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LINGUIST List 19.1013

Wed Mar 26 2008

Calls: Comp Ling,Lexicography/Germany; Applied Ling,Lang Acq/Spain

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Kay-Michael Wuerzner, 9. Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache
        2.    Saloua Najar Merdassi, 1st International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning


Message 1: 9. Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache
Date: 26-Mar-2008
From: Kay-Michael Wuerzner <konvensdwds.de>
Subject: 9. Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache
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Full Title: 9. Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache
Short Title: Konvens 2008

Date: 30-Sep-2008 - 02-Oct-2008
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Alexander Geyken
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://konvens.dwds.de

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 26-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

The Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache ('conference on natural language processing', KONVENS) is held in a two year rotation since 1992 organized by the scientific societies DEGA, DGfS, GI, GLDV, ITG and ÖGÄI.
Konvens 2008 ist hosted by the Society for Computational Linguistics & Language Technology (Gesellschaft für linguistische Datenverarbeitung, GLDV) in corporation with the Center of Language (Zentrum Sprache) of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, BBAW).

Die Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache (KONVENS) wird seit 1992 im zweijährigen Turnus von den wissenschaftlichen Fachgesellschaften DEGA, DGfS, GI, GLDV, ITG und ÖGÄI augerichtet.

Die 9. Konvens 2008 wird von der Gesellschaft für linguistische Datenverarbeitung (GLDV) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Zentrum Sprache der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften veranstaltet.

KONVENS 2008 ‐ 2nd Call for Papers

The Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache (''conference on natural language processing'', KONVENS), held in a two year rotation since 1992, is organized by the scientific societies DEGA, DGfS, GI, GLDV, ITG and ÖGAI.

Konvens 2008 is hosted by the Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (Gesellschaft für linguistische Datenverarbeitung, GLDV) in collaboration with the Center of Language (Zentrum Sprache) of the Berlin‐Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (Berlin‐Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, BBAW). The conference will take place at the BBAW from September 30th through October 2nd, 2008.

The central theme of the Konvens 2008 will be text resources and lexical knowledge. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Techniques, tools, and models from the field of computational linguistics dealing with digitization, linguistic annotation (based on standard annotation schemes) and computer‐based processing of digital speech data.

- Methods for the acquisition of lexical knowledge from digitized and linguistically annotated text resources of various text genres and period of origin (for example statistical and rule‐based approaches, machine learning approaches, computer‐aided lexicography).

- Approaches to modeling of lexical knowledge in digital media for various purposes (for example in the context of lexicography, the use of digital lexical resources for research and teaching, design of ontologies for automatic information retrieval, or the development of computer‐readable lexicons for automated natural language processing).

Submissions of completed and previously unpublished work in research, development, application, and evaluation relevant to the aforementioned topics are welcome. Also welcome are submissions to the poster and demonstration session, in which resources, tools, and ongoing projects may be presented.

Paper presentations, posters, and demonstrations should explore the potential and perspectives of speech and text technology for the development of lexical knowledge. Also of interest are works focusing on the comparative evaluation of diverse resources, techniques, and tools.

The official conference languages are German and English. All accepted submissions (full papers and short paper versions of posters and software demonstrations) will be published in the conference proceedings available at the conference.

It is planned to publish the conference proceedings at Mouton de Gruyter.

Contributions
Two kinds of contributions are accepted:
1. Paper presentations (corresponding papers will be published in the conference proceedings)
2. Poster/Software demonstration (corresponding abstracts will be published in a special volume of the conference proceedings)

Format of the contributions for the conference proceedings:
Contributions itself must be blind, i.e. information concerning the authors and any self‐references should be avoided.

