LINGUIST List 14.2669

Fri Oct 3 2003

Calls: Semantics/IL, USA; Text/Corpus Ling/Spain

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  1. kennedy, Semantics and Linguistic Theory 14
  2., Corpus Use and Learning to Translate

Message 1: Semantics and Linguistic Theory 14

Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 17:00:55 +0000
From: kennedy <>
Subject: Semantics and Linguistic Theory 14

Semantics and Linguistic Theory 14 
Short Title: SALT 14

Date: 14-MAY-04 - 16-MAY-04
Location: Evanston, IL, United States of America
Contact: Chris Kennedy
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Semantics 
Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2004

Meeting Description:

Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 14 at Northwestern University
Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 14 Northwestern University May
14-16, 2004

Invited speakers

Barbara Abbot, Michigan State University
Chris Barker, University of California, San Diego
Kai von Fintel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh

Call for papers

SALT 14 invites submissions for 30-minute presentations (plus
ten-minute discussions) on any topic pertaining to natural language
semantics with relevance to linguistic theory. Abstracts should be at
most 2 pages in length (including references) using a 12 pt. font with
1-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four side. In the interest of fairness,
these limitations will be strictly enforced. The same person may
submit at most one abstract as a sole author and one as a co-author.

As a matter of general policy, SALT does not accept papers that at the
time of the conference have been published or have been accepted for
publication. In addition, preference will be given to presentations
that are not duplicated at other major conferences. We therefore
request that authors indicate prior or planned presentations of their
papers along with their contact information when they submit their

We strongly encourage electronic submissions, which may be sent to We ask authors to adhere to the following

- Please write the (first) author's name plus the word 'abstract' in
the subject line of your message (e.g., 'Jones abstract'), and include
author name(s), affiliation and contact information in the body of the

- Please send the abstract as an attachment. We prefer .pdf files but
will also accept plain text or MS-Word files; if you send the latter,
we ask that you send us a .rtf rather than .doc file if possible.

If you choose to send in your abstract via regular mail, please submit
7 anonymous copies plus a separate card giving the title of the
abstract, author name(s), affiliation, and contact information.
Abstracts should be mailed to:

SALT 14 Committee
Department of Linguistics
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208 USA

Abstracts (electronic or otherwise) should reach us by 9pm CST,
January 30, 2004. (Please note the later deadline!) We regret that we
will not be able to consider abstracts arriving after this date.

Additional information about the conference will be posted in the
coming months on the conference website:

Please direct all questions to:
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Message 2: Corpus Use and Learning to Translate

Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2003 04:30:51 +0000
From: <>
Subject: Corpus Use and Learning to Translate

Corpus Use and Learning to Translate 
Short Title: CULT

Date: 22-Jan-2004 - 24-Jan-2004
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Patricia Rodr�guez In�s
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Text/Corpus Linguistics, Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Oct-2003

Meeting Description:
CULT (Corpus Use and Learning to Translate)

BARCELONA, JANUARY 22-24th, 2004

Organised by the Departament de Traducci� i dInterpretaci�
(Universitat Aut�noma de Barcelona) and the Scuola Superiore di Lingue
Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttore (Universit� di Bologna).

CULT 2004 is the follow up to CULT 2000, organised by the Scuola
Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttore of the
Universit� di Bologna in Forl� in November 2000


The aim of the conference is to bring together practitioners and
theorists sharing an interest in the design and use of corpora in
translation-related areas, with special reference to translator and
interpreter training. Contributions, in the form of papers,
demonstrations and posters, are sought on, but not restricted to the
following topics:

- Translation/Interpreting-specific issues relating to the design,
development and use(s) of corpora

- Integrating corpus work into introductory/advanced translation
courses for translators/interpreters

- Corpus-based language learning/teaching for translators/interpreters

- Implications of corpus use with respect to theories of

- The respective roles of corpora, conventional reference tools and
other computational translation aids

- The World Wide Web as a resource for translation/interpreting

- Corpora and terminology

- Corpus-based descriptive translation studies in the classroom

- Interaction of CAT and corpus tools in the translation classroom


Guy Aston
Silvia Bernardini
Krista Varantola


Proposals for contributions relating to any of the specified topics
should reach the organisation committee no later than October 20th,
complete with abstracts of about 500 words. All proposals will be
reviewed. For further details about the submission procedure, please
refer to the conference web page or contact the organisation committee
at the addresses below. Notification as regards acceptance of
abstracts will be given from December 1st, 2003.

The official language of the conference is English.


EUR 110
EUR 75 (students)

Fees include conference documentation, coffee and biscuits, plus lunch
on Friday and Saturday.

It will also be possible to participate in an official conference
dinner and/or a tour around Barcelona. As for accommodation, a choice
of hotels is available. For more information, please check the
conference website.


CULT-BCN 2004, Departament de Traducci� i
d'Interpretaci� Edifici K, Universitat Aut�noma de
Barcelona 08193-Bellaterra, Spain

Tel.: +34 93 5813371
Fax: +34 93 5812762

ORGANISATION COMMITTEE (Universitat Aut�noma de Barcelona)

Allison Beeby
Patricia Rodr�guez In�s
Pilar S�nchez-Gij�n


October 20th, 2003: Deadline for abstract submission
December 1st, 2003: Communication of acceptance of abstracts 
January 22-24th, 2004: CULT conference
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