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LINGUIST List 18.1543

Mon May 21 2007

Calls: General Ling/Lithuania; Applied Ling/Spain

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Jolanta Kovalevskaite, Third Baltic Conference on Human Language Technologies
        2.    Manuel Sánchez-García, Researching and Applying Metaphor


Message 1: Third Baltic Conference on Human Language Technologies
Date: 21-May-2007
From: Jolanta Kovalevskaite <j.kovalevskaitehmf.vdu.lt>
Subject: Third Baltic Conference on Human Language Technologies


Full Title: Third Baltic Conference on Human Language Technologies
Short Title: HLT' 2007

Date: 04-Oct-2007 - 05-Oct-2007
Location: Vytautas Magnus university (Kaunas), Lithuania
Contact Person: Ruta Marcinkeviciene
Meeting Email: hlt07conference.vdu.lt
Web Site: http://conference.vdu.lt

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2007

Meeting Description

3rd Baltic Conference on HLT 2007 will take place on October 4-5 in Kaunas,
Lithuania.
The conference is the successor of two other Baltic conferences on HLT held
in Riga (2004) and Tallin (2005).

3rd Baltic Conference on HLT 2007

The venue, Kaunas, situated in the centre of the republic, is the second
largest city of Lithuania.
The conference will be held in the centre of the city in Vytautas Magnus
University.
http://conference.vdu.lt
Email to: HLT07conference.vdu.lt

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: June 1
Notification of acceptance: July 1
Registration: July 1 - September 1
Paper submission deadline: November 1

Committees

General Chair
Ruta Marcinkeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University

Program Committee
Frantisek Cermak (chair), Charles University (Prague)
Bente Maegaard, University of Copenhagen
Ralf Steinberger, Joint Research Centre
Adam Przepiórkowski, Institute of Computer Science (Warsaw)
Mare Koit, University of Tartu
Einar Meister, Tallinn University of Technology
Inguna Skandina, University of Latvia (Riga)
Guntis Barzdins, University of Latvia (Riga)
Laimutis Telksnys, Institute of Mathematic and Informatics (Vilnius)
Gailius Raskinis, Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas)
Svetlana Sokolova, PROMT (Saint Petersburg)
Björn Granström, KTH (Stockholm)
Rolf Carlson, KTH (Stockholm)

Local Arrangements Committee
Jolanta Zabarskaite (chair), Institute of Lithuanian Language (Vilnius)
Erika Rimkute, Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas)
Laura Kamandulyte, Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas)
Jolanta Kovalevskaite, Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas)
Gintare Grigonyte, Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas)


Major Topics

They include but are not limited to:

1. Corpora and linguistic resources;
2. Multilingual processing, machine translation, and translation aids;
3. Lexicon, terminology and ontologies;
4. Text processing, information extraction and retrieval;
5. Machine learning for speech and natural language applications;
6. Speech processing and recognition;
7. Speech synthesis and prosody modeling;
8. Speech corpora and their annotation;
9. Corpus-based and electronic lexicography;
10. Language oriented applications, tools and resources;
11. Word and sentence level processing;
12. Modeling of speech and text phenomenon.


Invited Speakers

Keynote speakers at 3rd Baltic Conference on HLT 2007 are:
Prof. Johann Haller, Saarland University (Saarbruecken)
Prof. Geoff Barnbrook, University of Birmingham

Submission Details

Extended abstracts (not more than 350 Words) should be submitted to:
http://conference.vdu.lt/submit.php?cf=7

Registration and Cost
July 1 - September 1

Only electronic registration on the conference web-site is available, use
registration form on
http://conference.vdu.lt/

Conference Fee (includes a conference bag, refreshments during coffee
breaks, conference reception on October 3, conference lunch on October 4,
conference lunch on October 5, conference dinner on October 5).
Accommodation is not included.

