LINGUIST List 14.334

Mon Feb 3 2003

Calls: Text&Discourse/Languages of Far East

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  1. st-d, Society for Text and Discourse, Spain
  2. kasevich, Languages of Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa, Russia

Message 1: Society for Text and Discourse, Spain

Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 19:45:03 +0000
From: st-d <st-dmail.psyc.memphis.edu>
Subject: Society for Text and Discourse, Spain


13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse

Short Title: ST&D 13
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: 26-JUN-03 - 28-JUN-03

Call Deadline: 07-Feb-2003

Web Site: http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/st&;d.htm
Contact Person: Jose A. Le�n
Meeting Email: std-madrid2003uam.es

Linguistic Subfield(s): Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description: 

The Society for Text and Discourse will hold its Thirteenth Annual
Meeting at the Tryp Reina Victoria Hotel in Madrid, Spain, from
Thursday through Saturday, June 26-28, 2003.
				
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

1.- CALL FOR PAPERS 13th ANNUAL MEETING OF ST&D

The Society for Text and Discourse will hold its Thirteenth Annual
Meeting at the Tryp Reina Victoria Hotel in Madrid, Spain, from
Thursday through Saturday, June 26-28, 2003.

The deadline for submitting proposals is February 7, 2003. 

The program committees invite interdisciplinary researchers, students
and practitioners working in areas such as cognitive psychology,
discourse comprehension, linguistics, artificial intelligence,
education, instruction, multimedia and information-communication
technology and related fields to submit papers on a variety of topics
including basic cognitive representations and processes in text
comprehension. Text-learner interaction, inference making and causal
understanding, technologies for enhancing reading and reading
assessment and text and picture integration.

 If you have recommendations for Special Topic sessions, please
contact the conference organizer Jose A. Le�n (std-madrid2003uam.es )

2. SOCIETY FOR TEXT AND DISCOURSE 

The Society for Text & Discourse is an international society of
researchers who investigate all aspects of discourse processing and
text analysis. The purpose of the Society is to consolidate research
in discourse processing and to enhance communication among researchers
in different disciplines. Therefore, we invite scholars from various
disciplines (e.g., psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence,
education, sociology, anthropology, communications, and philosophy) to
attend and participate in the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Society
for Text and Discourse.

Membership includes various discounts as well as the journal Discourse
Processes published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. This official
journal of the Society for Text and Discourse provides a forum for the
cross-fertilization of ideas from diverse disciplines that share a
common interest in discourse, be it prose comprehension and recall,
dialogue analysis, text grammar construction, computer simulation of
natural language, cross-cultural comparisons of communicative
competence, or related topics.

3. SUBMITTING PROPOSALS

Presentations at the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text
and Discourse can be in the form of POSTERS or SPOKEN PAPERS. The
deadline for submitting proposals for both presentation formats is
February 7, 2003. A Review Committee will review the proposals, and
authors will be notified regarding acceptance by the end of March
2003. Please note that all presentations must be based on research
that is completed at the time that the proposal is submitted.

Please submit proposals in English to std-madrid2003uam.es through
email no later than February 7, 2003. Each proposal must be sent in a
separate e-mail message and the file(s) should be saved as the first
authors name (e.g., Goldman1, Goldman 2, etc). Please, mention
''Madrid2003meeting'' in the subject of your email.

NOTE: If you wish to submit a symposium or panel proposal, please
contact Jose A. Leon (std-madrid2003uam.es) prior to preparing the
submission.

A. PROPOSAL INFORMATION
The proposals should include:
- A title
- Names and affiliation of author and co-authors
- Name and full contact address of presenter and co-authors and their
e-mail addresses.
- Preference for spoken but would be willing to do a poster (Note that
the number of time slots for spoken presentations will be limited.)
- Certify that the research submitted for presentation has been
completed (e.g., I certify that research submitted has been
completed).
- A 75-word abstract of the presentation
- A 2-page summary of the presentation (max. 2000 -words, including
bibliographic references).

Proposals should be sent in Microsoft Word or PDF format as an
attachment to std-madrid2003uam.es

Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. If for some reason you
cannot send your submission by e-mail, please contact Jose A. Leon
(std-madrid2003uam.es), Departamento de Psicolog�a B�sica. Facultad
de Psicolog�a. Universidad Aut�noma. Campus de
Cantoblanco. 28049-Madrid. Spain. Fax: (0034) 91 3975215. Confirmation
of receipt of submissions will be sent within a week of receiving
them.

