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LINGUIST List 19.3478

Sat Nov 15 2008

Calls: Phonetics,Phonology/United Kingdom;Philosophy of Lang/India

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        1.    Ghada Khattab, Workshop on Pharyngeals & Pharyngealisation
        2.    Sobha L, Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium


Message 1: Workshop on Pharyngeals & Pharyngealisation
Date: 14-Nov-2008
From: Ghada Khattab <ghada.khattabncl.ac.uk>
Subject: Workshop on Pharyngeals & Pharyngealisation
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Full Title: Workshop on Pharyngeals & Pharyngealisation

Date: 26-Mar-2009 - 27-Mar-2009
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Ghada Khattab
Meeting Email: ghada.khattabncl.ac.uk
Web Site:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/news/events/item/international-workshop-on-pharyngeals-pharyngealisation


Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2008

Meeting Description:

International Workshop on Pharyngeals & Pharyngealisation: 26-27 March, 2009

Co-organised by the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Science
(CRiLLS), Newcastle University and Praxiling Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique (CNRS), Université Montpellier III

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/news/events/item/international-workshop-on-pharyngeals-pharyngealisation


Second Call for Papers

Workshop Aims:
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers from around the
world who have worked on pharyngeal and pharyngealised sounds in order to share
expertise in different methodologies and theoretical approaches to the study of
these sounds and attempt to answer various outstanding questions regarding:

1. Language universals: why are pharyngeal sounds present in only 1% of
languages surveyed in the UPSID data base when they are present in children's
early vocalisations? How have these sounds evolved in languages that have lost
the pharyngeal distinctions? Is there a relationship between a dense consonantal
system and the existence of pharyngeal/pharyngealised sounds in a language?

2. Production and perception: what are the acoustic, articulatory, and
perceptual correlates of pharyngeal and pharyngealised sounds? What role do
visual cues (e.g. lip rounding) play in processing pharyngeal articulations?

3. The sociolinguistic indices of pharyngeal/pharyngealised articulations: How
does pharyngealisation manifest itself in different languages/dialects? Is the
gender-correlated patterning that has been documented in urban areas in the Arab
world with respect to de-emphasis found in other varieties/languages with
pharyngeal/pharyngealised articulations? How are pharyngeal articulations
affected in language contact situations?

4. Acquisition: at what age are pharyngeal and pharyngealised sounds acquired
and what are the developmental manifestations across languages and/or dialects?

Organization Committee:
Jalal Al-Tamimi, CRiLLS, Newcastle University (UK) Mohamed Embarki, Praxiling
UMR 5267 CNRS-Montpellier III (France) Ghada Khattab, CRiLLS, Newcastle
University (UK) Hussain Kriba, CRiLLS, Newcastle University (UK)

Workshop Style:
The workshop consists of invited oral presentations and a poster session. Click
here for a programme:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/assets/documents/Programme.pdf

Abstract Submission:
Abstracts on any of the workshop sub-themes are invited for the poster session.
Abstracts should be no longer than two pages including illustrations and
references. Please submit your abstract electronically to Crillsncl.ac.uk by
November 30, 2008. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and
applicants will be notified of their acceptance by December the 15th, 2008.

Important Dates:
Abstract submission for the poster session: November 30, 2008
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2008
Workshop Dates: March 26-27, 2009

Ghada Khattab and the Organising Committee.

