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LINGUIST List 18.132

Sun Jan 14 2007

Calls: General Ling, Ling Theories/France; Socioling/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Kyoko Kanzaki, 4th International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon
        2.    Hans den Besten, Language Analysis in the Determination of National Origin


Message 1: 4th International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon
Date: 10-Jan-2007
From: Kyoko Kanzaki <kanzakinict.go.jp>
Subject: 4th International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon



Full Title: 4th International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon
Short Title: GL2007

Date: 10-May-2007 - 11-May-2007
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Pierrette Bouillon
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.issco.unige.ch/gl2007.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

4th International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

Organizers:
Pierrette Bouillon (ETI/TIM/ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Laurence Danlos (Universit de Paris VII, Paris, France)
Kyoko Kanzaki (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, NICT, Japan)

Date:
May 10-11 2007

Location:
ENS (Ecole Normale Superieure), Paris, France


Third call for Papers GL2007

Submission procedure has been changed!
You can submit your paper via
http://www.softconf.com/procom-i/GL2007/submit.html

Topic:
The aim of GL workshops is to bring together diverse contributions
in philosophy, linguistics, computer science and lexicography to
explore the lexicon from the point of view of generativity. The
discussions will be centered, but are not limited to, the emerging
view of ''Generative Lexicon Theory'' (Pustejovsky). Topics include:

- Philosophical foundations of a generative approach
- Generative lexicon theory and representation of word meaning
- Analysis of linguistic phenomena in a generative perspective
- Frameworks for lexical semantics
- Philosophical differences between frameworks
- Critical perspectives and evaluation

In this fourth workshop we would like to keep all the above
perspectives, but put more of the focus on building on-line GL
resources for NLP tasks, in particular:

- Arguments and counter-arguments in favour of a GL resource
- Acquiring lexical information: methodology, tools, resources
- Maintaining and evaluating GL resources on systematic grounds
- Scalability for different NLP tasks

Papers can make reference to any semantic lexicons (Wordnet, Framenet,
Meaning-text theory, etc.), but a link to Generative Lexicon theory is
desirable (Pustejovsky, 1995). Key topics are:

- How to build a Generative Lexicon?
- How a Generative Lexicon can be extracted from existing resources or corpora?
- How to connect qualia structures with other lexical information?
- How to use qualia structures in NLP applications?

The conference will be held over a period of two days. Both posters
and presentations are foreseen and will be published in the
proceedings. Invited speakers include Johan Bos, Robin Cooper,
Alain Polguere, James Pustejovsky.

Submission procedure: Authors should submit an anonymous paper of at
most 7 single-column pages (including references) using a 12' body
font size together with a separate page specifying the author's name,
affiliation, address, e-mail address, title and type of paper (normal
presentation or poster). The minimum size is 3 pages for a poster
paper and 5 pages for a normal paper. The papers should be submitted
electronically (in postscript, rtf or pdf format) via the following site:

http://www.softconf.com/procom-i/GL2007/submit.html

Language: All papers must be submitted and presented in
English. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the
workshop.

Important dates:
Paper due: 1st of February 2007
Acceptance/rejection notice: End of February 2007
Final version due: April 15th, 2007
Conference: May 10-11, 2007

For any information, please contact:

Pierrette Bouillon
ETI/TIM/ISSCO
40, bvd du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland)

email : Pierrette.Bouillonissco.unige.ch
Tel: +41/22/705 86 79
Fax: +41/22/705 86 89
http://www.issco.unige.ch/gl2007.html



Message 2: Language Analysis in the Determination of National Origin
Date: 09-Jan-2007
From: Hans den Besten <j.b.denbestenuva.nl>
Subject: Language Analysis in the Determination of National Origin



Full Title: Language Analysis in the Determination of National Origin

Date: 21-Jun-2007 - 21-Jun-2007
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Carolien van den Hazelkamp
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 16-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

This workshop concerns the use of language analysis in determining the country of origin of asylum applicants.

Joint Summer Meeting 2007 of the Society of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics and the Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portugesa e Espanhola

Post conference Workshop in cooperation with de Taalstudio: Language Analysis in the determination of national origin
21 June 2007

Call for Papers

From June 17-20 2007, the joint SPCL/ACBLPE Summer Meeting will take place at the University of Amsterdam. On June 21st the Organizing Committee, in cooperation with de Taalstudio (www.taalstudio.nl), is organizing a post conference workshop on Language Analysis in the determination of national origin of refugees.

At the 2003 Summer Conference of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Languages, a special session was organized about the use of language analysis in assessing asylum applications by speakers of pidgin and creole languages (one of the main speakers in this session was Jacques Arends). This session provided a basis for the development of professional standards. In June 2004, the Language and National Origin Group, an international group of linguists published the Guidelines for the Use of Language Analysis in Relation to Questions of National Origin in Refugee Cases (see www.iafl.org, the home page of the International Association for Forensic Linguists). The guidelines provided a useful framework for this new field, in which a lot of research still remains to be done.

Hereby, we invite abstracts for a 25 minute presentation on any topic related to Language Analysis as it is used in the determination of origin (and not limited to Creole or Pidgin languages).

Next to the presentation of papers, the workshop will also create plenty of opportunity for face-to-face discussion and expertise-sharing.

If you would like to present a paper, please send an abstract before February 16th 2007 by
e-mail to cvdhazelkamptaalstudio.nl. By March 15 you will be notified whether your paper has been accepted.

For your abstract, please follow the following submission guidelines:
· Two electronic versions of your abstract (250-300 words) should be sent to cvdhazelkamptaalstudio.nl. One should include your full affiliation and contact details (listed at the top of the document), and the other should be anonymous.
· Abstracts should be in MICROSOFT WORD or PDF (however, PDF only if special fonts are involved).
· Please include any audio-visual/IT requirements

The Organizing Committee of the joint SPCL/ACBLPE Summer Meeting
Chair: Hans den Besten

For all queries please contact
Carolien van den Hazelkamp at cvdhazelkamptaalstudio.nl



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