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LINGUIST List 17.708

Tue Mar 07 2006

Calls: Undergrad Conference/USA;General Ling/Taiwan

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


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        1.    Kristi Krein, 2nd Annual Western Washington University Undergraduate Conference in Linguistics
        2.    Shu-Chuan Tseng, International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech


Message 1: 2nd Annual Western Washington University Undergraduate Conference in Linguistics
Date: 06-Mar-2006
From: Kristi Krein <linguisticsclubwwugmail.com>
Subject: 2nd Annual Western Washington University Undergraduate Conference in Linguistics



Full Title: 2nd Annual Western Washington University Undergraduate Conference in Linguistics
Short Title: WWUUCL II

Date: 20-May-2006 - 20-May-2006
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Contact Person: Kristi Krein
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.linguistics.wwu.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 03-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

Undergraduate conference in general linguistics to be held at Western Washington University and hosted by the WWU Linguistics Club.

The Western Washington University Linguistics Club and Linguistics Department are pleased to announce the second annual Western Washington University Undergraduate Conference in Linguistics, to be held May 20, 2006. Undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts on any topic in linguistics; although preference will be given to undergraduates from the Northwestern region (WA, OR, ID, MT, and BC), all students (including graduate students if space allows) are invited to submit abstracts for consideration. Each presenter will have up to 15 minutes (with 5 minutes for questions) and the following are available during the presentation: PC (with MS Office, PowerPoint, etc., and A and D drives), Document Camera, overhead projector, and access to the Internet. There are hookups for connecting your own laptops (PC and Mac) if necessary.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, April 3rd, 2006. Notifications of acceptance will be e-mailed by April 14th. Abstracts (without your name written anywhere inside the document) should be typed on a single page (500 words or less), with an optional additional page for graphs and/or references, in .doc (MS Word) or .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format with the following title: ''firstname_lastname_WWUUCL'' (example: john_smith_WWUUCL). Electronic submissions are required; if this is not possible, please contact Kristi Krein at linguisticsclubwwugmail.com to arrange a possible alternative.

All documents should be submitted to WWU Linguistics Club, Attn: WWUUCL, at linguisticsclubwwugmail.com by the April 3 deadline. In the body of your e-mail, please provide the following: Your full name, University, and Abstract title. The WWU Linguistics Club looks forward to your abstracts, and please go to the website http://www.linguistics.wwu.edu for up-to-date information concerning the conference.



Message 2: International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech
Date: 05-Mar-2006
From: Shu-Chuan Tseng <tsengscgate.sinica.edu.tw>
Subject: International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech



Full Title: International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech
Short Title: LPSS 2006

Date: 16-Nov-2006 - 17-Nov-2006
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact Person: Shu-Chuan Tseng
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lpss.sinica.edu.tw

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2006

Meeting Description:

This symposium will focus on research results on the processing, analysis and understanding of the linguistic characteristics of spontaneous speech. And it will also provide an excellent opportunity for linguists, speech engineers, and practitioners of natural language processing and system developers to share with each other the latest thinking and results on spontaneous speech. With no restriction on the languages under investigation, we are interested in contributions concerned with phenomena in all languages. Invited speakers of the symposium are Dafydd Gibbon, Kikuo Maekawa and Elizabeth Shriberg.

For further details about this symposium, please visit our website at http://www.lpss.sinica.edu.tw.

We are looking for papers on the following topics:
- Corpora of spontaneous speech
- Linguistic analyses on spontaneous speech
- Characteristics of disfluency in spontaneous speech
- Understanding spontaneous speech in dialogue systems
- Automatic speech recognition of spontaneous speech
- Automatic or manual labelling of spontaneous speech data and
- Any other topics related to spontaneous speech

Important dates:
Deadline for full-paper submission July 31, 2006
Acceptance notification to authors September 15, 2006
Deadline for camera-ready paper October 15, 2006
Symposium dates November 16-17, 2006

Invited speakers:
Dafydd Gibbon Universit├Ąt Bielefeld
Kikuo Maekawa National Institute for Japanese Language
Elizabeth Shriberg SRI and ICSI

Organization:
Shu-Chuan Tseng





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