LINGUIST List 6.912

Thu Jun 29 1995

Calls: NLP, Applied Linguistics

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  1. "Bill Manaris", CFP: IEEE Computer -- Special Issue on NLP
  2. Sally Jacoby , "AAAL 1996" or Applied Linguistics

Message 1: CFP: IEEE Computer -- Special Issue on NLP

Date: Tue, 27 Jun 1995 11:51:41 CFP: IEEE Computer -- Special Issue on NLP
From: "Bill Manaris" <manarisucs.usl.edu>
Subject: CFP: IEEE Computer -- Special Issue on NLP

 Call for Papers

 IEEE Computer
 Theme Issue on
 Interactive Natural Language Processing

Computer has planned to devote the July 1996 issue to Interactive
Natural Language Processing. Manuscripts reporting survey, original
research, design and development, and applications of Interactive
Natural Language Processing are sought immediately in the following
areas:

 + Speech Understanding and Generation Platforms
 + Natural Language Interfaces and User Interface Management Systems
 + Dialog/Discourse Management and Story Understanding Environments
 + Interactive Machine Translation systems (and Translator's Workbenches)
 + Intelligent Writing Agents

Papers on successful large-scale natural language processing systems,
integrated speech and natural language understanding applications,
dialog management and story understanding systems, and toolbeds for
developing such applications are especially desired.

The particular focus of this theme issue is the special considerations
in theory and practice of "real-time" processing of natural language as
opposed to "batch-mode" processing. How do the theoretical and
processing assumptions differ when the input stream is "live", thus
increasing the emphasis on response time and throughput? What are the
trade-offs? What are the mechanisms (symbolic, statistical,
connectionist, hybrid)? Finally, what are the strategies that enable
interactive natural language processing to either be effected or
finessed?

Instructions for Submitting Manuscripts:

Manuscripts should be no longer than 20 double spaced, single sided
pages, including all text, figures, and references. No more than 12
references should be cited. Papers must not have been previously
published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts
should have a title page that includes: the title of the paper, full
name, affiliation, physical address, electronic address, and telephone
numbers of all of the authors, a 100 to 150 word abstract, and, a list
of keywords that identify the central issues of the manuscript's
content.

Deadlines:

 + 100 to 150 word abstract of the manuscript September 19, 1995
 + Seven copies of the manuscript December 19, 1995
 + Notification of decisions April 1996
 + Final version of the manuscript May 14, 1996
 + Date of special issue July 1996

Questions regarding the special issue can be directed to:

Dr. Bill Z. Manaris
Computer Science Department
University of Southwestern Louisiana
Lafayette, LA 70504-1771
Phone: (318)482-6638
Fax: (318)482-5791
Email: manarisusl.edu

Dr. Brian M. Slator
The Institute for the Learning Sciences
Northwestern University
1890 Maple St. Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (708)491-7535
Fax: (708)491-5258
Email: slatoraristotle.ils.nwu.edu

If you are willing to referee papers for the special issue, please send
a note with research interests to:

Michelle J. Masseth
Computer Reviews Coordinator
Computer Society Publications Office
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
P.O. Box 3014
Los Alamitos, CA 90720-1264
Phone: (714)821-8380
Fax: (714)821-4010
Email: m.massethcomputer.org

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Message 2: "AAAL 1996" or Applied Linguistics

Date: Mon, 26 Jun 1995 10:14:00 "AAAL 1996" or Applied Linguistics
From: Sally Jacoby <IHW1051MVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: "AAAL 1996" or Applied Linguistics

Call for Papers
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS
(AAAL)

Annual Meeting, March 23-26, 1996,
Chicago, Illinois

Conference Theme: DISCOURSE COMMUNITIES
Program Chair: Elinor Ochs, UCLA

 Throughout the life span, people participate
in multiple communities which are defined to a
great extent by discourse practices. Discourse
knowledge and praxis are essential to establishing
membership in families, peer groups, classrooms,
neighborhoods, professions, intellectual paradigms,
religions, ethnic and other culturally significant
groups. Given the linguistic and social
heterogeneity of societies today, people find
themselves participating in sometimes overlapping,
sometimes disconnected social worlds. The 1996
American Association for Applied Linguistics
Conference brings together psychological, socio-
cultural, and linguistic insights into how
discourse is organized, socialized, acquired, and
assessed within and across such worlds.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

EMANUEL A. SCHEGLOFF
 (University of California, Los Angeles)
BARBARA ROGOFF
 (University of California, Santa Cruz)
WOLFGANG KLEIN
 (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
ANA CELIA ZENTELLA
 (Hunter College)
KARIN ARONSSON
 (Linkoping University)
TIM McNAMARA
 (University of Melbourne)

