LINGUIST List 8.1023

Mon Jul 7 1997

Confs: Translation, Phonology

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  1. Katerina / Lucie Piro, TELRI 3rd European Seminar - Announcement
  2. E. Wayles Browne, Student Phonology Workshop at Ling. Inst.

Message 1: TELRI 3rd European Seminar - Announcement

Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 12:30:40 +0200
From: Katerina / Lucie Piro <>
Subject: TELRI 3rd European Seminar - Announcement

TELRI - Trans-European Language Resources Infrastructure



Montecatini, Tuscany, Italy
October 16-18, 1997

- under the patronage of the European Commission -

** First Announcement **

(apologies for duplicates)

 "There is no point in denying the concept of translation. The fact is
translation is a necessity on economic and general human
grounds. Moreover, the fact of translation is a main challenge both to
linguistics and to philosophy." J.R.Firth "Linguistic Analysis and

The Concerted Action TELRI (Trans-European Language Resources
Infrastructure) invites you to participate in the Third European
Seminar Translation Equivalence - Theory and Practice, to be held on
October 16-18, 1997 in the famous spa town of Montecatini (between
Florence and Lucca) in Italy. The Seminar is organised by TELRI in
conjunction with the Tuscan Word Centre (TWC) in Pescia-Vellano.

The Seminar will assess the achievements of existing translation
software and try to propose new approaches that could radically
improve their performance. Our experience so far suggests that we need
a huge increase in linguistic knowledge before we can construct
software that can deal successfully with natural language semantics,
i.e. software that replicates the human faculty of understanding

The Seminar will introduce a variety of approaches that will help us
to provide the translation knowledge necessary for a new generation of
translation tools. It will present the findings of the TELRI project
on the multilingual Plato corpus and offer new ideas for the
exploitation of parallel texts. It will demonstrate how the BRIDGE
dictionaries can be used as a lexicon of translation equivalents.

Registration fee: DM 400,- (until August 31), including participation
in the seminar, opening and closing receptions, banquet, and coffee
breaks. (For a limited number of participants from countries with
restricted currency convertibility, the registration fee may be

Late registration fee (after August 31): DM 500,-
Social event fee for accompanying persons: DM 120,-

Registration is possible via fax, e-mail, and surface mail. On-line
registration is also possible via the Seminar WWW page given below.

For further information on the Third European Seminar and on the TELRI
Concerted Action in general, please refer to the following URL: or send an e-mail to:


Dr. Wolfgang Teubert
Abt. Lexik (Dept. of Lexical Studies)
Institut fuer deutsche Sprache
Postfach 10 16 21
D-68016 Mannheim, Germany
Fax/Phone: +49 621 1581-415 E-mail:
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Message 2: Student Phonology Workshop at Ling. Inst.

Date: Sun, 6 Jul 1997 10:07:29 -0400
From: E. Wayles Browne <>
Subject: Student Phonology Workshop at Ling. Inst.

at the 1997 LSA Linguistic Institute

Saturday, July 26
Goldwin Smith Hall, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Schedule of Papers

8:30 Registration - fee: $5 for Institute participants, $12.50 for

9:00 Tracking a Rule Across Eastern Bantu Africa, Jeanine Ntihirageza,
University of Chicago

9:25 Non-Adjacency in Dissimilation, Caroline Jones, UMass Amherst

9:50 Break

10:10 Paradigmatic Infixation in Miskito, Vivian Lin, MIT

10:35 The Interaction of Infixation and Reduplication in Tagalog,
Tivoli Majors, University of Texas at Austin

11:00 Vocalic Hiatus Resolution in Kisi, Carolyn Smallwood & Trisha
Causley, University of Toronto

11:25 Lunch


3:00 Phonetic Evidence against the Feature [fortis] in Swiss German,
Bill Ham, Cornell University

3:25 Phonetic Analysis of Asymmetry of Korean /s/ in Phonology,
Joo-Kyeong Lee, University of Illinois

3:50 Break

4:00 Dutch Rimes: the Interaction between Syllable Weight and Sonority
of Coda Consonants, Caro Struijke, University of Maryland

4:25 Across-Word Regressive Assimilation in Picard: an Optimality
Theoretic Analysis, Walcir Cardoso, McGill University

8:00 PHONOLOGY PARTY, under the tent behind Risley Hall

Economical accommodations are available in the Institute dorms. For
more information, read about short term housing on the Institute web

If you have questions, feel free to e-mail Lisa Lavoie at
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