Ghada Khattab
Speech and Language Sciences Section
King George VI bldg
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
UK
Tel: +44.191.222.6583
Fax: +44.191.222.6518
e-mail: ghada.khattabncl.ac.uk
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ecls/staff/profile/ghada.khattab
Message 2: Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium
Date: 14-Nov-2008
From: Sobha L <sobhaau-kbc.org>
Subject: Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium
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Full Title: Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium
Short Title: DAARC2009

Date: 05-Nov-2009 - 06-Nov-2009
Location: Goa, India
Contact Person: Sobha L
Meeting Email: daarc2009au-kbc.org
Web Site: http://www.au-kbc.org/daarc2009/

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus
Linguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

The 7th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC2009)
Goa, India
hosted by AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University, Chennai
November 5-6, 2009
http://www.au-kbc.org/daarc2009/

Call for Papers

Anaphora is a central topic in the study of natural language and has long been
the object of research in a wide range of disciplines such as theoretical,
corpus and computational linguistics, philosophy of language, cognitive science,
psycholinguistics and cognitive psychology. On the other hand, the correct
interpretation of anaphora has played an increasingly vital role in real-world
natural language processing applications, including machine translation,
automatic abstracting, information extraction and question answering. As a
result, the processing of anaphora has become one of the most productive topics
of multi- and inter-disciplinary research, and has enjoyed increased interest
and attention in recent years.

In this context, the Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquia (DAARC)
have emerged as the major regular forum for presentation and discussion of the
best research results in this area. Initiated in 1996 at Lancaster University
and taken over in 2002 by the University of Lisbon, and moving out of Europe for
the first time in 2009, to Goa, India, the DAARC series established itself as a
specialised and competitive forum for the presentation of the latest results on
anaphora processing, ranging from theoretical linguistic approaches through
psycholinguistic and cognitive work to corpus studies and computational modelling.

The seventh Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC2009)
will take place in Goa, India, in November 5-6, 2009. We would like to invite
anyone currently researching in the areas of discourse anaphora and anaphor
resolution, from any methodological perspective or framework, to submit a
paper to DAARC2009.

The closing date for submission is April 7, 2009. Notification of acceptance
will be sent by June 15, 2009. Final versions of selected papers to be included
in the proceedings are expected by June 30, 2009.

Submissions (extended abstracts) must be anonymous and at most 3 pages in
length. For further details on the submission procedure and other relevant info
on the colloquium visit its website at: http://www.au-kbc.org/daarc2009/

Program Committee:
Alfons Maes, Tilburg Univ
Andrew Kehler, Univ California San Diego
Anke Holler, Univ of Goettingen
António Branco, Univ Lisbon
Christer Johansson, Bergen Univ
Constantin Orasan, Univ. Wolverhampton
Costanza Navarretta, Univ of Copenhagen
Dan Cristea, Univ Iasi
Elsi Kaiser, Univ Southern California
Eric Reuland, OTS
Francis Cornish, Univ Toulouse-Le Mirail
Georgiana Puscasu, Univ Wolverhampton
Graeme Hirst, Univ Toronto
Iris Hendrickx, Antwerp Univ
Jeanette Gundel, Univ Minnesota
Jeffrey Runner, Univ of Rochester
Joel Tetreault, Education Testing Service
Jos van Berkum, MPI
Klaus von Heusinger, Konstanz Univ
Lars Hellan, Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology
Maria Mercedes Pinango, Yale Univ
Martin Everaert, OTS
Massimo Poesio, Univ Essex
Narayana Murthy, Hyderabad Central Univ
Patricio Martinez Barco, Univ Alicante
Peter Bosch, Univ Osnabrueck
Petra Schumacher, Univ. of Mainz
Renata Vieira, PUC Rio Grande do Sul
Richard Evans, Univ Wolverhampton
Robert Dale, Macquarie Univ
Roland Stuckardt, Univ Frankfurt am Main
Ruslan Mitkov, Univ Wolverhampton
Sergey Avrutin, OTS
Shalom Lappin, King's College
Sivaji Bandopadhyaya, Jadavpur Univ
Sobha L, AU-KBC Research Centre
Tony Sanford, Glasgow Univ
Veronique Hoste, Gent Univ
Yan Huang, Univ of Auckland

Organisers:
António Branco, Univ Lisbon
Ruslan Mitkov, Univ Wolverhampton
Sobha, L, AU-KBC Research Centre

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