LINGUIST List 14.3099

Wed Nov 12 2003

Calls: Typology; Text/Corpus Ling/Granada, Spain

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  1. jytak, Journal of Universal Language
  2. talc6, 6th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference

Message 1: Journal of Universal Language

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 02:54:32 -0500 (EST)
From: jytak <>
Subject: Journal of Universal Language

Journal of Universal Language	

Call Deadline: 1-FEB-2004 

First Call for the Journal of Universal Language (5:1) 

As a token of our gratitude, the authors whose paper will appear in
the Journal of Universal Language will be given the $1,000 honorarium
(which is subject to taxation).

Topic Areas: 

The Journal of Universal Language is concerned with: 
-artificial language, communication & culture in language usage,
typology, and universality in language;
-interdisciplinary contributions written with applied linguists in
-brief notes, comments or observation concerning official language;
-reaction/replies to recent papers 

The editors encourage the submission of papers on proposed themes as
well as on other topics relevant to the interest of the Journal of
Universal Language. Each volume contains two issues, published in
March and September. The language of publication is English.

1. The length of a manuscript should not exceed 50 pages. 
2. A 200-word abstract should be given at the beginning of each
3. Manuscripts should be submitted on A4 paper, with the margins at
least 4cm on all four sides of each sheet. They may be single-spaced
and/or double-sided, if desired.

Important Dates: 
No Submission deadline: FEB 1, 2004. Also, we accept manuscripts
throughout the year.
Notification of acceptance: FEB 15, 2004 
Submission of camera-ready papers: MARCH 15, 2004 

1. Electronic submissions are acceptable. Acceptable file formats are
Portable Document Format (.pdf) and MS Word (.doc). Please send your
file in an attachment to
2. For hard copy submissions, please send 3 copies, accompanied by a
cover letter which includes the author's name, affiliation, address,
and home or office phone number, to:

Jin-young Tak, Editor 
Department of English Language/Literature 
Sejong University 
Gunjs-kwan 401B, Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea 

TOC (Journal of Universal Language 4:2)

Aramaic as Lingua Franca in the Ancient Near East in the First
Millenium B.C.E.
Chul-hyun Bae (Seoul National University, Korea)

Voice Recognition Systems toward a Universal Language
Carmen D�ez-Carrera & Carlos Gonz�les-Ruiz (Universidad Carlos III de

A Survey of Relative Pronouns and their Uses in Natural and Artificial
Alan Libert & Christo Moskovsky (University of Newcastle, Austria)

When Old Paradigms Die, New Paradigms are Born: On the Eternal Cycle
of Morphological Change and its Importance for Language Typology
Gerd Jendraschek (Universite de Toulouse Le Mirail, France)

Universal Perceptual Attributes for Perception of American English
Vowels by English and Japanese Speakers and Implications for Language
Chandrajith Marasinghe (University of Aizu, Japan), Stephen Lambacher
(University of Aizu, Japan), William Martens (McGill University,
Canada), Michael Cohen (University of Aizu, Japan), Charith Giragama
(University of Aizu, Japan), Susantha Herath (St. Cloud State
University, U.S.A.), & Garry Moholt (West Chester University, U.S.A.)

On the Universal Neuropsychological Basis of the Syntax of Numberals
Pawel Rutkowski (Warsaw University, Poland)

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Message 2: 6th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 11:03:21 +0000
From: talc6 <>
Subject: 6th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference

6th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference 
Short Title: TaLC 2004

Date: 06-JUL-04 - 09-JUL-04
Location: Granada, Spain
Contact: Luis Quereda
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Text/Corpus Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2004

Meeting Description:

Teaching and Language Corpora 
 Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th July 2004
 Granada, Spain 

 Conference website: 

- Second Call for Papers -

The organising committee and the Department of English and German
Languages of the University of Granada invite you to participate in
the Sixth International Conference of TALC (Teaching and Language
Corpora), which will be held at the University of Granada, from the
6th to the 9th of March, 2004. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. on
July 7th and end at 7 p.m on July 9th. Pre-Conference workshops will
be held on July 6th.

