LINGUIST List 5.1021

Wed 21 Sep 1994

FYI: Workshop, German, BAAL Book Prize

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  1. Dominique Estival, Workshop on Compound Nouns
  2. , Help needed from native or near-native German speakers
  3. David Graddol, Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 1994

Message 1: Workshop on Compound Nouns

Date: Tue, 20 Sep 1994 10:37:58 Workshop on Compound Nouns
From: Dominique Estival <>
Subject: Workshop on Compound Nouns

Final program for the Workshop on "Compound Nouns: Multilingual Aspects of
Nominal Composition", to be held in Geneva on December 2nd and 3rd, 1994.

(please note: a mistake in the dates has been corrected in this announcement)

The Latex files at the end of this messsage contain this program (please post)
further information and the registration form (please return before October

 Workshop on Compound Nouns
 Multilingual Aspects of Nominal Composition

Friday, 2nd December 1994

10:00 - 10:30 Pius ten Hacken (Institut fur Informatik, Basel, Switzerland)
 "The Role of Pronominal Reference in Compound Detection"

10:30 - 11:00 Elizabeth Liddy, Edmund Yu, Mary McKenna, Ming Li
 (Syracuse University, USA)
 "Detection, Generation and Expansion of Complex Nominals"

11:00 - 11:30 BREAK

11:30 - 12:00 Patrick Drouin & Jacques Ladouceur (Universite Laval, Quebec,
 "L'identification automatique des descripteurs complexes
 dans des textes de specialite"

12:00 - 12:30 Didier Bourigault & Isabelle Gonzalez (EDF, Paris, France)
 "Acquisition automatique de termes complexes en
 francais et en anglais: Approche comparative"

12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30 Silvina Montrul (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
 "Headedness and Argumment-Structure in
 Spanish Synthetic Compounds"

14:30 - 15:00 Ann-Marie Di Sciullo (Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada)
 & Angela Ralli (Universite d'Athenes, Greece)
 "Argument Structure and Inflection in Compound.
 Some differences between English, Italian and Greek"

15:00 - 15:30 Antonietta Bisetto (Universita di Venezia, Italy)
 "Italian Compounds of the "Accendigas" Type:
 A Case of Endocentric Formations?"

15:30 - 16:00 BREAK

16:00 - 16:30 Marie-Anne Moreaux (Pole Recherche de l'Inalco, Paris, France)
 "Detection, segmentation et interpretation des noms
 multi-lexicaux allemands"

16:30 - 17:00 Marta Carulla (Universita Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
 "Relational adjectives in the translation from Germanic
 nominal compounds into Romance languages"

17:00 - 18:00 Cecile Fabre & Pascale Sebillot (IRISA, Rennes, France)
 "Interpretation semantique des composes nominaux anglais
 et francais sans constituant deverbal"


Saturday, 3rd December 1994

10:00 - 10:30 Chris Chambers (UMIST, Manchester, Great-Britain)
 "Analysing and Generating English Compound Structures
 for Machine Translation"

10:30 - 11:00 Zouhair Maalej (Faculte des Lettres, Manouba, Tunisia)
 "English-Arabic Machine Translation of Nominal Compounds"

11:00 - 11:30 BREAK

11:30 - 12:00 Marie-Claude L'Homme (Universite de Montreal, Canada)
 "Traitement des unites lexicales complexes en
 traduction automatique"

12:00 - 12:30 Heinz-Dieter Maas (IAI, Saarbrucken, Germany)
 "Analysis and Translation of Compound Nouns in Mpro"

12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30 Pierre Lerat (Universite Paris 13, France)
 "Une echelle de terminologisation des composes nominaux d'apres
 un corpus juridique trilingue (francais, allemand, italien)"

14:30 - 15:00 Andrew Way (Dublin City University, Ireland)
 "Redundant Acronyms"

15:00 - 15:30 Carlo Semenza, Margarete Hittmair-Delazer, & Claudio Luzzatti
 (Universita Degli Studi di Padova, Italy)
 "Compound Nouns in the Production of German and Italian
 Speaking Aphasics"

15:30 - 16:00 BREAK

16:00 - 18:00 ROUND-TABLE
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Message 2: Help needed from native or near-native German speakers

Date: 20 Sep 94 12:38:01 ES
From: <>
Subject: Help needed from native or near-native German speakers

Voice Processing Corporation is looking for native or near-native speakers of
German (as spoken in Germany) who are currently in the US to spend a few
minutes and donate their voice in a speech sample collection in order to build
a continuous speech recognition product for the German language.

Please call the toll-free number 1-800-494-9188 and follow the prompts. You
will only be asked to say digits and repeat some words.

If you leave your name and telephone number at the end of the call when
prompted, you will be entered in a drawing to win A WEEKEND IN COLONIAL

We appreciate your help!
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Message 3: Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 1994

Date: Wed, 21 Sep 1994 09:47:25 Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 1994
From: David Graddol <>
Subject: Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 1994

 British Association for Applied Linguistics

 BAAL Book Prize 1994

I am pleased to be able to announce the results of the BAAL Book Prize
1994 awarded last week at the Annual Meeting of the British Association
for Applied Linguistics (BAAL). This award is made annually to 'an
outstanding book in applied linguistics published in English the preceding
year'. This year the award was given to:

 RUTH LESSER and LESLEY MILROY (1993) 'Linguistics and Aphasia',
 London/ New York: Longman

 'The main purpose of this book is to examine the impact of
 developments in psycholinguistics and pragmatics on asphasia
 research and on the practical management of aphasia'

 Our judges commented 'This is a landmark book. It should redirect
 a whole discipline of applied linguistics'

BAAL also gave a 'Special Award' recognising an innovatory reference
book to:

 'The world's first production dictionary'

 A impressive team of scholars helped create this dictionary, based
 on spoken and written corpus data, and designed for learners.

Colleagues might be interested to know that the following books were also

 BRIAN STREET (1993) (ed) 'Cross-cultural Aproaches to Literacy',
 Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press

 CLAIRE KRAMSCH (1993) 'Context and Culture in Language Teaching',
 Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

BAAL extends its congratulations to the authors and publishers mentioned
above. I will be happy to respond to any queries from colleagues about
the arrangements for the prize and the deadlines for nominations of
books published in 1994.

David Graddol
BAAL Publications Secretary

School of Education
Open University
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
United Kingdom
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