From: Alex Boulton <boultonuniv-nancy2.fr>
Subject: 30th Association for French Language Studies Conference
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Full Title: 30th Association for French Language Studies Conference
Short Title: AFLS 2011
Date: 08-Sep-2011 - 10-Sep-2011
Location: Nancy, France
Contact Person: Henry Tyne
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.atilf.fr/afls2011/
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): French
Call Deadline: 14-Mar-2014
30th Association for French Language Studies Conference
‘Reconsidering Relations between Theory, Methods and Data in French
Nancy, 8-10 September 2011
The 2011 AFLS conference (Association for French Language Studies -
http://www.afls.net/) is hosted by the CNRS - Nancy Université research
unit ATILF (Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française -
http://www.atilf.fr/) in Nancy, France, 8-10 September. The theme for AFLS
2011 is: 'Reconsidering Relations between Theory, Methods and Data in
French Linguistics'. The 2011 conference, celebrating the 30th anniversary
of AFLS and the 10th anniversary of the ATILF, will be a forum for
exploring issues relating to the use of computerized data for the study of
French and the links between tools and analysis: how do we use corpora and
databases? What are the underlying theoretical and/or methodological
considerations? Beyond specific questions relating to resources, this
conference also aims to attract researchers working more generally on
questions of data use for the study of language.
The conference is to be held in the conference centre in the city of Nancy
located in north-eastern France, just 90 minutes from Paris by high-speed
train. Nancy was one of the main centres for the development of art nouveau
in France (Ecole de Nancy); the famous Place Stanislas, together with the
Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance were placed on the UNESCO World
Heritage List in 1983 (http://www.ot-nancy.fr/). The ATILF (formed from the
fusion of INALF and LANDISCO) is home to the Trésor de la langue française
and the FRANTEXT database.
Call for Papers:
Extended Deadline: 14th March 2011
Papers are invited on the ways in which researchers use existing resources,
taking into account the different issues mentioned above. Papers may also
deal with the reasons for elaborating new resources or issues to do with
types of data use, management of resources and computing issues, creation
of reliable archives and standardization of resources and metadata.
Interdisciplinary studies or those looking at similar issues applied to
languages other than French are also welcome insofar as they contribute to
the general areas of reflection given above.
Proposals should be sent as a .doc, .rtf or .odt file to the following
address before March 14 2011: afls2011atilf.fr. They should take the form
of a two-page document: on the first page, title of paper, author's name,
address and professional affiliation; on the second page, title of paper
and anonymous abstract no longer than 400 words accompanied by 4-5 keywords
and any given references. The abstract should mention explicitly the given
area(s) into which the work best fits: historical linguistics,
sociolinguistics, acquisition and language learning (L1/L2), descriptive
linguistics, handling of resources and computer tools. Proposals that do
not fall within one or more of these broad areas, but which relate to the
general theme of the conference, will also be considered. In these cases,
the author is asked to specify the particular area(s) concerned. The
languages of the conference are French and English; the proposal should be
in the intended language of communication. Presentations will be scheduled
for 30 minute slots (20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions).
All proposals will be reviewed anonymously by at least two members of the
international panel of specialists (chosen from the AFLS research committee
and the conference advisory board). PhD students wishing to be considered
for the AFLS PhD student prize (best presentation by a doctoral student -
see information on AFLS website) should clearly indicate this intention on
the first page of their proposal by appending the following mention: 'PHD
STUDENT PRIZE AWARD'. Co-authored papers can only be considered for the
award if all authors concerned are PhD students.
The outcome of the reviewing process will be communicated during the first
week of April. Online registration will be possible from the beginning of
April and an early-bird rate will be available for one month. Standard rate
will be effective from the beginning of May through to July. Exact dates
will be posted on the conference website.
There will be a publication of selected papers, details to be announced at
a later date.
Full details available at http://www.atilf.fr/afls2011/
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