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LINGUIST List 20.6

Mon Jan 05 2009

Calls: Applied Ling/Egypt; Applied Ling,Semantics/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Khaled Shaalan, International Conference on Arabic Resources & Tools
        2.    Jo Angouri, I-Mean: Meaning and Interaction


Message 1: International Conference on Arabic Resources & Tools
Date: 30-Dec-2008
From: Khaled Shaalan <khaled.shaalangmail.com>
Subject: International Conference on Arabic Resources & Tools
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Full Title: Int Conference on Arabic Resources & Tools

Date: 22-Apr-2009 - 23-Apr-2009
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Contact Person: Bente Maegaard
Meeting Email: bentecst.dk
Web Site: http://www.medar.info/conference

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

The second international conference on Arabic Language Resources and Tools is
organised by the MEDAR consortium in Cairo, Egypt. MEDAR (Mediterranean Arabic
Language and Speech Technology) is a follow-up of NEMLAR, and is supported by
the European Commission. The conference focuses on all aspects of Arabic
resources and tools.

Call for Papers

Language Resources (LRs) are a central component of the linguistic
infrastructure, necessary for the development of HLT applications and products,
and therefore for industrial development. In this conference we will focus on
Arabic language technology and on the necessary language resources and tools for
both research and commercial development of language technology for Arabic.

Multilingual language technology is a particular focus, as well as general
methodologies. The other important aspect for the promotion of Arabic language
technology is cooperation: Cooperation is extremely important for the
advancement of the field, be it cooperation between European, Arabic and
American partners, cooperation between Arabic partners, cooperation between
research and industry etc.

MEDAR will present its first proposal for a Cooperation Roadmap, and will seek
discussion and collaboration for its final version. The aim of this conference
is to provide a forum for the discussion of the state-of-the-art for Arabic
resources and tools, in particular for machine translation and multilingual
information retrieval, discuss problems and opportunities, exchange information
regarding LRs and tools, their applications, ongoing and planned activities,
industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from the new e-society, both with
respect to policy issues and to technological and organisational ones. The
roadmap discussions will in particular bring in policy issues and collaboration
and organisation issues.
Message 2: I-Mean: Meaning and Interaction
Date: 28-Dec-2008
From: Jo Angouri <Jo.Angouriuwe.ac.uk>
Subject: I-Mean: Meaning and Interaction
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Full Title: I-Mean: Meaning and Interaction
Short Title: I-Mean

Date: 23-Apr-2009 - 25-Apr-2009
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Jo Angouri
Meeting Email: Jo.Angouriuwe.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General
Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2005

Meeting Description:

The Department of Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies at the University of
the West of England, Bristol invites you to attend its first three day
conference on Meaning and Interaction.

I-Mean will be held at the University of the West of England, Bristol on April,
23rd- 25th 2009.

Final Call for Papers

The Department of Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies at the University of
the West of England, Bristol invites you to attend its first three day
conference on Meaning and Interaction. (UWE, April, 23rd- 25th 2009)

The conference aims to disseminate cutting edge, multi-disciplinary, research in
the area of meaning in interaction.
http://www.uwe.ac.uk/hlss/llas/events/0809/i-mean/

I-mean Colloquia
The conference will host two colloquia on:
- Workplace Discourse
(http://www.uwe.ac.uk/hlss/llas/events/0809/i-mean/colloquia1.shtml )
- Meaning in Diachrony
(http://www.uwe.ac.uk/hlss/llas/events/0809/i-mean/colloquia2.shtml)

Keynote Speakers
We are pleased to announce
Professor Janet Holmes, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ,
Professor Elizabeth Traugott, Stanford University, USA,
Dr Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini, University of Nottingham Trent,
Dr Helen Spencer-Oatey, University of Warwick,
Dr Véronique Traverso, Université de Lyon
as this year's invited plenary speakers.

Papers are invited which draw on empirical data to elucidate the relationship
between function and form, as it is played out in interactions.

The conference covers but is not limited to the following key topics:
Intercultural Pragmatics
Discourse in Professional Contexts
From synchrony to diachrony: context bound interpretation of interaction and
form/function shifts
Issues and Methodologies in interpreting meaning.
Corpus-based research

Abstract Submission
Main conference submission guidelines
Abstracts of no more than 250 words (max and including references, if necessary)
are invited. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is the 5th January 2009. For
further details please refer to the i-mean submission form
(http://www.uwe.ac.uk/hlss/llas/events/0809/i-mean/submission.shtml)
Submission forms should be sent to imeanuwe.ac.uk

Colloquia Submission Guidelines
Scholars are welcome to present their work as part of the colloquia. In this
case abstracts should be 800 words in length. There is an expectation that the
abstract provide details of the theoretical framework and/or examples of the
empirical data. The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is the 5th January 2009.

For further details please refer to the i-mean submission form. Submission forms
should be sent to imeanuwe.ac.uk

A 3000 word working draft of the paper should be submitted by the 28th February
2009 to permit pre-reading of all contributions and thus stimulate a higher
level of discussion at the conference.

Please note that all submissions will be peer-reviewed.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by 02 February 2009

For Registration and Accommodation please see:
http://www.uwe.ac.uk/hlss/llas/events/0809/i-mean/index.shtml

We look forward to seeing you at i-meanuwe 2009

For further information please contact
Dr Jo Angouri (Jo.Angouriuwe.ac.uk), Dr Kate Beeching (Kate.Beechinguwe.ac.uk )

Dr Jo Angouri
Senior Lecturer
University of the West of England, Bristol
Department of Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY
Email: Jo.Angouriuwe.ac.uk

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