LINGUIST List 13.81

Tue Jan 15 2002

Calls: Computational Linguistics,English Phonology

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  1. MIKE ROSNER, ACL02 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages
  2. Patrick Honeybone, Calls: Conference on English Phonology, Toulouse

Message 1: ACL02 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages

Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:24:58 +0100 (MET)
Subject: ACL02 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages

First Call for Papers

Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages

University of Pennsylvania
Thursday 11 July, 2002

This workshop is a sequel to the workshop on Computational Approaches
to Semitic Languages that was held at COLING98 in Montreal. Since that
time, there have been various other workshops, but these have mostly
turned out to be either rather applications-oriented, or rather
language specific, or both. Whilst not neglecting applications, the
present workshop aims to attract submissions that contribute
significantly to theoretical insights concerning computational
frameworks underlying the processing of Semitic languages in
general. Morphology and/or phonology would seem to be promising areas
of investigation in this sense. An effort will also be made to
highlight submissions that concern a representative set of

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): 

- Orthographic Representation 
- Morphological/Phonological Models 
- Speech Applications 
- Syntax, Parsing and Generation 
- Semantics 
- Acquisition of Language Resources 
- Corpora 
- Use of Machine Learning Techniques 
- Multilingual / Mixed Language Applications 
- Information Retrieval and Extraction 

Program Committee

 Michael Rosner, University of Malta, Malta (co-chair), 
 Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa, Israel (co-chair), 
 Ken Beesley, XRCE, France,
 Achraf Chalabi, SAKHR Software, Cairo, Egypt, 
 Yaacov Choueka, Bar Ilan University, Israel, 
 Anne De Roeck, Open University, UK, 
 Martha Evens, Illinois Institute of Technology, US, 
 Ray Fabri, University of Malta, Malta, 
 Salem Ghazali, IRSIT, Tunisia, 
 Alon Itai, The Technion, Haifa, Israel, 
 Steven Krauwer, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, 
 Mounira Loughraieb, University of Nancy 2, France, 
 Chadia Moghrabi, University of Moncton, 
 Mustafa Yaseen, Amman University, Jordan, 
 Remi Zajac, New Mexico State University, US, 
 Adnane Zribi, University of Tunis, Tunisia, 

Important dates

 February 24, 2002: Deadline for submissions 
 April 7, 2002: Notification of acceptance 
 May 1, 2002: Final version due 
 July 11, 2002: Workshop date 

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Message 2: Calls: Conference on English Phonology, Toulouse

Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 16:02:00 +0000
From: Patrick Honeybone <>
Subject: Calls: Conference on English Phonology, Toulouse


Conference on English Phonology
Universite de Toulouse, France

A Conference on English Phonology will take place at the Universite de
Toulouse, on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June, 2002. The conference is
to be held under the aegis of the Equipe de Recherche en Syntaxe et
Semantique (Director: Marc Plenat; the ERSS, despite its name, it
includes a substantial phonology team) with the support of the Groupe
de Recheche en Phonologie 1954 (Director: Bernard Laks). The venue
will be the social sciences university in the heart of Toulouse,
surrounded by cheap bars, restaurants and cafes.

The conference will feature three invited speakers:
John Harris (UCL)
Michael Kenstowicz (MIT)
April McMahon (Sheffield)

The conference organisers are Phil Carr (Universite Montpellier III, &
ERSS, Toulouse) and Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill College, UK). Phil
Carr can be contacted at, or, and Patrick Honeybone can be contacted at

We invite papers on any aspect of the (synchronic or diachronic)
phonetics/phonology of any variety of English, or on issues relevant
to the acquisition of English. We are keen to have papers from a range
of different approaches, including (but not limited to) the traditions
of Laboratory Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Generative Phonology (of
both OT and non-OT varieties), and Cognitive Linguistics. We also
welcome papers written within the framework of the late Lionel
Guierre, as one of our aims is to encourage cross-fertilisation of
analytic ideas between different frameworks. Papers will last 30
minutes, with 10 minutes for questions.

Abstracts should be sent to either Phil Carr or Patrick Honeybone by
Friday 25 January 2002. Abstracts should be no longer than one side of
A4, single-spaced and with a font size no smaller than 12, using 2.5cm
or one inch margins. 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.

Abstracts should be submitted by email in one of these formats: Rich
Text Format, Word, pdf, or plain text. If you need to use a phonetic
font in your abstract, please use SIL doulos, which can be downloaded
for free from this site:

Abstracts will be read by the abstracts committee: Jacques Durand,
John Harris, Michael Kenstowicz, April McMahon.

There will be a small registration fee (15 Euros, payable on arrival)
to cover the cost of photocopying and other expenses. Lunches and
dinners will take place in local restaurants and brasseries, at a
small cost. A conference dinner will be held at a restaurant in
Toulouse on the evening of Thursday 27 June (details to be announced

Further details, including information on accommodation, travel and
sight-seeing possibilities in the vicinity of Toulouse are available
at the conference's website:
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