LINGUIST List 14.1709

Mon Jun 16 2003

Calls: Socioling/Greek; Computational Ling

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  1. alexandra.georgakopoulou, The Logos Conference: Controlling Language: The Greek experience
  2. K�lm�n Abari, ALLC/ACH 2004

Message 1: The Logos Conference: Controlling Language: The Greek experience

Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 10:28:41 +0000
From: alexandra.georgakopoulou <>
Subject: The Logos Conference: Controlling Language: The Greek experience

The Logos Conference: Controlling Language: The Greek experience
Short Title: Controlling Language

Date: 09-Sep-2004 - 09-Nov-2004
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Alexandra Georgakopoulou
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Sociolinguistics 
Subject Language: Greek
Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2003

Meeting Description:

The Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London
The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

The Logos Conference
9-11 September, 2004, London


Controlling Language: The Greek Experience
The long history of the Greek language has been marked by a recurrent
concern with issues of correctness, hierarchy and purity of
language. Throughout the last 2,500 years a concern with establishing
and maintaining norms can be and has been described as essential to
the continuity of the language, or as stifling creative activity. This
conference is exploratory, in that we want to address questions and
practices of control, such as the standardization and planning of
language, norms and perceptions of correctness, across the millennia -
from the Hellenistic world to the present day - in order to see
whether a fruitful dialogue can be established between students of the
language in different periods. The papers will necessarily have to be
addressed to an audience that crosses the different periods, since the
participating scholars will come from very different disciplines.

The conference will be held at the Institute of Classical Studies,
London. The Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College
London The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

We welcome papers on any aspect of defining and responding to
correctness in the Greek language. Themes we hope to address are as

- Constructions of canons for language forms, styles, and registers:
literature and the past as vehicles for standardization; language
reforms and the language "question".

- Perceptions of "high" and "low", purity and impurity in language:
official and lay strategies of dealing with the improper; infiltration
between registers; language ideologies and debates.

- Interrelationships with other languages: levels and types of
acceptance of influence from other languages; perceived hierarchies
and values attached.

Abstracts for papers should be no more than 300 words in length
(including references) and should describe original work; either
completed research, or significant work in progress. Individual papers
will be allocated 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10
minutes for questions).

There will be a dedicated poster session during which presenters are
expected to be available in order to discuss their work with attendees
and, if they wish, provide hand-outs. Abstracts for posters should
have the same format as the abstracts for papers: they should be no
more than 300 words in length (including references). When deciding on
any of these two modes of presentation, please bear in mind that
posters are more informal than paper presentations and leave more room
for presenting early stages of work in progress.

Submission guidelines
Abstracts can either be submitted via e-mail or via postal mail (faxed
abstracts will not be accepted). In each case please provide the
following information on a cover page:
-	last name 
-	first name
-	title of abstract
-	affiliation
-	postal address
-	telephone number
-	e-mail address
-	category of submission: paper or poster.

Four copies of the abstract should be sent not later than October 15,
2003 to the organizers:

Dr Alexandra Georgakopoulou 
Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies 
King's College London 
Strand, London WC2R 2LS

Dr Yumna Khan
Department of Classics
King's College London
Strand, London WC2R 2LS
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Message 2: ALLC/ACH 2004

Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 14:56:38 +0200
From: K�lm�n Abari <>
Subject: ALLC/ACH 2004

Computing and Multilingual, Multicultural Heritage 2004
Call for Papers
University of G�teborg, (Gothenburg), Sweden
June 11-16, 2004

Conference Web Site:
Online Proposal Submission Form:

The Conference - Busa Award - Associated organizations - Submissions
 (Types of proposals - Format - Examples) - Publication - Deadline -
Bursaries - Poster Prize - Further information

I. The ALLC/ACH Conference

The joint conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic
Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities is the
oldest established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of
advanced information technologies and the humanities, annually
attracting a distinguished international community at the forefront of
their fields. The theme for the 2004 conference is "Computing and
Multilingual, Multicultural Heritage" and it will include plenary
addresses by leading scholars, including John Nerbonne (University of
Groeningen, and Espen Aarseth
(Center for Computer Games Research Copenhagen,

Recent years have seen an enormous growth in the use of IT resources
for research and teaching in the humanities. How exactly are they
shaping the ways in which humanities scholars work? What are the
fields of humanities scholarship that are most affected by the use of
computers and computation? What are the new methodologies being
introduced and applied? How can digital resources benefit the
humanities community and the community at large?

