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LINGUIST List 22.1467

Tue Mar 29 2011

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Brazil

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Heliana Mello , GSCP 2012

Message 1: GSCP 2012
Date: 28-Mar-2011
From: Heliana Mello <hmelloufmg.br>
Subject: GSCP 2012
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Full Title: GSCP 2012
Short Title: GSCP 2012

Date: 29-Feb-2012 - 02-Mar-2012
Location: Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Contact Person: Tommaso Raso
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2011

Meeting Description:

GSCP (The Special Interest Group on Spoken Communication - Gruppo di Studio sulla Comunicazione Parlata) has been one of the main European forums for the discussion of the interdisciplinary area related to the study of spoken communication in all its aspects ever since its inception in Naples (Italy) in 2003. The GSCP conference is a rich opportunity for the advancement of scholarship not only in linguistic studies related to spoken language but also to interfacing disciplines, including new technologies.

GSCP 2012 has as its main theme the relationship between speech and corpora studies and welcomes submissions about spoken corpora, their methodologies, data collection, objectives, validation techniques, besides linguistic analyses based on speech corpora.

Conference site (under construction):
Contact: infoGSCP2012gmail.com

Organizing Committee Chair:

Tommaso Raso (UFMG)

Keynote Speakers:

Plínio Barbosa (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Pier Marco Bertinetto (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
Douglas Biber (University of Northern Arizona)
Philippe Martin (Université Paris Diderot)

Symposium: ‘Emotion, Attitude, Illocution and Modality’
João A. Moraes (UFRJ)
Klaus Scherer (Université de Genève)
Véronique Aubergé (Grenoble Universités)

Roundtable: The C-ORAL-BRASIL presentation

Organizing Committee:

Tommaso Raso (Chair - UFMG)
Heliana Mello (Vice Chair-UFMG)
Cecilia Casini (USP)
Patrizia Collina (UFMG)
Thaïs Cristófaro Silva (UGMG)
Massimo Pettorino (Università di Napoli L’Orientale)
Deise Prina Dutra (UFMG)
Rui Rothe Neves (UFMG)
Elisabetta Santoro (USP)
Hani Yeha (UFMG)

Scientific Committee:

Eleonora Albano (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Federico Albano Leoni (Università La Sapienza di Roma)
Veronique Aubergé (Grenoble Universités)
Plínio Barbosa (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Carla Bazzanella (Università di Torino)
Tony Berber Sardinha (PUC-SP)
Pier Marco Bertinetto (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
Douglas Biber (University of Northern Arizona)
Eckhard Bick (University of Southern Denmark)
Leda Bisol (PUC-RS)
Dinah Calou (UFRJ)
Isabella Chiari (Università La Sapienza di Roma)
Emanuela Cresti (Università di Firenze)
Thaïs Cristófaro Silva (UFMG)
Henri-José Deulofeu (Université Aix-Marseille I)
Stefan Gries (UCSB)
Dermeval da Hora (UFPB)
Ubiratã Kicköfel Alves (UFRGS)
Philippe Martin (Université Paris Diderot)
Heliana Mello (UFMG)
Amalia Mendes (Universidade de Lisboa)
Marianne Mithun (UCSB)
Massimo Moneglia (Università di Firenze)
João Moraes (UFRJ)
Franca Orletti (Università di Roma Tre)
Massimo Pettorino (Università di Napoli L’Orientale)
Gessiane Picanço (UFPA)
Isabella Poggi (Università di Roma Tre)
Jânia Ramos (UFMG)
Tommaso Raso (UFMG)
César Reis (UFMG)
Rui Rothe Neves (UFMG)
Pierluigi Salza (LOQUENDO)
Diana Santos (University of Oslo)
Klaus Scherer (Université de Genève)
Erling Strudsholm (University of Copenhagen)
Miriam Voghera (Università di Salerno)
Hani Yeha (UFMG)

Call for Papers:

Abstracts should be submitted by July 15th, 2011 through EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=gscp2012

Abstracts may be submitted in English, Italian or Portuguese. However, submissions in English are strongly encouraged. The abstract should have no less than 600 and no more than 1000 words, title and bibliography excluded. Abstracts should contemplate:

a) Problem statement
b) Review of current literature
c) Methodology
d) Results: partial or full

Authors are welcome to indicate whether their preference is for an oral or poster presentation; however the Scientific Committee will have the discretion of recommending the presentation format that better suits the abstract proposal. Accepted abstracts will be published at the conference site after authors' registration.

Posters and Oral Presentations:

Posters and oral presentations will be treated on a par scientifically by the Scientific Committee. The presentation format distinction is merely associated to medium of presentation adequacy and does not reflect a scale of scientific relevance. Therefore, both posters and oral presentations will be published as full papers in the conference proceedings.

Oral presentations should last for 20 minutes. Each oral presentation session will have 40 minutes for discussion.

Posters will be in exhibition for the entire conference period. During poster presentation sessions, small tables will be available for those interested in using their notebooks to support their poster presentation.


All accepted papers will be open access, ISBN published. The conference organizers are exploring the possibility of a selected paper volume publication.

Paper format: four pages long. The format template will be available in the conference site.


Spoken Corpora:
- Spoken corpora: compilation and data collection methodologies
- Spoken corpora annotation
- Statistic approaches to spoken corpora
- Speech and parsing
- Multilingual speech corpora
- Spoken corpora and representativeness
- Spoken corpora and variation
- Spoken corpora validation techniques
- Spoken corpora and speech pathologies

Linguistic Studies and Speech:
- Speech and Romance linguistics - Speech and Italian linguistics
- Speech and Portuguese varieties
- Speech and South-American languages

Speech Technology:
- Voice recognition - Synthesis
- Automatic translation
- Multimodal artificial systems

- Multimodal corpora
- Prosody and speech
- Gesture, gaze and speech
- Experimental approaches

Speech and Linguistic Description:
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Lexicon
- Morphosyntax
- Informational Structure
- Illocutions
- Modality

Pragmatics and Speech:
- Speech pragmatic data extraction methodologies
- Prosody and pragmatics
- Discourse analysis

Speech and Sociolinguistics:
- Speech and variation
- Speech and ethnologic documentation
- Speech and language contact

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: July 15, 2011
Deadline for abstract acceptance notification: September 20, 2011
Deadline for reduced fee registration: October 15, 2011
Deadline for regular fee registration: November 30 2011
Deadline for registration for participants with presentations: December 30, 2011
Conference: February 29 - March 02, 2012
Deadline for submission of full paper: April 15, 2012

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