LINGUIST List 10.306

Wed Feb 24 1999

Calls: ACL'99, L1 & L2 Aquisition of Hispanic langs.

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  • Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL'99 co-located Symposium
  • Cristina Sanz, L1 & L2 Aquisition of Spanish & Portuguese/ Hispanic Ling. Symposium

    Message 1: ACL'99 co-located Symposium

    Date: Tue, 23 Feb 99 13:56:17 EST
    From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
    Subject: ACL'99 co-located Symposium

    Call for Participation


    A Symposium jointly sponsored by: International Association of Language Learning Technologies and Association for Computational Linguistics

    Tuesday, June 22, 1999 (preceding IALL-99 and ACL-99) University of Maryland, College Park, MD

    The purpose of this meeting will be to strengthen collaboration between researchers and users of language learning tools. We solicit abstracts for a range of participation types, including, but not limited to presentations, proposals, demonstrations, and papers on:

    - language assessment - software for first and second language acquisition - general discussions of problems and solutions in evaluating systems, software, and and people learning language. - integrating technology and foreign language pedagogy - user studies - the relation between technology and language learning, or linguistic theory and tool-building - discussions of what is feasible and/or desirable in language learning technology - computer adaptive testing and speech recognition in language assessment and placement - software and tool demonstrations - formulation of discussion questions for panels relating to any of the above

    Submitters are invited to submit at least 2 (and at most 8) pages, summarizing the proposed contribution. Submit author(s), title, surface mail, and email addresses on a separate page. On this page, also indicate any equipment needs beyond an overhead projector and a Windows computer with projector.

    Electronic submissions using the ACL style files are encouraged and will made be available (for accepted papers) on the web as well as at the meeting. Following the workshop, participants will be invited to submit fuller papers for a joint IALL-ACL publication.

    The symposium will be organized around the topics outlined in the call, according to submissions and the general interests of the participants. We are interested soliciting participation by (inter alia):

    (i) researchers, educators, lab managers, software developers who work directly in the intersection between computational theory and language learning, (ii) language educators and lab managers interested in what is possible and in process in computational linguistics,

    (iii) computational linguists interested in languages learning software as an application, (iv) people who assess language acquisition (in people) who (would like to) have insight into good techniques that have been applied for evaluating computational systems and output,

    (v) people who work on metrics for evaluating computational systems who might have insight into scoring assessments in language acquisition.

    A listserv has been set up to encourage interaction and questions before the symposium. To be added to the list, send mail to "" with "subscribe" in the subject line. Messages may be submitted to everyone on the list by sending mail to "".

    REVIEW COMMITTEE Charlotte Groff Aldridge (University of Maryland Language Center Director) Susan Armstrong (University of Geneva, ISSCO) Eduard Hovy (USC, Information Sciences Institute) Dorry Kenyon (Center for Applied Linguistics) Philip Resnik (University of Maryland Linguistics & Computer Studies) Roberta Lavine (University of Maryland, Spanish and Portuguese) Valerie Malabonga (Center for Applied Linguistics) Flo Reeder (MITRE Corporation) Carol Van Ess-Dykema (US Dept. of Defense)

    DEADLINES Abstracts/proposals: March 30, 1999 Notification of acceptance: April 30, 1999 Final submissions: May 30, 1999 Final papers for publication: July 30, 1999

    SEND SUBMISSIONS TO Mari Broman Olsen, FAX: (301) 314-9658 University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies 3141 A.V. Williams Building University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742

    Message 2: L1 & L2 Aquisition of Spanish & Portuguese/ Hispanic Ling. Symposium

    Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 18:05:22 -0500 (EST)
    From: Cristina Sanz <>
    Subject: L1 & L2 Aquisition of Spanish & Portuguese/ Hispanic Ling. Symposium






    We cordially invite abstracts for either of the above conferences (that is, ONE abstract per presenter). Please submit FIVE copies of a one-page anonymous abstract (maximum 500 words plus bibliography/figures) in English or in any Hispanic language. Include with your submission the following information on a 4 x 6 index card: name(s), affiliation(s), title of your paper, mailing address, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers, and the name of the conference for which you would like to be considered. E-mail or fax submissions will not be considered.

    Presentation time for papers will be limited to 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.

    THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS IS MAY 1, 1999. Presenters will be notified by JUNE 1, 1999.

    Submissions should be sent to:

    Abstract Committee 1999 Spanish Linguistics Conferences Department of Spanish & Portuguese Georgetown University Washington, DC 20057-1039


    ____________________________________________ Cristina Sanz Assistant Professor of Catalan & Spanish Applied Linguistics Director, Intensive Spanish Program Georgetown University 202-687-7213