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LINGUIST List 19.174

Tue Jan 15 2008

Calls: Computational Ling/Germany; Lang Acquisition/Spain

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

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        1.    Beata Trawinski, Perspectives on Slavistics 3
        2.    Maria Pilar Safont Jordà, International Conference on Multilingualism

Message 1: Perspectives on Slavistics 3
Date: 15-Jan-2008
From: Beata Trawinski <trawinskisfs.uni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Perspectives on Slavistics 3
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Full Title: Perspectives on Slavistics 3
Short Title: PoS-3

Date: 28-Aug-2008 - 31-Aug-2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact Person: Beata Trawinski
Meeting Email: pos3barlach.sfb.uni-tuebingen.de
Web Site: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/pos3/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Ling & Literature

Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2008

Meeting Description

'Perspectives on Slavistics 3' is the third international conference on Slavic
languages and literatures. It will take place in Hamburg, Germany, August 28-31,
2008. The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2008.

Second Call for Papers

The Department of Slavic Studies at the University of Hamburg and the
Department of Slavic Studies at the University of Tuebingen are pleased
to announce the Third International Conference ''Perspectives on Slavistics''.
The conference will take place in Hamburg, Germany, on August 28-31, 2008.
The goals of the conference are to encourage the study of Slavic languages
and literatures and to establish connections among scholars working in these

The following keynote speakers have accepted the invitation to present at
the conference:

- Patrice Dabrowski, Harvard University (USA)
- Gerd Hentschel, University of Oldenburg (Germany)
- Mikhail Iampolski, New York University (USA)
- Marek Lazinski, University of Warsaw (Poland)
- Karel Oliva, Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
- Danko Sipka, Arizona State University (USA)
- Galin Tihanov, University of Manchester (UK)

Submissions from any scholar working on Slavic languages or literatures are
welcomed, including those in Slavic departments, as well as in specialized
linguistics or literature departments. We particularly want to encourage
young scholars to participate in this conference. Papers will be considered
on topics relating to the diachronic or synchronic study of Slavic languages
and literatures from any theoretical perspective.

There will be a special session on Electronic Resources of Slavic Languages.
The aim of the special session is to provide a forum for exchange of information
regarding the recent developments in the composition and design, construction
and use of different types of resources for Slavic languages. We encourage
submissions reporting on, but not limited to:

- corpora (large and small, general and genre-specific, annotated and
non-annotated, single language and parallel corpora, spoken and written language
corpora, treebanks);
- wide-coverage grammars;
- computational lexicons, electronic terminology databases, dictionaries (mono-
and multilingual);
- speech collections;
- wordnets, framenets, ontologies;
- tools for acquisition, construction, annotation and management of language

Each paper submitted to the conference will be allowed thirty minutes (including
10 minutes for discussion). Presentations should be in English in order to open
the conference up to researchers working on non-Slavic languages and
literatures. Data projectors and overhead projectors will be provided upon
request. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2008 (submission information
and abstract specifications see below).

The participation fee will be 80 euros (40 euros for graduate students and
passive participants), to be paid in advance. Detailed information on payment
options and local arrangements will be provided by May 2008. The participation
fee covers the abstract booklet, other conference materials, refreshments and

Submission information and abstract specifications:

Abstracts for 20 minute talks (plus 10 minute discussion) should:

- be anonymous;
- not exceed 500 words (plus an additional page for tables, figures and
references, if necessary);
- use one-column format, Times New Roman, 12pt, single-spacing;
- use the international transcription of Cyrillic characters into Latin characters;
- be in Adobe PDF format (please do include all fonts in PDF documents).

Your abstract should present a hypothesis and outline your plan for defending
that hypothesis, i.e., it should specify research question(s), an approach /
method to the data, and obtained results. Each abstract will be anonymously
reviewed by independent reviewers.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair Conference
Manager at:


You will be requested to enter a user name and password to enter the site. If
you do not have an EasyChair account, enter the following URL:


to obtain one. Your account access information will be emailed to you.

After having logged in to the system, you will be able to submit your abstract
by (1) providing an address for correspondence, (2) specifying the author(s),
(3) providing the title and a short abstract in plain text (the short abstract
should summarize the essentials of the proposal in maximally two short
sentences), (4) specifying at least two keywords, (5) selecting the topic
relevant to your paper (Linguistics, Literature or Resources), (6) uploading the
PDF file with the full anonymous abstract including the title and the abstract body.

The contact author of the paper will receive an auto-generated notification of
receipt via email.

The abstracts must be submitted no later than March 31, 2008. Notifications of
the Organizing Committee's decisions will be sent out by May 5, 2008.

Organizing Committee:
Bernhard Brehmer, University of Hamburg
Schamma Schahadat, University of Tuebingen
Beata Trawinski, University of Tuebingen
Annette Werberger, University of Tuebingen

Conference webpage: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/pos3/
Contact: pos3barlach.sfb.uni-tuebingen.de
Message 2: International Conference on Multilingualism
Date: 15-Jan-2008
From: Maria Pilar Safont Jordà <safontjang.uji.es>
Subject: International Conference on Multilingualism
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Full Title: International Conference on Multilingualism
Short Title: ICOM

Date: 16-Dec-2008 - 18-Dec-2008
Location: Castelló (País Valencià), Spain
Contact Person: Maria Pilar Safont Jordà
Meeting Email: safontjang.uji.es
Web Site: http://www.fue.uji.es/jornadas/verevento.shtm?no_exp=EX080038

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition;
Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

The main goal of this International Conference is the promotion of recent
research and state-of-the-art debate on both (i) the effect of multilingualism
in education and (ii) the effect of educational policies in the promotion of
multilingualism. In addition, sociolinguistic accounts in the study of languages
in contact will also be the focus of this event.

The conference will feature five plenary speakers who are internationally
recognised experts in multilingualism and language acquisition. Concurrent
sessions will address sociolinguistic or/and acquisitional perspectives in the
study of multilingualism.

Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited from interested participants for parallel session papers
and for symposia. We welcome original and previously unpublished papers on
research on acquisition or use of three or more languages and on experiences
dealing with languages in contact.
There will be one session addressing multilingualism & cross-cultural
communication to fit one of the objectives of the Compostela Group of
Universities - Working group on Multilingualism and Cross-cultural
Communication. This session will focus on the topic: political trends and
existing linguistic policies. Papers on the topic are also welcome.

Topics include:

Acquisition of languages beyond the second one. Focus on specific variables.
Multilingual education.
Education and the promotion of multilingualism. Case Studies.
Sociolinguistic studies of multilinguals in their communities.

Contributions in English, Catalan or Castilian are accepted. Abstracts (300
words) should be sent in the language of presentation to the following email
addresses as an attached Word file: safontjang.uji.es or omartiang.uji.es
Proceedings (CD-Rom ISBN) will be distributed among participants the first day
of the conference during reception. A selection of papers may also be published
as a special issue in the Compostela Group Series, and as special issue in an
International Journal dealing with multilingualism.

Plenary Speakers
Dr. Britta Hufeisen (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
Dr. Carme Muñoz (Universitat de Barcelona)
Dr. Jasone Cenoz (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Dr. Jean Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck University of London)
Dr. Ulrike Jessner (Universität Innsbruck)

Organizing Committee
Universitat Jaume I
Grup Compostela d'Universitats

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