LINGUIST List 14.2668

Fri Oct 3 2003

Calls: Computational Ling/Switzerland;General Ling/USA

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  1. James.Henderson, Coling 2004 Tutorials
  2. pla66f5, Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Message 1: Coling 2004 Tutorials

Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 05:34:44 +0000
From: James.Henderson <>
Subject: Coling 2004 Tutorials

Coling 2004 Tutorials 
Date: 22-Aug-2004 - 22-Aug-2004
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: James Henderson
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2003

This is a session of the following conference: 20th International
Conference on Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Tutorials for the 20th International Conference on Computational
Linguistics Coling 2004 Call for Tutorial Proposals

		 Geneva, Switzerland, 22 August, 2004

The Coling 2004 Tutorial Organising Committee invites proposals for
the Tutorial Programme for Coling 2004. The tutorials will be held 22
August, 2004, immediately preceding the main conference 23-27 August,

Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its core content can be
covered in a three hour tutorial slot (including a 30 minute break).
We expect that there will be space and time for at most four


 Proposals for tutorials should contain:

 * A title and brief content description of the tutorial topic (no more
 than one page)
 * The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the
 tutorial speakers, with a one-paragraph statement of the speaker's(s')
 research interests and areas of expertise. In case of multiple
 speakers, please identify proposal contact 

 * Pre-requisites expected from participants

 * Any special requirements for technical needs (beamer, computer
 infrastructure, etc.) 

 Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text or PDF
 as soon as possible, but no later than 15 December 2003 to The subject line should be: ''COLING 2004

 Notification of acceptance will be sent to proposers by 16 January, 2004.


 Accepted tutorial speakers must provide final descriptions of their
 tutorials for inclusion in the Conference Registration material by 21 May,
 2004. The description must be provided in three formats: a latex version
 that fits onto 1/2 page using a latex template to be provided; an ASCII
 version that can be included with the email announcement; an HTML version
 (without applets, etc.) that can be included on the Conference home page.

 Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, containing at least
 copies of the slides used in the presentation as well as a bibliography for
 the material covered, by 4 June, 2004.

 Finances: the reimbursement for tutorial speakers has yet to be finalised.
 The reimbursement will consist of a flat amount per tutorial, plus a
 proportion of the registration fees for each registrant in excess of 20
 registrants. Note that this reimbursement will be per tutorial, not per
 presenter: multiple presenters will split the proceeds, the default
 assumption being an even split. In addition, registration fees for the
 main conference will be waived for one speaker per tutorial. No further
 expenses will be reimbursed. Note that timely availability of tutorial
 materials is a precondition for reimbursement.


 James Henderson
 Universit� de Gen�ve
 D�pt. d'Informatique
 24, rue G�n�ral Dufour
 CH-1211 Gen�ve 4

 Paola Merlo
 Universit� de Gen�ve
 D�pt. de Linguistique
 2, rue de Candolle
 CH-1211 Gen�ve 4


 * Submission deadline for proposal: 15 December, 2003
 * Notification of acceptance: 16 January, 2004 
 * Tutorial descriptions due: 21 May, 2004
 * Tutorial course material due: 4 June, 2004
 * Tutorials date: 22 August, 2004
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Message 2: Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 11:36:06 +0000
From: pla66f5 <>
Subject: Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Linguistic Association of the Southwest 
Short Title: LASSO

Date: 17-Oct-2003 - 19-Oct-2003
Location: Edinburg, Texas, United States of America
Contact: Pamela Anderson-Mejias
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

The Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) is a regional
linguistics association in the United States whose purpose is the
advancement of the scientific study of language, particularly in the
geographical region covering the states of Arizona, Arkansas,
California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. While
LASSO is primarily interested in languages of the southwestern states,
it draws its membership from any region in the world. The University
of Texas-Pan American is set to host the 32nd annual meeting of the
Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) titled ''Crossing
Linguistic Borders,'' Oct. 17-19.

The opening session will be Friday, Oct. 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the UTPA
Media Theatre. Concurrent sessions by linguists from throughout the
United States, Mexico, Australia, Korea and elsewhere will deliver
papers on topics ranging from phonology of Spanish through colonial
documents of Texas to Spanish heritage speakers engaging in the
writing process. Additional papers in linguistics from other areas
will also be presented.

The Friday session will feature speaker Joshua A. Fishman, professor
emeritus from Yeshiva University and general editor of the
International Journal of the Sociology of Language at 10:45
a.m. Fishman will speak on ''Distancing and Interaction: The Status
Agenda in Corpus Planning.'' Dr. Jos� G. Moreno de Alba, research
fellow of the Instituto de Investigaciones Filol�gicas and professor
at UNAM, will speak on ''El Atlas Ling��stico de M�xico'' Saturday,
Oct. 18 at 10:45 a.m. in the UTPA Media Theatre. Peter Gingiss,
professor at the University of Houston, will deliver the presidential
address Saturday at 6:15 p.m. The program can be seen after Aug. 1 on

''The LASSO local committee co-chairs are Dr. Pamela
L. Anderson-Mejias, English Department, and Dr. Hugo A. Mejias,
Department of Modern Languages & Literature. They can be contacted at and respectively.

For those planning to attend the meeting, hotel reservations must be
booked by Sept. 18 to receive the conference rate. Please note that it
is very important that attendees make reservations by Sept. 18 and ask
for the Linguistic Association of the Southwest Conference rate.

Call 956/383-8800 or fax the hotel directly at 956/383-1540. For more
information, see the LASSO newsletter.

 The Holiday Inn Express and Best Western are already full. Please
contact the Comfort Inn for hotel reservations. (956)318-1117


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