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LINGUIST List 17.3042

Tue Oct 17 2006

Calls: General Ling/Belgium; Ling & Literature/Philippines

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Patrick Wambacq, Interspeech 2007
        2.    Isabel Martin, Reading Asia, Forging Identities in Literature


Message 1: Interspeech 2007
Date: 17-Oct-2006
From: Patrick Wambacq <Patrick.Wambacqesat.kuleuven.be>
Subject: Interspeech 2007



Full Title: Interspeech 2007

Date: 27-Aug-2007 - 31-Aug-2007
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Contact Person: Dirk Van Compernolle
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.interspeech2007.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2006

Meeting Description:

Interspeech 2007 is the eighth conference in the annual series of
Interspeech events and also the tenth biennial Eurospeech conference. The
conference is jointly organized by scientists from the Netherlands and
Belgium, and will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, August 27-31, 2007, under the
sponsorship of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).

The Interspeech meetings are considered to be the top international
conferences in spoken language processing, with more than 1000 attendees
from universities, industry, and government agencies. The conference offers
the prospect of meeting the future leaders of our field, exchanging ideas,
and exploring opportunities for collaboration, employment, and sales through
keynote talks, tutorials, technical sessions, exhibits, and poster sessions.
In recent years the Interspeech meetings have taken place in a number of
exciting venues including most recently Pittsburgh, Lisbon, Jeju Island
(Korea), Geneva, Denver, Aalborg (Denmark), and Beijing.


Call for Special Session

ISCA, together with the Interspeech 2007 organizing committee, would like to
encourage submission of Special Session proposals for the upcoming
conference, covering interdisciplinary topics and/or important new emerging
areas of interest related to the main conference topics:

-Human speech production and perception;
-Human speech communication;
-Speech coding and speech enhancement;
-Speech and audio signal processing;
-Automatic speech and speaker characterization;
-Speech synthesis;
-Automatic speech recognition;
-Speech technology applications;
-Speech and multimodal resources;
-Other relevant topics.

Persons who would like to organize a special session are invited to submit a
one-page proposal to special_sessions (at) interspeech2007 (dot) org on or
before November 15, 2006.

Special sessions will be allocated one time slot of two hours. In
exceptional cases two consecutive time slots may be allocated. Proposals
should clearly describe the topic and the format of the session and explain
why the topic cannot be covered appropriately in one or more regular
sessions. Proposals also should include a list of at least ten names of
independent persons or research groups who can be expected to make
contributions to the special session.
All papers submitted for Special Sessions will undergo the normal peer
reviewing process organized by the Scientific Committee of the conference.

Call for Tutorials:

We also encourage proposals for three-hour tutorials to be held on August
27, 2007. Those interested in organizing a tutorial should send a one-page
description of the proposed tutorial to
tutorials (at) interspeech2007 (dot) org on or before January 8, 2007.

Proposals for tutorials should contain the following information:

-Title of the tutorial;
-Summary and relevance;
-The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial speakers, with a one-paragraph statement describing the research interests and areas of expertise of the speaker(s);
-Any special requirements for technical needs (display projector, computer infrastructure, etc.).

Important Dates:

-Proposals for special sessions: November 15, 2006
-Proposals for tutorials: January 8, 2007
-Tutorial Day: August 27, 2007
-Main conference: August 28-31, 2007

Further information via website or email.

Organizers:
-Professor Dirk Van Compernolle (General Chair)
-Professor Lou Boves (General Co-Chair)
c/o
Annitta De Messemaeker
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Department of Electrical Engineering
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10
B3001 Heverlee
Belgium
Fax: +32 16 321723
Email info at interspeech2007 dot org
Website www.interspeech2007.org



Message 2: Reading Asia, Forging Identities in Literature
Date: 16-Oct-2006
From: Isabel Martin <mmartinateneo.edu>
Subject: Reading Asia, Forging Identities in Literature



Full Title: Reading Asia, Forging Identities in Literature
Short Title: RAFIL

Date: 01-Feb-2007 - 03-Feb-2007
Location: Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Person: Isabel Martin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ateneo.edu/index.php?p=120&type=2&sec=29&aid=2301

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 30-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

In February 2007, the Philippines plays host, through the Ateneo de Manila University, to Reading Asia, Forging Identities in Literature: Policy, Research, and Practice. This international conference locates the ground where literature and the region’s concern for plural yet pronounced Asian identities interact as concurrent discourses. It looks at the reading experience across Asia—what Asia reads, the languages and forms in which its literatures flower, the collective interests that the region projects on the literary screen, and intriguing analogues of culture, politics, and the postcolonial struggle that Asia gleans from literature.

Through cultural encounters in literature, the conference pursues how Asia manages new expressions of ethnic diversity while closely guarding its mainstreams of tradition, belief, and practices. Panel presentations focus on examining the role of language and translation, forms of spoken and written English in the classroom, emerging genres and new voices in the region. Special attention to Asian approaches to the principled practice of literature makes Reading Asia the apt venue for policy makers, researchers, educators, and artists in exchanging notes on how literary studies leads to the responsible management of Asia’s many cultures.

Topics:
- Examining the politics of representation;
- Exploring principled practices in literature teaching;
- Integrating Asian cinema and theater traditions in the literature classroom;
- Designing and developing the literature curriculum;
- Managing culture and setting agenda for Southeast Asian Studies;
- Interrogating Asian Englishes in the literature classroom;
- Applying information technology in literary education;
- Engaging emerging forms of literature (i.e. creative writing) in Asia;
- Investigating the role of literary translation in conveying meanings.

Featured Speakers include:
- Suchen Christine Lim, Singapore
- Nobuko Takagi, Japan
- Romesh Gunesekeera, Sri Lanka
- Soledad Reyes, Philippines
- Bienvenido Lumbera, Philippines


Presentation Format:

20-minute paper presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion

Proposals:

All proposals for paper presentations must include the following information:
-Name of the proponent
-Affiliation
-Contact details (email address, mailing address, telephone number)
-Biodata of 50-75 words
-Title of the paper
-Abstract of 100-150 words

Conference Fees:

For local participants:
-Php 5,000 for three days
-Php 1,600 for Day 3 only
For foreign participants:
-USD 120 for three days

Fees include access to all presentations, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, a kit with the conference program and other complementary materials, and a certificate of participation (available upon request).

Registration Reservation:

You are encouraged to reserve a participant's slot in the conference by sending the following details to the contact address provided in this brochure:
-name and institutional affiliation;
-contact details (mailing address, telephone number, email address).

Registration will be considered complete only after the conference fee has been paid.

Eearly Bird Deadline:

An early-bird conference fee of Php 4,500 (local participants) for three days and USD 100 (foreign participants) will apply to those who have completed registration by January 15, 2007.

Mode of Payment:
-Cash
-Check payable to Ateneo de Manila University

Official Hotel:

Please contact Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila for reservations. Visit www.crowneplaza.com/galleriamanila. Transportation from this hotel to the conference site is available for the participants



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