LINGUIST List 14.3026

Thu Nov 6 2003

Calls: Computational Ling; Lang Acquisition

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  1. delmont, InSTIL/ICALL Symposium
  2. cynthia.nelson, Journal of Language, Identity and Education

Message 1: InSTIL/ICALL Symposium

Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 03:57:22 -0500 (EST)
From: delmont <>
Subject: InSTIL/ICALL Symposium

InSTIL/ICALL Symposium - NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced
Language Learning Systems
Short Title: InSTIL/ICALL2004 

Date: 17-Jun-2004 - 19-Jun-2004
Location: ITALIA, Italy
Contact: rodolfo delmonte
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 21-Feb-2004 

Meeting Description:

The scope of this workshop is to join together people working in the
two neighbouring and often overlapping fields of Natural Language and
Speech Technologies research oriented towards Language Learning and
Tutoring. Thanks to latest remarkable advances in NLP research, there
has been an increasing interest among researchers in the
implementation of NLP-based educational applications for both
large-scale assessment and classroom instruction. Educational
applications have been developed across a variety of subject domains,
among others, in automated evaluation of free-responses and
intelligent tutoring.

We feel that research in Artificial Intelligence, Computational
Linguistics, Corpus-Driven and Corpus Linguistics, Formal Linguistics,
Machine Aided Translation, Machine Translation, Natural Language
Interfaces, Natural Language Processing, Theoretical Linguistics has
produced results which have proven, are proving and will prove very
useful in the field of Computer-Assisted Language Learning.

Research areas may concern Second language oriented research but also
First Language learning in presence of language deficiencies -
deafness, dislexia - and sign language. In more general terms, we are
targeting intelligent tutoring systems that incorporate
state-of-the-art NLP methods to evaluate response content, using
either text- or speech-based analyses.

The three-day Symposium is supported by the InSTIL SIG three parent
associations, CALICO, EUROCALL and ISCA (International Speech
Communication Association) and . It builds on the excellence and
excitement of the ISCA workshop STiLL 98 , held in Marholmen, Sweden
and on InSTIL events since (2000 and 2002).

Sub-themes: In the selection process, preference will be given to
submissions for Papers, Show & Tell Demonstrations and Posters (please
specify) related to at least one of the following areas:

1. Language Processing for CALL

NLP for Language Tutoring Systems
Automatic Summary/Essay/Precis Evaluation Tools
Innovative text analysis for evaluation of student writing 
Grammar Checkers for Language Learning
Natural Language Generation for Collaborative Interfaces
Machine Translation and Machine Aided Translation Tools for Language
Corpus-Based NLP Tools for Language Learning
Text Understanding Systems for Language Learning
Question-Answering and Dialogue Systems for Language Learning
Evaluation of NLP-based tools for education
Use of student linguistic databases (text or speech) for tool building

2. Speech Processing for CALL

CALL Tools for learning/teaching pronunciation 
CALL Tools for learning/teaching phonetics and phonology 
CALL Applications using Speech Recognition as learning aid
CALL Applications using Speech Synthesis as learning aid
Multimodal CALL System using Speech or Voice Recognition 
CALL Applications with graphic display of pronunciation features 
CALL tools Speech Analysis 
CALL tools networks for Speech Storage/Databases/Archives 
Multimodal CALL System using voice triggered operations and learning
Multimodal CALL System using networks for semi-intelligent
interactions involving knowledge bases accessed through voice
Multimodal CALL System using visual display of phonemic symbols from
voice input
CALL tools for corrective phonology/phonetics 
CALL tools to help with Speech and Hearing Disorders 
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Message 2: Journal of Language, Identity and Education

Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 05:06:06 -0500 (EST)
From: cynthia.nelson <>
Subject: Journal of Language, Identity and Education

Journal of Language, Identity and Education

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2004

The Journal of Language, Identity and Education is seeking submissions
for a special topic issue entitled 'queer inquiry in language
education', which examines sexual identities within language education
(or language-in-education) contexts. For more information please
contact the guest editor, Cynthia D. Nelson, via email at We are soliciting papers that critically
examine the domain of sexual identity within second language, foreign
language or literacy programs, or other education programs in which
language is a central focus. Papers may engage with a diversity of
teaching contexts and levels (e.g. primary, secondary, tertiary, adult
or community-based education), approaches to knowledge production, and
theoretical frameworks, though all papers are expected to consider
questions of identity, subjectivity or representation as explored in
queer theory or other frameworks (poststructuralist, feminist,
postcolonialist). Contributions from nontraditional settings and
under-represented scholarly circles are en couraged.

We are currently soliciting two- to three-page abstracts for this
issue. Send by e-mail or snail mail two copies of the abstract and a
brief (50-word) biographical statement with a full mailing address,
daytime/evening phone numbers, and email address (if
available). Abstracts should be mailed no later than March 1, 2004 to
the following address:

Dr Cynthia D. Nelson
English Language Study Skills Assistance Centre
University of Technology, Sydney
PO Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007 Australia

For the full text of the call for submissions please email the editor
at the above address.
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