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Wed Feb 10 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition, Phonetics, Psycholing/Japan

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        1.    Mariko Kondo, INTERSPEECH Workshop on Second Language Studies

Message 1: INTERSPEECH Workshop on Second Language Studies
Date: 10-Feb-2010
From: Mariko Kondo <mkondowaseda.jp>
Subject: INTERSPEECH Workshop on Second Language Studies
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Full Title: INTERSPEECH Workshop on Second Language Studies
Short Title: L2WS

Date: 22-Sep-2010 - 24-Sep-2010
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Mariko Kondo
Meeting Email: L2WS-orglist.waseda.jp
Web Site: http://www.gavo.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/L2WS2010/

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

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 15-May-2010

Meeting Description:

INTERSPEECH 2010 Satellite Workshop on 'Second Language Studies: Acquisition,
Learning, Education and Technology' jointly organised by AESOP, SLaTE and LSSRL
will be held at the International Conference Center of Waseda University in
Tokyo, immediately before the main conference.

Call for Papers

Aim of Workshop:
The aim of the workshop is for people working in speech science & engineering,
linguistics, psychology, and language education to meet and discuss second
language acquisition & learning, education, and technology. The workshop theme
is interdisciplinary, ranging over but not exclusive to spoken and written L2
acquisition & learning, designing & constructing corpora for language research,
speech science & engineering, and their application to education. All
theoretical and practical topics in these areas will be considered.

Main topics of the workshop include:
a) Spoken and written L2 acquisition and learning
b) Perception and production of L2 speech
c) Phonetics and phonology of L2
d) Psycholinguistics
e) Language education and learning theories
f) Data collection methods and corpus design
g) Development of speech recognition and speech synthesis techniques for
h) Development of natural language processing techniques for education
i) Practical and educational applications using speech and language technologies
j) Intelligent tutoring systems using speech and language technologies
k) Other topics related to L2 studies

Technical program:
The workshop program will consist of oral & poster presentations, panel
discussions, and demonstrations of educational systems using speech and
language technologies.

Paper submission:
Prospective authors are invited to submit 4-page full papers, including
figures and references. All the papers will be handled and reviewed
electronically. Detailed instructions on paper submission will be shown on the
workshop website in April.

Important Dates:
Full paper submission: May 15
Notification of acceptance: June 15
Final paper submission: June 30
Early registration deadline: July 17

This workshop is co-organized by:
AESOP: Asian English Speech cOrpus Project
SLaTE: the ISCA SIG on Speech and Language Technology in Education
LSSRL: Language and Speech Science Research Laboratories of Waseda University

For further information:
If you want to receive more information, please email to: L2WS-orglist.waseda.jp

Local Organisers:
Michiko Nakano (Waseda University, The Chair)
Sylvain Detey (Waseda University)
Tetsuo Harada (Waseda University)
Miki Ikoma (Waseda University)
Hiroaki Kato (NICT)
Mariko Kondo (Waseda Universitiy)
Nobuaki Minematsu (University of Tokyo)
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