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LINGUIST List 16.3179

Thu Nov 03 2005

Calls: Applied Ling/South Korea;General Ling/Italy

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

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        1.    Hikyoung Lee, 11th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics Conference
        2.    Beata Trawinski, EACL 2006 Workshop Third ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on Prepositions

Message 1: 11th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics Conference
Date: 31-Oct-2005
From: Hikyoung Lee <hleekukorea.ac.kr>
Subject: 11th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics Conference

Full Title: 11th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics Conference
Short Title: PAAL

Date: 28-Jul-2006 - 30-Jul-2006
Location: Chuncheon, Korea, South
Contact Person: Hikyoung Lee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.paal.or.kr

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2006

Meeting Description:

The Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL) will be holding the 11th PAAL Conference at Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea from July 28 to July 30, 2006. Content areas include but are not limited to applied linguistics and related fields.

The 11th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics Conference
July 28-30, 2006
Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea


The PAAL conference is a forum for academic exchange among scholars and practioners in applied linguistics and related areas. The conference provides a venue for the dissemination of current research on a wide variety of issues concerning Asia and beyond.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Language Acquisition (FLA/SLA)
- Material Development
- Language and Culture
- Pedagogy (Language/Literature)
- Theoretical Linguistics

- CALL Psycholinguistics/Neurolinguistics
- Language Testing
- Sociolinguistics
- Language Policy and Planning
- Text Analysis

Susan Gass, Michigan State University, USA
William O-Grady, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA

1. Paper: 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion and questions
2. Poster: 2 hour blocks will be designated for display and discussion

1st Call for Papers Deadline: Feb. 28, 2006
(1) All abstracts should be submitted via e-mail to paalkoreayahoo.co.kr.
(2) In the body of the e-mail, indicate your name(s), affiliation, e-mail address, phone number, the title of your abstract, subfield, and presentation format (paper, poster, either).
(3) The length of the abstract should not exceed one page (not including data and references, which may be placed on a separate page).
(4) The abstract should be submitted as an attachment. Use a standard file format, preferably Microsoft Word. The title of the attached abstract file should be the (first) author's name. If your abstract includes phonetic fonts or extensive formatting, submit a PDF file with fonts embedded.
(5) Only one submission per individual author and one joint author submission will be considered.

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2006
Conference: July 28-30, 2006

All accepted papers are eligible to be published in the PAAL 2006 Conference Proceedings.

The Journal of PAAL is a biannual publication of PAAL. The Journal welcomes contributions written in English on applied linguistics and related interdisciplinary fields. For submission guidelines, please refer to the PAAL homepage at: http://www.paal.or.kr.

Phone/Fax: +82-2-3290-1995
E-mail: paalkoreayahoo.co.kr

Message 2: EACL 2006 Workshop Third ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on Prepositions
Date: 31-Oct-2005
From: Beata Trawinski <trawinskisfs.uni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: EACL 2006 Workshop Third ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on Prepositions

Full Title: EACL 2006 Workshop Third ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on Prepositions

Date: 03-Apr-2006 - 03-Apr-2006
Location: Trento, Italy
Contact Person: Beata Trawinski
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/~tim/events/eacl2006/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

Authors are invited to submit papers for The EACL 2006 Workshop
Third ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on Prepositions, hosted in conjunction with the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics on April 3, 2006, in Trento, Italy.

EACL 2006 Workshop

3rd ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on Prepositions

April 3rd, 2006, Trento, Italy


The EACL 2006 Workshop Third ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on Prepositions will be
hosted in conjunction with the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics on April 3, 2006, in Trento, Italy.


Prepositions have received a considerable amount of attention in recent years, due to their importance in computational tasks. For instance, in NLP, PP attachment ambiguities have attracted a lot of attention, and different machine learning techniques have been employed with varying degrees of success. Researchers from various perspectives have also looked at spatial or temporal aspects of prepositions, and their cross-linguistic differences, monolingual and cross-linguistic contrasts or the role of prepositions in syntactic alternations. Moreover, in languages like English and German, phrasal verbs have also been the subject of considerable effort, ranging from techniques for their automatic extraction from corpora, to methods for the determination of their semantics. In other languages, like Romance languages or Hindi, the focus has been either on the incorporation of the preposition or its inclusion in the prepositional phrase. All these configurations are of much interest semantically as well as syntactically.


Papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Descriptions:

prepositions in lexical resources (WordNet, Framenet), productive versus collocation uses, multilingual descriptions (mismatches, incorporation, divergences), prepositions and thematic roles.

- Applications:

dealing with prepositions in applications e.g. for Machine Translation, Information extraction or Language Generation.

- Representation of Prepositions:

prepositions in knowledge bases, cognitive or logic-based formalisms for the description of the semantics of prepositions (in isolation, and in composition/confrontation with the verb and the NP), compositional semantics; implications for AI and KR.

- Prepositions in reasoning procedures:

how different kinds of preposition provide distinct challenges to a reasoning system and how they can be handled.

- Cognitive dimensions of prepositions:

how different kinds of prepositions are acquired/interpreted/represented, in terms of human and/or computational processing.


Authors are invited to submit either full papers or short papers on original, unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop. Full papers should be up to 8 pages in length; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included. Short papers should be up to 6 pages in length; they can describe work in progress rather than completed work, or smaller-scale implementation/experimentation. Presentations for short papers will be proportionately shorter than presentations for full papers. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the workshop, and interest to the attendees.

Submissions should be formatted using the EACL 2006 stylefiles without overt author and affiliation information and not exceeding 8 pages. The EACL 2006 stylefiles are available from http://eacl06.itc.it/submission/submission.htm

Please send your paper in PDF format no later than January 6, 2006, to


clearly indicating whether the submission is a full or short paper.

Each submission will be reviewed at least by two members of the programme committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Dual submissions to the main EACL 2006 conference and this workshop are allowed, although you must make sure to indicate this in your submission. If your paper is accepted for the main conference, you should withdraw your paper from the workshop immediately upon notification.


Information on registration and registration fees will be provided on the EACL 2006 conference web page.


January 6, 2006 - Deadline for workshop papers
January 27, 2006 - Notification of acceptance
February 10, 2006 - Camera-ready papers due
April 3, 2006 - The workshop

As the schedule is extremely tight, there is no scope for a deadline extension.


- Boban Arsenijevic (University of Leiden, Netherlands)
- Doug Arnold (University of Essex, UK)
- Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne, Australia)
- John Beavers (Stanford University, USA)
- Bob Borsley (University of Essex, UK)
- Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Italy)
- Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge, UK)
- Markus Egg (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
- Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
- Anette Frank (DFKI, Germany)
- Julia Hockenmaier (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
- Tracy Holloway King (PARC, USA)
- Valia Kordoni (Saarland University, Germany)
- Ken Litkowski (CL Research, USA)
- Alda Mari (CNRS / ENST Infres, France)
- Paola Merlo (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Gertjan van Noord (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
- Patrick Saint Dizier (IRIT, France)
- Beata Trawinski (University of Tübingen, Germany)
- Jesse Tseng (Loria, France)
- Aline Villavicencio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
- Martin Volk (Stockholms Universitet, Sweden)
- Joost Zwarts (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

[other members pending confirmation]


Workshop web page

Conference web page

EACL 2006 Workshops site



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