LINGUIST List 9.1735

Mon Dec 7 1998

Calls: Metaphor Symposium, Language Policy

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  1. alan harris, SEMCOM Metaphor Symposium
  2. Bernard Spolsky, Language Policy at the Millenium

Message 1: SEMCOM Metaphor Symposium

Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 05:23:40 -0800 (PST)
From: alan harris <vcspc005csun.edu>
Subject: SEMCOM Metaphor Symposium

SYMPOSIUM ON METAPHOR, AI AND COGNITION 
=======================================
 at the 
 AISB'99 Convention, 6th-9th April 1999
 Edinburgh College of Art & Division of Informatics, 
 University of Edinburgh
 U.K.

CONVENTION URL:
http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/daidb/people/homes/geraint/aisb99/CFP

URL FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM: 
...same as above.../08-Metaphor



CALL FOR PAPERS 

The Convention
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The AISB'99 Convention will be held in Edinburgh in April 1999. It will
consist of 13 workshops and symposia on a wide range of themes in
Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. An underlying theme of
the Convention this year is the study of creativity, though not all of
the events include a creative element. Further details of AISB'99 will
be found at the conference web site, listed above.

The Metaphor Symposium
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Paper submissions are invited for the Symposium on Metaphor, AI and
Cognition. Metaphor has been shown to arise frequently and
systematically in everyday text and speech, and in specific types of
discourse such as educational interchange. It is also of great practical
importance in various other areas of life, including graphical
representation, music, visual art and computer interface usage. It is
therefore an important concern for AI (and Cognitive Science generally).
With the increasing use of computers in society, and the increasing
relevance of AI to the development of people-friendly systems, the topic
of metaphor must be given much more computational attention than it has
been if such systems are truly to succeed.

The symposium welcomes contributions on metaphor that seek to illuminate
how people or AI systems do or could process metaphor, in whatever
medium or form of life it appears. Field studies, corpus-based studies
and linguistic or philosophical analyses are also welcome, especially if
they illuminate difficult processing problems that must be faced. The
more computationally, processually, representationally or mathematically
specific a contribution to the workshop is, the better; but
contributions that are not specific in these regards will be considered.

The areas of interest of the Symposium on Metaphor, AI and Cognition
will include, but are not limited to, the following:

 o handling familiar (conventional) metaphor
 o handling novel metaphor
 o detecting metaphor in utterances, pictures, diagrams, etc.
 o extracting metaphorical meaning or connotations
 o metaphor-based reasoning
 o generating metaphorical utterances, diagrams, etc.
 o translation of metaphorical utterances
 o relationship of metaphor to analogy
 o relationship of metaphor to literal meaning
 o frequency of metaphor in discourse
 o relationship of metaphor to lexicons
 o effect of metaphor on comprehension, learning, etc.
 o effect of metaphorical views of computation,
 intelligence, etc. on the conduct of AI and cognitive science
 o relationship of metaphor to other non-literal forms 
 of expression or cognition. 

Papers will be selected by anonymous peer review of extended abstracts
of not more than 4 A4 pages. A cover page should be supplied listing the
Title, and the Author's name and affiliation, but the extended abstract
itself should not identify the author. Deadlines are listed in the
timetable, below.


PROGRAMME CHAIR: John Barnden
 School of Computer Science
 University of Birmingham
 U.K. 

 J.A.Barndencs.bham.ac.uk
 http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~jab
 (+44) (0)121-414-3816

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: 

Richard Coyne 
Department of Architecture 
University of Edinburgh
U.K.

Ann Dowker 
Department of Experimental Psychology 
University of Oxford 
U.K.

Mark Lee 
School of Computer Science 
University of Birmingham 
U.K.

Tony Veale 
School of Computer Applications 
Dublin City University 
Eire.

Yorick Wilks 
Department of Computer Science 
University of Sheffield 
U.K. 


SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT to the Programme Chair at the following
address:

 School of Computer Science
 The University of Birmingham
 Edgbaston
 Birmingham B15 2TT 
 U.K. 

or by email to J.A.Barndencs.bham.ac.uk. 

The following formats are acceptable: 

 HARDCOPY: 4 COPIES

 BY EMAIL: plain text or Unix PostScript *only*.

 

TIMETABLE

Submission of Extended Abstracts: 21 December '98 
Notification of result: 20 January '99
Submission of camera-ready copy: 12 March '99
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Message 2: Language Policy at the Millenium

Date: Sun, 06 Dec 1998 13:45:22 +0200
From: Bernard Spolsky <spolsbmail.biu.ac.il>
Subject: Language Policy at the Millenium

LANGUAGE POLICY AT THE MILLENIUM

CALL for RESEARCH REPORTS, CASE STUDIES, PROBLEM STATEMENTS in
LANGUAGE PLANNING and POLICY

The Language Policy Research Center in cooperation with the Lechter
Institute and the Lewis Family Fund for International Conferences in the
Humanities are now planning the Second International Symposium on
Language Policy, Language Policy at the Millennium, to be held at
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, from November 23-25, 1999.

Our goal for the Symposium is to provide an opportunity to reassess the
current status of language policy studies at the end of the century and
to clarify theory and methods of the field. We hope to identify
questions and define guidelines for the next decade of research.

Six invited papers will serve as conceptual and theoretical jumping off
points for the shorter research reports and case studies requested in
this call. The focal papers will be given by Joshua A. Fishman, Joseph
Lo Bianco, Lachman Khubchandani, Peter Nelde, Carol Myers-Scotton, and
Bernard Spolsky. In order to offer data-based challenges to the
discussion, we invite abstracts of research reports, case studies or
statements of a problem in the field of language policy and planning,
from which we will select a small number for presentation, each to be
juxtaposed with one of the focal papers. In addition, there will be a
poster session for presentation of individual research.

Please submit your abstract of a proposal for a short research report,
case study, or statement of a problem in an area of language policy by
March 1, 1999 to Joel Walters at the address below. Notification of
acceptance will be sent by April 15, 1999.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

Organizing Committee:
Muhammad Amara, Bar-Ilan University
Ellen Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University
Joel Walters, Bar-Ilan University
Elana Shohamy, Tel-Aviv University
Bernard Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University

Language Policy Research Center
Faculty of Humanities
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel 52900
Tel. 972-3-531-8125
Fax 972-3-535-4062
Email: waltejmail.biu.ac.il

Additional information will soon be available on the LPRC website:
http:/www.biu.il/HU/lprc

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