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LINGUIST List 18.2258

Fri Jul 27 2007

Calls: Applied,Computational Ling/Canada; Ling & Literature/UK

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


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        1.    mathias schulze, Interfaces of Intelligent CALL
        2.    Joanna Gavins, Poetics and Linguistics Association Annual Conference


Message 1: Interfaces of Intelligent CALL
Date: 27-Jul-2007
From: mathias schulze <mschulzeuwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Interfaces of Intelligent CALL
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Full Title: Interfaces of Intelligent CALL
Short Title: iicall2 2007

Date: 07-Dec-2007 - 08-Dec-2007
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Mathias Schulze
Meeting Email: mschulzeuwaterloo.ca
Web Site: http://purl.org/i-call/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2007

Meeting Description:

Interfaces of Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (iicall2 2007)
Research in Intelligent Computer-Aided Language Learning (ICALL) integrates
natural language processing into a computer-assisted language learning
environment. For such research to be innovative, successful and sustainable, it
arguably needs to combine linguistic modeling, second language acquisition
research and insights from foreign language didactics with representations and
computational linguistic algorithms capable of integrating the information from
these models.

The current state of the art in the various relevant fields seems favorable for
interdisciplinary ICALL research. Complementing the focus on communication and
culture in foreign language teaching since the 1960s, second language
acquisition research since the 1990s has clearly established that awareness of
language constructions, forms and meanings, rules and principles can facilitate
the successful acquisition of a foreign language. At the same time, most
research groups currently lack the interdisciplinary orientation, background, or
ties needed to develop and combine the linguistic and learner/cognitive modeling
with computational processing, and to develop and test intelligent tutoring
systems as part of real-life language teaching.

Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
Centre for Teaching Excellence
University of Waterloo

Submission Deadline: 1 October 2007

Research in Intelligent Computer-Aided Language Learning (ICALL) integrates
natural language processing into a computer-assisted language learning
environment. For such research to be innovative, successful and sustainable, it
arguably needs to combine linguistic modeling, second language acquisition
research and insights from foreign language didactics with representations and
computational linguistic algorithms capable of integrating the information from
these models.

The iicall2 conference - the first conference was in December of last year at
The Ohio State University - is intended to foster exchange and in-depth
discussion of these interfaces of ICALL.

The event will be held at the University of Waterloo. Participation in the
conference and the invited workshop is free for presenters and other
participants, if you register before the early bird deadline (31 October). We
are grateful to the Centre for Teaching Excellence, the Faculty of Arts, the
Department of French Studies, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, and
the Graduate Studies Office for their support of this conference.

You are invited to submit one-page abstracts describing research related to
ICALL. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Learner and/or instruction models for ICALL
ICALL tools to promote language awareness
Activity design for ICALL systems
Transferability of SLA research results to an ICALL setting
ICALL to collect data for SLA research
Evaluation of ICALL tools in foreign language teaching settings
Integration of ICALL into foreign language teaching curricula
ICALL system architecture
Re-use of NLP resources for ICALL
NLP techniques for ICALL
Feedback generation in ICALL

Discussions of work in progress are welcome - PhD students and other young
researchers are particularly encouraged to submit their work.

Format: one page proposal (plus references/figures)
Use the Submission Form to submit your abstract. You can upload it as a pdf or
rtf file or copy/paste it in the abstract box.
Deadline for submissions: Monday, 1 October
Notification of acceptance: Friday, 12 October
Registration deadline (early bird): Wednesday, 31 October
Pre-conference workshop: Friday, 7 December
Conference: Saturday, 8 December

The event will be held at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo (Ontario),
Canada. Participation in the conference and the pre-conference workshop is free
if you register online by the early bird deadline (31 October). The late
registration fee is 20 CAD payable in cash upon arrival at the conference.

Contact Information

Please direct any questions to the iicall2 2007 organizers:

Mat Schulze (mschulzeuwaterloo.ca)
Peter Wood (p2wooduwaterloo.ca)

Event web site: http://purl.org/i-call/
Message 2: Poetics and Linguistics Association Annual Conference
Date: 26-Jul-2007
From: Joanna Gavins <j.gavinssheffield.ac.uk>
Subject: Poetics and Linguistics Association Annual Conference
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Full Title: Poetics and Linguistics Association Annual Conference
Short Title: PALA 2008

Date: 23-Jul-2008 - 26-Jul-2008
Location: University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Joanna Gavins
Meeting Email: pala2008sheffield.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/pala2008

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 18-Jan-2008

Meeting Description

The 2008 Annual Conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association will take
place at the University of Sheffield, UK, from 23rd to 26th July 2008.

Abstracts are invited for the 2008 Annual Conference of the Poetics and
Linguistics Association, which will take place at the University of Sheffield,
UK, from 23rd to 26th July 2008. Our plenary speakers are:

Simon Armitage (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Prof Paul Chilton (Lancaster University, UK)
Prof Richard Gerrig (Stony Brook University, USA)
Prof Katie Wales (University of Sheffield, UK)

The theme of the conference is 'Time and the Text', although abstracts are
welcomed on all aspects of stylistics.

Abstracts for papers should be of no more than 300 words and should include a
title, the name and affiliation of the speaker(s), a contact email address, and
a postal address. Please also state if you require any special equipment. All
conference rooms have a computer, data projector, overhead projector, and
screen. Papers will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, with a maximum of 10
minutes for questions.

Proposals for special interest group workshops are also welcomed. Abstracts
should be of no more than 300 words in length and should include the names,
affiliations, email addresses, and postal addresses of all participants.
Workshops can be scheduled for a maximum of 3 hours and all workshops will take
place on the afternoon of Wednesday 23rd July 2008.

All abstracts should be submitted by Friday 18th January 2008 to
pala2008sheffield.ac.uk

Please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/pala2008 for further details.



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