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LINGUIST List 19.519

Wed Feb 13 2008

Calls: Applied Ling,Socioling/Germany; Computational Ling/Malaysia

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        1.    Thorsten Brato, Norms in Educational Linguistics
        2.    Ruli Manurung, The Second International MALINDO Workshop

Message 1: Norms in Educational Linguistics
Date: 13-Feb-2008
From: Thorsten Brato <Thorsten.Bratoanglistik.uni-giessen.de>
Subject: Norms in Educational Linguistics
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Full Title: Norms in Educational Linguistics

Date: 01-Sep-2008 - 02-Sep-2008
Location: Giessen, Germany
Contact Person: Thorsten Brato
Meeting Email: nel08uni-giessen.de
Web Site: http://www.uni-giessen.de/nel08

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

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

Norms in Educational Linguistics - Linguistic, Didactic and Cultural Perspectives
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, University of Giessen,
Germany 1-2 September 2008

Call for papers

Norms in Educational Linguistics - Linguistic, Didactic and Cultural Perspectives

University of Giessen
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
1-2 September 2008

In this first international Symposium for Young Researchers on Educational
Linguistics, we aim to discuss the concept of norms from different perspectives
before the backdrop of current and innovative research concepts in linguistics,
language teaching and the study of culture. Norms and the related question of
standards play a major role in the interplay of language, culture, society and
education. The goal of this symposium is to describe, analyse and discuss the
concept of norms on the basis of three topic areas:

- Language Policy as a Reflection of Cultural Norms
- Norm, Standard, Deviation
- Target Norms in Foreign-Language Teaching

In each of the blocks, three young researchers from different academic
backgrounds present their viewpoint on the concept of norms in a 15-minute
position paper. There follows a plenary discussion about how the combination of
theories and methods used in linguistics, teacher training and the study of
culture can foster innovative research projects in Educational Linguistics. Each
topic area is then rounded off by a plenary lecture from an internationally
renowned scholar. The symposium closes with a panel discussion among the keynote
speakers and associates of the Educational Linguistics research network at the
University of Giessen.

Further current research projects from these and all other areas of Educational
Linguistics can be presented as part of a poster session.

Two keynote speakers have already accepted our invitation:

- Prof. Frank Königs (Marburg)
- Prof. Bernard Spolsky (Ramat Gan)

The conference languages are English and German.

Please submit your abstract in English or German on our website:
http://www.uni-giessen.de/nel08. The deadline is 15 April 2008.

If you have any questions, please contact

Thorsten Brato
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
Institut für Anglistik
Englische Sprachwissenschaft und
Geschichte der englischen Sprache
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10 B
35394 Giessen
Tel. +49 (0)641 - 99-300 65
Fax +49 (0)641 - 99-300 69
Email: nel08uni-giessen.de
Message 2: The Second International MALINDO Workshop
Date: 13-Feb-2008
From: Ruli Manurung <marulics.ui.ac.id>
Subject: The Second International MALINDO Workshop
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Full Title: The Second International MALINDO Workshop
Short Title: MALINDO2008

Date: 12-Jun-2008 - 13-Jun-2008
Location: Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact Person: Mirna Adriani
Meeting Email: mirnacs.ui.ac.id
Web Site: http://utmk.cs.usm.my/mcm/index.php/MALINDO2008

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

Subject Language(s): Malay (mly)
Indonesian (ind)

Call Deadline: 7-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

A considerable amount of research has been done on the processing of
Indonesian and Malaysian languages offering a variety of Computational
Linguistics (CL) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) resources
(dictionaries, thesauri, monolingual/parallel corpora, etc.), tools
(morphological analysers/generators, stemmers, spelling checkers, syntactic
parsers, etc.) and applications (machine translation, information extraction,
information retrieval systems,etc.). All these valuable language resources,
tools, and services are most of the time ignored by the public and often not
known by the researchers and students working on these languages. This second
MALINDO Workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners,
representing different perspectives, to share and to exchange their ideas on the
processing of Indonesian and Malaysian languages. Thus, the organisers of the
workshop wants to highlight the effort and promising works done on the
processing of Indonesian and Malaysian languages in order to attract more
students to the CL and NLP fields and also to let all the NLP communities in
this World to be aware of their existence.

