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LINGUIST List 18.308

Mon Jan 29 2007

Calls: Comp Ling,Gen Ling,Lang Desc/USA; Lang Acq/Jordan

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Helen Aristar-Dry, Toward the Operability of Language Resources
        2.    Lyn Pemberton, Language Learning with Personal Technologies


Message 1: Toward the Operability of Language Resources
Date: 29-Jan-2007
From: Helen Aristar-Dry <tilrlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Toward the Operability of Language Resources


Full Title: Toward the Operability of Language Resources
Short Title: TILR

Date: 13-Jul-2007 - 15-Jul-2007
Location: Stanford, California, USA
Contact Person: Helen Aristar-Dry
Meeting Email: tilrlinguistlist.org
Web Site: http://linguistlist.org/tilr/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language
Description

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

This workshop, to be held July 13-15 at Stanford University in conjunction with
the 2007 LSA Summer Institute, will bring linguists, language engineers, and
archivists together to collaborate in the development of digital tools and
services for linguistics. This meeting, which will focus on interoperability,
will capitalize on the momentum of two workshops held in conjunction with the
2006 LSA Summer Meeting: the Digital Tools Summit in Linguistics (DTSL), and the
E-MELD (Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data) workshop on
"Tools and Standards: the State of the Art."

2nd Call:

We invite submissions from linguists, archivists, community members, and
computer scientists. Participation will represent the perspectives of the user
and the service provider, as well as the tool developer.

Selection:

The workshop program is based on discussions in small working groups.
Participants will not submit abstracts or make individual oral presentations of
their own projects. Instead of submitting abstracts of presentations,
participants are requested to submit one-page issue statements, which will
inform the working group foci for the first conference day. In these issue
statements, we urge applicants to present one issue or idea relevant to the
technological support of linguistic scholarship.

For example, the position paper might address one or more of the following
questions:

What are the greatest barriers to interoperability?
What could this workshop do to best promote interoperability?
What sets of tools or facilities have you used that are currently interoperable?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of these and/or similar tool suites?
If you have been involved in tool development, what are the primary challenges
involved in designing interoperable tools?
If your work involves a range of non-interoperable tools, what solutions or
work-arounds have you found?
Do you agree that interoperable tools will produce interoperable documentation,
and this in turn will facilitate the development of Internet services and
digital archives? Or does this claim require qualification or explication?
Those participants who have been working since DTSL 2006 on a tool charette will
be encouraged to incorporate current design work into their position papers.

The workshop will also include a poster session. For this, we will extend
special invitations to individual projects that are developing suites of tools
or platforms that offer good examples of interoperability. If you would like to
present a poster on your project, please include a two-line project description
along with your issue statement.

Each issue paper must be accompanied by a short (half page or less) biography.

Send submissions to: tilrlinguistlist.org
Deadline: Issue statements and biographies are due by 15 February 2007.
Issue statements should be one page long.
Biographies should be half a page.
Message 2: Language Learning with Personal Technologies
Date: 26-Jan-2007
From: Lyn Pemberton <lp22bton.ac.uk>
Subject: Language Learning with Personal Technologies



Full Title: Language Learning with Personal Technologies
Short Title: IMCL

Date: 17-Apr-2007 - 17-Apr-2007
Location: Amman, Jordan
Contact Person: Lyn Pemberton
Meeting Email: lp22bton.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.imcl-conference.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 09-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

The workshop on Supporting Language Learning with Personal and Collaborative
Technologies is part of the 2nd International Conference on Interactive Mobile
and Computer aided Learning at the Princess Sumaya University for Technology
Amman, Jordan, 17-20 April 2007.
It is aimed at researchers, teachers and designers with an interest in exploring
the potential of mobile and contextual technologies for language learning. A
central aim of the workshop is to go beyond the language classroom to explore
new possibilities for personal and collaborative learning projects, on the job
learning, and just-in-time learning.

Aims and Scope:

Many new media technologies have seemed, at their first appearance, to have
potential for assisting in language learning. Some of these technologies are now
regarded as partial or complete failures, while others have fulfilled their
promise. The Internet in particular has been taken up enthusiastically by
language teachers. Now computing technology has moved beyond the desktop and we
have a wide range of personal and leisure-oriented technologies - mobile phones,
handheld computers, games consoles, digital television and radio - that offer
new opportunities for language learners. Leisure oriented personal and
collaborative technologies, in particular, could promote informal learning
outside the classroom and may prompt us to rethink the nature of language learning.
The main goal of the workshop is to create a forum for the exchange of
experience and knowledge among researchers, teachers and developers concerned
with the potential of new personal technologies for language learning. We hope
that the workshop will serve to foster the development of an international
community interested in the workshop themes. We are currently investigating
publication opportunities for accepted papers.
The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to
- Delivery of language learning materials to handheld devices,
- Design and implementation of mobile language learning software and services,
- Collaborative language learning and communities of practice,
- Theory and practice of anytime, anywhere language learning,
- Situated ''just in time'' language learning and support,
- Location-based and ambient language learning,
- Interaction design for personal learning technologies,
- Cross platform design for language learning materials,
- Content management, learning objects and metadata for mobile language learning,
- Methods for understanding and engaging the mobile learner,
- Instructional design for mobile language learning,
- Wearable, embedded and ubiquitous language learning,
- Evaluating mobile language learning.

Workshop Chairs:

Lyn Pemberton, University of Brighton, UK.
Sobah Abbas-Petersen, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway.

International Program Committee:

Diana Andone, University of Timisoara, Romania.
Sam Joseph, University of Hawaii, USA.
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Open University, England.
Judith Masthoff, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Hiroaki Ogata, University of Tokushima, Japan.
Maria Uther, Brunel University, England.

Submission:

Papers should be submitted to the workshop chair - Lyn.Pembertonbrighton.ac.uk
- using the special IMCL2007 template which can be downloaded from the
conference website at www.imcl-conference.org. Length should not exceed 4
pages. In all cases, please include complete contact information for all authors.
Please register for this workshop online via the Electronic Submission Page at
the conference website www.imcl-conference.org. Alternatively, go directly to
register at www.softconf.com/start/IMCL2007/submit.html.

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: February 9, 2007.
Notification of acceptance: February 19, 2007.
Camera ready copies: March 6, 2007.
Workshop date: April 17, 2007.



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