Page Limit:
Full Paper: Up to 8 pages including title and headlines, excluding bibliographical references
Short Paper: Up to 4 pages including title and headlines, excluding bibliographical references

File Format:
PDF based on LaTeX or MS‐Word according to the submission

In order to submit a proposal, please use the web‐based submission form on EasyChair.
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=konvens2008

Submission Guidelines:
Please use either LaTeX or MS Word/OOWriter with the corresponding templates for the composing of the underlying text source. In case of .tex, there is a .cls file available which implements a special document class (\documentclass{mouton}). This class file includes several .sty files (Download Mouton LaTeX Package). For .doc is a .dot file available (dot Style Files).

Important Dates:
submission deadline April 26, 2008
notification of acceptance June 06, 2008
camera-ready versions July 05, 2008

Websites:
Workshop website: http://konvens.dwds.de
Submission link: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=konvens2008

Contact:
For any questions, please contact the organizers at: konvensdwds.de

Program Committee:
- Ernst Buchberger (ÖGAI)
- Stefan Busemann (GI)
- Alexander Geyken (BBAW)
- Jost Gippert (BBAW)
- Karin Harbusch (GI)
- Rüdiger Hoffmann (ITG)
- Bernd Kröger (DEGA)
- Lothar Lemnitzer (GLDV)
- Sabine Schulte im Walde (DGFS‐CL)
- Manfred Stede (GLDV)
- Angelika Storrer (GLDV, BBAW)

Review Board:
- Melina Alexa (BIFAB Mannheim)
- Miriam Butt (Konstanz)
- Irene Cramer (Dortmund)
- Stefan Engelberg (IDS Mannheim)
- Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton, BBAW)
- Anette Frank (Heidelberg)
- Iryna Gurevych (Darmstadt)
- Thomas Hanneforth (Postdam)
- Uli Heid (Stuttgart)
- Anke Holler (Göttingen)
- Wolfgang Höppner (Duisburg‐Essen)
- Bryan Jurish (BBAW)
- Henning Lobin (Gießen)
- Harald Lüngen (Gießen)
- Gerald Neumann (BBAW)
- Thomas Schmidt (Hamburg)
- Manfred Pinkal (Saarbrücken)
- Roman Schneider (IDS Mannheim)
- Bernhard Schröder (Uni Duisburg‐Essen)
- Elke Teich (Darmstadt)
- Andreas Witt (Tübingen)
- Alexander Mehler (Bielefeld)
- Heike Zinsmeister (Heidelberg)

Organization Committee:
- Alexander Geyken (BBAW ‐ Chair)
- Alexander Siebert (BBAW)
- Kay‐Michael Würzner (BBAW, Potsdam University)



Message 2: 1st International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning
Date: 25-Mar-2008
From: Saloua Najar Merdassi <salouamerdassiyahoo.fr>
Subject: 1st International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning
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Full Title: 1st International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning
Short Title: ICELTL1

Date: 10-Sep-2008 - 13-Sep-2008
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Contact Person: Lidia Gomez-Garcia
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.usc-iceltl.es

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 10-May-2008

Meeting Description:

The University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) is holding the First International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning (ICELTL1) from the 10th to the 13th of September 2008. The conference will take place in the Faculty of Philology of the USC.



Teaching English to Tunisian young learners as a third language.

The First International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning will bring together ELT teachers, researchers and professionals from all over the world to exchange, discuss and develop their ideas on the general topic of English language teaching and learning. The conference programme will offer many opportunities for contact between various professionals, specialists and ELT practitioners. The event will consist in a four-day programme with a large number of papers, workshops and panel discussions on a wide range of ELT-related subjects.

The plenary speakers at this conference will be David Crystal (University of Bangor), Jeremy Harmer (Anglia Ruskin University), Amos Paran (Institute of Education, University of London), José Manuel Vez Jeremías (University of Santiago) and Eddie Williams (University of Bangor).

Important Dates:
October 2007 1st Circular and Call for Papers
March 2008 2nd Circular
15th May 2008 Submission deadline
20th June 2008 Notification of acceptance
1st July-7th September 2008 Registration






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