LINGUIST List 15.1095

Fri Apr 2 2004

Calls: Lang Description/USA; Historical Ling/Spain

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  1. fox, E-MELD Workshop on Digital Language Documentation of Endangered Languages
  2. jperez, 2nd Late Modern English Conference

Message 1: E-MELD Workshop on Digital Language Documentation of Endangered Languages

Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 16:09:55 -0500 (EST)
From: fox <foxlinguistlist.org>
Subject: E-MELD Workshop on Digital Language Documentation of Endangered Languages

E-MELD Workshop on Digital Language Documentation of Endangered
Languages

Date: 15-Jul-2004 - 18-Jul-2004
Location: Detroit, MI, United States of America
Contact: Naomi Fox
Contact Email: emeldlinguistlist.org 
Meeting URL: http://emeld.org/workshop/2004/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics ,Language Description

Call Deadline: 09-Apr-2004 


Meeting Description:

E-MELD Digital Language Documentation Workshop: Databases and Best
Practice Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to April 9, 2004!

E-MELD Language Digitization Workshop: Databases and Best Practice 

The E-MELD (Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data)
Project is a five-year project funded by the National Science
Foundation with a dual objective: to aid in the preservation of
endangered languages data and documentation and to aid in the
development of the infrastructure necessary for effective
collaboration among electronic archives. As part of the effort to
promote consensus on best practices in digital language resources,
E-MELD is hosting its fourth workshop on issues in digitizing
endangered language documentation July 15-18, 2004 at Wayne State
University.

The focus for the 2004 workshop will be 'Databases and Best
Practice'. A database can be a valuable utility in handling linguistic
data, and although the use of a database in itself does not promote
digital best practices, there are ways to use databases that are
consonant with best practice. Current recommendations in the E-MELD
School of Best Practice (http://emeld.org/school) include archiving
irreplaceable text data in .txt file format with XML markup; however,
this format is not always optimal for working with linguistic
data. Using a database can be a valuable tool for managing linguistic
data.

E-MELD welcomes 1-page abstracts of papers which address the issue of
databases in best practice. We also invite descriptions of electronic
tools which support best practice in linguistic documentation for
inclusion in a demonstration session. The deadline for abstracts has
been extended to April 9.

Please submit your abstract online at 
http://emeld.org/workshop/2004/paper-abstract-submission.cfm. 

Abstracts should be one page in length, with an additional page 
allowed for tables, images, or references. 

The workshop will consist of general sessions, demonstrations of tools
useful for linguistic data preparation, and working group sessions in
which the workshop participants will provide input on best practices
in digital language documentation and advise on the expansion of the
School of Best Practice (http://emeld.org/school). We particularly
welcome the participation of field linguists in the workshop.

The conference website is located at 
http://emeld.org/workshop/2004. For more information, visit the E-MELD 
website (http://emeld.org) or the School of Best Practice 
(http://emeld.org/school), or e-mail us 
(emeldlinguistlist.org). Previous topics for E-MELD workshops include 
Interlinear Text (http://emeld.org/workshop/2003), Digitizing Lexical 
Information (http://emeld.org/workshop/2002), and The Need for 
Standards (http://linguistlist.org/~workshop/). 
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Message 2: 2nd Late Modern English Conference

Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 10:19:35 -0500 (EST)
From: jperez <jperezuvigo.es>
Subject: 2nd Late Modern English Conference

2nd Late Modern English Conference 
Short Title: LMEC2 

Date: 25-Nov-2004 - 27-Nov-2004
Location: Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
Contact: Javier Perez-Guerra
Contact Email: lmec2uvigo.es 
Meeting URL: http://webs.uvigo.es/lmec2 

Linguistic Sub-field: Historical Linguistics 

Subject Language: English 

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2004 


Meeting Description:

International conference on any linguistic issue related to the Late
Modern English period. UPDATED WEBSITE: http://webs.uvigo.es/lmec2

Second International Conference on the English Language in the Late
Modern Period 1700-1900 (LMEC2) 
University of Vigo, 25-27 November 2004

Call for papers

The University of Vigo, through its Department of English, is
organizing the Second International Conference on the English Language
in the Late Modern Period 1700-1900 (LMEC2), which will take place in
Vigo, 25th-27th November 2004. It is our aim to follow the path
already unfolded by our colleagues at the University of Edinburgh in
2001 by presenting and evaluating ongoing research in the syntax,
lexis, phonology, sociolinguistics, etc. of the period in question.

Since the topic is still very much alive in the minds of everyone
devoted to historical linguistics, we consider it a good idea to
summon the LModE fellowship again in Vigo with several aims to pay
heed to: a) what is the status of the projects we all presented at the
Edinburgh Conference?, b) how many areas of the period are still
unexplored?, c) what projects could be presented to tread on those
relatively new linguistic territories?, etc.

As this constitutes an almost never-ending list of research topics, we
set out this Call for Papers by means of which we invite you to submit
your proposals �Euro" papers and/or workshops �Euro" to participate in
the Conference. The papers will last twenty minutes with a discussion
of around ten minutes, whereas the workshops will cover either 60 or
90 minutes. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and take up
one page only (including references), and may be submitted in hard
copy or electronically to the e-mail address below, by 30th April
2004. It is the intention of the Conference organisers to promote the
publication of an edited and peer-reviewed volume to include some of
the material presented at the Conference.

The following guest speakers have already confirmed their attendance:
Prof. Laurel Brinton (British Columbia), Prof. Teresa Fanego (Santiago
de Compostela), Prof. Charles Jones (Edinburgh), Prof. Bernd Kortmann
(Freiburg) and Prof. Merja Kyt� (Uppsala).

If you are interested in attending the Conference do not hesitate to
contact the organisers at the earliest. 
 Abstracts, queries and comments should be sent to: 
 Second Late Modern English Conference (LMEC2)
 Department of English
 Facultade de Filolox�a e Traducci�n
 University of Vigo
 Campus Lagoas-Marcosende
 E-36200 Vigo (Spain) 
 E-mail: lmec2uvigo.es, website: http://webs.uvigo.es/lmec2, phone:
+34 986812350 / 13958 / 12365 / 13959, fax: +34 986812380 

The organising committee: Jorge L. Bueno-Alonso, Dolores
Gonz�lez-�lvarez, Javier P�rez-Guerra, Esperanza Rama-Mart�nez
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