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LINGUIST List 16.2159

Thu Jul 14 2005

Calls: General Ling/USA; General Ling/Germany

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        1.    Mustafa Mughazy, 20th Arabic Linguistics Symposium
        2.    Thorsten Trippel, Language Archives: Standards, Creation and Access, Workshop at the annual meeting of the German Society of Linguistics


Message 1: 20th Arabic Linguistics Symposium
Date: 12-Jul-2005
From: Mustafa Mughazy <mustafa.mughazywmich.edu>
Subject: 20th Arabic Linguistics Symposium



Full Title: 20th Arabic Linguistics Symposium
Short Title: ALS 20

Date: 03-Mar-2006 - 05-Mar-2006
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America
Contact Person: Mustafa Mughazy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2005

Meeting Description:

20th Arabic Linguistics Symposium

20th Arabic Linguistics Symposium
Western Michigan University
March 3-5 2006

The Arabic Linguistics Society and Western Michigan University announce the 20th Arabic Linguistics Symposium to be held at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan, March 3-5, 2006.

Papers are invited on topics that deal with theoretic and applied issues of Arabic Linguistics. Research in the following areas of Arabic linguistics is encouraged: grammatical analysis (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, historical linguistics, corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, etc.

In addition to the main session there will be two special sessions:
Special Session I
Automatic Semantic Ambiguity Resolution in MSA and Dialectal Arabic
Special Session II
Arabic machine translation and voice recognition

Invited Speakers
Abbas Benmamoun (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Stuart Davis (Indiana University)
Mona Diab (Columbia University)
Mushira Eid (University of Utah)
Mohammad Mohammad (University of Texas at Austin)
Devin Stewart (Emory University)
Bushra Zawaydeh (BBN Technologies & University of Pennsylvania)

Persons interested in presenting papers are requested to submit a one-page abstract giving the title of the paper, a brief statement of the topic, and a summary clearly stating how the topic will be developed (the reasoning, data, or experimental results to be presented). Authors are requested
to be as specific as possible in describing their topics. Abstracts should be submitted
by e-mail to mustafa.mughazywmich.edu or regular mail to

Arabic Linguistics Symposium
Department of Foreign Languages
Western Michigan University
410 Sprau Tower
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5338

Email submissions should be in PDF format. Names are not to appear on the abstracts. Instead, name, title, address, and phone number should be in the body of the email message. For mail
submissions a 3x5 card with the above information should be enclosed.

Twenty minutes will be allowed for each presentation.

Registration: Before February 1, 2006: 30 for students and 40 for Non-students.
After February 1, 2006: 40 for students and 50 for non-students.
Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: November 15, 2005.
Notification: January 1, 2006.



Message 2: Language Archives: Standards, Creation and Access, Workshop at the annual meeting of the German Society of Linguistics
Date: 12-Jul-2005
From: Thorsten Trippel <thorsten.trippeluni-bielefeld.de>
Subject: Language Archives: Standards, Creation and Access, Workshop at the annual meeting of the German Society of Linguistics



Full Title: Language Archives: Standards, Creation and Access, Workshop at the annual meeting of the German Society of Linguistics

Date: 22-Feb-2006 - 24-Feb-2006
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Contact Person: Thorsten Trippel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.mpi.nl/world/AG-Spracharchive/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2005

Meeting Description:

Language Archives with their standards, creation and accsess are the topic of this workshop. It happens quite frequently that linguistic data which has been collected, recorded and processed with great expenditure of time and effort disappear in the linguist's desk drawer or are only accessible to former project scientists. This workshop intends to discuss ways of improving the situation as brought forward by different projects and intitiatives.

It happens quite frequently that linguistic data which has been collected, recorded and processed with great expenditure of time and effort disappear in the linguist's desk drawer or are only accessible to former project scientists.

In order to improve this situation, several initiatives started in the 1990s with the goal of archiving linguistic data and making them accessible to other linguists. Examples are CHILDES, ISLE/IMDI und OLAC. The language archives which have been created by these and subsequent initiatives include DoBeS, PARADISEC, HRELP, AILLA and E-MELD. They permit access to data which have already been prepared, and will thereby permit many linguistic projects to omit the phases of data collection and preparation and start directly with the analysis phase. This economises on money and time, and makes the project work more efficient.

Some of the data offered by language archives are annotated, and are relevant for several research areas, including for instance language acquisition and sign languages.

A further domain of archiving is the documentation of endangered languages, which require long term archiving for many reasons. In this connection the interoperability of language resources, both data and tools, is especially important in order to guarantee long-term re-usability even when technologies change. The Working Group will treat the following aspects of archive design:

(a) archive standards (data formats and working techniques, portability),
(b) ethical and legal aspects of archiving (long-term access),
(c) access methods (internet and other media) and software for data access and data manipulation (data browsers, analysis software),
(d) archive use for purposes of language revitalisation.
Working Group contributions which describe existing and functioning archives will be preferred. With this strategy the Working Group aims to offer linguists concrete support in the search for accessible data. The languages of the Working Group are German and, preferably, English.

Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts of papers should be up to one page long (using 2.5 cm margins on each side and 12 pt font size). The body should include the following information: author's name(s), affiliation, email address, and title of abstract.

Presentations should last 20 minutes (+ 10 minutes for questions and discussion). Depending on the number and quality of abstracts we receive, there may be room for a few longer presentations (45 min. + 15 min. quest./disc.).

All abstracts should be submitted in English or German only, in Rich Text Format (RTF as produced by text processors such as MS-Word, OpenOffice, etc. ) or PDF or the standard Open Document Format for Office Applications. Please save and send your abstract in PDF format if it contains special fonts, tables, etc.

Your submission should be sent electronically to ag-spracharchivempi.nl from where it will be distributed to the organizers.

Note that the workshop is part of the DGfS conference. All participants must register for the conference. Note also that in accordance with the DGfS guidelines no speaker is allowed to give a talk in more than one workshop of the DGfS main conference.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 September 2005.
Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2005.
Camera ready copy: 15 October 2005
Provisional programme: 1 December 2005.
DGfS Conference: 22-24 February 2006.


Organizers:

Helen Aristar Dry
Eastern Michigan University
Jost Gippert
Universität Frankfurt
Sophie Salffner
School of African and Oriental Studies
Romuald Skiba
Max-Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik
Thorsten Trippel
Universität Bielefeld
Peter Wittenburg
Max-Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik





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