For further information about the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the
Society for Text and Discourse, contact Jose A. Leon, local
arrangements committee chair (std-madrid2003uam.es). For questions
about registration and general questions regarding the Society for
Text and Discourse, please contact st-dmail.psyc.memphis.edu)

B. Submitting Proposals for the OUTSTANDING STUDENT PAPER or the JASON
ALBRECHT OUTSTANDING YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS.

There are two awards offered to outstanding student papers.

The Outstanding Student Paper Award is presented annually to the best
spoken paper submitted and presented by a graduate student.

Eligibility: Proposals for the Outstanding Student paper award must
reflect work that is predominantly that of the student, who should
also be appropriately the first author. In the case of multi-author
papers, authors other than the student nominee must indicate that the
work is primarily that of the student.

The Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award is presented
annually to the best spoken paper based on a doctoral
dissertation. This award honors the memory of Jason Albrecht, a
promising young text and discourse researcher who passed away in 1996.

Eligibility: Proposals for the Albrecht award must reflect work that
is based on the nominees dissertation. In the case of multi-author
papers, the other authors must indicate that the work is based on the
nominees doctoral dissertation.

Recipients of each award receive a commemorative certificate and a
$150 award check

Proposals for these two awards are submitted twice: Once to the
regular program review process and separately to the Awards Review
Committee. Deadline for submission is February 7, 2003 for both. The
proposals undergo two reviews ' one by the regular program committee,
with author identification; and a second by the Awards Review
Committee without author identification. Only proposals that are
accepted for inclusion on the program by the regular review committee
are eligible for Awards.

The format for submission to the Awards Review Committee is the same
as that for submission to the regular program review with two
exception:

1. Under Names and Affiliations: Nominees names should be in all caps
or underlined; they should be the first authors of the submitted
proposals. Other authors should check the appropriate statement:

____ I certify that the research is primarily the work of the student
first author. (Outstanding Student Paper Award)

____ I certify that the research is based on the doctoral dissertation
of the first author. (Albrecht award)

2. Sending the submissions over E-mail: The subject heading for the
e-mail containing an entry for the Outstanding Student Paper Award
should contain the acronym OSPA followed by the last name of the
student submitting the proposal (e.g., OSPA, Sundermeier). The subject
heading for an entry for the Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young
Scientist Award should contain the acronym JAOYSA followed by the last
name of the student submitting the proposal (e.g., JAOYSA,
Linderholm).

Evaluation of entries for these two awards will be without author
identification. Information in Items A and D will be examined after
review and ratings of the proposals.

Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. If for some reason you
cannot send your submission by e-mail, please contact Jose A. Leon
(std-madrid2003uam.es)

4. HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE TWELFTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR TEXTAND DISCOURSE 

Membership and conference registration is now also electronic by an
electronic payment procedure through a secure site. See the
registration site
(http://www.societyfortextanddiscourse.org/registration.htm) for
details. Your credit card information is encrypted using a secure
server for maximum security. Your credit card information cannot be
intercepted as it travels to our ordering system and it is stored in a
location not accessible via the Internet. For your convenience, you
can register on-line. Fees (in American dollars) are as follows:

On-line registration
ST&D Member $75
Non-Member $100
Student ST&D Member $40
Student Non-member $50

On-site registration
ST&D Member $100
Non-Member $125
Student ST&D Member $50
Student Non-member $60

5. MEMBERSHIP JOIN NOW! SAVE ON CONFERENCE FEES!

For your convenience, you can now renew your membership on-line! 

If you are not a member of the Society, please consider joining now to
take advantage of lower member rates for conference registration. To
join, complete the enclosed new membership form and send it with your
membership fee to the address listed at the bottom on the form. Full
membership rates are $75 for regular membership, $85 for members
outside the U.S. or Canada, and $30 for student memberships. Full
membership includes a subscription to the Society's journal, Discourse
Processes. Further information about Society membership is available
at http://www.societyfortextanddiscourse.org.

A special membership is available for Editorial Board members of
Discourse Processes and spouses of members. These special memberships
are $15 and do not include Discourse Processes.

If you have any questions concerning Society for Text & Discourse
related issues (membership, conferences) please contact
st_dmail.psyc.memphis.edu.

7. HOW TO RESERVE HOTEL LODGING FOR THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF
THE SOCIETY FOR TEXT AND DISCOURSE

Participants in the Society for Text and Discourse meeting will
receive a special group rate for hotel rooms at the TRYP REINA
VICTORIA HOTEL located in Plaza de Santa Ana, 14; 28012, Madrid, the
heart of the historical center of Madrid. It is a bour star hotel,
located few minutes walking from Prado Museum, Plaza Mayor, and Puerta
del Sol. There are many restaurants and shopping centers.

