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LINGUIST List 19.425

Tue Feb 05 2008

Calls: Anthropological Ling/Denmark; Computational Ling/USA

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

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        1.    Anne Fabricius, CALPIU Network Open Conference
        2.    Elena Kozerenko, Intelligent Linguistic Technologies 2008

Message 1: Cultural and Linguistic Practices in the International University
Date: 04-Feb-2008
From: Anne Fabricius <fabriruc.dk>
Subject: Cultural and Linguistic Practices in the International University
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Full Title: Cultural and Linguistic Practices in the International University
Short Title: CALPIU

Date: 15-Dec-2008 - 17-Dec-2008
Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Contact Person: Hartmut Haberland
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.calpiu.dk

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2008

Meeting Description:

The conference is the first open conference arranged by the CALPIU network for the study of cultural and linguistic practices in international universities. The network focuses on the function of language in social and cultural practice at the international university, especially the significance of language proficiency and language choice within a context marked by the development of power relations and hierarchies of influence. It also considers the significance of these power relations and hierarchies of influence vis-à-vis the organisation, didactics, learning processes and academic content of educational programmes in the humanities and social and natural sciences. The CALPIU08 organizing committee has received a number of requests for an extension of the deadline for abstracts. We have therefore decided to extend the deadline until June 15.

Call for Papers

Cultural and Linguistic Practices in International Universities.

Conference 2008

International conference hosted by Roskilde University Monday, December 15, 2008 - Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The CALPIU Network:
The aim of the CALPIU network is to prepare an international Centre for Cultural and Linguistic Practices in the International University, and thereby to coordinate Danish, Nordic and international research into a new theoretical understanding of internationalization processes currently underway in universities and other institutions of higher education.

The CALPIU Network was initiated by a group of researchers within sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, discourse, and communication analysis at Roskilde University, Denmark. It now links more than 40 senior and junior researchers from 21 univer­sities and research centres in Denmark, other Nordic countries (Finland, Norway and Sweden), and beyond (Australia, Japan, India, China, UK, and Spain). The Network is funded by the Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication.

The Conference:
The purpose of the conference is to discuss various aspects of the consequences of student mobility. Transnational student mobility makes adaptation and learning both necessary and possible; and involves cultural as well as linguistic accommodation and learning processes. In order to further theoretical understanding of these processes, we need to understand the consequences of the huge increase in the use of English as a lingua franca by academic teachers and students, the equally huge increase in learning and use of other languages, as well as the development of active and passive multilingualism and language alternation in interaction.

There will be three keynote lectures by:
Masako K. Hiraga, Graduate School of Intercultural Communication of Rikkyo University, Tokyo
Jennifer Jenkins, Department of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Johannes Wagner, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding and Maurice Nevile, School of Languages and International Studies, University of Canberra, Australia

Papers will be organized in panels of three types:
Featured panels (prearranged by the organizers, participation on invitation)
Proposed Panels (proposed and arranged by participants)
Organized panels (put together from individual paper proposals)
Each panel will consist of one or more 'slots' of 80 minutes each. A panel has a chairperson and (optional) discussant.

Topics for Panels and Papers:
Topics will include, but not be restricted to, the following:
English as a lingua franca in international university programs
Other lingue franche in international university programs
'Bilingual' and 'monolingual' media in learning and teaching
The cultural role of the transnational students' mother tongue (or language of primary literalization) in learning in a foreign language context
Teaching in another language
Learning in another language
Teacher roles and authenticity
Language hierarchies in the international university
Relevant study skills in an international context
Academic literacy and 'Widening Participation' in Higher Education
Interactional aspects and group dynamics
Communication, interaction and identity construction among different groups of students and teachers (nationality, ethnicity, class, gender, race, age, discipline etc.)

Proposal Format:
Please send proposals for papers and panels by June 15, 2008. Contact address is calpiu08ruc.dk.

Proposals for Individual Papers:
Length of abstract: 200 to 400 words
Note that individual papers will be bundled into 'organized panels' (see above) when they are accepted.

Panels Proposed by Participants:
Please send a description of the proposed panel (about 200 to 600 words) and abstracts of individual papers (200 to 400 words).

Panels will typically consist of 3-4 closely connected papers. Each panel will have a chair (organizer) and optionally a discussant.

Venue and Registration:
The conference is hosted by Roskilde University (www.ruc.dk).
The venue is Comwell Conference Hotel in Roskilde, Denmark
Registration will start on Sunday, December 14, 2008. Lectures and panels will start Monday morning, December 15. The conference ends Wednesday, December 17, after lunch.