The sixth international TALC conference will bring together
practitioners and theorists with a common interest in the use of
corpus tools for such purposes as:
 First and second language teaching and learning.
 Language awareness raising.
 Teaching languages for specific purposes.
 Student-centered linguistic investigation.
 Interpreting and translation studies.
 Cultural and historical studies.
 Teaching literature.

The following scholars have already confirmed their participation as
keynote speakers:

Guy Aston (Forli, Italy) 
Bill Louw (Zimbabwe)
Guillermo Rojo S�nchez (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Francisco Marcos Mar�n (Madrid, Spain)

TALC 2004 invites proposals for position papers, reports of work in
progress, case-histories of successful corpus applications, and
introductions to relevant new resources. Proposals may be for
20-minute presentations, posters, or software demonstrations. We also
welcome proposals for longer pre- conference tutorials and workshops.

Abstracts (with a maximum of 500 words) should reach Luis Quereda
( before 15 February 2004 as a Word or .pdf attachment,
pre- conference workshop proposals before 31 January 2004. All
proposals will be reviewed. Authors of those proposals accepted for
inclusion will be notified by 15 April, and the programme will be
finalised during May 2004.

All submissions should include name(s) and institutional
affiliation(s) of the author(s), as well as e-mail addresses. Please
also indicate if you will need an overhead projector or any other
equipment for your presentation. Abstract forms can be found in the
official web site (

Programme committee:

Guy Aston (Forli) Francisco Marcos Mar�n (Madrid)
Michael Barlow (Rice) Tony McEnery (Lancaster)
Silvia Bernardini (Bolonia) Luis Quereda (Granada)
Lou Burnard (Oxford) Guillermo Rojo S�nchez (Santiago de Compostela)
Stij Johansson (Oslo) Chris Tribble (London)
Bernhard Kettermann (Graz) Martin Wynne

Organising Committee: Luis Quereda, Juan Santana, Encarnaci�n Hidalgo,
Graeme Porte, Carlos M�rquez, Pedro Ure�a, �lvaro Villegas.

Venue: TALC 2004 will be held at the University of Granada, founded in
1531, under the initiative of the Emperor Carlos V, by means of a
Papal Bull from Pope Clemente VII. With 472 years of tradition, the
University of Granada has been an exceptional witness to history, as
its influence in the city's social and cultural environment grew until
it was to become, over a period of almost five centuries, an
intellectual and cultural nucleus in Southern Spain in its own
right. The university centres and buildings are located in various
places in the urban area of Granada, giving the city its particular
university style, since of the 270,000 inhabitants of the capital,
60,000 are university students. But Granada also fulfils other special
requirements: historically it is the last redoubt of Islam in Western
Europe (the Alhambra and the Generalife are samples of the splendour
of this civilisation); Granada is also a Renaissance city (the
Hospital Real or the Cathedral are only two examples of Granada's
well-preserved historical heritage). To speak of Granada is,
therefore, to speak of an exceptional geography, midway between the
warm sea and the high mountains: 60 minutes by car from the province
of Granada's beaches, 75 minutes from Malaga, and 30 minutes from the
Sierra Nevada ski resort (at a height of 3,400 metres).

The Conference fee is 80 Euro (Students: 30 Euro) if you register
before 15 April, 2004, and 90 Euro after that date. Registration for
pre-Conference workshops is 50 Euro (Students: 25 Euro). Registration
includes conference materials, welcome reception (including a concert
and drinks), coffee breaks and a night visit to the
Alhambra. Registration forms can be found in the conference official
web site at The registration form includes
prices and payment information. Information on accommodation and the
Conference Gala Dinner is available at the conference official web
site (

For further information, please contact the organising committee at or (34) 958 249903 or visit our website at

We look forward to meeting you all in Granada.

The organising committee
TALC 6, 2004
Granada, Spain


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