The expansion of the European Union has brought with it an increased
focus on the issue of multilingualism and multiculturalism. What are
the implications of this to humanities computing? What is the role of
IT technologies in establishing multilingualism? What is the role of
individual scientific and educational tasks, joint projects, or
educational and electronic library resources? How can humanities
computing help in the challenge to preserve individual cultures in a
multicultural environment? What is the role of humanities computing
in the preservation and creation of a multilingual, multicultural
heritage? We believe that responding to these new challenges will
also have a fertilizing effect on humanities computing as a whole by
opening up new ways and methodologies to enhance the use of computers
and computation in a wide range of humanities disciplines. Now is the
time to survey and assess the impact humanities computing has had and
is likely to have on humanities scholarship in a multilingual,
multicultural world.

II. The Busa Award

The Roberto Busa Award is a joint award of the Association for
Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) and the Association for
Computers and the Humanities (ACH). It is given every three years to
honour outstanding scholarly achievement in humanities computing. The
Award is named after Roberto Busa, SJ, who is regarded by many as the
founder of the field of humanities computing. The first award was
given to Father Busa himself in 1998 and the recipient of the second
award in 2001 was Emeritus Professor John Burrows, who has helped to
shape the application of statistical methods to the analysis of
textual style and has bridged the gap between traditional literary
criticism and computer-aided stylistics.

The next Busa Award will be given at the ALLC/ACH conference in
2004. The Award Winner will be invited to give a talk, the Busa
plenary, at the conference.

III. Associated Organizations

ALLC and ACH are continuing to develop a new associated organizations
programme begun at the 2003 conference; this will enable professional
organizations with a remit similar to that of ALLC and ACH to present
a panel of papers in a parallel conference session. We welcome
proposals from such organizations for the 2004 conference, especially
in areas of computing in the humanities which have not been
represented at previous ALLC/ACH conferences. We encourage
representatives from professional organizations to consider submitting
a proposal under this initiative on topics they think might be
relevant to the ALLC/ACH conference audience. Such proposals will
undergo a review process and should be submitted directly to the
conference programme chair, Laszlo Hunyadi, no later than November
3rd, 2003. For more information please contact the conference
programme chair, Laszlo Hunyadi,

IV. Submissions

ALLC/ACH 2004 invites submissions of between 750 and 1500 words on any
aspect of humanities computing, broadly defined to encompass the
common ground between information technology and problems in
humanities research and teaching. As always, we welcome submissions in
any area of the humanities, especially interdisciplinary work. We
particularly encourage submissions on the current state of the art in
humanities computing, and on recent new developments and expected
future developments in the field. Suitable subjects for proposals
would include:
- traditional applications of computing in the humanities, including
(but not limited to) linguistics, text corpora, computational
lexicography, natural language processing, translation studies,
literary studies, text encoding, hypertext, text analysis, edition
philology and statistical models;
- computational models and applications related to multilingualism and
multicultural issues;
- the application of information technology to cultural and historical
studies (including archaeology and musicology);
- new approaches to research in humanities disciplines using digital
- the application to humanities data of techniques developed in such
fields as information science and the physical sciences and
- the application of information technology to issues related to
minority cultures as well as the integration of immigrants in the
dominant society;
- pedagogical applications of new media within the humanities;
- commercial applications of humanities computing, e.g. web
technology, natural language interfaces, archival organization and
- applications in the digital arts, especially projects and
installations that feature technical advances of potential interest to
humanities scholars;
- information design in the humanities, including visualization,
simulation, and modelling;
- thoughtful considerations of the cultural impact of computing and
new media;
- theoretical or speculative treatments of new media;
- the institutional role of new media within the contemporary academy,
including curriculum development and collegial support for activities
in these fields;
- the broader social role of humanities computing and the resources it

The deadline for submitting paper, session and poster proposals to the
Programme Committee is November 3rd 2003; these will be refereed.
Proposals for (non-refereed) demos and for pre- or post-conference
tutorials and workshops should be discussed directly with the local
conference organizer as soon as possible. See below for full details
on submitting proposals.

