LINGUIST List 7.678

Fri May 10 1996

Calls: Engl/Islam, Cognitive Science of Natural Lang Processing

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  1. "Linda L. Erwin", Call for Papers: English and Islam
  2. Alex Monaghan, CSNLP-Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing

Message 1: Call for Papers: English and Islam

Date: Thu, 09 May 1996 10:33:38 CDT
From: "Linda L. Erwin" <>
Subject: Call for Papers: English and Islam
Please note the new dates, for those who are interested but have not
been able to submit a proposal. Those whose submissions were received
by April 30 will still receive word by June 15; those whose
submissions are received by the new date of June 30 will receive word
by August 15.


"English and Islam: Creative Encounters" An International Conference
organized by the Department of English Language and Literature of the
International Islamic University, Malaysia, December 20-22, 1996

The important historical links between literature in English and
Islamic creativity and thought have been long established. In
addition, the relationship between the English language and Islam has
great significance in contemporary times as the English language
continues to play an important role as a conveyer of knowledge about
Islam to the international community. Further, Western and global
cultures, often accessible in English, will no doubt continue to
connect with the Muslim world in diverse ways.

This international conference hopes to explore both the historical and
contemporary manifestations of these linguistic, literary, and
intercultural connections, to provide a platform for exchanging ideas,
knowledge, and aspirations, and to project future directions for
relating English language/literature and Islamic creativity. Topics of
interest might include (but are not limited to):

Critical assessment of literature in English by Muslim authors;
interpretations of the image of Islam in different eras of English-
language literature; the impact of Islamic culture on the development
of the English language; the genesis, development, and prospects of
"Islamic English"; a critical survey of translations of the Quran;
analyses of the style and content of Islamic religious texts in
English (translated and original works); the influence of Islamic
texts on English-language writers; the application of Islamic literary
theory and criticism to English-language literature; Islamic
perspectives on linguistic theory and the Muslim scholar's
contribution to this field; the teaching of English language and
literature in an Islamic educational environment; the teaching of
Islamic literature in an English-language educational environment;
English-language works and the Muslim author: a study in
intertextuality; Islamic input into the field of comparative literary
theory and criticism; the contribution of English language and
literary studies in developing awareness of self- and social
responsibility among Muslim students.

The conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur at the new permanent site
of the Institute of Islamic Understanding--Malaysia.

Abstracts of approximately 250 words and the applicant's biodata of
not more than 50 words (both in English) should be sent by June 30,
1996 to:

Dr. Nur Nina Zuhra, Acting Head, Department of English Language and
Literature, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan
Universiti, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

OR e-mail to:

Visit our web page at:

Notification of acceptance will be sent by August 15, 1996. Inquiries
may be addressed to Dr. Nur Nina Zuhra, fax (03) 757-6045.
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Message 2: CSNLP-Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing

Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 15:13:44 -0000
From: Alex Monaghan <Alex.MonaghanCompApp.DCU.IE>
Subject: CSNLP-Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing


	 Call for Papers and Registration for the

		 Fifth International Conference on


	 Dublin City University, 2-4 September 1996

Theme: Ambiguity

One of the major problems for NLP and Speech Systems is the
identification and processing of ambiguous input. Original papers
dealing with cognitive aspects of ambiguity in NLP and Speech Systems
are invited. Papers dealing with other areas of Cognitive Science and
Natural Language Processing will also be considered, but preference
will be given to papers addressing the theme of the conference.

Both oral and poster sessions are planned. All papers will be
published in the conference proceedings. See below for details of

Invited Speakers:
The following speakers have agreed to give keynote talks:
Sylviane Cardey, Universit/e de Franche-Comt/e, France
Alex Monaghan, National Centre for Language Technology, Ireland

This is a small conference, limited to about 40 delegates. We aim to
keep things relatively informal, and to promote discussion and
debate. All official activities will take place on the campus of
Dublin City University, three miles North of the city centre and five
miles from the airport.

Submission of papers:

One-page abstracts should be submitted to the address below, to arrive
not later than the 7th of June: email abstracts are
preferred. Acceptance will be notified by the 5th of July. Hard-copy
final papers (8 pages approx.) should arrive in Dublin by the 16th of
August. Papers should be in English, clearly printed, with full
references. There is no particular format.

Registration and Accommodation:

The registration fee will be IR#60, and will include proceedings,
lunches and one evening meal. Accommodation can be reserved in the
campus residences at DCU. A single room is around IR#20 per night,
including continental breakfast. Accommodation will be "First come,
first served": there is a heavy demand for campus rooms in the summer.
There are also several hotels and B&B establishments nearby: addresses
will be provided on request.

Abstracts and registration requests should be addressed to Alex
Monaghan at the following addresses:

Email - (internet)

Alex Monaghan
School of Computer Applications
Dublin City University
Dublin 9


7th June --- Abstracts to arrive in Dublin

5th July --- Notification of acceptance

16th August --- Hard-copy final papers to arrive in Dublin

23rd August --- Final date for registration, accommodation, meals etc.
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