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LINGUIST List 20.64

Wed Jan 07 2009

Calls: Forensic Ling,Translation/Poland; Applied Ling/Denmark

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

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        1.    Stephanie Morse, 4th Conference on Translation and Legilinguistics
        2.    Costanza Navarretta, Multimodal Communication

Message 1: 4th Conference on Translation and Legilinguistics
Date: 07-Jan-2009
From: Stephanie Morse <morselinguistlist.org>
Subject: 4th Conference on Translation and Legilinguistics
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Full Title: 4th Conference on Translation and Legilinguistics

Date: 02-Jul-2009 - 04-Jul-2009
Location: Poznan, Poland
Contact Person: Joanna Nowak
Meeting Email: lingua.legisgmail.com
Web Site: http://www.lingualegis.amu.edu.pl

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2009

Meeting Description:

The Institute of Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University will hold an
international conference devoted to language and the law. Our aim is to provide
a forum for discussion in those scientific fields where linguistic and legal
interests converge, and to facilitate integration between linguists, computer
scientists and lawyers from all around the world.

Call for Papers

The conference will be held over 3 days, from 2nd to 4th July 2009 in Poznan,
Poland. We invite papers on the following topics:

Forensic Linguistics (General)
(i) (Comparative) forensic linguistics
(ii) Forensic phonetics
(iii) Forensic authorship attribution
(iv) Forensic stylistic
(v) Linguists as expert witnesses
(vi) Linguistic features of forgeries and counterfeits of public documents

Legal Translation and Court Interpreting
(i) Legal translation;
(ii) Court interpreting;
(iii) Teaching legal translation and court interpreting
(iv) Certified translators and interpreters in legal proceedings
(v) Mistranslation and misinterpreting in legal context

Legal Languages and Legal Discourse
(i) History of legal language
(ii) Legal terminology
(iii) Legal genres
(iv) EU legal language
(v) Analysis of legal discourse
(vi) Structure and semantics of statutes and other legal instruments;
(vii) Development of legal languages
(viii) Legal and linguistic interpretation of texts formulated in legal language
(ix) Teaching legal language
(x) Speech style in the courtroom
(xi) Comprehensibility of legal instruments
(xii) Plain English Campaign
(xiii) Linguistic aspects of cross-examination
(xiv) Technicality in legal language

Computational Linguistics
(i)IT for lawyers
(ii) IT for linguists
(iii) IT for interpreters and translators
(iv) Computational linguistics
(v) IT tools for detecting plagiarism
(vi) Machine translation
(vii) Translation memory
(viii) Speech recognition tools
(ix) Corpora
(x) Impact of new technologies on forensic linguistics

History of Law and Legal Systems
(i) History of legal systems
(ii) Comparative study of legal systems
(iii) Common law versus civil law countries

Laws on Language
(i) Language rights
(ii) Linguistic minorities and linguistic human rights
(iii) Language and disadvantage before the law

This list is not exhaustive. We also encourage you to submit session proposals
including the following topics:
(i) Translation of literature and poetry,
(ii) lsp translation,
(iii) Interpreting,
(iv) Audiovisual translation
(v) Untranslatability.

Session proposals and any questions should be submitted to the following
address: lingua.legisgmail.com

Further information may be found at: www.lingualegis.amu.edu.pl
Presentation slots should not exceed 30 minutes (20 minutes long presentation
plus 10 minutes for questions). Papers from the conference will be published.

Abstracts should be submitted by the end of March 2009 to the following address:
Message 2: Multimodal Communication
Date: 07-Jan-2009
From: Costanza Navarretta <costanzahum.ku.dk>
Subject: Multimodal Communication
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Full Title: Multimodal Communication

Date: 14-May-2009 - 14-May-2009
Location: Odense, Denmark
Contact Person: Costanza Navarretta
Meeting Email: costanzahum.ku.dk
Web Site: http://cst.dk/multicom2009/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Computational
Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

The workshop 'Multimodal communication: from human behaviour to computational
models' aims to provide a multidisciplinary forum to present results and discuss
issues that concern research on human multimodal communication, its modelling
and representation for computational systems. The workshop will be held in
conjunction with the 17 Nordic Conference of Computational
Linguistics (NODALIDA 2009), in Odense, Denmark on May 14th 2009.

Call for Papers

Human communication is naturally multimodal, involving the interaction of
modalities such as speech, facial expressions, hand gestures and body posture.
In order to have a better understanding of human-human communication and to
improve human-computer interaction it is essential to identify, describe,
formalise and model the interaction of the different modalities in interhuman
communication. The past two decades have witnessed numerous initiatives and
research efforts to
improve the state of the art, including collection and annotation of multimodal
data, automatic recognition of the different modalities, modelling and
generation of multimodal data. However, there are still many questions and
problems concerning the annotation of multimodal data, the technology for
capturing data, not to mention the interpretation and reproduction of complex,
natural multimodal behaviour. The present workshop aims to provide a
multidisciplinary forum to present results and discuss issues that concern
research on human multimodal communication, its modelling and representation for
computational systems. We invite unpublished contributions in this field. Topics
of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
- Cognitive aspects of multimodal communication
- Formal frameworks and descriptions of multimodal communication
- Representational issues (e.g. definition of annotation units, granularity of
descriptions, spatio-temporal models of non-verbal modalities, definition of
default values, representation of multimodal meaning, inclusion of world context
- Interaction of the different modalities
- Multimodality in intercultural communication
- Definition of communicative functions in multimodal communication
- Methodologies and tools to annotate, process and/or produce multimodal
- Multimodal signal processing and its integration with manual annotation
- The annotation and validation of multimodal data
- Machine learning applied to multimodal data

Important Dates:
Full paper submission: March 1, 2009
Notification: March 23, 2009
Camera-ready paper submission: April 14, 2009
Multimodal Communication Workshop: May 14, 2009

Submission Guidelines:
Paper submissions should not exceed six (6) pages, including
references. As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include
the authors' names and affiliations.
Submissions should follow the two-column format of EACL proceedings,
as NODALIDA 2009 (see the information for authors under
http://beta.visl.sdu.dk/nodalida2009) and must use either the LaTeX style files
or Microsoft Word document template.

Paper submissions should not exceed six (6) pages, including references. As
reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and

Submission must be electronic and must be sent at
multicom2009cst.dk and costanzahum.ku.dk
no later than March 1, 2009. The only accepted format for submitted papers is
Adobe PDF.

The Workshop proceedings will be published in the NEALT electronic Proceedings

Jens Allwood, Elisabeth Alsén, Yasuhiro Katagiri, Costanza Navarretta and
Patrizia Paggio

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