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Message 1: Symposium on Spanish Linguistics

Date: Tue, 25 Apr 95 14:40:12 BSSymposium on Spanish Linguistics
From: Vicente Forcada-Sanz -Msc Student <vicenteccl.umist.ac.uk>
Subject: Symposium on Spanish Linguistics


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 * SPANISH LINGUISTICS * LINGUISTICS IN SPAIN * SPANISH LINGUISTICS *

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This is to inform you that there are a few places left.


SYMPOSIUM AT UMIST, MANCHESTER, 19-20 MAY 1995

 * Speakers from Spain and UK

 * Organised by Instituto Cervantes, Department of Language
 and Linguistics, UMIST, and the North-West Centre for Romance
 Linguistics

 * Talks in Spanish and English


OBKECTIVES AND SCOPE OF THE SYMPOSIUM

The general purpose of the symposium is to bring to England some, mainly
younger, researchers from Spain to talk about their work, and let them meet
a few researchers working in England for an exchange of views and possibly
for establishing or renewing contacts.

The research interest at the Centre for Computational Linguistics (CCL) has
traditionally been with computable linguistics and within this broader field
we have concentrated mainly on applications such as machine translation,
NLP, language engineering, CALL, terminology, databases, etc. with particular
stress on the multilingual dimension for overcoming interlingual communication
problems. This orientation has coloured our selection of speakers. While CCL
does not have any particular strength in Spanish linguistics, --Spanish is
only taught to subsidiary level-- there is a regular presence of PhD and MSc
students from Spain in the Centre which provides for continuous contacts with
a number of Spanish universities.

The symposium is being organised jointly by the Instituto Cervantes of
Manchester and CCL, UMIST.

The language of papers is predominantly Spanish.


LIST OF SPEAKERS

Dr Gabriel Amores. (Universidad de Sevilla)
 Lecta: a Spanish to English speech machine translation prototype.

Dr Joseba Abaitua. (Universidad de Deusto)
 Ingenierma de la lengua y normalizacisn ling|mstica.

Victoria Arranz. (UMIST, Manchester)
 Sublanguage-based NLP and corpus-based knowledge acquisition with
 reference to both English and Spanish.

Dr Toni Badia. (Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Barcelona)
 Los complementos de los nombres.

Dr John Butt. (King's College London)
 Constraints on the use of the passive in Spanish and English.

Prof Teresa Cabri. Directora, Institut Universitari de Ling|mstica Apliacada.
 (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
 El Instituto Universitario de Ling|mstica Aplicada de la Universidad
 Pompeu Fabra: lmneas y proyectos.

Elena Martmnez Caro. (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
 El orden de los constituyentes como mecanismo de expresisn pragmatica
 en espaqol en contraste con los utilizados en inglis.

Prof Josi Luis Cifuentes. (Universidad de Alicante)
 Semantica y cognicisn de los usos prepositivos en espaqol.

Irina Reyero. (UMIST)
 The representation of locative expressions in a cognitive NLP
 environment. A contrastive analysis in English and Spanish.


COST

15 pounds, including buffet lunch on Saturday 20th May. Please reserve your
place by writing, fax or e-mail to the organiser.


For further details contact:
Vicente M. Forcada-Sanz
Symposioum: Spanish Linguistics -- Linguistics in Spain
CCL, UMIST, P.O. BOX 88
Manchester M60 1QD

Phone: 0161 200 3101 (Departmental Office)
Fax: 0161 200 3099

e-mail: vicenteccl.umist.ac.uk
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