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LINGUIST List 17.24

Tue Jan 10 2006

Calls: Text/Corpus Ling/Malaysia;Endangered Lang/USA

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

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        1.    Ambigapathy Pandian, International Conference on Speech Databases and Assessments
        2.    Naomi Fox, Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America

Message 1: International Conference on Speech Databases and Assessments
Date: 04-Jan-2006
From: Ambigapathy Pandian <ambigausm.my>
Subject: International Conference on Speech Databases and Assessments

Full Title: International Conference on Speech Databases and Assessments
Short Title: Oriental COCOSDA 2006

Date: 09-Dec-2006 - 11-Dec-2006
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Contact Person: Ambigapathy Pandian
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.usm.my/cocosda2006

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Aug-2006

Meeting Description:

Oriental COCOSDA workshop in Malaysia will assist in boosting research and development in the field of Speech Technology through the exchange of ideas, the sharing of information and the discussion of regional matters on the creation, utilization, and dissemination of spoken oriental language corpora and also the assessment methods of speech recognition/synthesis systems. Crucially, the workshop aims to promote speech research on oriental languages with a focus on Malay/Indonesian languages.

Oriental COCOSDA workshop in Malaysia will help in boosting research and development in the field of Speech Technology and will help in enthusing interest in Speech Technology in Southeast Asia. Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of speech databases, assessments, and speech input/output including, but not limited to speech databases and text corpora, assessment of speech input and output technologies, phonetic/phonological systems for Oriental languages, romanization of non-roman characters, segmentation and labeling, speech prosody and labeling. speech processing models and systems, multilingual speech corpora, speech corpus annotation tools, and other relevant topics.

Message 2: Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America
Date: 03-Jan-2006
From: Naomi Fox <naomi.foxutah.edu>
Subject: Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America

Full Title: Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America
Short Title: CELCNA

Date: 31-Mar-2006 - 02-Apr-2006
Location: Salt Lake City, USA
Contact Person: Zeb Pischnotte
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.cail.utah.edu

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Description

Call Deadline: 16-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:


Dates: The Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America (2nd annual CELCNA conference) will be held March 31-April 2, 2006, on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Deadline: ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED by Jan. 16, 2006. The program committee will attempt to provide notification of acceptance by Jan. 30 (by e-mail).

Keynote speaker: Victor Golla.

Call for papers: We invite papers dealing with any aspect of endangered Native American languages, in particular on documentation or revitalization. Native American participants are especially invited. Papers are 20 minutes each in length, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion.

Features to note:

Session in Spanish (ponencias en espaƱol): One session will be set aside on Sunday morning, April 2, for papers in Spanish. Abstracts in Spanish (or English) can be submitted for consideration for this session. (Due to popular demand.)

Posters: Abstracts are also invited for the poster session. This can include also demonstration of tools and toys for language documentation.

Forum discussions: The program will include open discussion sessions dedicated to: (1) Discussion of training for documentation of endangered languages, and employment considerations for students dedicated to work with endangered languages. (2) Databasing and aids for language documentation. (3) Open forum to address matters that arise during the conference.

Abstract submission guidelines:

- The abstract should be no more than 500 words in length. It should include the title of the paper and the name (or names) of the author/authors, together with the author's/authors' affiliation. (If the paper is accepted, this abstract will be reproduced in conference materials to be distributed to other participants.)

- Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word document, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Portable Document Format (PDF). If possible, avoid special fonts (or arrange with the organizers so they can be read).

- Please include with your abstract appropriate contact details, which include: contact author's name, e-mail address for the period of time from January to April 2006, and a telephone contact number.

- Only one abstract per person may be submitted. (The only exception may be in instances where at least one of the papers has multiple authors.)

- Address: Please send abstracts to: lyle.campbelllinguistics.utah.edu (by Jan. 16, 2006).

Accommodations: University Guest House, the official conference hotel - 100 yards from the meeting venue (Officers' Club) and CAIL (Center for American Indian Languages). To book accommodations, please contact the Guest House directly (mention CELCNA for the conference booking):

University Guest House University of Utah
110 South Fort Douglas Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113-5036
Toll free: 1-888-416-4075 (or 801-587-1000), Fax 801-587-1001
Website http://www.guesthouse.utah.edu
(Please make reservations early, since rooms will be held for the conference only until early March.)

Sponsors: The sponsors of this conference are: (1) Center for American Indian Languages (CAIL), University of Utah, (2) Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History, (3) Department of Linguistics, U of Utah and (4) College of Humanities, University of Utah.

Registration fee: $35 (students $20) [to cover cost of rooms, refreshments]

Additional information: for further information contact: Zeb Pischnotte z.pischnotteutah.edu, or for particular questions, write to Lyle Campbell at lyle.campbelllinguistics.utah.edu. If you need information not easily arranged via e-mail, please call: Tel. 801-587-0720 or 801-581-3441 during business hours (Mountain Standard Time), or Fax 801-585-7351.

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