Roskilde is situated about 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. The nearest international Airport is Copenhagen, connected to Roskilde by frequent trains (travel time about 40 minutes).

Deadline for final registration is September 1, 2008. Details about conference fee, accommodation, refunds in case of cancellation etc. will be published soon on CALPIU's web site, calpiu.dk

Message 2: Intelligent Linguistic Technologies 2008
Date: 04-Feb-2008
From: Elena Kozerenko <elenakozerenkoyahoo.com>
Subject: Intelligent Linguistic Technologies 2008
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Full Title: Intelligent Linguistic Technologies 2008
Short Title: ILINTEC'08

Date: 14-Jul-2008 - 17-Jul-2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Contact Person: Elena Kozerenko
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

Intelligent Linguistic Technologies 2008
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada , USA
July, 14-17, 2008

The International Workshop on Intelligent Linguistic Technologies ILINTEC’08 will be held as part of the MLMTA'08 Conference (Machine Learning, Models, Technologies, Applications 2008). All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by CSREA Press (Computer Science Research, Education and Advanced Technologies Association) http://www.ipiran.ru/conference/Ilintec08/ (the web site for ILINTEC’08 is under construction).

Call for Papers


The core idea of ILINTEC'08 is to bring together researchers who explore different paradigms of language and speech processing; special emphasis is laid on interaction of stochastic techniques and logical methods. ILINTEC'08 is a unique opportunity to discuss the problems of natural language processing in immediate contact with the leading research and development teams from universities and industry engaged in information technology projects and various fields of Computer Science.

The Scope of the Workshop:
The workshop is centered around but not limited to the topics given below:
- Machine translation;
- Text retrieval;
- Information extraction;
- Applications of machine learning to speech and language processing;
- Neural networks for speech and language structures recognition;
- Algorithms of morphological and syntactic analysis of natural languages;
- Word class and part-of speech tagging for text corpora;
- Parsing with context-free grammars, unification grammars, etc.;
- Lexicalized and probabilistic parsing;
- Meaning representation, semantic analysis;
- Word sense disambiguation and information retrieval;
- Reference resolution;
- Natural language generation

ILINTEC'08 Program Committee:
Prof. Vladimir Arlazarov, Institute for System Analysis, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow , Russia
Dr. Konstantin Bogatyrev, Universal Dialog, Inc., USA
Prof. Igor Boguslavsky, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid , Madrid , Spain
Dr. Michael Charnine, Keywen Corporation, Canada
Prof. Ann Copestake, Cambridge University , UK
Dr. Mike Dillinger, Spoken Translation, Inc., USA
Prof. Alexander Gelbukh, National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico
Prof. Alexander Kibrik, Moscow State University , Moscow , Russia
Prof. Tracy Holloway King, Palo Alto Research Center , USA
Prof. Irene Kobozeva, Moscow State University , Moscow , Russia
Dr. Elena Kozerenko (Chair of the ILINTEC'08 Workshop), Institute for Informatics Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences , Moscow , Russia
Prof. Ruslan Mitkov, Wolverhampton University , UK
Dr. Alexander Narinyani, Russian Research Institute for AI, Moscow , Russia
Prof. Alexander Zubov, Minsk State Linguistic University , Belarus


Important Dates:
March, 5, 2008: Draft papers due
March 25, 2008: Notification of acceptance
April 25, 2008: Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
July 14-17, 2008: ILINTEC'08 (as part of the MLMTA'08 and the 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing)

The draft papers (about 3-4 pages) are due by MARCH, 5, 2008; and are to be sent by e-mail to the Chair of the ILINTEC'08 Workshop:
Dr. Elena B. Kozerenko elenakozerenkoyahoo.com
Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 119333 Moscow , Vavilova Str., 44/2, Russia

The first page of the draft paper should include for each author:
- title of the paper
- name
- affiliation
- postal address
- E-mail address
- telephone number, & Fax number
- the name of the author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted)
- 5 keywords (maximum)

The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

Evaluation Process:
Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two researchers in the topical area. The Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one person.

The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press in hardcopy. The proceedings will be available at the conference. Some accepted papers will also be considered for journal publication (soon after the conference). All conference materials published by CSREA Press are included in major database indexes, such as: ISI Thomson Scientific, IEE INSPEC, DBLP, etc... that are designed to provide easy access to the current literature.

The ILINTEC'08 Workshop will be held in the Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as one of the events of the 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing http://www.world-academy-of-science.

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