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LINGUIST List 16.3485

Wed Dec 07 2005

Calls: General Ling/Netherlands;Computational Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Stephanie Bakker, 6th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics
        2.    Susan Hooyenga, E-MELD Workshop on Digital Language Documentation: Tools and Standards- The State of the Art

Message 1: 6th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics
Date: 07-Dec-2005
From: Stephanie Bakker <s.j.bakkerrug.nl>
Subject: 6th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics

Full Title: 6th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics

Date: 26-Jun-2007 - 29-Jun-2007
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Gerry Wakker
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient

Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Call Deadline: 15-May-2006

Meeting Description:

The Department of Classics of the University of Groningen is pleased to announce the organization of the 6th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics, which will take place from the 27th – 29th of June 2007. This colloquium aims to continue the trend set by other editions in the series that began in Amsterdam 1986 and whose last edition till now took place in Madrid in 2003.

CONFERENCE TOPIC: (Phenomena of) Discourse Cohesion in Ancient Greek.
The term 'phenomena of discourse cohesion' may be taken in a broad sense, so as to range from the use of, for instance, particles, the article or the demonstrative pronoun to word order phenomena, to the use of tense and aspect or to ring compositions or other argumentative structures.

The organizing committee invites all Greek linguists (both senior and junior researchers) to submit an abstract on any aspect related to this topic.

The abstract should contain at least the following items: a clearly defined and well-motivated research question; the crucial example(s) illustrating the relevance of the research question; and the (supposed) main conclusions the paper arrives at. Abstracts should have a length of approximately 350-400 words, i.e. roughly 1 page. References to the literature cited should be given.

As compared with the previous edition, the character of this colloquium will be slightly altered. We expect the speakers to submit a written paper in advance. All papers will be sent to the participants a month before the colloquium, so that all participants can read them. At the colloquium, after a short introduction (about 10 min.) the paper will be open for discussion (about 20 minutes, including one reaction prepared in advance by one of the other participants). Conference languages will be English, French and German.




We will request funding from our university and other public and private institutions in the hope that we will be able to finance at least (part of ) board and lodging, and, if possible, also (part of the) travel expenses of those participants who present a paper.

Gerry Wakker
Stéphanie Bakker

Message 2: E-MELD Workshop on Digital Language Documentation: Tools and Standards- The State of the Art
Date: 07-Dec-2005
From: Susan Hooyenga <susanlinguistlist.org>
Subject: E-MELD Workshop on Digital Language Documentation: Tools and Standards- The State of the Art

Full Title: E-MELD Workshop on Digital Language Documentation: Tools and Standards- The State of the Art
Short Title: E-MELD

Date: 20-Jun-2006 - 22-Jun-2006
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Contact Person: Susan Hooyenga
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://emeld.org/workshop/2006/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Description

Call Deadline: 26-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

The E-MELD (Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data) Project is a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation with a dual objective: to aid in the preservation of endangered languages data and documentation and to aid in the development of the infrastructure necessary for effective collaboration among electronic archives. As part of the effort to promote consensus on best practices in digital language documentation, E-MELD is hosting its 2006 workshop from June 20-22, 2006 in East Lansing, Michigan. The E-MELD workshop will be held just before the 2006 LSA Summer Meeting.

The 2006 E-MELD (Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Languages Data, http://emeld.org) workshop on digital language documentation, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is entitled 'Tools and Standards--the State of the Art.'

This annual E-MELD workshop marks the culmination of the 5-year E-MELD project; thus one goal of the workshop is to review digital standards ratified by the community in prior workshops (on text, lexicons, databases, and annotation). However, the focus of the workshop is broader than a single project. We invite community participation in assessing existing digital support for language documentation, in identifying gaps and prioritizing needs, and in planning for continued development of both tools and standards. We extend a special invitation to two groups: (a) developers of tools, archiving standards, and workflow procedures, and (b) documentary linguists with ideas for enhanced digital tools and standards. The workshop will include a demonstration session where new tools, corpora, and Internet facilities can be introduced.

Prior E-MELD workshops have focused on schemas and metaschemas for text and lexicons, selecting and using linguistic databases, and developing a common vocabulary for linguistic annotation. Tools demonstrated in past workshops have included software for transcription and annotation, lexicon creation, search (including corpus and metadata search), and database applications. In the upcoming workshop we will take a retrospective look at the progress made thus far, at the same time as we attempt to identify promising new tools and directions in digital language archiving. The workshop will consist of invited papers, general sessions, and working group sessions in which the workshop participants will provide input on various technical and non-technical topics (to be announced).

If you would like to present a 20 minute paper or to participate in the demonstration session, please send an abstract in Word, pdf, or plain text format to the organizing committee.

ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS: workshoplinguistlist.org
LENGTH: 500 words maximum.
DEADLINE: Mar 26, 2006.

Authors whose presentations are selected will be required to submit the full text of the paper by May 7, 2006, so that it can be published on the workshop website prior to the workshop itself. Developers whose tools are selected for the demo session will be asked to submit a descriptive handout by May 15 in a format suitable for display on the conference website.

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