The block of rooms will be held until May 25, 2003. Beyond this date,
hotel room availability is not guaranteed; neither is the group rate.

Conference Rates:

*Single (Euros 125; 1 Euro is approximately $1 U.S.) or double
occupancy (Euros 132) per night, includes tax and breakfast (free
buffet). There are others possibilities (see the accommodation
form). To obtain the special rates for ST&D conference attendees you
must mention at the time of making the reservation that you are
attending the conference. Otherwise, you will be charged the full
rate.

To make reservations fill out the accommodation form and return as
indicated on the form.

8.- TRANSPORTATION

Downtown Madrid is accessible from Barajas Airport. Distance from
Barajas Airport 25 km, (17 miles, 35 min. non-rush hour). Taxicab from
Barajas around Euros 30 one way, does not include tip (usually 10%).

The most economical and reliable way to get Metro (Subway) from the
airport to the hotel (SOL station). More info can be found at :

http://www.softdoc.es/guia_madrid/mapas/mapa_zonas_ciudad.html 

Thanks again for your contribution. We look forward to welcoming you
in Madrid.

Best regards,
The Program Committee.			
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Message 2: Languages of Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa, Russia

Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 12:00:01 +0000
From: kasevich <kasevichvbk.usr.pu.ru>
Subject: Languages of Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa, Russia


7th International Conference on Languages of Far East, Southeast Asia
and West Africa

Location: Moscow, Russia 
Date: 16-Sep-2003 - 18-Sep-2003 
Call Deadline: 05-Mar-2003

Contact Person: Organizing Committee
Meeting Email: lockwoodyandex.ru
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

The Organizing and Program Committees of the 7th International
Conference on Languages of Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa,
which is traditionally organized by the Institute for Asian and
African Studies, Moscow State University, jointly with the Oriental
faculty, the University of St. Petersburg, are pleased to announce
that the conference we be held on September 16 - 18, 2003 in
Moscow. Twenty-minute papers are being solicited. As before, the
conference aims to encourage a spirit of dialogue and
cross-fertilization between the scholars who focus on the studies of
Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa. The conference offers a
unique opportunity for its participants to exchange views on the
languages, whose structures, despite genetic or areal unrelatedness,
share so many remarkable features in common. A special session will
be devoted to the state-of-art reports discussing the present-day
theoretical approaches as applied to the languages of Far East,
Southeast Asia and West Africa.

Invited speakers are to be announced.

Working languages will be Russian and English.

Applications and abstracts (up to 100 words) should be e-mailed (as
plain text or MS-WORD attachment) at lockwoodyandex.ru

All submissions are subject to reviewal by the Program
Committee. Deadline for response to the 1st circular is March 5,
2003. Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be mailed out before
April 5, 2003. Full-text papers (10 pages, 1800 characters per page)
are due no later than June 1, 2003.

REGISTRATION FEE is Euro 100. The registration fee includes a volume
of conference proceedings to be published prior to the conference,
coffee-breaks, lunch, culture program, transfer to and from the
airport, daily shuttle service, and conference closing party. The fee
is to be paid upon arrival.

LODGING: the Organizing Committee can make hotel reservations at a
hotel in the center of Moscow, not far from the Institute for Asian
and African Studies. Single room - Euro 110, double rooms - 120 per
night, as of October 2002. University hotel is at USD 45 per night for
a living block - two bedrooms (2 beds each), a shower, WC, and a
kitchenette.

IMPORTANT DATES:
March 5, 2003 - submission of applications and abstracts
April 5, 2003 - notification of acceptance/rejection
June 1, 2003 - submission of full-text papers
September 16-18, 2003 - conference sessions

Organizing Committee:
Prof. Dr. Marc Kaploun, Chair,
phone: 7-095-203-2963
fax: 7-095-203-3647
e-mail: mkaplouniaas.msu.ru
Prof. Dr. Rudolph Yanson, Vice-Chair,
e-mail: yansonRY1703.spb.edu,
fax: 7-812-328-7732
L.V. Geveling
Y.G. Souetina
A.O. Korsunsky, Executive Secretary
e-mail: lockwoodyandex.ru


Program Committee:

Prof. Vadim Kassevitch, Chair
Prof. Victor Vinogradov, Vice Chair
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