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LINGUIST List 19.141

Sun Jan 13 2008

Calls: Morphology,Syntax/Australia; Applied,Computational Ling/Spain

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

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        1.    Donohue Mark, Workshop on Morphosyntactic Aspects of Instruments
        2.    César de Pablo Sánchez, 24th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

Message 1: Workshop on Morphosyntactic Aspects of Instruments
Date: 12-Jan-2008
From: Donohue Mark <instruments08gmail.com>
Subject: Workshop on Morphosyntactic Aspects of Instruments
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Full Title: Workshop on Morphosyntactic Aspects of Instruments

Date: 04-Jul-2008 - 04-Jul-2008
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Contact Person: Mark Donohue
Meeting Email: instruments08gmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2008

Meeting Description

Morphosyntactic Aspects of Instruments and Instrumentals.

Organisers: Mark Donohue and Cathryn Donohue

Within theories of argument structure and morphological case the position of
instruments is particularly interesting. As noted by Jackendoff, (some)
instruments can be perceived as 'intermediary agents', and be accorded
privileges not normally found with non-core arguments (non-terms). They can also
be incorporated in the lexicalisation of an event, leading to highly specific
morphemes (such as the Siouxan instrumental prefixes, denoting the kind of
instrument or force that enables an action) or lexical classes (such as
Austronesian verbs of carrying, which vary according to body part involved).

The aim of this workshop is to establish greater awareness of instruments and
instrumentals, the insights that such studies provide, and how they inform
theoretical models. We would be particularly interested in papers that
investigate the impact of studies of instrumentals on theories of syntax and
case marking.

As the workshop is centered on empirical phenomena, no specialized background
will be required. The workshop will be open to all interested.

Call for Papers

Morphosyntactic Aspects of Instruments and Instrumentals.

The phenomena we will discuss include, but are not restricted to:

- syncretisms involving the coding of instruments; this might involve
syncretisms with structural or other semantic cases, or syncretisms with other
functions entirely;
- overlaps in syntactic behaviour between instruments and subjects, or
instruments and objects;
- discussion of the termhood of instruments cross-linguistically or in
language-specific settings.

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute talks (20 minute presentations + 10 minute
question-and-answer period) relevant to the workshop theme. All material is to
be submitted in .pdf format. Non-standard fonts should be avoided wherever
possible, and if necessary should be embedded in the .pdf document. Applicants
are limited to one singly-authored and one jointly-authored abstract.

Abstracts should be anonymous and should not exceed one A4 page with a 2.5cm
margin on each side and in at least 12 pt. Times font. A second page (in a
separate file) should be submitted with the title of your paper and names,
affiliations, and preferred contact details of the authors.

Abstracts are to be submitted via email to the conference address
(instruments08gmail.com). Only abstracts received before the final deadline and
only those following the guidelines specified above will be accepted.

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2008. Notifications of acceptance will be
circulated by April 15, 2008

This workshop will be held in conjunction with a group of linguistics events
being held at the University of Sydney in July under the general name of
LingFest2008 <http://www.lingfest.arts.usyd.edu.au/>. Other events include
AFLA15, ALI 2008, ALS 2008, LFG 2008 and ALAA 2008. The exact date is yet to be
finalised by the LingFest2008 committee, but is hoped to be around July 4.
Message 2: 24th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing
Date: 11-Jan-2008
From: César de Pablo Sánchez <cdepabloinf.uc3m.es>
Subject: 24th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing
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Full Title: 24th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing
Short Title: SEPLN 2008

Date: 10-Sep-2008 - 12-Sep-2008
Location: Leganés, Madrid, Spain
Contact Person: Paloma Martínez Fernández
Meeting Email: sepln2008uc3m.es
Web Site: http://basesdatos.uc3m.es/sepln2008/web/

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

Call Deadline: 28-Apr-2008

Meeting Description

The aim of SEPLN is to provide a forum for discussion and communication where
the latest research works, developments and innovation activities in the field
of Natural Language Processing (NLP) can be presented by scientific and business
communities. In this conference, new possibilities of real applications of NLP
and I+D projects in this field are exposed.
Moreover, as in previous editions of this conference, there is the intention of
identifying future guidelines or paths for basic research and foreseen software
applications, in order to compare them against the market needs.
Finally, the conference intends to be an appropriate forum in helping new
professionals to become active members in this field.

First Call for Papers for SEPLN 2008

24th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

September 10-12, 2008

Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, SPAIN


The 24th edition of the conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language
Processing (SEPLN) will take place on September 10-12, 2008 in Escuela
Politécnica Superior of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain).


Researchers and businesses are encouraged to send communications, project
abstracts or demonstrations related to any of the following topics:
- Linguistic, mathematic and psycholinguistic models of language
- Corpus linguistics
- Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval
- Formalisms and grammars for morphological and syntactical analysis
- Monolingual and multilingual text generation
- Machine translation
- Speech synthesis and recognition
- Semantics, pragmatics and discourse
- Word sense disambiguation
- NLP industrial applications
- Automatic textual content analysis

Structure of the Conference

The conference will last three days, with sessions dedicated to presenting
papers, ongoing research projects, prototype product demonstrations or products
connected with topics addressed in the conference.


