LINGUIST List 9.442

Mon Mar 23 1998

Calls: Language Development, Semitic Languages

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  1. BU Conference on Language Development, Language Development
  2. Mike Rosner, Semitic Languages

Message 1: Language Development

Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 01:19:35 -0500 (EST)
From: BU Conference on Language Development <>
Subject: Language Development


			The 23nd Annual
Boston University Conference on Language Development
			Call for Papers

		November 6, 7 and 8, 1998

Keynote Speaker: Peter Jusczyk, Johns Hopkins University
Plenary Speaker: Jane Grimshaw, Rutgers University



All topics in the field of language acquisition will be fully considered,

	Bilingualism				Literacy & Narrative
	Cognition & Language			Neurolinguistics
	Creoles & Pidgins			Pragmatics
	Discourse				Pre-linguistic Development
	Exceptional Language			Signed Languages
	Input &Interaction	 		Sociolinguistics
	Language Disorders			Speech Perception & Production
	Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon)

Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.
Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions.

Please submit:

	1) six copies of an anonymous, clearly titled 450-word summary
	 for review;

	2) one copy of a 150-word abstract for use in the conference
	 program book if your abstract is accepted. If your paper is
	 accepted, this abstract will be scanned into the conference
	 handbook. No changes in title or authors will be possible
	 after acceptance.

	3) for EACH author, one copy of the information form printed
	 at the bottom of this sheet.

Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment
of receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent by early August.
Pre-registration materials and preliminary schedule will be available in
late August, 1998.

All authors who present papers at the conference will be invited to
contribute their papers to the Proceedings Volumes. Those papers will
be due in January, 1999.

Note: All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts
submitted. Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we
will attempt to honor requests to schedule accepted papers together
in group sessions.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by May 15, 1998.

Send submissions to:

	Boston University
	Conference on Language Development
	704 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 101
	Boston, MA 02215 U.S.A.

	Telephone: 	(617) 353-3085

(We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions
	by fax or e-mail.)

Information regarding the conference may be accessed at


Author Information Form (fill out one form completely for EACH author)


Topic area:					Audiovisual requests:

Full name:					Affiliation:

Current address:			Summer address if different, and dates:

Current email:				Summer email:
Current phone number:			Summer phone if different:

* To accommodate as many papers as possible, we reserve the right to limit
each submitter to one first authorship and if circumstances warrant, to limit
each submitter to two papers in any authorship status.

* Please indicate whether, if your paper is not one of the 90 initially
for presentation, you would be willing to be considered as an alternate.
(If you
indicate that you are willing to be considered, this does not commit you to
accepting alternate status if it should be offered to you.)

_____ Yes, consider me as an alternate if necessary
_____ No, please do not consider me as an alternate

Please indicate how you received the 1998 Call for Papers:

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Message 2: Semitic Languages

Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 00:01:26 +0100
From: Mike Rosner <>
Subject: Semitic Languages

 Workshop on
 Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages


 Sunday August 16, 1998, University of Montreal

 Final Call for Papers
 ** Submission Deadline: April 6, 1998 **
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Although there exists a considerable body of CL research specifically
targeted to Semitic languages, much of the work to date has been the result
of initiatives undertaken by individual researchers or research
establishments. A direct consequence is that there is comparatively little
awareness amongst practitioners of either the state of the art as practiced
outside their own locality, the common challenges faced by all
practitioners, or the potential for developing a coordinated approach. The
aims of this workshop are therefore:

 * To provide a forum where current work in a broad range of subfields can
 be presented, collected and diffused.
 * To assess the state of the art with a view to identifying promising
 areas for future collaborative research.
 * To set up initiatives to explore the possibilities of supporting such
 research through national and international funding agencies.


Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

 * Educational Applications
 * Empirical Methods
 * Orthographic Represention
 * Language Modelling
 * Language Resources
 * Lexicon and Lexical Represention
 * Machine Translation
 * Morphology and Phonology
 * Multilinguality
 * Syntax, Parsing and Generation
 * Speech Applications


Michael Rosner, University of Malta, Malta (coordinator)

Mohamed Abd-Elsalam, Sakr Software, Egypt
Ken Beesley, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
Khalid Choukri, ELRA /ELDA, France
Yaacov Choueka, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Fathi Debili, CNRS-CRLAO (Paris) / IRMC, Tunis
Mamoun Hattab, Arabic Textware, Amman, Jordan
George Kiraz, Bell Labs, USA
Chadia Moghrabi, Univerity of Moncton, Canada
Mori Rimon, Hebrew University, Israel


Mid-Med Bank, Malta



 * Submission Deadline: April 6, 1998
 * Notification Date: June 1, 1998
 * Camera ready copy due: June 22, 1998


 * Electronic submissions only, Postscript format.
 * Provide a list of keywords and indicate the best fitting subtopic from
 the above list.
 * LaTeX users are encouraged to use the style file provided by ACL:
 * Maximum length is 8 pages including figures and references.
 * Please use A4 or US letter format and set margins so that the text lies
 within a rectangle of 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm).
 * Use classical fonts such as Times Roman or Computer Modern, 11 to 12
 points for text, 14 to 16 points for headings and title.
 * Please submit papers to All submissions will be


Michael Rosner:
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