LINGUIST List 9.422

Fri Mar 20 1998

Calls: NAMES (Socioling),Transcription (ACL/COLING-98)

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  1. TB0EXC1, NAMES (Socioling Journal)
  2. BELMORE, Partially Automated Techniques for Transcription

Message 1: NAMES (Socioling Journal)

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 98 15:26 CST
Subject: NAMES (Socioling Journal)

The June 1999 issue of NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics will
be devoted to The Sociolinguistics of Names and Naming.

Papers should relate names and/or naming to one or more of the
standard areas of sociolinguists: regional or social variation,
stylistic or situational variation, ethnic or other cultural
variation, changes in names or naming practices over time, the
pragmatics of naming. Manuscripts submitted for this special should be
empirical rather than philosophical and should be based upon original
or existing research.

Potential contributors should send a proposal of one or two paragraphs
describing the paper as soon as convenient to:

Edward Callary, Editor NAMES
English Department
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115

proposals by email are welcome. send to:


make sure that's a zero after the TB and a letter o after
the cs.

regards to all

Edward Callary, Editor Phone: 815-753-6627
NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics Fax: 815-753-0606
English Department email:
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Il 60115-2863

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Message 2: Partially Automated Techniques for Transcription

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 13:08:41 +0000 (HELP)
From: BELMORE <>
Subject: Partially Automated Techniques for Transcription


 Workshop on


 August 16, 1998 (following ACL/COLING-98)
 University of Montreal, Montreal (Quebec, Canada)


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The development of robust systems for speech analysis and synthesis
depends crucially on the availability of well-annotated corpora of
naturally occurring, continuous speech. Yet existing speech corpora
are rarely well-annotated. A key to proper annotation is the
availability of partially automated systems for linking selected
portions of a visual display of speech to the corresponding
transcriptions. To be of practical use, such systems must be able to
handle large files of digitized speech and they should permit
transcriptions at different levels of analysis.

 This workshop will be devoted to the presentation and discussion
of papers and software demonstrations which reflect the current state
of the art. We invite proposals of up to 800 words which address the
development, use, evaluation, or potential commercial application of
such systems.

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Only email submissions in LaTeX or Ascii will be accepted. Authors
should submit an abstract of no more than 800 words to:

Style files and templates for LaTeX submissions can be found at

The official language of the conference is English.

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 Submission Deadline: April 15, 1998
 Notification Date: May 15, 1998
 Camera ready copy due: June 15, 1998

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Nancy Belmore		Concordia University, Canada
Sabine Bergler		Concordia University, Canada
John Esling		Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Eric Keller		Univ. of Lausanne, Switzerland
Roland Kuhn		Panasonic Technologies, Inc., U.S.A.
Douglas O'Shaughnessy	INRS-Telecommunications, Canada
Ching Y. Suen		Concordia University, Canada

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Nancy Belmore		Concordia University, Canada
Sabine Bergler		Concordia University, Canada
Douglas O'Shaughnessy	INRS-Telecommunications, Canada

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There is a discounted workshop fee for participants of
Coling/ACL. Participants who are not registered for Coling/ACL will
have to pay the full workshop fee (to be announced shortly).

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Any requests for information should be sent to
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