For more information on the conference in general please visit the
conference web site.

A. Types of Proposals

Proposals to the Programme Committee may be of three types: papers,
poster presentations, and sessions. The type of submission must be
specified in the proposal. If the subject relates specifically to the
theme of "Computing and Multilingual, Multicultural Heritage", please
also make this explicit.

Papers and posters may be given in English, French, German, Italian,
Spanish or Swedish.


Proposals for papers (750-1500 words) should describe original work:
either completed research which has given rise to substantial results,
or the development of significant new methodologies, or rigorous
theoretical, speculative or critical discussions. Individual papers
will be allocated 30 minutes for presentation, including questions.
Proposals that concentrate on the development of new computing
methodologies should make clear how the methodologies are applied to
research and/or teaching in the humanities, and should include some
critical assessment of the application of those methodologies in the
humanities. Those that concentrate on a particular application in the
humanities should cite traditional as well as computer-based
approaches to the problem and should include some critical assessment
of the computing methodologies used. All proposals should include
conclusions and references to important sources. Those describing the
creation or use of digital resources should follow these guidelines as
far as possible.

Poster Presentations

There should be no difference in quality between poster presentations
and papers, and the format for proposals is the same for both. The
same academic standards should apply in both cases, but posters may be
a more suitable way of presenting late-breaking results, or
significant work in progress, including pedagogical applications. Both
will be submitted to the same refereeing process. The choice between
the two modes of presentation should depend on the most effective and
informative way of communicating the scientific content of the
proposal. Poster presentations may also include software or technology
and project demonstrations.

By definition, poster presentations are less formal and more
interactive than a standard talk. Poster presenters have the
opportunity to exchange ideas one-on-one with attendees and to discuss
their work in detail with those most deeply interested in the same
topic. Presenters are provided with about 2 square meters of board
space to display their work. They may also provide handouts with
examples or more detailed information. Posters will remain on display
throughout the conference, but there will also be a separate
conference session dedicated to them, when presenters should be
prepared to explain their work and answer questions. Additional times
may also be assigned for software or project demonstrations.

The poster sessions will build on the recent trend of showcasing some
of the most important and innovative work being done in humanities


Sessions (90 minutes) take the form of either: Three papers. The
session organizer should submit a 500-word statement describing the
session topic, include abstracts of 750-1500 words for each
paper, and indicate that each author is willing to participate in the
 session; or A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organizer
should submit an abstract of 750-1500 words describing the panel
topic, how it will be organized, the names of all the speakers, and an
indication that each speaker is willing to participate in the session.

The deadline for session proposals is the same as for proposals for

B. Format

All proposals must be submitted electronically using the on-line form,
which can be found at:

Please pay particular attention to the information that is required
regarding each proposal. Submissions that do not contain the required
information will be returned to the authors, and may not be considered
if they are received close to the deadline.

The information required for all submissions includes:
TYPE OF PROPOSAL: paper, poster, or session
TITLE: title of paper, poster, or session
KEYWORDS: three keywords (maximum) describing the main contents of the
paper or session
AUTHOR: name of first author
AFFILIATION: of first author
E-MAIL: of first author
AUTHOR: name of second author (repeat these three headings as
AFFILIATION: of second author
E-MAIL: of second author
CONTACT ADDRESS: full postal address of first author or contact person
for session proposals 
FAX NUMBER: of first author or contact person
PHONE NUMBER: of first author or contact person If submitting a
session proposal, the following information will be required for each
TITLE: title of paper 
KEYWORDS: three keywords (maximum) describing the main contents of the
AUTHOR: name of first author
AFFILIATION: of first author 
E-MAIL: of first author 

