LINGUIST List 14.99

Mon Jan 13 2003

Calls: Maritime Terminology/Discourse Particles

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  1. margarita-c, Maritime Terminology, Lisbon Portugal
  2. henk.zeevat, Meaning and Implementation of Discourse Particles, Austria

Message 1: Maritime Terminology, Lisbon Portugal

Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 18:41:59 +0000
From: margarita-c <margarita-cnetcabo.pt>
Subject: Maritime Terminology, Lisbon Portugal


3rd International Conference on Maritime Terminology

Short Title: 3rd ICMT
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: 23-Jun-2003 - 24-Jun-2003 
Call Deadline: 20-Jan-2003

Web Site: http://www.iltec.pt/eng/index2.html
Contact Person: Maria Amelia Doria
Meeting Email: madiltec.pt
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

3rd International Conference on Maritime Terminology
Communication and Globalization

The 3rd International Conference is a sequel of the events held, in
1998, in Brussels (http://www.termisti.refer.org/nauterm/nauten.htm),
and in 2000, in Turku
(http://www.utu.fi/erill/mkk/English/conf_mariterm2.html), on the same
subject. In previous Conferences particular attention was paid to
Issues in Communication and Translation and to Dictionaries and
Education. 3rd International Conference on Maritime Terminology
Communication and Globalization 

Place

Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Organization
Instituto de Linguistica Teorica e Computacional

Goals

Within a global world, communication tends increasingly monolingual,
putting in jeopardy other languages' survival as languages of
scientific and technical communication. This is the case even for
languages that once played a strong role in international
communication in scientific and technical domains, as it was the case
of Portuguese in what concerns sea sciences and technologies. 

- What is nowadays the situation of specialized communication in the
domains of maritime sciences and/or technologies? 
- Is this situation similar in all maritime subjects (such as
navigation, shipbuilding, maritime security, law, oceanography)? 
- How did we arrive to the present situation? 
- Must countries silently submit to linguistic globalization? 
- Which (dis)advantages may rise from linguistic globalization? 
- Are there any alternatives? 

These are some of the subjects to be discussed during the
3rd International Conference on Maritime Terminology. This Conference
intends to put together not only linguists, termilogists and
translators, but also those who need to communicate in their daily
activity in a global world.

Work Languages
Portuguese and English

Honour Committee
Contra-Almirante Jos� Lu�s Ferreira Leiria Pinto
Comiss�o Cultural da Marinha
Com. Joaquim Ferreira da Silva
Marinha
Doctor Francisco Contente Domingues
Departament of History, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Scientific Committee
Com. Carlos Alexandre Chaves Magano e Silva
Escola N�utica Infante D. Henrique
Doctor Isabel Desmet
Universit� Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Dennis
Doctor Marc Van Campenhoudt
Termisti - Centre de Recherche en Terminologie do Institut Sup�rieur
de Traducteurs et Interpr�tes
Doctor M�rio Ruivo
Portuguese Committee for COI
Doctor Markku Karkama
Centre for Maritime Studies, University of Turku

Organising Committee (ILTEC)
Doctor Maria Helena Mira Mateus
Doctor Margarita Correia
Doctor Miguel Jos� de Oliveira Junior 
M.A. Ana Margarida Rebello de Andrade
B.A. Maria Am�lia Doria

Papers

Besides round-tables and conferences to be announced, the 3.rd
Conference will include papers. Abstracts must be sent in English
(though final texts may be presented in English or in Portuguese, due
to simultaneous translation) and they must have no more than 250
words. Abstracts must indicate besides the title of the paper,
author(s), institution(s) and e-mail(s).

Calendar
- Abstract: before 20th January 2003.
- Notification of acceptance: before 15th February 2003.
- Final version: before 31st March 2003.

Registration
Participants 
Before 31st March 2003: 100 Euros; after 1st April 2003: 120 Euros.
Students: 60 Euros.
Proceedings: + 20 Euros
Payment by check to Instituto de Lingu�stica Te�rica e Computacional.

