LINGUIST List 9.41

Sun Jan 11 1998

Calls: Australian Ling Institute, Finite State NLP

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  1. June Luchjenbroers, Australian Linguistics Institute
  2. Kemal Oflazer, FINAL CFP/ FSMNLP'98 Workshop

Message 1: Australian Linguistics Institute

Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 09:14:06 +1000 (EST)
From: June Luchjenbroers <junelcltr.uq.edu.au>
Subject: Australian Linguistics Institute


FINAL CALL

			 PAPERS FOR PRESENTATION
				ALI '98 WORKSHOPS


				 as part of the

 AUSTRALIAN LINGUISTICS INSTITUTE (ALI'98)

			 6-16 JULY, 1998.

			Host:	University of Queensland, 
				Brisbane Australia
			http://www.cltr.uq.edu.au:8000/ali98



				WORKSHOPS


1.	RESEARCH ISSUES FOR COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS 
		(July 10/ Opening Plenary: July 9)
	Convenor: 	June LUCHJENBROERS, U. Queensland, Australia.
				[junellingua.cltr.uq.edu.au]

Abstracts are invited from ALI participants for paper presentations at
this workshop. It is the convenor's aim that this workshop will
attract as many papers as possible from around Australasia and beyond
that investigate extra-linguistic cognitive processes in language and
communication, to illustrate the diversity of research interests
encompassed by the cognitive linguistics enterprise. Invited speakers
include: Wallace Chafe (who will give the Opening Plenary (Thurs
evening after classes), Eve Sweetser and Arie Verhagen.

	FINAL DATE FOR ABSTRACT CONSIDERATION:::::::

			12 JANUARY 1998.

SEND ABSTRACTS to the convenor, Dr. June Luchjenbroers 
Preferably by email -- junellingua.cltr.uq.edu.au

Notification of acceptance will sent in (or before) the first week of
February 1998. ** Please also indicate if you're willing to have your
abstract considered for inclusion at the ALS (Australian Linguistics
Conference -- 3-5/7/95, U. Queensland) if it cannot be included for
this workshop.


2.	SYMPOSIUM ON LANGUAGE CONTACT & CHANGE:
			"WHEN LANGUAGES MEET"
				 (July 10-11)
	Convenors: Patric McCONVELL, Northern Territory U. Australia
			[p_mcconvellbanks.ntu.edu.au]
 	 Jeff SIEGEL, U. New England, Australia.
			[jsiegelmetz.une.edu.au]

The aim of this two-day symposium is to examine data on language
contact and change in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region in light
of various theories proposed by scholars working in other parts of the
world. It will focus on two areas: (1) code-switching and (2) the
processes involved in the formation of contact languages, such as
pidgins, creoles, and koines, with special emphasis on the role of the
substrate languages.

Invited participants include Michael Clyne, Jenny Cheshire, Claire
Lefebvre and Carol Myers-Scotton. Others interested in either
presenting a paper or being a discussant should contact one of the
convenors by 24 November: Jeff Siegel (for contact languages) and
Patrick McConvell (for code-switching).

	ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS ARE DUE BY 12 JANUARY. 

Those not accepted for the symposium may be considered for a special
session on language contact at the Australian Linguistics Society
conference, preceding ALI.


3.	NEW DIRECTIONS IN LANGUAGE & GENDER RESEARCH 
		(July 11)
	Convenors: Janet HOLMES, Victoria U., NZ.
				[janet.holmesvuw.ac.nz]
			Scott KIESLING, 
			Anne PAUWELS, U. New England, Australia.
				[apauwelsmetz.une.edu.au]
			Joanne WINTER, Monash U., Australia.

This workshop will allow a range of women and men working at the
forefront of current gender research to contribute their views about
the directions they see the field developing in over the next ten
years specifically in relation to theoretical models and methdological
frameworks. The workshop will be organised in such a way as to
facilitate discuss and input from others interested in the field will
be encouraged.

There will be limited scope for short presentations by ALI
participants working in the area of language & gender. If you wish to
make a contribution to this workshop, please send a short abstract
(max. 100 words) to Janet Holmes [janet.holmesvuw.ac.nz] AND Anne
Pauwels [apauwelsmetz.une.edu.au]

		BY 10 February 1998.


***** OTHER ALI WORKSHOPS::::::


1.	LANGUAGE AND THE LAW 
		(July 10)
	Convenors: 	Diana EADES, U. Hawaii, USA.
				[deadesmetz.une.edu.au]
			Michael COOK, U. New England, Australia.
				[mcookmetz.une.edu.au]

The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to the growing
field of the applications of linguistics to legal contexts, with a
particular focus on developments in Australia.

There are a number of areas in which linguistics is focusing on either
the analysis of data from legal contexts (such as police interviews,
courtroom hearings, written statutes), or the presentation of
linguistic analysis as expert evidence in court (eg the analysis of
recorded voices, or of the grammatical and discourse structure of
answers in police interviews.)

Participation will be invited from a number of Australian linguists
working on language in legal contexts.


