include:
 - Position statements concerning the implications of XML, RDF, and
 the Semantic Web for NLP resources and applications, together with
 - XML use for linguistic annotation, including overall data
 architecture, implications for editorial practices, linkage
 mechanisms and issues for NLP data, etc.
 - Definition of data models and data categories for NLP using XML,
 RDF, etc.
 - XML standards for NLP;
 - XML-based generation (text, web pages, dialogue responses, etc.);
 - Use of XML mechanisms (schemas, XSL, XSLT, links, etc.) in
 specific applications/resources;
 - XML aware NLP tools.
The program committee welcomes the submission of original, unpublished
papers on any of the workshop topics and related issues.
- ---------
Papers must not exceed 8 pages, including references. The title page
should include the title, authors' names, affiliations and email
addresses, and a short abstract of no more than 10 lines.
Please use the COLING-2002 style sheets available from
All papers should be submitted in electronic form as PDF (preferred),
PostScript, or MS Word files. Please convert PostScript or MS Word
files to PDF if at all possible. Send your papers by email to
Important Dates
- -------------
 Paper submission deadline: May 5, 2002
 Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2002
 Camera-ready copies due: July 1, 2002
 Date of workshop: September 1, 2002.
Program Committee
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 Nancy Ide (co-chair), Vassar College, USA
 Laurent Romary (co-chair), Loria/CNRS, France
 Graham Wilcock (co-chair), University of Helsinki, Finland
 Key-Sun Choi, KAIST, Korea
 Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield, UK
 Thierry Declerck, DFKI, Germany
 Tomaz Erjavec, Institute Jozef Stefan, Slovenia
 John Garafolo, NIST, USA
 Jan Hajic, Prague University, Czech Republic
 Chieko Nakabasami, Toyo University, Japan
 Naoyuki Nomura, Justsystem/Hosei University, Japan
 Henry Thompson, University of Edinburgh, UK
 Naohiko Uramoto, IBM, Japan
 Kuansan Wang, Microsoft, USA
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