LINGUIST List 16.401

Wed Feb 09 2005

FYI: Call: Manuscripts; New Releases from the LDC

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        1.    Adrian Wurr, Service-Learning in Applied Linguistics CFP
        2.    Linguistic Data Consortium, New Releases from the LDC

Message 1: Service-Learning in Applied Linguistics CFP

Date: 09-Feb-2005
From: Adrian Wurr <>
Subject: Service-Learning in Applied Linguistics CFP

We are seeking manuscripts for a forthcoming anthology on Service-Learning
in Applied Linguistics. We encourage submissions in Applied Linguistics and
the related disciplines of Classical Studies, English, Foreign/Language
Education, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Legal Studies, Psychology, and
TESOL. Possible methods and topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Theoretical Perspectives on Service-Learning in Applied Linguistics
-Program Design and Administration Issues
-Case Studies, Ethnographies, and Empirical Research
-Language ideology and identity construction
-Cultural Contact Zones and Concepts of the "Other"
-Multiple Literacies (e.g., Funds of Knowledge & Electronic Discourses)
-Corpus Linguistics, Computer-Mediated Communication, & Service-Learning
-Language Policy, Planning, and Education (e.g., Native American Language
Preservation and Heritage Language Education)
-International Service-Learning
-Interlanguages, Intercultural Pragmatics, Town-Gown Code Switching
-Critical Pedagogy
-Discourse Analysis

We welcome both practical and research focused articles (including action
research). Articles should have a clear focus and be written so that they
are accessible to a broad audience of service-learning and language
educators, including those individuals who may not be familiar with the
particular subject matter addressed in the article. Articles should report
on original research or present an original framework that links previous
research, educational theory, and teaching practices. Full-length articles
should use APA documentation style and be no more than 7500 words in length.

Prospective authors should submit a one-page abstract to the editors, Josef
Hellebrandt ( and Adrian Wurr ( by
April 15, 2005. Complete manuscripts of accepted proposals will be due
September 4, 2005. A complimentary copy of the anthology will be mailed to
all authors whose papers appear in the book.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis

Message 2: New Releases from the LDC

Date: 08-Feb-2005
From: Linguistic Data Consortium <>
Subject: New Releases from the LDC

The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) would like to announce the
availability of four new corpora.

(1) BBN/AUB DARPA Babylon Levantine Arabic Speech and Transcripts consists
of transcribed, spontaneous speech, recorded from subjects speaking in
Levantine colloquial Arabic. Levantine Arabic is the dialect of Arabic
spoken by ordinary people in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Palestine. It is
significantly different from Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), in that it is a
spoken rather than a written language.

The corpus would be useful for anyone attempting to do speech recognition
in Levantine colloquial Arabic, including for speech translation and spoken
dialog systems. For more information, please visit:

(2) Chinese Treebank 5.0 is a 500K word corpus of Chinese text with
syntactic bracketing. The corpus contains 824K Hanzi, 18K sentences, and
890 data files. The data is drawn from three sources: Xinhua (1994-1998),
Information Services Department of HKSAR (1997), and Sinorama magazine,
Taiwan (1996-1998 & 2000-2001)

All files are GB encoded. Chinese Treebank 5.0 provides four versions of
files: bracketed, raw, segmented and POS tagged. For more information,
please visit:

(3) Levantine Arabic QT Training Data Set 3 Speech contains 322 telephone
conversations and totals about 50 hours of Levantine Arabic speech.
Participants were instructed to speak on set topics. For more information,
please visit:

(4) Levantine Arabic QT Training Data Set 3 Transcripts contains the
transcription for the Levantine Arabic QT Training Data Set 3. There are
322 files is UTF-8 format. The corpus also contains a word list and speaker
information files. For more information, please visit:

If you need further information, or would like to inquire about membership
to the LDC, please email or call +1 215 573 2175.

Linguistic Data Consortium
3600 Market Street
Suite 810
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 573-1275
Fax: (215) 573-2175

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

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