LINGUIST List 14.1641

Wed Jun 11 2003

Calls: General Linguistics; Machine Translation

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  1. maggie.tallerman, 5th International Conference On The Evolution Of Language
  2. eric.laporte, Machine Translation

Message 1: 5th International Conference On The Evolution Of Language

Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 11:05:51 +0000
From: maggie.tallerman <>
Subject: 5th International Conference On The Evolution Of Language

5th International Conference On The Evolution Of Language
Short Title: EVOLANG 5

Date: 31-Mar-2004 - 03-Apr-2004
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Jim Hurford
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2003

Meeting Description:

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig


One-page abstracts are now solicited.

CONTENT: The conference welcomes substantive contributions relating to
the evolution of human language from any relevant discipline,
including Anthropology, Genetics, Population Biology, Linguistics,
Psychology, Primatology, Ethology, Paleontology, Archeology,
Artificial Life, Mathematical Modelling. Normal standards of academic
quality apply. Thus, submitted abstracts should aim to make clear
their own substantive claim, relating this to relevant scientific
literature, and briefly setting out the method by which the claim is
substantiated, the nature of the relevant data, and/or the core of the
theoretical argument concerned.

FORMAT: Each abstract should conform to the following specifications:

* Length: a single page of A4/8.5 x 11, single-spaced, font size 12pt
or larger, with 2.5cm margins all round. Any diagrams must fit on
this single page.

* Head material: Give:
 - Title of paper,
 - Author name(s),
 - Author affiliation(s) in brief (1 line),
 - Email address of principal author.
 (This head material must be at the top of the single page.)

METHOD: Email your abstract to, as an
ATTACHMENT (i.e. not included in the message) in PLAIN TEXT (i.e. NOT
as a MSword document or similar).

Conference Organizing Committee:

Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig)
Jean-Louis Dessalles (Ecole Nationale Superieure des
Telecommunications, Paris)
Tecumseh Fitch (Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin; University of St Andrews)
James R Hurford (University of Edinburgh)
Chris Knight (University of East London)
Michael Studdert-Kennedy (Haskins Laboratories)
Maggie Tallerman (University of Durham)
Alison Wray (Cardiff University)
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Message 2: Machine Translation

Date: 9 Jun 2003 23:11:13 -0000
From: eric.laporte <>
Subject: Machine Translation

Call Deadline: 03-OCT-2003 

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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