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LINGUIST List 17.508

Thu Feb 16 2006

Calls: Arabic/Computational Ling/Morocco;General Ling/UK

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

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        1.    Abderrezzak Tourabi, Arabic Language Processing
        2.    Emmanuel Defay, Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads: Speech Frames and Cultural Perceptions

Message 1: Arabic Language Processing
Date: 14-Feb-2006
From: Abderrezzak Tourabi <atourabihotmail.com>
Subject: Arabic Language Processing

Full Title: Arabic Language Processing
Short Title: JETALA

Date: 05-Jun-2006 - 06-Jun-2006
Location: IERA, Rabat, Morocco
Contact Person: Abderrezzak Tourabi
Meeting Email: atourabihotmail.com
Web Site: http://www.iera.ac.ma

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

The Institute for Study and Research on Arabization (IERA), Mohammed V
University, Rabat-Souissi, is organizing, in June 5st - 6nd, 2006, an
international Colloquium on Arabic Language Processing.

The aim of this Colloquium is to gather studies, achievements and experiences
from scholars working on Arabic language processing, in order to offer insight
into the progresses within this field, to explore the perspectives, and to tie
connections with laboratories and Institutions working on Arabic Language

The topics addressed by the days are not exhaustively listed as follows:
- Lexicon: data bases including linguistic resources (phonological,
morphological, syntactic, and semantics)
- Automatic generation and parsing of Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics
- Applications of Arabic Language Processing, namely automatic tagging of Arabic
texts, texts briefing, texts generation (words and sentences), synthesis from
texts, Automatic translation, information searching and retrieving, etc.

Abstracts should not exceed two-pages in length, (Times New Roman), 12 point. A
third page for references may be included. Two electronic copies (word format)
must be provided, including one anonymous version. On a separate sheet, please
include the following information: author's (i) name; (ii) affiliation; (iii)
mailing address and e-mail address. Please send abstracts to:

Important dates
Submission of papers: April 15th, 2006
Acceptance Notification: April 30th, 2006
Submission of the final version of paper: May 15th, 2006
Conference: June 5st and 6nd, 2006

Texts accepted will be published in the proceeding of these days, and can
eventually be proposed to be published in the Linguistic Research Journal
published by the IERA.

Conference Languages
Papers will be presented in Arabic, French or English

Organising Committee
Abderrezzak Tourabi : atourabihotmail.com
Abdellah Yousfi : yousfi240mayahoo.fr
Abdelhamid El Jihad : eljihadifrance.com
Abdelfattah Hamdani : hamdaniiera.ac.ma
Khalid Lachheb : khlachhebyahoo.fr
Ahmed Berrissoul : berrissoulmaktoob.com
Samia Ezzahid : sezzahidyahoo.fr

For any information related to the organization, please contact:
Abderrezzak Tourabi or Abdelfattah Hamdani
e-mail: atourabihotmail.co / hamdaniierc.ac.ma or ab_hamdanihotmail.com
Institute for the Study and Research on Arabization
B.P. 6216, Rabat-Institutes, Agdal
Fax: (212) 37 77 20 65
Message 2: Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads: Speech Frames and Cultural Perceptions
Date: 14-Feb-2006
From: Emmanuel Defay <emmanuel.defayuniv-lyon2.fr>
Subject: Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads: Speech Frames and Cultural Perceptions

Full Title: Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads: Speech Frames and
Cultural Perceptions

Date: 03-Nov-2006 - 04-Nov-2006
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Marie-Noelle Guillot
Meeting Email: m.guillotuea.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2006

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this interdisciplinary event is to bring together, under the
umbrella of cross-cultural pragmatics, researchers from domains which are
particularly sensitive to cross-cultural issues, to promote the
cross-fertilisation of ideas and theoretical approaches, and explore, beyond
stereotypes, key concerns associated with verbal communication across language,
culture and acquisitional divides.

AFLS Symposium at the University of East Anglia, Norwich - 3-4 November 2006

Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads: Speech Frames and Cultural Perceptions

Keynote speakers:
Helen Spencer-Oatey (cross/intercultural studies)
Catherine Kerbrat-Orecchioni (discourse in interaction)
Declan McCavana (non-standard language varieties)

Domains of specific interest will be interlanguage pragmatics, mediation (with
reference to real-life or fictional contexts, i.e. translation/interpreting, but
also dubbing / subtitling / translation / adaptation of fictional interactions,
for example) and non-standard varieties of language. These are spheres of
enquiry in which cross-cultural issues and their implications in various
respects (e.g. pragmatic development for interlanguage) surface with peculiar
acuteness, and which give us privileged access to data for refining their study.
Questions the workshop will aim to explore include: the interface between the
linguistic and the cultural, between speech frames and cultural perceptions,
misapprehensions of pragmatic values across languages and their implications,
issues of membership knowledge generally, issues of transfer, intercultural styles.

The workshop will focus principally, but not exclusively, on the French/English
pair, a combination of languages which has received comparatively limited
attention in cross-cultural pragmatics (but see Béal, Kerbrat-Orecchioni,
Traverso), and even less in interlanguage pragmatics. It will, by virtue of its
themes and the inbuilt interdisciplinarity of cross-cultural pragmatics
generally, be informed by different theoretical paradigms (e.g. conversation and
interactional discourse analysis, intercultural communication, politeness theory
and, for interlanguage, second language acquisition and psycholinguistics).
Proposals, for individual papers (20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions) or
proposer-led round-table sessions on a particular theme (1h30), will be expected
clearly to identify their theoretical frame(s) of reference.

The general framework for the workshop will be provided by plenary papers
delivered by distinguished scholars representing complementary perspectives:
cross / intercultural studies (Helen Spencer-Oatey, Cambridge University),
discourse in interaction (Catherine Kerbrat-Orecchioni, Université Lyon 2),
interpreting and non-standard language varieties (Declan McCavana, Ecole
Polytechnique, Paris).

Practical information
Abstract deadline 31 May 2006
Language English or French
Proposal 300-word anonymous abstract sent as an
attachment (Worddoc) to an email
containing the author's name and
Submission To m.guillotuea.ac.uk
Organisers Dr Marie-Noëlle Guillot and Dr Roger Baines,
School of Language, Linguistics
and Translation
Studies, University of East
Anglia, Norwich NR4

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