LINGUIST List 13.787

Mon Mar 25 2002

Calls: Translation, Natural Lang Application

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  1. Lala Karama, Announcement (Call for Articles)
  2. Reinhard Kahle, CFP Esslli Workshop on Intensionality

Message 1: Announcement (Call for Articles)

Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 07:20:59 +0000
From: Lala Karama <>
Subject: Announcement (Call for Articles)

Call for Articles
OFFSHOOT Special Issue (October 2002)

Title of the Issue: The Ideology of/behind Translating Sensitive Texts

Despite the existence of some general principles that govern the
process of coding one language into any other, hardly any translation
is entirely independent of the type of text and its cultural
environment. In the case of sensitive texts, which this issue sets out
to investigate, the translator is presented with a task which, to say
the least, goes slightly beyond rendering chunks of words or even
conveying the intended meanings of an author from one language to
another. Beside coming to grips with the way discourse is orchestrated
and the need to be able to chart the roads back to the intention of
the original writer, the translator is also bound to work within an
ideologically sensitive linguistic framework whereby normalization in
the target language should not in any way offend the ST writer/reader.

This special issue of OFFSHOOT calls for articles with some of the following 
aspects of translating sensitive texts:
* Interference vs. detachment in translating sensitive texts
* The specific characteristics of sensitive texts
* Norms and constraints that govern the translation of this type of
* The specific principles which accompany the different stages of the
	process of translating sensitive texts
* The ethics of the translation of sensitive texts
* Any other aspects relevant to the translation of this category of

The official languages of publication are English and Arabic.
Articles may not exceed 10,000 words including references and
appendices, 1 inch margin on all four sides and should employ a font
Times New Roman 12pt. Articles accompanied by abstracts should be
sent electronically as RTF attachments to the following e-mail
address: Alternatively, you may send a soft
copy (on a 3.5" floppy disc) accompanied with a manuscript to the
following address: L.A. Karama (OFFSHOOT), European Research
Institute, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK.

With your message, please send the following information: (i)
author's name and affiliation, post and e-mail address.

Deadline for submission: June 15th, 2002

For an overview of the Journal, please visit:

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Message 2: CFP Esslli Workshop on Intensionality

Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 16:38:28 +0000
From: Reinhard Kahle <>
Subject: CFP Esslli Workshop on Intensionality

Workshop at the ESSLLI 2002 Summer School in Trento


Formal Theories and Natural Language Application

Aug 12 - 16, 2002

The workshop is held as part of the 14th European Summer School in
Logic, Language and Information in Trento, Italy, in the section
Language & Logic
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Due to several reasons the workshop will take place in the second week
of the ESSLLI summer school (instead of the first week as announced in
earlier CfPs). In addition, the deadline has been extended to May 15,
2002. Sorry if this is inconvenient to you.
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Current linguistic theories are still working with semantic systems
based on possible worlds. It is well-known that possible worlds
semantics faces serious problems concerning propositional attitudes,
intensional adverbs and adjectives, modals and conditionals and the
progressive. Furthermore this classical approach to semantics
abstracts away from all computational aspects of meaning. Some new
theories of intensionality have been developed that differ from
possible worlds semantics exactly with respect to this issue. For
example Y. Moschovakis tries to model Frege's notion of sense and
denotation in terms of algorithms and values of algorithms.
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Workshop Aims

 * The first aim of the workshop is to illuminate to what extent modern
 accounts of intensional phenomena provide a better way to understand
 the notion of natural language meaning.
 * The second aim is to initiate an interdisciplinary discussion of new
 approaches to semantics from both logical and empirical perspectives.
 * A further aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for young
 researchers and PhD students to present their work.



All researchers and PhD students in this area, including formal
semantics, cognitive semantics, logic, and artificial intelligence are
invited to submit a one page abstract.


The abstracts should be sent by e-mail (as ASCII, LaTeX, DVI,
Postscript or PDF file) to the following addresses:

Notification of contributors will be given around June 15, 2002
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Workshop contributors will be required to register for ESSLLI 2002.
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Important Dates

 * May 15, 2002: Deadline for submissions
 * Jun 15, 2002: Notification of acceptance
 * Aug 12, 2002: Start of workshop (1-week)

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Fritz Hamm
SfS, Universitat Tuebingen
Wilhelmstr. 113
D-72074 Tuebingen

Reinhard Kahle
IfI, Universitat Muenchen
Oettingenstr. 67
D-80385 Muenchen
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