- Communications
Authors are encouraged to send theoretical or system-related proposals to be
presented at the demonstration sessions, all of them related to the Natural
Language Processing field. The proposal must be submitted earlier than April 28,
2008 and they must meet certain format and style requirements. We recommend
using the LaTeX and Word templates that can be downloaded from the conference
webpage (http://basesdatos.uc3m.es/sepln2008/web/).

Both the delivery and revision of proposals will be done exclusively in
electronic format (PostScript or PDF) via EasyChair

As general information, the proposals will meet the following requirements:
- Proposals will include a title of the communication
- Proposals will include the complete names of the authors, their
address, telephone, fax and e-mail.
- Proposals will include an abstract in English and Spanish (maximum 150
words). Keywords or related topics must be specified in the proposal.
- The proposal can be written and presented in Spanish or English, and its
overall maximum length will be 3,500 words.

- Projects and Demos
As in previous editions, the organizers encourage participants to give oral
presentations of R+D projects and demos of systems or tools related to the PLN
As the communication proposals, both the delivery and revision of projects and
demos proposals will be done exclusively in electronic format (PostScript or
PDF) via EasyChair
(http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sepln2008). We recommend
using the LaTeX and Word templates for projects and demos that can be
downloaded from the conference webpage

For oral presentation of I+D projects to be accepted, the following
information must be included:
- Project title
- Funding institution
- Participant groups in the project
- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the project director
- Abstract (2 pages maximum)

For demonstrations to be accepted, the following information is mandatory:
- Demo title
- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the authors
- Abstract (2 pages maximum)
- Time estimation for the whole presentation

This information must be received by the conference organization before
June 6, 2008.

Publication Format

The final version of the article will be sent before June 27, 2008
through the same web system
- Documents must not include headers or footings.
- Maximum length will be 8 pages DIN A4 (210 x 297 mm), included references and
- In the case of demonstrations and projects, maximum length will be 2 pages.

We recommend using the LaTeX and Word templates included in the WebPage
of the conference (http://basesdatos.uc3m.es/sepln2008/web/).

Important Dates

Dates for submission and notifications of acceptance:
- Deadline for submitting papers: April 28, 2008
- Notification of acceptance: June 13, 2008
- Deadline for submitting the final version: June 27, 2008
- Deadline for submitting projects and demos: June 6, 2008

Scientific Committee

- Chairman: Paloma Martínez Fernández (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

- Ferrán Pla (Universitat Politécnica de Valencia)
- Raquel Martínez (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
- José Gabriel Amores Carredano (Universidad de Sevilla)
- Toni Badia i Cardús (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
- Manuel de Buenaga Rodríguez (Universidad Europea de Madrid)
- Fco. Javier Calle Gómez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
- Irene Castellón Masalles (Universitat de Barcelona)
- Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
- Antonio Ferrández Rodríguez (Universitat d'Alacant)
- Mikel Forcada Zubizarreta (Universitat d'Alacant)
- Ana María García Serrano (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
- Koldo Gojenola Galletebeitia (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
- Xavier Gómez Guinovart (Universidade de Vigo)
- Julio Gonzalo Arroyo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
- José Miguel Goñi Menoyo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
- José B. Mariño Acebal (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya)
- M. Antonia Martí Antonín (Universitat de Barcelona)
- Mª Teresa Martín Valdivia (Universidad de Jaén)
- Patricio Martínez Barco (Universitat d'Alacant)
- Paloma Martínez Fernández (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid )
- Lidia Ana Moreno Boronat (Universitat Politécnica de Valencia)
- Lluis Padró (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya)
- Manuel Palomar Sanz (Universitat d'Alacant)
- Germán Rigau (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
- Horacio Rodríguez Hontoria (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya)
- Kepa Sarasola Gabiola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
- Emilio Sanchís (Universitat Politécnica de Valencia)
- L. Alfonso Ureña López (Universidad de Jaén)
- Mª Felisa Verdejo Maillo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
- Manuel Vilares Ferro (Universidade de Vigo)

Local Organizing Committee

- Chairman: Paloma Martínez Fernández (pmfinf.uc3m.es)

- Javier Calle Gómez
- Elena Castro Galán
- Dolores Cuadra Fernández
- César de Pablo Sánchez
- Harith Al-Jumaily
- Ana Iglesias Maqueda
- Isabel Segura Bedmar
- Lourdes Moreno López
- Mª Teresa Vicente Díez
- José Luís Martínez Fernández
- David del Valle Agudo
- Jessica Rivero Espinosa

More information is available at the official website of the Conference

E-mail: sepln2008uc3m.es

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