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LINGUIST List 17.1350

Tue May 02 2006

Calls: Computational Ling/Germany;General Ling/Canada

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        1.    Antonietta Alonge, Cognitive-Linguistic Approaches: What Can We Gain by Computational Treatment of Data?
        2.    Davy Bigot, Colloque International de la RELQ/QSJL - International Colloquium of the QSJL/RELQ


Message 1: Cognitive-Linguistic Approaches: What Can We Gain by Computational Treatment of Data?
Date: 02-May-2006
From: Antonietta Alonge <anto.alongeunipg.it>
Subject: Cognitive-Linguistic Approaches: What Can We Gain by Computational Treatment of Data?



Full Title: Cognitive-Linguistic Approaches: What Can We Gain by Computational Treatment of Data?

Date: 05-Oct-2006 - 07-Oct-2006
Location: Munich, Germany
Contact Person: Antonietta Alonge
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.kognitive-sprachforschung.lmu.de/pages/events/events.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2006

Meeting Description:

A theme session at DGKL-06 (Meeting of the German Cognitive Linguistics
Association), Munich, Germany, 5-7 October 2006

Work with empirical data is important, if not essential, to cognitive
linguistics. Electronic corpora of written texts or transcriptions of
speech are increasingly used and sometimes purposefully collected by
linguists in their investigations of phenomena such as metaphor,
metonymy, idioms, and frames. During their work, some linguists also
compile - more or less private - electronic archives of phenomena
studied in cognitive linguistics: searchable lists, classifications,
databases. Moreover, they have to deal with these phenomena - usually
in cooperation with computational linguists and computer scientists -
when building general lexicon resources for the automatic treatment of
language.

Problems that arise when working with corpora are connected to the way
they are prepared for and processed by the corpus tools (concordancers,
corpus managers). For example, in spite of some attempts in
computational linguistics to detect metaphors in running texts, no
corpus manager disposes of a ''Show all metaphors'' function. Rather, in
order to search a corpus for metaphors, linguists will devise their own
methods, be they theory-based or data-driven.

Other problems arise when creating project-specific as well as more
general archives of language usage examples classified by cognitive
linguistic criteria. Here, linguists decide which criteria they use in
their classifications and which features of the archived data they
annotate. These decisions are often made at a project-specific basis
and therefore different classifications might be difficult to compare.

At a larger scale, this also applies to general linguistic resources
developed for Human Language Technology applications. The decisions
taken during linguistic resource-building may then be evaluated - by
the resource developers or others -, based on large quantities of data
encoded in the resources themselves. Evaluations of this kind are at
the same time test-beds for theories put forth in cognitive
linguistics, and their results provide valuable feedback for theory
development.

In this theme session, we would like to discuss methods of exploiting
electronic corpora for any cognitive linguistic research, not
restricted to the phenomena mentioned above, as well as practical
experiences with resource building in cognitive linguistics. We also
invite contributions that evaluate the implications of data encoded in
computational resources, from the viewpoint of cognitive linguistic
theory.

Please send only detailed abstracts (2 pages), in which you make clear
how your study is related to the topics indicated.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15th May 2006. Participants
will be notified of the acceptance of their papers by 1st July 2006.

Please send your abstracts exclusively as email attachments (pdf- or
rtf-files) to:

Antonietta Alonge (Perugia)
anto.alongeunipg.it

Birte Lönneker-Rodman (Hamburg)
birte.loennekeruni-hamburg.de



Message 2: Colloque International de la RELQ/QSJL - International Colloquium of the QSJL/RELQ
Date: 01-May-2006
From: Davy Bigot <bigot.davycourrier.uqam.ca>
Subject: Colloque International de la RELQ/QSJL - International Colloquium of the QSJL/RELQ



Full Title: Colloque International de la RELQ/QSJL - International Colloquium of the QSJL/RELQ

Date: 14-Oct-2006 - 15-Oct-2006
Location: Montréal, Canada
Contact Person: Davy Bigot
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2006

Meeting Description:

Premier colloque international pour étudiants organisé par la REQL/QSJL .
First international colloquium for students organized by the QSJL/RELQ .

Cette année, la Revue des étudiants en linguistique du Québec / Quebec Student Journal of Linguistics organise son premier colloque pour étudiants, dirigé par des étudiants, qui se déroulera les 14 et 15 octobre 2006 à l'Université du Québec à Montréal. Les communications pourront être données en français ou en anglais. Les actes du colloque seront ultérieurement publiés dans un numéro spécial de la RELQ. Les propositions (un résumé de 500 mots maximum) doivent être envoyées au plus tard pour le 15 juillet 2006.

Nous aurons le plaisir et l'honneur d'accueillir à titre d'étudiant invité à présenter une session plénière :
- Kevin Heffernan de l'Université de Toronto
- Luc Baronian de l'Université d'Ottawa

Pour plus d'information, veuillez vous adresser à Davy Bigot à l'adresse suivante : bigot.davycourrier.uqam.ca

Pour plus d'information sur la RELQ/QSJL: www.relq.uqam.ca

This year, the journal is organizing its first conference for students, directed by students, which will take place October 14 and 15, 2006, at the University of Quebec at Montreal. Presentations may be given in French or in English. The proceedings of the conference will be subsequently published in a special issue of the QSJL. Proposals (an abstract of 500 words at maximum) must be sent by July 1, 2006 at the latest.

We will have the pleasure and honour of welcoming the following guest students invited to present a plenary session:
- Kevin Heffernan, University of Toronto
- Luc Baronian, University of Ottawa

For more information, please contact Davy Bigot at the following address: bigot.davycourrier.uqam.ca

For more information on the RELQ/QSJL: www.relq.uqam.ca



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