LINGUIST List 14.2964

Thu Oct 30 2003

Calls: Lang Acquisition; Lexicography/Lyon, France

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  1. Wall, Amy, The Annual Review of Language Acquisition Vol. 4 (2004)
  2. jeremy_roy, Workshop on Terminology, Ontology & Knowledge Representation

Message 1: The Annual Review of Language Acquisition Vol. 4 (2004)

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 10:57:26 +0100
From: Wall, Amy <>
Subject: The Annual Review of Language Acquisition Vol. 4 (2004)

Call for Papers

VOL. 4 (2004)

Clara C. Levelt, Leiden University
Lynn Santelmann, Portland State University
Maaike Verrips, Taalstudio, the Netherlands

ARLA is devoted to research in the domain of first language
acquisition, i.e., the process of acquiring command of a first
language. It focuses on research reported in recently defended PhD
theses. The major share of contributions to the yearbook consists of
excerpts from, or edited summaries of, dissertations addressing issues
in first language acquisition, including bilingual first language
acquisition. These papers should be written by the original author of
the dissertation, conform to the format of a journal article, and thus
be comprehensible without reference to the source text.

ARLA publishes reports of original research pertaining to various
approaches to first language and bilingual first language acquisition,
be it experimental, observational, computational, clinical or
theoretical, provided that the work is of high quality. The Annual
Review also welcomes studies in which first language acquisition is
compared to second language acquisition, as well as studies on
language acquisition under abnormal conditions. In all of the areas
covered, ARLA is dedicated to creative and groundbreaking research.

The yearbook, in its printed form, will be supplemented by an
attractive website. The website will give access to electronic copies
of the printed papers, but, more importantly, will also present
background materials such as a resume for the author, excerpts of
audio or video materials related to the reported research, tips for
further reading, and links to relevant websites. In addition to the
research reports sketched above, each issue of the Annual Review
contains one state-of-the-art review in a subdomain of first language
acquisition research. This paper is commissioned by the editors.

Any student who has completed a dissertation in 2002 or 2003 is
invited to submit a manuscript based on this work. In order to be
eligible for publication, the manuscript should be of outstanding
quality. Particularly, contributions are sought which excel with
regard to the integration of behavioral data and (psycho)linguistic
theorizing. More specifically, the Annual Review solicits papers
* develop new theoretical ideas to account for a set of facts;
* open up a new empirical domain or new set of data, e.g. explore a
relatively unknown language, or apply a new or unknown experimental
* report findings that are considered important for pertinent debates
in the field.

Submitted papers will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two members
of the editorial board and/or external advisers.

Deadline for submissions to the 2004 issue (Vol. 4): February 15, 2004

Address for correspondence:		Editors of ARLA
					UIL-OTS, Utrecht University
					Trans 10
					3512 JK Utrecht
					The Netherlands

For further information, write to:, or visit the
journals section at

ARLA Editorial Board
Peter Culicover, The Ohio State University
Katherine Demuth, Brown University
Jeff Elman, UCSD
Louann Gerken, University of Arizona
Marco Haverkort, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
Jack Hoeksema, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Angeliek van Hout, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Nina Hyams, UCLA
Laurence B. Leonard, Purdue University
Natascha M�ller, Universit�t Hamburg
Johanne Paradis, University of Alberta
William Philip, Universiteit Utrecht
Thomas Roeper, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Petra Schulz, Universit�t Konstanz
Ann Senghas, Barnard College
William Snyder, University of Connecticut
Daniel Swingley, Univerity of Pennsylvania
Karin Stromswold, Rutgers University
Jill de Villiers, Smith College
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Message 2: Workshop on Terminology, Ontology & Knowledge Representation

Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 07:02:04 +0000
From: jeremy_roy <>
Subject: Workshop on Terminology, Ontology & Knowledge Representation

Workshop on Terminology, Ontology & Knowledge Representation
Short Title: TERMINO2004

Date: 22-Jan-2004 - 22-Jan-2004
Location: Lyon, France
Contact: Fidelia Ibekwe
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Lexicography 
Call Deadline: 10-Dec-2003

Meeting Description:
double patronage of the ATALA and the TIA research group (Terminology
& Artificial Intelligence).

Organisers : Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan & Sylvie Lain�-Cruzel.

