LINGUIST List 6.929

Wed Jul 5 1995

Calls: Chinese computing, Language rights

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  1. , Call For Paper -- Int. Conf. on Chinese Computing'96 (ICCC96)
  2. Phil Benson, Language Rights Conference

Message 1: Call For Paper -- Int. Conf. on Chinese Computing'96 (ICCC96)

Date: Wed, 05 Jul 1995 13:58:17 Call For Paper -- Int. Conf. on Chinese Computing'96 (ICCC96)
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Subject: Call For Paper -- Int. Conf. on Chinese Computing'96 (ICCC96)

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 International Conference on Chinese Computing'96 (ICCC96)

 The Latest Technological Advancement and Applications

 June 4-7 (Tues. - Fri.)

 Jointly Organized by
Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (Singapore)
Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
 Chinese Information Processing Society (China)

 The theme of this conference is the application of advanced
 technologies and knowledge to the processing of Chinese,
 Japanese, Korean and other oriental languages. Recent
 advances and developments in methodologies, systems and
 software and hardware will be emphasized.

 Suggested topics included but are not limited to the

 Large-scale lexical database construction
 Syntactic and semantic analysis
 New input methods and their applications
 Natural language interface
 Machine(-aided) translation
 Intelligent information retrieval
 Application of corpus and statistics
 Text classification and abstraction
 Discourse understanding
 Knowledge acquisition and representation
 Speech I/O and OCR (printed / handwriting)
 Chinese Internet (WWW) and E-mail
 Font generations and Typesetting
 Localization (Han Hua)

 Send 3 copies of full paper of not more than 8000 words to:

 Prof. Dong Zheng Dong
 Institute of Systems Science
 National University of Singapore
 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Kent Ridge
 Singapore 0511
 FAX: (65) 774 4998

 Prof. Huang Chang Ning
 Department of Computer Science
 Tsinghua University
 Beijing, China 100084
 FAX: (86 10) 256 2768

It is encouraged to communicate electronically with the conference's
organizing committee at:

 fax: (65) 774 4998

Important Dates:
 Submission Deadline Dec. 1 1995
 Notification Mar. 1 1996
 Final manuscript Apr. 1 1996

Official Languag:
 English and Chinese.

 An English abstract must be provided if the paper is written
 in Chinese.

 Proposals for tutorial should be submitted by 1 Oct. 1995 to:

 Dr. Lua Kim Teng
 Department of Information Systems & Computer Science,
 National University of Singapore
 Kent Ridge, Singapore 0511
 Fax 65-7722782, email

 Institute of Systems Science, National University of
 Singapore, Singapore 0511
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Message 2: Language Rights Conference

Date: Tue, 04 Jul 1995 21:20:09 Language Rights Conference
From: Phil Benson <>
Subject: Language Rights Conference

* First call for papers *


June 22-24, 1996 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Organised by the Department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic
University in association with a programme committee based at
the Department of Languages and Culture, Roskilde University,

* Plenary speakers *

Florian Coulmas, Chuo University, Japan
Alastair Pennycook, University of Melbourne, Australia
Robert Phillipson, Roskilde University, Denmark
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Roskilde University, Denmark

* Aims *
On paper, the rights of individuals and groups to learn and
use their own languages and the official languages of the
states they live in are widely recognised. In practice, these
rights are fully exercised only by the native speakers of a
small minority of the world's languages.

This conference aims to explore the meaning of language rights
at an international level and in east and southeast Asian
contexts. Relevant areas include

 + language rights and human rights
 + linguistic imperialism
 + international languages and global inequalities
 + language and gender
 + literacy and development
 + linguistic minorities
 + bilingual education
 + language and the media
 + language and the law
 + language and ideology

Papers are welcome which address any of these areas in terms
of language rights. Papers are especially welcome which
address issues of language rights in east and southeast Asian

* Submission of abstracts *

Abstracts are invited for paper presentations of 40-45
minutes. Please submit one copy to fit on one side of A4 to
include title of paper, name of presenter and affiliation.

The main language of the conference will be English. Abstracts
and papers may be in any language. Translation/interpretation
into English will be provided if possible.

Abstracts should be sent to Phil Benson at the address at the
end of this page by 1st December, 1995. Abstracts may be sent
by e-mail, but not by fax.

* Schedule *

Registration opens 1 October, 1995
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 December, 1995
Notification of acceptance: 1 February, 1996
Conference: 22-24 June, 1996

* Registration *

Before 1 March, 1996: US$100
After 1 March, 1996: US$120

* Organisers' address *

If you would like to contact the organisers of the conference
or be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

Phil Benson
Department of English
Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
Hung Hom, Hong Kong

Phone: (852) 2766 7535
Fax: (852) 2333 6569
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