INVITED COLLOQUIA & ORGANIZERS

GENDERED DISCOURSE COMMUNITIES
 MARJORIE H. GOODWIN
 (University of South Carolina)

YOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITIES
 SHIRLEY BRICE HEATH
 (Stanford University)

DISCOURSE AND THE PROFESSIONS
 PER LINELL
 (Linkoping University)

EARLY LITERACY ACROSS COMMUNITIES
 CLOTILDE PONTECORVO
 (University of Rome, La Sapienza)
 EMILIA FERREIRO
 (National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico)

UNDERSTANDING DISCOURSE: ARE POLITICS AND AESTHETICS
COMPATIBLE?
 CLAIRE KRAMSCH
 (University of California, Berkeley)

CREATING COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE
 MARIANNE CELCE-MURCIA
 (University of California, Los Angeles)

 ALL PAPERS IN THE LARGER FIELD OF APPLIED
LINGUISTICS ARE WELCOME, but submissions addressing
the conference theme are strongly encouraged.
ABSTRACTS are invited for individual papers and
colloquia on topics in applied linguistics,
including language acquisition and socialization,
discourse analysis, psycholinguistics,
sociolinguistics, second and foreign language
pedagogy, literacy, language for specific purposes,
assessment, language policy and planning, rhetoric
and stylistics, translation and interpretation.

 INDIVIDUAL PAPERS will be 20 minutes long,
with 10 minutes for discussion. Send 3 copies of a
typed double-spaced abstract no more than 250 words
long. In the upper left-hand corner of the first
copy, place the submitter's name, address, phone
and fax number, e-mail address, and institutional
affiliation. Do not put any identification on the
second and third copies. In addition, please
submit a 50-word typed single-spaced summary,
headed by the name and affiliation of each
presenter together with the title of the paper.
This summary will appear in the conference program
exactly as it is submitted.

 COLLOQUIA proposals are invited for blocks of
time up to 3 hours. Colloquia organizers may
divide up their block(s) of time as they see fit,
but time should be adequately allocated for opening
and closing remarks, presentations, discussants,
and audience response. A colloquium proposal
should include the following:
 1) a 50-word typed single-spaced description
by the organizer of the entire colloquium, which
will appear as submitted in the conference program
 2) a 250-word typed double-spaced abstract
for EACH INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION (In the upper
left-hand corner of the first copy, place the
submitter's name, address, phone and fax number, e-
mail address, and institutional affiliation.)
 3) a 50-word typed single-spaced summary for
EACH INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION, headed by the name
and affiliation of each presenter together with the
title of the paper (This summary will appear in the
conference program exactly as it is submitted.)
 4) a cover letter from the organizer bearing
the organizer's name, address, phone and fax
numbers, e-mail address, institutional affiliation,
an explanation of how the individual presentations
relate to one another, to the theme of the
colloquium, and to the theme of the conference (if
relevant)
 5) a tentative breakdown of the requested time
block into component activities.

Abstracts for all presentations in a colloquium
must be submitted together.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
1) With all submissions, please attach the
following information FOR EACH PRESENTER:

 Presenter's Name, Affiliation, Address, Phone,
 Fax, E-mail.

2) Please clearly indicate if the submission is an
Individual Paper Proposal or a Colloquium Proposal.

3) Titles should be no longer than 10 words.

4) Please indicate which ONE of the following topic
areas of applied linguistics the proposal is most
relevant to:
 a) language acquisition/socialization;
 b) language for specific purposes;
 c) discourse analysis; d) assessment;
 e) psycholinguistics; f) language policy and
 planning; g) sociolinguistics; h) rhetoric and
 stylistics; i) literacy; j) translation and
 interpretation; k) second and foreign language
 pedagogy

5) Please indicate if your presentation will
require audio visual equipment: e.g., VCR (fee
charged), tape recorder playback, OHP, slide
projector

6) Please indicate if any of the presenters will
require Deaf interpreting services.

7) Please follow the precise specifications for
submissions detailed above.

Return all materials IN HARDCOPY FORMAT ONLY to:
AAAL 1996 Program Committee, 7630 West 145th
Street, Suite 202, Apple Valley, MN 55124-7533,
Fax: 612-891-1800

DEADLINE FOR COPIES OF ALL PROPOSALS TO REACH THE
AAAL BUSINESS OFFICE:
September 17, 1995, 5:00 PM Central Time
No late proposals will be accepted.

Please direct all electronic queries concerning
submissions to the 1996 AAAL Meeting to Sally
Jacoby, Associate Chair, IHW1051mvs.oac.ucla.edu
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