LINGUIST List 17.509

Thu Feb 16 2006

Calls: General Ling/Czech Republic;Socioling/UK

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <>

Directory         1.    Ales Horak, 9th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue
        2.    Robert Blackwood, Languages of France

Message 1: 9th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue
Date: 15-Feb-2006
From: Ales Horak <>
Subject: 9th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue

Full Title: 9th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue Short Title: TSD 2006

Date: 11-Sep-2006 - 15-Sep-2006 Location: Brno, Czech Republic Contact Person: Karel Pala Meeting Email:

The official TSD 2006 homepage is:


Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400.000. The city is the country's judiciary and trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the south-east part of the Czech Republic. Brno had been a Royal City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms also a cultural center of the region. Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from Prague, London and Munich and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km). For the participants with some extra time, some nearby places may also be of interest. Local ones include: Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other important buildings of between-war Czech architecture. For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of Battle of three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz - Battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.
Message 2: Languages of France
Date: 14-Feb-2006
From: Robert Blackwood <>
Subject: Languages of France

Full Title: Languages of France

Date: 11-Sep-2006 - 13-Sep-2006 Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom Contact Person: Robert Blackwood Meeting Email: by 31 March 2006. A provisional programme will appear by 31 May 2006.