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LINGUIST List 16.3345

Mon Nov 21 2005

Calls: Pragmatics/Germany;Computational Ling/Australia

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        1.    Claus Dieter Pusch, 3rd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: Corpora and Pragmatics
        2.    Timothy Baldwin, Joint 21st International Conference on Computational Linguisticsand the 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics


Message 1: 3rd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: Corpora and Pragmatics
Date: 18-Nov-2005
From: Claus Dieter Pusch <claus.puschromanistik.uni-freiburg.de>
Subject: 3rd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: Corpora and Pragmatics


Full Title: 3rd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: Corpora and
Pragmatics

Date: 14-Sep-2006 - 17-Sep-2006
Location: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Contact Person: Claus D. Pusch
Meeting Email: infocorpora-romanica.net
Web Site: http://www.corpora-romanica.net

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

Speech acts and context-bound interaction in the light of corpora and
data-bases: corpus projects and application

3rd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: Corpora and Pragmatics

2nd Call for Papers

Corpus linguistics as a methodological approach aiming at collecting, marking-up
and documenting real-life language data is confronted with particular challenges
when its products - corpora and linguistic data-bases - are intended to be
useful and usable for pragmatic research issues. Among the issues that will be
dealt with in this workshop are the following: which elements of the
extra-linguistic context are selected, how are they encoded, and in which way
can they be linked to the verbal data? Which types of annotation methods and
which technical options of multimediality and information layering are available
in order to document para-linguistic (mimic or gestural-kinetic) action?
According to which sociolinguistic or historical parameters are texts and
language data chosen in order to arrive at an adequate corpus-based description
of the synchronic variation and the diachronic dynamism of speech acts,
registers and genres, norms of linguistic behavior, and traditions of speaking?
To which extent are frequency values and patterns of co-occurrence - information
so easily obtained through computer-aided corpus-based research - useful for a
better understanding of speaking in a context which, according to its basic
conception, is oriented towards individual case studies?

Plenary speakers and participants of round tables:
- Carla Bazzanella (Torino / Italy)
- Michel Francard / Anne Catherine Simon (Louvain-la-Neuve / Belgium)
- Fran├žoise Gadet (Paris / France)
- Martin-Dietrich Glessgen (Zurich / Switzerland)
- Lorenza Mondada (Lyon / France)
- Lene Schoesler (Copenhagen / Denmark)
- Scott Schwenter (Columbus OH / USA)
- Pascal Vaillant (Schoelcher / Martinique / France)

The workshop will be organized in two panels, for which paper submissions are
hereby invited:

Panel A ''Corpus projects, language data management and analysis tools'': This
panel will be devoted to the presentation of currently on-going or completed
corpus and database projects in the realm of Romance linguistics; the main focus
will be on corpus projects which aim at complementing textual and transcription
data with context information, situational parameters and meta-information on
textual genres and traditions of speaking.

Panel B ''Corpus-based pragmatic studies on Romance languages'': This panel will
focus on contributions based on corpus data and linguistic databases which
comprise specific linguistic facts and phenomena relating to different areas of
pragmatic research (i.e.: organization of utterances and information structure,
discourse markers and strategies of modalization, gender-specific discourse
structures, synchronic variability and diachronic change in the realization of
speech acts etc.).

Papers may be read in German, any Romance language, and English. More
information on how to submit your paper proposal is found on the conference
web-site. Abstract deadline: March 15, 2006. Confirmation of acceptance will be
sent out before April 15, 2006.

Please check the conference web-site for further details on registration and
fees, scientific and social program of the workshop, travel and accommodation.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact the conference convenor: Claus
D. Pusch, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Romanisches Seminar, Werthmannplatz 3,
D-79085 Freiburg im Breisgau, E-mail infocorpora-romanica.net.

This workshop is sponsored by the German Research Council / Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
Message 2: Joint 21st International Conference on Computational Linguisticsand the 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Date: 14-Nov-2005
From: Timothy Baldwin <timcsse.unimelb.edu.au>
Subject: Joint 21st International Conference on Computational Linguisticsand the 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics



Full Title: Joint 21st International Conference on Computational Linguisticsand
the 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for ComputationalLinguistics
Short Title: COLING/ACL 2006

Date: 16-Jul-2006 - 16-Jul-2006
Location: Sydney, Australia, Australia
Contact Person: Timothy Baldwin
Web Site: http://www.acl2006.org

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

COLING/ACL'06 Call For Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of COLING/ACL'06, to be
held in Sydney, Australia, July 17th-21st, 2006
(see www.coling2006.org or www.acl2006.org).

COLING/ACL'06 combines the Joint 21st International Conference on Computational
Linguistics and the 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational
Linguistics (COLING/ACL'06). The tutorials will be held on the weekend preceding
the conference.

Proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational linguistics and its
applications are sought. Especially encouraged are cross-disciplinary tutorials
that educate the community about recent technical advancements in semantic
processing, machine learning, statistics, or data mining technology that are of
interest to computational linguistics, or introduce relevant algorithms and
theory that may be ''old hat'' to specialists in these areas but are still
unfamiliar to part of the natural language processing community.

The ACL has a set of policies on tutorials. You can find general information on
policies regarding financial support of ACL tutorials, at the following URL:
http://www.cis.udel.edu/~carberry/ACL/tutorial-payment-policy.html.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Proposals for tutorials should contain:

- A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to
the COLING/ACL community (not more than 2 pages).
- A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's core
content can be covered in a three-hour slot (including a coffee break). In
exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are available as well.
- The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the
tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their research
interests and areas of expertise.
- A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a
similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the
audience size.
- A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet
access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text no later
than January 5, 2006 to

Claire.Gardentloria.fr

The subject line should be: ''COLING/ACL'06 TUTORIAL PROPOSAL''.

PLEASE NOTE: PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY REGULAR MAIL OR FAX.

TUTORIAL SPEAKER RESPONSIBILITIES

Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by January 20, 2006, and must then
provide descriptions of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference
registration material by April 10, 2006. The description should be in three
formats: a LaTeX version that fits onto 1/2 page; an ASCII version that can be
included with the email announcement; and an HTML version that can be included
on the conference web site. Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials,
at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for
the material covered in the tutorial, by June 6, 2006.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: January 5, 2006
Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2006
Tutorial descriptions due: April 10, 2006
Tutorial course material due: June 6, 2006
Tutorial date: July 16, 2006

TUTORIALS CHAIR

Claire Gardent, CNRS/Nancy

Please send inquiries concerning COLING/ACL'06 tutorials to

Claire.Gardentloria.fr



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