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LINGUIST List 17.547

Sat Feb 18 2006

Calls: Phonetics/USA;Computational Ling/USA

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


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        1.    Benjamin Schmeiser, 48th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association
        2.    Arienne Dwyer, Digital Tools Summit for Linguistics


Message 1: 48th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association
Date: 18-Feb-2006
From: Benjamin Schmeiser <benschmeiserucdavis.edu>
Subject: 48th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association



Full Title: 48th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association
Short Title: MMLA

Date: 09-Nov-2006 - 12-Nov-2006
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Contact Person: Benjamin Schmeiser
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/call_2006.html

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

The 48th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association will be held in Chicago, IL from November 9-12. One of the sessions is dedicated toward the field of Linguistics. This year 3-4 participants will present their work in any area of phonetics in honor of the life and great career of Peter Ladefoged. The session is titled, 'Current Issues in Phonetics: An Homage to Peter Ladefoged'

Conference, Time and Place:

Midwest Modern Language Association

48th Annual M/MLA Convention
November 9-12, 2006
The Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, Illinois

Website:

www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/

Linguistics session name and description:

''Current Issues in Phonetics: An Homage to Peter Ladefoged''

Participants will present their work in any area of phonetics in honor of
the life and great career of Peter Ladefoged.

Abstract Deadline:

April 15th

Abstract Information:
A (maximum) 1 page abstract (a second page with references and tables is permissible). Please send two copies via electronic submission (1: anonymous and 2: include your name, affiliation and e-mail) in .pdf format only to Benjamin Schmeiser at benschmeiserucdavis.edu

Please feel free to e-mail with any questions.



Message 2: Digital Tools Summit for Linguistics
Date: 18-Feb-2006
From: Arienne Dwyer <anthlinguistku.edu>
Subject: Digital Tools Summit for Linguistics



Full Title: Digital Tools Summit for Linguistics
Short Title: DTS-L

Date: 22-Jun-2006 - 23-Jun-2006
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Contact Person: KU Policy Research Institute
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ku.edu/pri/DTSL/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Description; Linguistic Theories; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

The DTS-L (Digital Tools Summit for Linguistics, http://www.ku.edu/pri/DTSL/) is a workshop on digital tools and cyberinfrastructure development in linguistics, for language software engineers and computational linguists, as well as linguists. The workshop aims to facilitate new interdisciplinary collaboration to design and create digital tools specifically for linguistic analysis, and thereby stimulate new funding initiatives.

The DTS-L (Digital Tools Summit for Linguistics, http://www.ku.edu/pri/DTSL/) is a workshop on digital tools and cyberinfrastructure development in linguistics, for language software engineers and computational linguists, as well as linguists. The workshop aims to facilitate new interdisciplinary collaboration to design and create digital tools specifically for linguistic analysis, and thereby stimulate new funding initiatives. During the workshop, participants will prioritize and draft tools and data structures. They will work largely in interest groups (e.g. in data annotation, migration, visualization, and resource interoperation) and for each interest area will prepare design sketches of and implementation plans for at least one tool. We particularly want to address the needs of non-technologically-oriented language researchers, simulating the development of truly useful, stable, cross-platform, open-source tools that are both small (e.g. Unicode conversion scripts) and large (e.g. a modular suite of linguistic data-analysis tools) in scope.

The Summit will take place June 22-23, 2006 at Michigan State University, in association with both the summer Linguistic Society of America meeting (http://www.lsadc.org/info/meet-summer06-cfp.cfm) and the E-MELD [Electronic Metastructures for Endangered Language Data] meeting (''Tools and Standards: The State of the Art,'' http://emeld.org/workshop/2006/); DTS-L and E-MELD will meet together on the morning of 22 June.

We encourage submissions from Indigenous/First Nations language workers and graduate students, for whom a limited number of travel and housing subsidies will be available, pending funding.

Selection

Participants will not submit abstracts or make individual oral presentations of their own projects. Instead, since this summit is based on discussions in small working groups, participants are requested to submit one-page issue statements, which will form the basis for the working group themes for the first conference day. In these issue statements, we urge applicants to present one issue or idea which would serve to improve linguistic scholarship. Submissions should consider and explicate one or more of the following issues:

1. What are the most pressing needs among possible cyberinfrastructure and/or digital tools for linguistics?
2. What are some enduring challenges in creating cyberinfrastructure and/or digital tools for linguistics?
3. Which existing resources can be leveraged to create digital tools for linguistics?
4. How can documentation tools make language resources (e.g. text, lexical or morphological corpora) more readily available for historical, typological, and other theoretical analyses?

Each issue paper must be accompanied by a short (half page or less) biography.

Submissions address: priku.edu
Deadline: Issue statements and biographies are due on
31 March 2006.
Length. Issue statements: one page. Biographies: one
half-page.





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