LINGUIST List 9.217

Thu Feb 12 1998

Calls: Corpus-Based Terminology, Politeness Theory

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  1. Gamper Johann, Workshop on Corpus-Based Terminology
  2. Robin Queen, Politeness Theory

Message 1: Workshop on Corpus-Based Terminology

Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 18:07:40 +0100
From: Gamper Johann <>
Subject: Workshop on Corpus-Based Terminology


Workshop on Corpus-Based Terminology

Bozen/Bolzano, February 26-28, 1998
European Academy Bozen/Bolzano

Autonome Provinz Bozen

The motivation to organize this workshop is a project currently in the
planning phase at the European Academy Bozen/Bolzano. The main goal of
the project is to elaborate a comprehensive Italian/German terminology
in the areas of law and administration for the use in South Tyrol by
extracting the term pairs from a representative corpus of relevant
bilingual texts. A more detailed description can be found here:
The objective of the workshop is to bring together leading researchers
working on corpus-based terminology and to provide a forum of discussion
of the state of the art in this area. The main focus will be on
computational methods and technologies covering the following topics:
	T1: Encoding (multilingual) text corpora
	T2: Extraction of data/knowledge from text corpora (translation
equivalents, concept relations, ...)
	T3: Terminological data/knowledge representation

Khurshid Ahmad (University of Surrey, United Kingdoms)
Susan Armstrong (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Lynne Bowker (Dublin City University School, Ireland)
Ido Dagan (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
Ulrich Heid (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
David Hull (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College, New York)
Christian Jacquemin (IUT de Nantes, France)
Bernardo Magnini (IRST, Italy)
Maria T. Pazienza (University of Roma, Italy)
Jordi Vivaldi Palatresi (University Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

The programme consists of talks given by 11 invited speakers and a
pannel discussion about the CATEx project; there will be plenty of time
for discussions. A preliminary programme outline is given below:

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Thursday, February 26, 1998
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	General introduction into Corpus-Based Terminology + some on T1
(Lynne Bowker)
	Corpus Encoding for Linguistic Research and Term Detection
(Jordi Vivaldi Palatresi)
	Working with parallel corpora (Susan Armstrong)
	(Extraction of Information from Text Corpora) (Ulrich Heid)
	Pannel discussion: The CATEx Project (Werner Aufschnaiter,
Johann Gamper, Felix Mayer, Francesco Palermo)
	Workshop dinner

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Friday, February 27, 1998
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	Recognition and Acquisition: Two Interrelated Activities in
Corpus-Based Term Extraction (Christian Jacquemin)
	Automatic Terminology Extraction and Alignment from a Parallel
Sentence-Aligned Bilingual Corpus (David Hull)
	Bilingual word alignment and its use for productive lexicon
construction (Ido Dagan)
	Tour: Tobogganing at the Seiser Alm 

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Saturday, February 28, 1998
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	A Domain Specific Terminology Extraction System (Maria T.
	From Terminologoy Extraction to Terminology Representation
(Khurshid Ahmad)
	Use of a Lexical Knowledge Base for Information Access Systems
(Bernardo Magnini)
	Encoding Linguistic Corpora: Encoding Schemes and a Data
Architecture for Linguistic Annotation (Nancy Ide)
	Concluding Remarks

European Academy Bozen/Bolzano
Weggensteinstr. 12/a
I - 39100 Bozen/Bolzano
phone:	+39 - 471 - 306111
fax:	+39 - 471 - 306199

Informal get-together: An informal get-together will be held on
Wednesday evening, February 25 (place will be communicated later to the
workshop participants).

Workshop dinner: The workshop dinner will take place on Thursday
evening, February 26, in a typical restaurant in the city center.

Tour "Tobogganing at the Seiser Alm": On Friday afternoon, February 27,
we will organize a tour to the Seiser Alm, one of the most beautiful
alpine pastures in South Tyrol, where we have the chance of tobogganing.
Please, don't forget warm clothes and heavy shoes (we are walking in the

Attending to the workshop (including coffee breaks) is free of charge,
however, registration is required. Only a limited number of participants
will be allowed. Travel, accommodation, meals and social activities are
at the expense of the participant. On request, the accommodation can be
organized by the European Academy Bozen/Bolzano.

If you are willing to participate, please contact the local organizer.

Registration deadline: Monday, February 23, 1998

Giovanni B. Flores D'Arcais (University of Padova)
Bernhard Eccher (University of Innsbruck)
Johann Gamper (European Academy Bozen/Bolzano)
Felix Mayer (European Academy Bozen/Bolzano)
Alberto M. Mioni (University of Padova)
Oskar Putzer (University of Innsbruck)
Harro Stammerjohann (European Academy Bozen/Bolzano)
Oliviero Stock (IRST, Trento)

Johann Gamper
European Academy Bozen/Bolzano
Weggensteinstr. 12/A
39100 Bozen, Italy
phone: +49 - 471 - 306114
fax: +49 - 471 - 306199 

For more information about the workshop, please contact the local

Johann Gamper
European Academy Bolzano/Bozen		phone:	+39 - 471 - 306114
Research Area "Language and Law" 		fax:	+39 - 471 -
Weggensteinstr. 12/A			email:
39100 Bozen, Italy				WWW:
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Message 2: Politeness Theory

Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 13:05:40 +0000
From: Robin Queen <>
Subject: Politeness Theory


Politeness theory and language in the mass media

This is a call for papers that explore linguistic politeness and
social interaction in the mass media. In the introduction to the
second edition of Politeness, Brown and Levinson write, "we believe we
happen to have stumbled on an area where many orthogonal aspects of
social life converge in a set of crucial preoccupations in social
interaction." Brown and Levinson state that politeness is at the
heart of those preoccupations. While there have been numerous studies
of linguistic politeness since Brown and Levinson's original paper,
there has been little attention paid to politeness theory in
discussions of language in the mass media. We believe that the mass
media provide a unique yet ubiquitous arena through which to explore
linguistic politeness because of the often ambiguous nature of social
interaction in the mass media. It is our interest in the nature of
social interaction in the mass media that provides the impetus for
this book project. We also believe there is a need for theories of
media discourse based on sociolinguistic perspectives.

We are seeking original essays to include in a book volume that examines
aspects of linguistic politeness based on data collected from the
mass media. We would especially like to encourage submissions based
on data from languages other than English. The intended audience of
the book will be undergraduates,graduate students, and scholars in the
areas of sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, linguistic
pragmatics, ethnography of communication, sociology and

Please forward an indication of interest and a one-page abstract of
the proposed contribution by April 30, 1998 to: Prof. Troi Carleton
1200 Holloway Drive, Department of English, San Francisco State
University, San Francisco, CA 94132, e-mail: or Prof.
Robin Queen, English Department, Kent State University, Kent, OH 
44242-0001, e-mail:

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Robin M. Queen
English Department
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Tel: 330-672-2219
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