Date : Thursday 22 January 2004
Universit� Jean Moulin, Lyon 3.
Deadline for abstract submissions : 10 December 2003

Invited speaker : 
Anne Condamines (Erss, CNRS-Toulouse) : From the corpus to a
relational representation of the lexicon : the question of conceptual
relation markers

Workshop theme
- -----------------------------------
Terminology is at the junction of many disciplines. Linguists and
terminologists need to study how terms behave in discourse,
lexicographers and translators have to build dictionaries and
reference terminologies in a given area (terminology databases, mono-
or multi-lingual specialised lexicons), practitioners in many areas
seek to use the right ''language'' when communicating with a given
community. A term is thus a key element in a discourse because it
conveys the concepts and main ideas expressed by the author.

In the last decade, a lot of work has been done on computational
terminology by researchers in sub fields of Artificial intelligence
(computational linguistics, terminology). The focus has been on the
partial or complete automation of the processes of term extraction,
term structuring and domain-based terminology knowledge representation
from texts. These works have adopted an empirical stance, based on
corpus, thus stressing the necessary anchoring of term extraction,
term definition and inter-term relation identification on the contexts
of use. Researchers working in this field have reached a consensus on
the fact that the meaning of a term is not always unique but depends a
lot on the context, on the sub-speciality using it. Many tools were
thus designed to assist term extraction, terminology knowledge base or
ontology building, for different applications such as knowledge
engineering, information retrieval, language learning, etc. In the
wake of these works were also many scientific events at national and
international levels : conferences (TIA, TKE), workshops of the ATALA
( or within international conferences

The current workshop will focus particularly on summarising approaches
to corpus-based terminology knowledge acquisition, whether manual,
semi-automatic or automatic. Submissions are welcome on any of the
following themes (not exclusive) :

- methodological approaches to term acquisition and structuring,
- the state of the art of existing tools for terminology management,
- applications of terminology in different areas such as knowledge
representation, ontology building, knowledge management,
business/competitive intelligence, textmining, language learning,
-the specific contribution of ontology building methods with regard to
more classical knowledge representation tools such as semantic
networks, knowledge bases or thesaurus.

Given the considerable amount of publications done (and still being
done) on some of these themes, it will be useful that proposed works
position themselves clearly with regard to existing works or summarise
them. Submissions can describe :
- work in progress
- theoretical works
- implementation of theoretical solutions
- a synthesis of one of the workshop themes

Program committee (provisional)
- ---------------------------------------
Anne Condamines (Erss, CNRS-Toulouse)
B�atrice Daille (IRIN, Univ. Nantes)
Bruno Bachimont (INA, Paris)
Didier Bourigault( Erss, CNRS-Toulouse)
Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan (Ersicom, Univ. Lyon 3)
Genevi�ve Lallich (URSIDOC, Univ. Lyon 1)
Ingrid Meyer (Univ. de Ottawa, Canada)
Jean Royaut� (LIF, Univ. de Marseille)
Marie-Claude L'Homme (Universit� de Montr�al)
Monique Slodzian (CRIM/INALCO, Paris)
Philippe Thoiron (CRTT, Univ. de Lyon 2)
Sylvie Lain�-Cruzel (Ersicom, Univ. Lyon 3)
Teresa Cabr� (IULA, Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Espagne)
Widad Mustafa El-Hadi (Univ. de Lille 3)

Organising committee
- -----------------------------------
Am�lie Depierre (Lecturer, CRTT Lyon 2)
Audrey Gayraud (PhD student, MIF-Lyon 3)
Eric Thivant (PhD, Lyon3)
Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan (Lecturer, Univ. de Lyon 3)
J�r�mie Roy (Assistant lecturer, Lyon 3)
Pascaline Dury (Lecturer, CRTT Lyon 2)
Sylvie Lain�-Cruzel (Professor, Univ. de Lyon 3)

Important Dates
- -----------------------------------
10 December 2003 : Deadline for abstract submissions
5 January 2004 : Notification of answers to authors
22 January 2004 : Workshop

Submission Format
- -----------------------------------
Extended abstract of 5 pages maximum in french or english.
Electronic submissions only (pdf ou word).

E-mail submissions to :

Venue : University of Jean Moulin, Lyon 3

Entrance to the workshop is free
Web :
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