LINGUIST List 14.1542

Fri May 30 2003

Calls: Ling Theories/Typology; Machine Translation

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  1. jytak, Journal of Universal Language
  2. Eric Laporte, Special Issue of Machine Translation

Message 1: Journal of Universal Language

Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 00:22:24 +0000
From: jytak <>
Subject: Journal of Universal Language

Call Deadline: 30-JUL-2003 
The Journal of Universal Language calls for papers for the JUL 4:2,
which will be published in September, 2003.

As a token of our gratitude, the authors whose paper will appear in
the Journal of Universal Language will be given the $1,000 honorarium
(which is subject to taxation).

Topic Areas: 

The Journal of Universal Language is concerned with: -artificial
language, communication & culture in language usage, typology, and
universality in language; -interdisciplinary contributions written
with applied linguists in mind; -brief notes, comments or observation
concerning official language; -reaction/replies to recent papers.

The editors encourage the submission of papers on proposed themes as
well as on other topics relevant to the interest of the Journal of
Universal Language. Each volume contains two issues, published in
March and September. The language of publication is English.

1. The length of a manuscript should not exceed 25 pages. 
2. A 200-word abstract should be given at the beginning of each
3. Manuscripts should be submitted on A4 paper, with the margins at
least 4cm on all four sides of each sheet. They may be single-spaced
and/or double-sided, if desired.

Important Dates: 
No Submission deadline: We accept manuscripts throughout the year. 
Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2003 
Submission of camera-ready papers: September 15, 2003 

1. Electronic submissions are acceptable. Acceptable file formats are
Portable Document Format (.pdf) and MS Word (.doc). Please send your
file in an attachment to
2. For hard copy submissions, please send 3 copies, accompanied by a
cover letter which includes the author's name, affiliation, address,
and home or office phone number, to:

Jin-young Tak, Editor 
Department of English Language/Literature
Sejong University 
Dasan-gwan 435 Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea 

TOC (Journal of Universal Language 4:1):
Purev Jaimai & Hyun Seok Park 
 Representing Unish Grammar Based on Tree 
 Adjoining Grammar Formalism
Eun-Joo Kwak
 Comparisons between Pidgins and 'Unish'
David Odden
 Languages and Universals
Neil Olsen
 Marketing an International Auxiliary Language:
 Challenges to a New Artificial Language
Miho Sasaki
 The Writing System of an Artificial Language:
 For Efficient Orthographic Processing
Andrey Yakovlev
 Evolution of the Pattern of Pronouns and Pronominal
 Adverbs in Artificial Language

For more information: 

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Message 2: Special Issue of Machine Translation

Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 12:03:34 +0200
From: Eric Laporte <>
Subject: Special Issue of Machine Translation


 Finite-State Language Resources and Language Processing

Ken Beesley, XRCE, France,
Lauri Karttunen, Parc Inc., USA,
Eric Laporte, University of Marne-la-Vallee, France,
Kemal Oflazer, Sabanci University, Turkey,

The recent availability of sophisticated toolkits for developing
large-scale finite state systems has fostered the development of
manually-constructed finite-state language resources and applications
for many languages. As a follow-up to the recent Workshop on
Finite-State Methods in Natural Language Processing, FSMNLP 2003, held
during EACL 2003 in Budapest, we would like to solicit from the
workshop participants, as well as other researchers, full length
papers on the use of finite-state techniques for the development of
language processing resources and applications. We would especially
encourage submissions addressing novel issues and aspects of
lesser-studied languages.

Call for papers issued: 2 June 2003
Papers due: 3 October 2003
Notification to authors: 2 Feb 2004

For initial submissions only, authors should send electronic copies
(postscript, pdf, rtf, or doc) to the Guest Editors:
Guest Editors:

three printed copies to 

Machine Translation
Editorial Office
P.O. Box 990
3300 AZ Dordrecht
The Netherlands

Please indicate that the submission is for the Special Issue on
Finite-State Resources and Language Processing. We recommend that the
manuscripts be prepared with Latex. For more details on formatting
guidelines see the journal home at

Please direct any questions about submissions to the guest editors,
rather than to the publisher or the regular editor.
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