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LINGUIST List 16.2846

Mon Oct 03 2005

Calls: Socioling/South Africa;Psycholing/USA

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        1.    Isabella Paoletti, Sociolinguistic Session ISA Conference
        2.    Dianne Bradley, 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing


Message 1: Sociolinguistic Session ISA Conference
Date: 03-Oct-2005
From: Isabella Paoletti <paolettiircip.org>
Subject: Sociolinguistic Session ISA Conference



Full Title: Sociolinguistic Session ISA Conference

Date: 23-Jul-2006 - 29-Jul-2006
Location: Durban, South Africa
Contact Person: Robert Herbert
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/congress2006/rc/rc25_durban.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2005

Meeting Description:

RC 25 Sociolinguistic Session, ISA Conference. Papers are invited in all field of sociolinguistics and in particular on the topic of the sessions listed below.

Proposed Sessions for ISA XVI Durban 2006

Session 1
Language policies, education and national identity
Chair: Roland Terborg, UNAM, Mexico, rterborgservidor.unam.mx

Session 2
Language, work, technology
Chair: Isabella Paoletti, University of Bologna, Italy, paolettidsc.unibo.it

Session 3
Code-switching
Chair: Rodolfo Jacobson, USA rjakejacobson2aol.com

Session 4
The other underdevelopment: the under use and under respect of indigenous languages in the Third World societies
Chair: Mahmoud Dhaouadi, Tunisia, mthawadyahoo.ca

Session 5
Language and gender
Chair: Diana Luzzatto, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, dianallapost.tau.ac.il

Session 6
Language and politics
Chair: Sandi Michele de Oliveira, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, smohum.ku.dk

Session 7
Business Meeting

Planning timetable
15 November 2005
Deadline to submit abstracts (250-300 words) to RC25 session Organisers
15 January 2006
Session Organisers submit rosters to RC25 Programme Coordinator (Bob Herbert)
31 January 2006
Submission of RC25 programme by RC25 Programme Coordinator to ISA Congress Secretariat
31 March 2006
Pre-registration deadline for programme participants. Otherwise their names will not appear in the Programme Book and abstracts of their papers will not be published.

The above list of sessions is tentative since the number of session given to Research Committees depends on membership. We urge you to check with ISA Secretariat isacps.ucm.es if you are duly registered at ISA and RC25 Sociolinguistics. If not, do so to secure RC25 sessions at the Congress. ISA membership form is available at http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/memb_i/index.htm



Message 2: 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
Date: 29-Sep-2005
From: Dianne Bradley <sentprocgc.cuny.edu>
Subject: 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing



Full Title: 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
Short Title: CUNY-2006

Date: 23-Mar-2006 - 25-Mar-2006
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact Person: Dianne Bradley
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/~efernand/CUNY2006/

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 02-Dec-2005

Meeting Description:

This annually occurring conference offers a program of invited and submitted papers and posters on theoretical, experimental, and computational research addressing various aspects of human sentence processing.


The 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing will be held at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, hosted by the Ph.D. Program in Linguistics. Dates for the conference are March 23-25, 2006.

Abstracts are solicited for papers and posters presenting theoretical, experimental, and/or computational research on any aspect of human sentence processing. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, and will be considered both for the general conference sessions and for a special session under the theme ''Speech input, speech output''.

Accepted presentations will form a program made up of three days of spoken papers presented in plenary session, and three poster sessions (one on each day of the conference). Time constraints entail that fewer than 20% of accepted presentations can be given as talks at the podium. Therefore, reviewers will be asked to identify submissions that seem most likely to generate broad interest due to originality of ideas or significance to the field.

The submission deadline (Friday, December 2, 2005) applies to all submissions, paper or poster. Notifications concerning acceptance or rejection will be made by mid-January 2006.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

The text of the abstract should be no longer than 500 words. You may also include examples, references and data summaries (but please, no data charts or diagrams). This additional material, taken together, should not exceed 15 lines of text.

Abstracts will be submitted electronically. The submissions system is presently under construction, but will be available soon at the conference website, i.e.,

http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/~efernand/CUNY2006/

INFORMATION ON THE SPECIAL SESSION

A special session entitled ''Speech input, speech output'' will highlight developments in research on language processing that have become possible as a result of technical advances in analyzing, manipulating, and presenting speech signals. Many specific topics fall under this rubric, including (but not limited to) sentence-level studies that draw on spoken language corpora, that explore the benefits vs. complications of using speech input in brain-imaging or other methodologies, that focus on features of spontaneous production, e.g., colloquial usage, dysfluency, or that extend experimental paradigms to otherwise untapped populations, e.g., pre-literate children, low-literacy adults.





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