Fees

Regular participants:
Regular registration (before September 1): 130 EUR
Late registration (before October 1): 200 EUR
Student participants: 90 EUR
(all transfer taxes to be paid by organizers)
Message 2: Researching and Applying Metaphor
Date: 21-May-2007
From: Manuel Sánchez-García <raam7unex.es>
Subject: Researching and Applying Metaphor



Full Title: Researching and Applying Metaphor
Short Title: RaAM 7

Date: 29-May-2008 - 31-May-2008
Location: Cáceres, Spain
Contact Person: Manuel Sanchez-García
Meeting Email: raam7unex.es
Web Site: http://www.unex.es/eweb/raam7

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2007

Meeting Description
First Announcement and Call for Papers.

The local organising committee is pleased to announce the Seventh International
Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 7), to be held at the
University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain, from 29th to 31st May 2008.
The biennial RaAM conferences aim to gather researchers interested in metaphor
and other figurative phenomena, such as metonymy, hyperbole or irony, as they
relate to 'real world' issues. Further aims are to encourage the development of
rigorous research methods in the study of metaphor in real-world contexts and to
foster interdisciplinary collaboration in this field of study. (For more
information about RaAM, its aims and previous events, visit the organisation's
website at http://raam.org.uk)

The theme of the Seventh International Conference on Researching and Applying
Metaphor is 'Metaphor in Cross-Cultural Communication'. A great deal of
attention has been paid to identifying and describing the metaphors used by
different social groups, in everyday and specific discourse contexts, and their
realisation in language or other modes. These descriptions show that although
certain metaphoric themes or 'conceptual' metaphors appear to be shared by
people from different parts of the world, linguistic metaphors may differ
greatly across languages. Furthermore, people of different cultural backgrounds
also vary considerably in the way they 'see' and express one thing in terms of
another, and the value they assign to such figurative reasoning or
understanding. RaAM 7 will focus on the effect such variation may have on
cross-cultural communication and intercultural dialogue.

Submissions
The local organising committee invites submissions for 30-minute papers,
90-minute workshops and posters from researchers whose work contributes to our
understanding of the roles of metaphor in cross-cultural communication and how
this may be investigated. Proposals on other topics related to metaphor and
'real world' issues will also be welcome.
We also invite applications from PhD candidates whose on-going research is of
interest to the RaAM organisation to participate in the PhD workshop A special
feature of RaAM 7 is a PhD forum, and this workshop aims to serve as a platform
for on-going research and an opportunity for researchers new to the field to
receive feedback from experienced metaphor researchers.

Plenary Speakers
Professor Raymond W. Gibbs (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Professor Zoltán Kövecses (Eölvas Loránd University, Hungary)
Professor Rukmini Bhaya Nair (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
Professor Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza Ibañez (University of La Rioja, Spain)

Scientific Committee
Masumi Azuma (Kobe Design University, Japan)
Antonio Barcelona (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Lynne Cameron (Open University, UK)
Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of the West of England, UK)
Alice Deignan (University of Leeds, UK)
Charles Forceville (Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL)
Masako Hiraga (Rikkyo University, Japan)
Zoltán Kövecses (Eötvos Loránd University, Hungary)
Graham Low (University of York, UK)
Zouhair Maalej (University of Tunis, Tunisia)
Fiona MacArthur (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)
Andreas Musolff (University of Durham, UK)
José Luis Oncíns Martínez (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)
Elena Semino (Lancaster University, UK)
Gerard Steen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL)
Solange Vereza (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission of all types of proposals: 1st December 2007
Notification of acceptance: 1st February 2008
Registration: Opens 1st February
Authors of accepted presentations must register before 10th April 2008
Others may register until 25th May 2008

For further detail about the conference (the PhD Forum, the programme, how to
send a submission, the venue, and registration) please visit the conference
website: http://www.unex.es/eweb/raam7
Or contact the local organisers at raam7unex.es
Local Organising Committee:
Fiona MacArthur
José Luis Oncíns Martínez
Ana Piquer Píriz
Manuel Sánchez García

Department of English Philology
University of Extremadura
Campus Universitario s/n
10071 Cáceres (Spain)

Tel. 00 34 927 257400
FAX: 00 34927 257401



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