LINGUIST List 11.2397

Mon Nov 6 2000

Calls: Romance Linguistics, ACL Mentoring Service

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  • Rosamaria Graziani, Romance Linguistics
  • Priscilla Rasmussen, Volunteers/ACL Mentoring Service

    Message 1: Romance Linguistics

    Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2000 21:15:00 -0600
    From: Rosamaria Graziani <rgrazianimail.utexas.edu>
    Subject: Romance Linguistics


    Call for Papers The Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of the University of Texas at Austin 11th Colloquium on Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Romance Languages Saturday, March 24th, 2001 Texas Union, University of Texas at Austin

    We proudly present Keynote Speakers:

    Prof. Ellen Bialystok (Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism and Language Acquisition, York University) Prof. Edward Subirats (Hispanic Literature, New York University)

    Abstracts: The submission will consist of two pages. The first page will include the title of the paper, the author's name, panel title (if applicable), address, telephone and email address. The second page will include the title of the paper and a single-spaced abstract not to exceed 400 words.

    To be considered, the abstract must be post marked by December 10, 2000 and follow the preceding guidelines. Please do not submit entries electronically.

    Abstracts may be submitted individually or under a panel consisting of 3 presenters. Groups submitting panels should send abstracts in the same envelope and include the panel title on the pages with the presenters' personal information.

    Papers: Papers must not exceed 3100 words (maximum reading time is 20 minutes). The completed paper as it will be presented must be sent in to the address below and post marked by March 1st, 2001. No papers will be read in-absentia.

    Please send abstracts and papers to:

    Nancy LaGreca 11th Colloquium Organizing Committee The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Batts 110 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 78712


    Message 2: Volunteers/ACL Mentoring Service

    Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 16:07:06 EST
    From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmussecs.rutgers.edu>
    Subject: Volunteers/ACL Mentoring Service




    Dear Colleagues:

    At the ACL 2000 meeting in Hong Kong the executive committee decided to set up a mentoring service as described below in the announcement which will appear in the call for papers for ACL 2001. I have agreed to organize this service for ACL 2001. The announcement clearly describes the goals of this service and how it will operate.

    Now I need to assemble a set of volunteers. The criteria for being a volunteer are very simple--your desire to serve ACL in this manner and your specific interest or knowledge about particular regions of the world. I would like to collect a large number of volunteers so that I can assure you that a volunteer will get AT MOST ONE paper. So I do hope you will volunteer. If you agree to help please provide me the following information.

    Name: Mailing Address: PHONE: FAX: e-mail: Remarks: < The region (s) of the world that interest you. Some idea about your knowledge of this region. Please limit your remarks to no more than 3 lines. >





    PLEASE SEND ME YOUR RESPONSE NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 20 2000.

    IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED A PAPER YOU WILL RECEIVE IT AROUND DECEMBER 18 2000 AND YOU ARE EXPECTED TO SEND YOUR COMMENTS BACK TO THE AUTHOR BY NO LATER THAN JAN. 15 2001 (ABOUT 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE ACL 2001 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE PAPERS TO THE PROGRAM CHAIR).

    Thanks very much for your help.

    Aravind

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    To appear in the call for papers for ACL 2001



    MENTORING SERVICE:

    ACL is organizing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from regions of the world where English is not the language of scientific exchange. Many authors from these regions, although able to read the scientific literature in English, have little or no experience in writing papers in English for conferences such as the ACL meetings. They may also have some trouble with the style of the presentation of the material that is expected for ACL.

    The service will be arranged as follows. A set of potential mentors will be identified by Aravind Joshi, who has agreed to organize this service for ACL 2001. An author who would like to take advantage of this service must send a draft of his/her paper to

    Aravind K. Joshi Room 555 Moore Department of Computer and Information Science 200 South 33rd Street University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA USA

    FAX: +1 215 898 0587

    The author must send ONE copy of the paper (HARD COPY by regular mail or by FAX) by no later than DECEMBER 15 2000. The author should try to make the draft as complete as possible in order to get the best advice. An appropriate mentor will be assigned to your paper and the mentor will get back to the author at least two weeks before the deadline for the submission to ACL 2001 program committee.

    Please note that this service is for the benefit of the authors as described above. It is not a general mentoring service for authors to improve their papers.

    If you have any questions about this service please feel free to send a message to Aravind Joshi (joshilinc.cis.upenn.edu)