Call for Papers

The Second International MALINDO Workshop (MALINDO2008)

12-13 June 2008

Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia


Prospective authors are invited to submit unpublished papers on any topic that
is of interest to the processing of Malaysian and Indonesian languages and its
broad applications, for presentation at the workshop and publication in the

The workshop will be of interest to anyone working on the processing
- computational and theoretical point of view - of Indonesian and
Malaysian languages.

The MALINDO Workshop is organised by the Universiti Sains Malaysia
(USM, Penang, Malaysia), Universitas Indonesia (UI, Jakarta, Indonesia), and
National University of Singapore (NUS, Singapore). The workshop is hosted by the
Multimedia University (MMU, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia).

Topics of Interest:
The topics of the papers are requested to be in all areas related to the
processing - computational and theoretical point of view - of Malaysian and
Indonesian languages.

- Language resources development, acquisition, annotation, and representation:
dictionaries, thesauri, terminology, lexicons, written and spoken corpora,
grammars, ontology

- CL and NLP tools and techniques: spelling/grammatical/style checkers,
morphological analyser, stemmer, lemmatiser, part of speech tagger, chunker,
syntactic parser, word sense disambiguator, discourse processing, text and
speech alignment, text and speech segmentation, term extraction and recognition,
named entity extraction

- CL and NLP applications: machine translation and translation aids, information
retrieval, information extraction, text summarisation, term extraction, natural
language generation, question translation aids, information retrieval,
information extraction, text summarization, term extraction, natural language
generation, question answering, document categorization, language
identification, speech recognition, speech synthesis, character recognition,

Important Dates
Paper submission due: 24 March, 2008
Notification of acceptance: 24 April, 2008
Final version due for Proceedings: 5 May, 2008
Registration fee due: 12 May, 2008
Workshop dates: 12-13 June, 2008

Submission Information
- Upload your submission in PDF or MSWord format at
- Submission should be at most 8000 words. We suggest to authors to use IEEE
Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting

MSWord: ftp://pubftp.computer.org/press/outgoing/proceedings/instruct.doc
Latex: ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/IEEE_CS_Latex.zip

Workshop Organization:
Honorary Workshop Chair:
Zaharin Yusoff, Multimedia University

Workshop Chair:
Tang Enya Kong, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Programme Co-chairs:
Mirna Adriani, Universitas Indonesia
Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore

Preliminary Programme Committee:
Adi Budiwiyanto, Pusat Bahasa, Indonesia
Alvin Yeo, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Arry Akhmad Arman, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Asanee Kawtrakul, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Bali Ranaivo-Malanon, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
David Gil, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Didier Schwab, University of Montpellier, France
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Gilles Serasset, University Joseph-Fourier, France
Hammam Riza, Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi, Indonesia
Hisar M. Manurung, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Kan Min Yen, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Mahani Aljunied, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Mathieu Lafourcade, University of Montpellier, France
Ng Hwee Tou, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rila Mandala, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Tang Enya Kong, Univeristi Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Yves Lepage, University of Caen, France
Zainal A. Hasibuan, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Local Organisation Chair:
Bali Ranaivo-Malanon, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Local Organisers:
Norliza Hani Md. Ghazali, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Nour Azimah Zulkapli, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Sabrina Tiun Abdullah, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Siti Khaotijah Mohammad, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Rohana Omar, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Tan Ewe Hoe, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dennis Wong Chin Phang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Jasy Liew Suet Yan, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Send your questions and queries to the organisers at malindo2cs.usm.my.

Please forward this message to anyone whom you think may have an
interest in the workshop.

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