LINGUIST List 8.702

Mon May 12 1997

Calls: Corpus Use, Morphology

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  1. guy aston, Workshop on corpus use and learning to translate
  2. Ecole d'ete, Formal Elegance and Natural Complexity in Morphology

Message 1: Workshop on corpus use and learning to translate

Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 02:18:43
From: guy aston <vk1aicineca.cineca.it>
Subject: Workshop on corpus use and learning to translate

CORPUS USE AND LEARNING TO TRANSLATE

Bertinoro, Italy
Friday 14 November and Saturday 15 November 1997


Call for papers (with apologies if you receive duplicate copies)

This 2-day international workshop, organized by the School for Interpreters
and Translators of Bologna University in Forli', aims to provide a forum
for comparing experiences and identifying areas for research on the role of
corpora of various kinds as aids to the understanding of source texts and
the production of accurate and idiomatic human translations, bringing
together the perspectives of the learner and the corpus user in relation to
such issues as:

- integrating corpus work into courses for interpreters and translators
- implications of corpus use with respect to academic and folk theories of
translation
- training learners to use corpora
- respective roles of corpora, conventional reference tools, and other
computational translation aids
- designing, constructing and using small corpora (monolingual, comparable
and parallel)
- uses of large reference corpora
- the World Wide Web as a corpus resource
- software development

The workshop is planned with an opening keynote session, 12 papers and
demonstrations, and a concluding round table. Invited speakers include
Mona Baker (UMIST) and Tim Johns(Birmingham). There is space for a maximum
of 30
participants. Applications and proposals for contributions relating to any
of the topics listed above are welcome, and should reach the organisers not
later than June 15.

Organising committee:
 Guy Aston (vk1avm.cineca.it)
 Laura Gavioli (gaviolihapax.lingue.unibo.it)
 Federico Zanettin (zanettinhapax.lingue.unibo.it)

Secretary:
 Morena Filippini (morenaalma03.cineca.it; Fax +39 543 450306)

Further details from the workshop secretary, and at
http://www.sslmit.unibo.it/cult.htm
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Message 2: Formal Elegance and Natural Complexity in Morphology

Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 10:26:34 +0100 (WET DST)
From: Ecole d'ete <esslli97lipn.univ-paris13.fr>
Subject: Formal Elegance and Natural Complexity in Morphology

PhD/Young Researcher Workshop on:

FORMAL ELEGANCE AND NATURAL COMPLEXITY IN MORPHOLOGY

August 18-22

A workshop held as part of the

9th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
(ESSLLI97)
August 11-22, 1997, Aix-en-Provence, France


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

ORGANISER: Dunstan Brown (University of Surrey)

BACKGROUND:


Formally oriented approaches to morphology often start from familiar and
well documented natural languages, which more often than not throw up
complex questions. For instance, questions about the relation between
particular morphosyntactic features, underspecification, rules of referral,
or disjunctive representations, among other things, can arise from analysis
of familiar languages. Languages which provide key evidence on such issues
may be less well known. Through the workshop, researchers working on
particular languages can become acquainted with issues which are of
interest for formal approaches, and formally oriented researchers can learn
more about the complexity of natural language morphology. The workshop
will therefore provide a forum for young researchers working in either or
both of these areas to come together and exchange ideas.

WORKSHOP AIMS:

This workshops aims to:

 * provide a setting for PhD Students/Young researchers to present and
discuss
 their work, in a small, friendly and constructive environment;
 * facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers working on
particular languages
 or language typology and those interested in formal approaches to
morphology


CALL FOR PAPERS:

You are invited to submit two copies of an abstract for a twenty-minute
talk (plus 10 minutes)
discussion. Submissions of more than one abstract will also be considered.

DEADLINE: May 31, 1997. Abstracts should be sent to:

Dunstan Brown
Linguistic and International Studies
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 5XH
England

Tel: +44 1483 259957
Fax: +44 1483 302605
Email: d.brownsurrey.ac.uk


Dunstan Brown
Linguistic and International Studies
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey GU2 5XH

Email: d.brownsurrey.ac.uk Fax: +44 1483 302605
Tel: +44 1483 25 9957
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