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LINGUIST List 16.2116

Sat Jul 09 2005

Calls: Socioling/USA; Computational Ling/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Nancy Antrim, Southwest/Texas Popular/American Popular Culture Association
        2.    Piet Mertens, Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel 2006

Message 1: Southwest/Texas Popular/American Popular Culture Association
Date: 07-Jul-2005
From: Nancy Antrim <nantrimsulross.edu>
Subject: Southwest/Texas Popular/American Popular Culture Association

Full Title: Southwest/Texas Popular/American Popular Culture Association
Short Title: SW/TX PCA/ACA

Date: 08-Feb-2006 - 11-Feb-2006
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Contact Person: Nancy Antrim
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.swtexaspca.org.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2005

Meeting Description:

The 27th Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular/American Culture Associations includes a Linguistics Area. The focus will be on language in society.

Call for Papers: Linguistics Area
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
The 27th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 8-11, 2006
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 2006 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org.

Proposals are now being accepted for the Linguistics Area, which will focus on language in society. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.

- Language and the Media
- Language and Gender
- Language in Advertising
- Language and Law
- Code-switching
- Language use along the border
- Dialects
- Conversation analysis
- Discourse analysis
- Language and education

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Nancy Mae Antrim at the email or physical addresses below by November 15, 2005.

Nancy Mae Antrim
Department of Languages and Literature
Sul Ross State University
Box C-89
Alpine, TX 79832

Message 2: Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel 2006
Date: 07-Jul-2005
From: Piet Mertens <Piet.Mertensarts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel 2006

Full Title: Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel 2006
Short Title: TALN 2006

Date: 10-Apr-2006 - 13-Apr-2006
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Contact Person: Cedrick Fairon
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://cental.fltr.ucl.ac.be/~taln2006

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

An International Conference on Computational Linguistics, organized under the aegis of ATALA, the French Association for Natural Language Processing.


Submission deadline: December 19, 2005
Notification to authors: January 23, 2006
Camera-ready copy: February 2, 2006
Conference: April 10-13, 2006

The 13th Conference on Natural Language Processing (TALN 2006) will be held in Leuven, Belgium, on April 10-13, 2006. The conference is organized by the ''Centre de traitement automatique du langage'' (CENTAL) of the University of Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve) and by the Centre for Automatic Linguistic Analysis (ALA) of the University of Leuven (KULeuven).

TALN 2006 is organized under the aegis of ATALA (Association pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues, Association for NLP) and will be held jointly with RECITAL 2006, the conference for young researchers (call for papers to be issued separately, see the conference website).

The conference will include oral and poster communications, invited conferences, workshops and tutorials.

The official language is French.


Papers are requested in all areas of NLP, including (but not restricted to) :

1. Lexicon : databases containing morphological, syntactic, semantic, and/or phonological information
2. Analysis, generation and lexicons in the following domains :
- Phonetics and phonology
- Morphology
- Syntax
- Semantics
3. NLP applications
- Text analysis
- Text summarization
- Text generation
- Text-to-speech synthesis
- Natural language interfaces
- Machine translation
- Information retrieval
4. Logical, symbolic and statistical approaches

All selected papers will be published in the proceedings. In addition, the scientific committee will select two papers, which will be recommended for publication in the journal ''Traitement Automatique des Langues'' (T.A.L.).


Authors are invited to submit original research work. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two experts of the domain. Decisions will be based on the following criteria :
- importance and originality of the paper
- scientific and technical soundness
- comparison of the results obtained with those found in relevant works
- clarity of the presentation
- relevance to the conference topics


Papers should not exceed 10 pages, in Times 12, single-spaced (c. 3,000 words), including figures, examples and references. They will be written in French for French-speaking authors and in English otherwise.

A LaTeX style file and a Word template are available on the conference website.

Submissions should be sent as attached files by e-mail.
The subject of the e-mail message should be: ''TALN submission''.
The message itself should contain the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of the main author, his/her postal address, email address, telephone and fax number.

Submissions are anonymous and should not contain the name of the author nor any autocitation.

Submissions should be sent in two versions, first as PDF-files and second as PS- or a RTF-files.
Further information will be available shortly on the conference website.

In case of impossibility of electronic submission, three hard copies of the paper must be sent to:

Cedrick Fairon
1, place Blaise Pascal
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve


Practical information can be found on the conference website.


Piet Mertens, Linguistics Department, University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven)
C├ędrick Fairon, CENTAL, Universite de Louvain (UCL)
Anne Dister, CENTAL, UCL
Patrick Watrin, CENTAL, UCL
Laurent Kevers, CENTAL, UCL
Bernadette Dehottay, CENTAL, UCL
Claude Devis, CENTAL, UCL
Marc Durieux, CENTAL, UCL
Michel Thomas, CENTAL, UCL

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