LINGUIST List 14.1677

Thu Jun 12 2003

FYI: Lang Fair; New Lang Technology Program

Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <>


  1. sten.dathe, EXPOLINGUA BERLIN 2003
  2. Alex Alsina, Degree in linguistics at UPF, Barcelona


Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 06:32:58 +0000
From: sten.dathe <>


Date: 21-Nov-2003 - 23-Nov-2003
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Martina Bischoff
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

When: November, 21 - 23, 2003
Where: Berlin, Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur
Info: ICWE GmbH - Martina Bischoff, Leibnizstra�e 32 - 10625 Berlin

International Fair for Languages and Cultures 

November, 21 - 23, 2003
Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur
Friedrichstrasse 176-179, 10117 Berlin
Opening hours: daily 10h00 - 18h00

''More linguistic diversity in Europe'' - this is the motto of the
16th EXPOLINGUA BERLIN taking place from November 21 - 23, 2003. The
most important fair for Languages and Cultures in German speaking
countries will be organized this year in cooperation with the German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD-Deutscher Akademischer Austausch

Expolingua Berlin 2003 will also offer an extensive seminar programme
open to all visitors with workshops, round-table discussions and
presentations. Topics will include Study and Work Experiences Abroad,
Language Learning and Language Teaching.
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Message 2: Degree in linguistics at UPF, Barcelona

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 10:16:08 +0000
From: Alex Alsina <>
Subject: Degree in linguistics at UPF, Barcelona

Degree in Linguistics and language technology at Universitat Pompeu
Fabra (Barcelona)

Beginning in the 2003-2004 academic year, UPF will offer a two- year
taught program of study leading to an officially recognized
upper-division baccalaureate degree (honors degree) in Linguistics
(''licenciatura de segundo ciclo''). The goal of the program is to
train specialists in linguistics with a good command of the skills
needed for working in various areas of language technology. Emphasis
is placed on the computational side of traditional areas of
linguistics, and programming, statistics and formal languages are
taught from the very beginning. Most courses will be taught by faculty
from the Departments of Translation & Philology and Computer Science.

In addition, students may choose to do both Linguistics and the
''second cycle'' of Translation and Interpreting in three years
(rather than the expected four years) and obtain two ''licenciaturas''
simultaneously. There are a number of openings every year for direct
access into the ''second cycle'' of Translation and
Interpreting. Applications for Linguistics and Translation and
Interpreting must be submitted separately (students already in the
''first cycle'' of Translation and Interpreting at UPF can also apply
to Linguistics and obtain two degrees in five years).

To join the program candidates must either possess an undergraduate
degree which has been officially recognized by the Spanish Ministry of
Education or have at least completed the ''first cycle'' (generally,
the first two years) of any official four-year or five-year Spanish
degree. In 2003-04 the program will accept a maximum of 60 students.

Applications for the academic year 2003-04 must be submitted between
June 30 and July 16, 2003 (a second application period will be held
September 4-10, 2003, if any openings remain unfilled). More
information is available at: Facultat de
Traducci� i Interpretaci�, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, la Rambla
30-32, E-08002 Barcelona, tel.: +34 935422411.
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