LINGUIST List 14.3460

Fri Dec 12 2003

Calls: General Ling/Taiwan; Computational Ling

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  1. yhlin, 1st Conference on Teaching of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature
  2. rinaldi, COLING 2004 Workshops

Message 1: 1st Conference on Teaching of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature

Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 06:36:15 -0500 (EST)
From: yhlin <>
Subject: 1st Conference on Teaching of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature

1st Conference on Teaching of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature 
Short Title: TELL 2004 

Date: 01-May-2004 - 01-May-2004
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Contact: Yuh-Huey Lin
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language: English ,Chinese, Mandarin

Call Deadline: 08-Feb-2004 

Meeting Description:

TELL 2004-
The First Conference on Teaching of Languages, Linguistics, and

First Call for Papers

Organizer: English Department of National Kaohsiung Normal University
Conference Date: Saturday, May 1st, 2004
Conference Location: National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Important Dates:

1. Abstract Submission Deadline: February 8th, 2004
2. Acceptance notification: March 15th, 2004
3. Date of Conference: Saturday, May 1st, 2004

Conference Objectives and Theme: 

TELL 2004 is an interdisciplinary conference aiming to promote the
exchange of research findings among scholars and graduate students in
the fields and related fields of Teaching of Languages, Linguistics,
and Literature. The conference theme for this year is Globalization
and the Teaching of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature in EFL

The ongoing process of globalization has not only led to a rapid
expansion of the territorial boundaries of English, but also made the
teaching and learning of the languages more complex than ever before,
particularly in the study of English as a second or foreign language.
In conjunction with these issues, new questions have been generated by
globalization and the rapid development of information technology,

1. What's the impact of globalization on local languages and cultures?
2. Does English language teaching require new methods and approaches
in order to cope with the new demands?
3. How can we best use technology and modern tools in foreign language
teaching and learning?
4. Does globalization require new language teaching materials and
5. What is the place of literature and culture in EFL teaching in the
21st Century?
6. Should there be, in fact, many Englishes, and is one as good as
another? or
7. Should some kind of global standardization be imposed so that the
language doesn't become a deformed, bastardized copy of itself?

Many other questions will be referred to in the conference in the
coming year.

The theme of this conference was chosen to generate further discussion
and academic debate on the above issues. In particular, presenters
and participants are requested to carefully examine how globalization
will continue influencing the three fields of Language Teaching,
Linguistics, and Literature in EFL contexts. It is hoped that
presenters will make suggestions as to how language teachers, and
especially graduate students, can participate in further research that
will lead to suggested resolutions to some of the above questions.

Submission Procedure:

Submitters of abstracts will be invited for a 20-minute presentation
(followed by a 10-minute discussion). We welcome studies relevant to
the conference theme or any topic related to or integrating the three
areas, Teaching of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature. Please
send your 500-word abstract as an MS Word or PDF attachment to our
e-mail address: In the body of your e-mail
message, please indicate the following information:

1. Title:
2. Author(s): Name(s), affiliation, phone number, and email addresses
3. Topic Area: Area and sub-area (e.g., Linguistics: Syntax)
4. Keywords: Up to 5 keywords
5. Audiovisual/computer equipment requirements

Submitted papers will be anonymously reviewed. Accepted presenters
will be invited to submit their polished papers to our journal TELL
Journal of Teaching of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, which
will be issued biannually (every six months) by the English Department
of National Kaohsiung Normal University.

Contact Information:
Address: English Department, National Kaohsiung Normal University 
116, Ho-Ping 1st Road, Ling-ya District , Kaohsiung City 802, Taiwan,
Phone: +886-7-717-2930 Ext. 2651~ 4

Organizing Committee:
Ye-Ling Chang
Yuangshan Chuang
Stephen Ohlander
James Oladejo
Jean Ju
Jade Lee
Yuh-Huey Lin
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Message 2: COLING 2004 Workshops

Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 09:36:01 -0500 (EST)
From: rinaldi <>
Subject: COLING 2004 Workshops

COLING 2004 Workshops 

Date: 2004-08-28 00:00:00.0 - 2004-08-29 00:00:00.0
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Michael Hess
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 30-Dec-2003 
This is a session of the following conference: 20th International
Conference on Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The COLING Organising Committee invites proposals for workshops to be
held at COLING 2004

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Main conference: August 23rd-27th, 2004
Workshops: August 28th-29th, 2004

Following the regular program of the main conference, workshops on
current topics in Computational Linguistics will be held on 28th-29th,
August 2004, at the conference venue. Workshops will normally last one
day, but may extend to a second day if required. Proposals by
qualified individuals interested in organising a workshop are

Final Call for Workshop Proposals (and deadline extension)

qProposals should be submitted by electronic mail, as soon as possible,
but no later than December 15, 2003. The subject line should be:
''COLING 2004 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL''. Those interested in organising a
workshop should send a brief proposal (in plain text) to:

Michael Hess (, describing

* A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and
 content, including a description of the proposed workshop format,
 regarding the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited
 talks, panels, and general discussion.

* relevance to COLING

* the target audience

* approximate number of participants expected

* tentative schedule for the workshop (at least half a day, up to two days)

* a calendar of deadlines for submission, notification, and camera-ready
 copy (which must be compatible with COLING deadlines). Notice that
 workshop organisers are responsible for providing a camera-ready
 version of the workshop proceedings to the COLING organising committee
 by June 25 at the latest.

* programme committee for the workshop

* relevant experience of the organiser(s)

* the name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and webpage of
 each chair

* facilities required (overhead projector, beamer, computer, etc.)

The goal of the workshops is to provide an opportunity to focus
intensively on a specific topic within computational
linguistics/NLP. The workshop should bring together researchers and
practitioners from different communities to discuss recent results and
trends in the field.

The workshop proposers will be responsible for the organisational
aspects (e.g. workshop call preparation and distribution, review of
papers, notification of acceptance, coordinating workshop
participation and content, assembling of the workshop proceedings,

Proposers are encouraged to submit as early as possible to ensure that
appropriate arrangements can be made to accommodate all workshop
sessions, and to provide adequate time for proposal evaluation and

Finances: Workshops are expected to be financially
self-supporting. The conference organisers will establish workshop
registration rates so as to provide the room, audio-visual equipment,
Internet access, snacks for breaks, and the workshop proceedings. The
registration fee will be waived for invited speakers at workshops (up
to a maximum of two invited speakers) but no remuneration or other
reimbursement of expenses will be covered from the workshop
registration fees.

Deadlines for workshops proposals

* Electronic submission of proposals: December 30, 2003
* Notification to proposers: January 22, 2004
* Workshop proceedings due: June 25, 2004.
* Workshops: August 28-29, 2004.

Programme Committee

Michael Hess (
Fabio Rinaldi (
Kai-Uwe Carstensen (
(Institute of Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich)

Rolf Schwitter (
Diego Molla (
(Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Sydney) 
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