Please note the following additional information: - The order of
participants provided on the form will be the order used in the final
- If submitting a session proposal, please enter one abstract for
 the whole session in the "session/paper abstract" box, noting clearly
the title and author of each paper in the session.
- In addition to requesting the above information, the form provides a
way for proposers to upload their proposal, which must be in TEI-Xlite
or plain text (ASCII/ISO 8859-1) format, plus up to 5 image
files. These graphics, if uploaded, should be prepared in a manner
appropriate for both on-line publication and printing in
black-and-white in the conference book of abstracts.
- Unfortunately, it is still true, even in this day of XML and
Unicode, that publishing systems and web browsers often limit access
to extended character sets. Thus, although TEI-XLite format and
therefore Unicode can be used for submission, please try if possible
to avoid character sets that might not be viewable on reviewer's web
browsers or printable by the program's printer.

C. Examples from past conferences

Those interested in seeing examples from previous conferences can
consult online abstracts and programmes at:

The conference has previously been held at:
- University of Georgia (2003)
- University of T�bingen (2002)
- New York University (2001)
- University of Glasgow, Scotland (2000)
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA (1999)
- Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary (1998)
- Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1997)
- University of Bergen, Norway (1996)

Because of the fast evolution of the field, however, work of a kind
not previously seen at the conference is especially welcomed.

V. Publication

A book of abstracts of all papers, poster presentations and sessions
will be provided to conference participants. In addition, abstracts
will be published on the conference web page.

A volume of selected proceedings is planned for publication after the
conference; all papers submitted in publishable form before the end of
the conference will be considered for this collection.

VI. Deadlines

- November 3rd, 2003: Submission of proposals for papers, poster
presentations, sessions and software demos.
- February 16th, 2004: Notification of acceptance for papers, poster
presentations, sessions and software demos.

VII. Bursaries

As part of its commitment to promote the development and application
of appropriate computing in humanities scholarship, the Association
for Literary and Linguistic Computing will award up to five bursaries
of up to 500 GB pounds each to students and young scholars who have
papers or poster presentations accepted for presentation at the
conference. Applicants must be members of ALLC. The ALLC will make the
awards after the Programme Committee have decided which proposals are
to be accepted. Recipients will be notified as soon as possible
thereafter. A participant in a multi-author paper is eligible for an
award, but it must be clear that s/he is contributing substantially to
the paper.

Full details of the scheme may be found on the ALLC home page
Applications must be made using the on-line form available there.

VIII. Poster Prize

As an acknowledgement of the special contribution of the posters to
the conference, the Programme Committee will award a prize for the
best poster.

IX. Further Information

Equipment Availability and Requirements

Presenters will have available an overhead projector, a data projector
for Windows and Macintosh OS, and an Internet connection. Requests for
other presentation equipment will be considered by the local
organizers. All submissions should indicate the type of hardware and
software required for presentation.


Information on G�teborg, Sweden and the hosting University, travel,
accommodation, and the social programme can all be found linked to the
pages at


Inquiries concerning the goals of the conference, the format or
content of papers, and other topics relating to the academic programme
should be addressed to the Chair of the International Programme
Laszlo Hunyadi
Professor, Head
Department of General and Applied Linguistics
University of Debrecen
Egyetem ter 1.
4010 Debrecen

Phone: +36 52 512-900/2116
Fax: +36-52-412336

Inquiries concerning conference registration, travel, local
organization and facilities, and other aspects of the local setting
should be addressed to:
Jan-Gunnar Tingsell
Chair, Local Committee
The University of G�teborg
Centre for Humanities Computing
Box 200
SE-405 30 G�teborg


X. International Programme Committee and Local Organizers

Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers who will make
recommendations to the Programme Committee comprising:
Alejandro Bia, University of Alicante, Spain
Simon Horobin, University of Glasgow, UK
Laszlo Hunyadi (Chair), University of Debrecen, Hungary
Lisa Lena Opas-H�nninen, University of Oulu, Finland
Susan Schreibman, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
St�fan Sinclair, University of Alberta, Canada
Natasha Smith, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Michael Sperberg-McQueen, World Wide Web Consortium, USA

The conference is hosted by the Centre for Humanities Computing at the
University of G�teborg. The Chair of the local organizing committee is
Jan-Gunnar Tingsell, head of the Centre for Humanities Computing,
University of G�teborg.
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