2.	ETHNOSYNTAX
		(July 11)
	Convenor: 	Nick ENFIELD, U. Melbourne, Australia.
			[enfieldcoombs.anu.edu.au -- OR
			 n.enfieldlinguistics.unimelb.edu.au]


The aim of this workshop is to explore, with an emphasis on empirical
research, the hypothesis that the grammatical structuring of meaning
in a language may be influenced by cultural preoccupations of its
speakers. Study of the language-culture relationship has its
background in anthropological linguistics and later in cognitive
anthropology (see review in D'Andrade 1995). Many studies have tended
to focus on lexicon, with the dominant modern approach to syntax
showing little interest in conceptual, and particularly cultural,
issues. However, the exploration of a language-culture relationship
has enjoyed a recent resurgence of interest (Gumperz & Levinson 1996,
Lucy 1992, inter alia). While work on linguistic relativity has been
concerned with the relationship between language and *thought* (with
"culture" at the periphery), Ethnosyntax focusses more on the
relationship between language and *culture*. Individual contributors
may show some variation as to how they see "culture" best defined and
described. This workshop will be suitable for anyone interested in
general linguistics, semantics, anthropological linguistics, cultural
and/or cognitive anthropology.

Expressions of interest by propective ALI participants are welcome.
Please contact the convenor.


3.	MACHINE TRANSLATION 
		(July 11)
	Convenor: 	Francis BOND, NTT Japan.
			[bondcslab.kecl.ntt.co.jp]


A brief overview of commercial machine translation systems, focussing
on the language problems they face. Then an introduction to the state
of art of research, including rule and example based methodologies.
An on-line analysis of example sentences, with the intermediate
representations, lexicon and rule available, would be used to give a
detailed description of the rule-based Japanese-to-English machine
translation system ALT-J/E. The various stages of segmentation and
morphological analysis, parsing and semantic analysis will all be
introduced, followed by a discussion of how to transfer from one
language to another, and the problems of generation of the target
language.

The workshop will conclude with an interactive demonstration of the
system allowing participants to input (Japanese) sentences of their
choice, and examine the results.


			***********************

		OTHER CONFERENCES IN BRISBANE


To promote prospective ALI participation, we wish to not only draw
attention to the range of courses that will be on offer at the ALI'98,
but also the range of options open to you for paper presentations.
These include scope for formal participation at some of the workshops
being offered at the ALI'98, as well as at any of the other
linguistics and applied linguistics conferences that will be held here
in Brisbane either just before or after the ALI'98.

JUNE	JULY
=====================================================
30 ----- 3 ----------- 5 6 ----------- (13) -------- 16	 17
 ALAA,	ALS		ALI				Australex
LFG w'shop					 WORLD-CALL

=====================================================


If you would hope to combine the ALI with an opportunity to present a
paper, please consider (in addition to the (the first 3) workshops
listed above), the linguistics and applied linguistics conferences
that piggy-back the ALI:


1.	AUSTRALIAN LINGUISTICS SOCIETY Conference, (ALS'98)
			3rd - 5th July, 1998

		Host: The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.
		CONTACT: jingramlingua.cltr.uq.edu.au
			[http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000/als98/]


2. 	APPLIED LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA, (ALAA'98)
			Annual Congress: 30 June - 3rd July, 1998.

		Host: Griffith Univ., Brisbane Australia.
		CONTACT: g.birchedn.gu.edu.au
			[http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000/alaa/]


3. 	AUSTRALEX 1998 
	 17th July, 1998.

		Host: The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.
		CONTACT: bill_krebsmacmail.bond.edu.au
			[http://www.anu.edu.au/linguistics/alex/]


4.	LEXICAL FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR Workshop, 1998
			30th June - 3rd July, 1998.

		Host: The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.
		CONTACT: cmanningucc.su.oz.au


5.	WORLD-CALL: Call to Creativity. Inaugural World Conference on
		Computer-Assisted Language Learning
				13 - 17 July 1998

		Host: The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia.
		CONTACT: The Conference Secretariat, Fauth Royale & 
		Associates Pty Ltd, PO Box 895, North Sydney, NSW 2060, 
		Australia. Tel: 61 2 9954 4544 Fax: 61 2 9954 4964 
		E-mail: fauroyozemail.com.au

		[http://adhocalypse.arts.unimelb.edu.au/~hlc/worldcall/]



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Message 2: FINAL CFP/ FSMNLP'98 Workshop

Date: Sat, 03 Jan 1998 12:43:15 +0200
From: Kemal Oflazer <kocs.bilkent.edu.tr>
Subject: FINAL CFP/ FSMNLP'98 Workshop


 FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

 FSMNLP'98
 International Workshop
 on
 FINITE STATE METHODS
 IN
 NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

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

 sponsored by

EACL - European Chapter of the Association for Computational
Linguistics,
TUBITAK- Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council(*)
NATO Science for Stability Program TU-LANGUAGE Project
			 (*) to be confirmed

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.

**Papers accepted to the workshop will also be considered for a future
special issue of the Computational Linguistics journal.**

- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
PROGRAMME AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 * 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)



 IMPORTANT DATES

 JAN.16,1998 SUBMISSIONS DUE
 Mar.16,1998 Authors Notified
 Apr.17,1998 Camera Ready Copies Due

 JUNE 29 - JULY 1 WORKSHOP


SUBMISSIONS

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

 fsmnlp98cs.bilkent.edu.tr

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
fsmnlp98cs.bilkent.edu.tr containing the title, abstract, keywords
for the paper and the relevant contact information, with a subject
line similar to above.

OTHER ACTIVITIES 
 
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.

ACCOMMODATIONS 

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.


FURTHER INFORMATION
Information about the workshop will be available at

http://www.nlp.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/fsmnlp98/ 

and will be updated regularly.
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