Registration Form
The registration form is in pdf format. Please, print a copy, fill it
in and send it to the following address:

Contact
Maria Am�lia Doria
ILTEC
Rua Conde de Redondo, 74, 5.�
1150-109 Lisboa (Portugal)
Tel.: +351 21 356 30 82
Fax: + 351 21 352 81 12
E-mail: madiltec.pt
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Message 2: Meaning and Implementation of Discourse Particles, Austria

Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 06:48:17 +0000
From: henk.zeevat <henk.zeevathum.uva.nl>
Subject: Meaning and Implementation of Discourse Particles, Austria


The Meaning and Implementation of Discourse Particles

Short Title: Particles
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 18-Aug-2003 - 22-Aug-2003 
Call Deadline: 04-Apr-2003

Web Site: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~stede/essllicfp.html
Contact Person: Henk Zeevat
Meeting Email: henk.zeevathum.uva.nl
Linguistic Subfield(s): Discourse Analysis 

This is a session of the following conference:
15th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Meeting Description: 

Discourse particles (or 'discourse markers') are an important device
for conveying structure in both spoken and written discourse - even
though there are significant differences of particle usage in the two
modes.

The workshop aims at collecting contributions to the theory and
implementation of discourse particles and similar devices (intonation,
tag questions, modal auxiliaries, etc.) with the aim of building a
common understanding of the current possibilities and of contributing
to better natural language processing and a deeper understanding of
the nature of discourse particles and their function in indicating
speech acts and discourse structure. CALL FOR PAPERS

''The Meaning and Implementation of Discourse Particles''

Workshop held as part of the
''Fifteenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information''
ESSLLI-03
Vienna, Austria
August 18-22

Workshop webpage: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~stede/essllicfp.html

Discourse particles (or 'discourse markers') are an important device
for conveying structure in both spoken and written discourse - even
though there are significant differences of particle usage in the two
modes.
 
>From the perspective of computational linguistics, discourse particles
are both a promise and a challenge.

* A promise because they seem to be functioning in communication
between humans as devices that indicate discourse relations and other
coherence relations in text and dialogue and so it would seem that
their treatment would help natural dialogue systems to get a better
grasp on the intentions of the user, while at the same time it would
help them to achieve more natural and comprehensible output to the
user.

* A challenge, because their analysis is notoriously difficult and
seems to involve concepts that are beyond current levels of
sophistication in either natural language processing or in natural
language semantics.

The workshop aims at collecting contributions to the theory and
implementation of discourse particles and similar devices (intonation,
tag questions, modal auxiliaries, etc.) with the aim of building a
common understanding of the current possibilities and of contributing
to better natural language processing and a deeper understanding of
the nature of discourse particles and their function in indicating
speech acts and discourse structure. A central goal is to connect the
informal understanding of particle use with the tasks of understanding
and generating natural natural language, e.g. for use in dialogue
systems. This requires formalisation of the informal understanding,
and where formal approaches are available, the study of their
usability in practical systems.

Invited speaker: Jerry R. Hobbs (ISI, Univ. of Southern California)

During the workshop there will be paper presentations and ample time
for discussion. We invite contributions to the following topics:

* Semantics and pragmatics of discourse particles

* Mechanisms by which particles help to define (specialisations)speech
acts
* Correspondences between particles and discourse structure, 
including information structure
* Universality: are the functions of discourse particles 
language-specific or is some realisation found in each language?
* The driving force behind the grammaticalisation processes that 
create particles: universal function or perceived benefits
* Place of knowledge about particles in language processing: does 
it belong to the lexicon or to the grammar?
* Differences in particle usage between spoken and written language
* (Automatic) language understanding: how do we disambiguate particles?
* (Automatic) language production: why do we when use which 
particle -- the applicability conditions of particles
* Spoken language processing: particular dialog phenomena 
(particles signalling turn-taking, topic shifts etc)

We invite submissions of extended abstracts. They should be in
electronic form (Postscript of PDF) and not exceed 5 pages. Send your
submission prior to the deadline to either Manfred Stede or Henk
Zeevat (addresses below). Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by
members of the program committee. When accepted, authors are asked to
submit final versions of their abstracts, which will be distributed
during the workshop, as well as on this web page. The question of a
follow-up publication will be discussed at the end of the workshop.

Notice: Workshop participants must register for ESSLLI 2003. Early
registration fees apply to authors of accepted papers.

Organizers:
Manfred Stede <stedeling.uni-potsdam.de> (Computational Linguistics, 
Potsdam University)
Henk Zeevat <henkillc.uva.nl> (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)

Program Committee:
Kerstin Fischer, Univ. of Bremen
Isabel Gomes-Txurruka, ILCLI/Donostia-San Sebastian
Alex Lascarides, Univ. of Edinburgh
Daniel Marcu, ISI/Univ. of Southern California
Manfred Stede, Univ. of Potsdam
Henk Zeevat, Univ. of Amsterdam


Important Dates:
Submission due: April 4
Notification of acceptance: May 2
Final version camera-ready: May 23
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