LINGUIST List 8.1470

Sun Oct 12 1997

Calls: 5th BWLC, FSMNLP'98

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  1. bwlg, 5th BWLC Call for papers
  2. Kemal Oflazer, Preliminary CFP / Int. Workshop on Finite State Methods in NLP

Message 1: 5th BWLC Call for papers

Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 10:18:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: bwlg <>
Subject: 5th BWLC Call for papers

Call for Papers

Fifth Berkeley Women and Language Conference

April 24-26; Berkeley Conference Center, Berkeley, California

The Berkeley Women and Language Group is currently welcoming abstracts
for the Fifth Berkeley Women and Language Conference, with a
submission deadline of December 15, 1997. In addition to individual
papers, you may organize and submit panel sessions. This year's
conference has no specific overall theme, but all papers and panels
must in some way involve issues of language and gender.

The Women and Language Conference is interdisciplinary, and usually
includes work from a variety of fields ranging from anthropology to
mass communication, with everything else in between. We are
particularly interested in topics not usually seen at the conference:
methodology of language and gender research, phonetics of gender,
non-biased language movements, historical change in gendered language,
and the like. Papers need not explicitly compare women's and men's
speech, and while we encourage work on women's and girls' speech,
studies of men's or boys' speech is also welcome.

This year's invited speakers are:

Deborah Cameron, Department of English Studies, Strathclyde
University, Glasgow

Janice Gould, Department of English, University of Northern Colorado

Jeri Jaeger, Department of Linguistics, State University of New York
at Buffalo

Bea Medicine, Faculty of Educational Policy Studies, University of

Leslie Milroy, Program in Linguistics, University of Michigan

Patricia Nichols, Department of Linguistics & Language Development,
San Jose State University 

Suzanne Romaine, Merton College, Oxford University 

Ana Celia Zentella, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City
University of New York 

And a special presentation by Ursula K. LeGuin, author

As a condition of participation, all speakers and panels must submit
their conference papers for publication in the Proceedings of the
Fifth Berkeley Women and Language Conference. Please note that this
year, all authors must bring a completed version of their papers with
them to the conference. Speakers will be allowed 20 minutes for
presentation and 10 minutes for questions. Submitted panels will be
allowed 1, 1 1/2, or 2 hours, of which part should be used for
questions. To submit an abstract for an individual paper, send six
copies of an anonymous abstract to the address below, and one copy of
a 150-word short abstract for the conference program. The long
abstract should be just one page long, although a second page may be
used for data, figures, and references. Make your abstract as specific
as possible: include a statement of your topic or problem, your
approach, and your conclusions. Along with the abstracts, include a
card with 1. the paper title, 2. your name, 3. your department and
university affiliation, if any, and 4. the email and street address at
which we can contact you. (Make clear whether the affiliation is part
of the address.) Submitted panels will not be reviewed anonymously,
and panel abstracts may be up to 4 pages long. They must state 1. who
the primary organizer of the panel is, 2. who will participate in the
panel in what way, 3. what the structure of the panel will be, 4. how
much time you would like allotted, and 5. all the contact information
listed above for individual submissions. You may be primary author of
one individual paper and also either the second author of another
paper or a participant in a submitted panel. 

The deadline for receipt of all submissions at our office is December
15th, 1997. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be
considered. Acceptance and rejection notifications will be mailed out
in early February, 1998. 

Address all correspondence to:

Berkeley Women and Language Group, 2337 Dwinelle Hall, #2650, Department of
Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
94720. Email: We will accept emailed
abstracts, but cannot accept faxed abstracts. BWLG web page: The Women and Language
Conference is wheelchair accessible.

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Message 2: Preliminary CFP / Int. Workshop on Finite State Methods in NLP

Date: Sat, 11 Oct 1997 14:54:36 +0300
From: Kemal Oflazer <>
Subject: Preliminary CFP / Int. Workshop on Finite State Methods in NLP


 International Workshop

 June 29 - July 1, 1998
 Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

 sponsored by
EACL - European Chapter of the Assoc. for Computational Linguistics,
TUBITAK- Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council(*)
NATO Science for Stability Program-TU-LANGUAGE Project(*)

SCOPE: Original papers in the theory and applications of finite state
techniques in all aspects of natural language processing including,
but not limited to: speech, phonology, morphology, tagging, parsing,
information retrieval, and discourse, are sought.

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Lauri Karttunen (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France, Co-Chair)
Kemal Oflazer (Bilkent University, Turkey, Co-Chair)
Kenneth R. Beesley (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
Eric Brill (Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA)
Eva Ejerhed (Umea University, Sweden)
Jerry Hobbs (SRI International, CA, USA)
Ronald M. Kaplan (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, CA, USA)
Martin Kay (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, CA, USA)
George Kiraz (Bell Laboratories, NJ, USA)
Andras Kornai (BBN, MA, USA)
Kimmo Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Tomasz Kowaltowski (University of Campinas, Brazil)
Claudio Leonardo Lucchesi ( University of Campinas, Brazil)
Mehryar Mohri (ATT Labs Research, NJ, USA)
Mark-Jan Nederhof (University of Groningen,The Netherlands)
Richard Sproat (Bell Laboratories, NJ, USA)
Emmanuel Roche (Teragram Corp., MA, USA)
Yves Schabes (Teragram Corp., MA, USA)
Gertran Van Noord (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Atro Voutilainen (University of Helsinki, Finland)

All are to be confirmed


 Jan.16,1998 Submissions Due
 Mar.16,1998 Authors Notified
 Apr.17,1998 Camera Ready Copies Due



Electronic submissions are encouraged. Please limit full paper
submissions to 12, and extended abstracts to 8, single column, single
spaced pages. Please submit postscript files by e-mail to

with the subject line containing the first few words of the paper
title. We ask that you send postscript files a few days in advance so
that if there are any printing problems, you may have time to submit a
hard copy version. If you prefer hard copy submissions, please send 4
copies of your manuscript

FSMNLP'98 Workshop
Department of Computer Eng. 
Bilkent University
Bilkent, ANKARA, TR-06533,TURKEY

In either case, please send a separate e-mail message to containing the title, abstract, keywords
for the paper and the relevant contact information, with a subject
line similar to above.


The workshop will be held just after the 7th Turkish Symposium on
Artificial Intelligence that will also be held at Bilkent University
on June 24-26 1998.

If there is sufficient interest, sightseeing trips to the Museum of
Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, to the Cappadocia Region known
worldwide for its lunar landscape, fairy chimneys, underground cities,
and mystical valleys will be organized during the weekend between the
Symposium and the Workshop.


Bilkent University campus has a 4* hotel on the premises. In
addition, a number of free lodging facilities in the University
dormitories will be provided on site for conference participants.
Numerous hotels in downtown Ankara are also available.

Information about the workshop will be available at 

and will be updated regularly.
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