LINGUIST List 7.1791

Wed Dec 18 1996

Calls: CALL, Lexical-Functional Grammar

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  1. jager, 2nd CFP - Language Teaching and Language Technology
  2. Yvonne Franklin, LFG97 Information

Message 1: 2nd CFP - Language Teaching and Language Technology

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 10:25:01 +0000
From: jager <>
Subject: 2nd CFP - Language Teaching and Language Technology

 Language Teaching and Language Technology
 28-29 April 1997
 University of Groningen
 The Netherlands

Second call for papers

The prospects for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) today are
better than ever before. This is undoubtedly due to the broader range
of tasks computers can now be put to, but also to the recent success
of applying language technological research (e.g. in morphological and
syntactic parsing and generation, speech recognition and synthesis,
semantic classification, and corpus linguistics) to practical tasks in
language learning and teaching. At the same time, the new technology
calls into question traditional didactic insights, asking for new
learning and teaching strategies.

We hope that the conference may provide answers to some of the
following questions:

1.How can language technology (speech recognition/synthesis,
morphological and syntactic parsing/generation, semantic
classification) be further harnessed in support of language learning?
2.How may results of corpus linguistics be incorporated into CALL?
3.How good is CALL compared to language learning without benefit of
computer assistance? Can one measure improvements, and do these
involve speed, proficiency or enthusiasm of CALL students?
4.Are the different subfields of language instruction differently 
amenable to computer assistance--viz., reading, writing, speaking, 
listening, testing, translation?
5.What is the role in CALL for traditional support tools such as
(analog) language labs, paper dictionaries, or hand-held grammars?
6.What are the pedagogical consequences of exploiting this technology?
Are there mixed and/or partial options?
7.Is computer-assisted learning always computer-assisted instruction?
Isn't virtually all language-learning done under instruction?
8.What are the results of large-scale use of CALL in language education
programs? When can it be effective?
9.What are the opportunities for long-distance learning?
10.What and where is the market for CALL products? How does one reach it?

Although we solicit papers on all aspects of CALL, we are particularly
interested in the question of matching language technology to
educational needs. The perspective of the program committee comes from
language teaching and language technology.

Invited Speakers:
-Frank Borchardt, Executive Director, CALICO (Computer-Assisted
Language Instruction Consortium). On Current Didactic Issues in CALL
-Stephen Heppell, ULTRALAB/Anglia Polytechnic University, Essex. On
Educational Policy and CALL
-Lauri Karttunnen, Rank Xerox, Grenoble. On the Technological Horizon.
-Joke van der Ven, Wolters-Noordhoff Publishers. On the Publisher's 

We solicit papers of 20 min (plus 10 min discussion).
Abstracts of not more than 8 pp. (A4) including figures and references
should be marked "Attention: CALL Conf." and submitted by Jan 15, 1997

Arthur van Essen, Applied Linguistics
Postbus 716
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
NL 9700 AS Groningen
The Netherlands

Email submissions are likewise welcome. They must meet the same length
requirement, must be either in plain ASCII or in postscript. Include
"Attention: CALL Conf" in the subject line and send to Software demonstrations are also invited.

Programme committee:
-Paul Bogaards (Computer-Assisted Instruction, Leiden)
-Arthur van Essen (Applied Linguistics, Groningen, co-chair)
-Erhard Hinrichs (Computational Linguistics, Tuebingen)
-Sake Jager, (English & Computer Assisted Instruction, Groningen,
-Franciska de Jong (Linguistics, Utrecht & Computer Science,
-Tibor Kiss (IBM, Heidelberg) John Nerbonne (Computational
Linguistics, Groningen, co-chair)

For further details and registration information,
please visit the conference site at or
send an e-mail message to
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Message 2: LFG97 Information

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 10:34:49 -0800 (PST)
From: Yvonne Franklin <>
Subject: LFG97 Information

 Call for Papers, Registration, Housing and Transportation Information

 Announcement and Call for Papers
 June 19 - 21, 1997
 University of California at San Diego
 San Diego, California
 Conference Chair: Farrell Ackerman, UCSD

 Twenty-minute talks
 Poster Presentations
 Workshops with invited participants:
 Grammaticalization and Linguistic Theory
 Morphology and Linguistic Theory
 Discourse and Phrase Structure

Papers are invited both within the formal architecture of
Lexical-Functional Grammar and in the 'spirit of LFG' as a lexicalist
approach to language within a parallel, constraint-based framework.

Talks and poster presentations may focus on results from completed as
well as ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches,
methods, ideas, and perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical,
formal or computational.

We hope to be able to offer some financial assiatance to student
presenters. More information will be available in late March.

Send abstracts to:
 Dr. Tracy Holloway King
 Information Sciences and Technologies Laboratory
 Xerox PARC
 3333 Coyote Hill Road
 Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA

 Five copies of a one-page abstract of the paper with a
title. OMIT name and affiliation. A second page may be used for data,
c-/f- and related structures, and references.
 3" X 5" card with the paper title, name(s) of the author(s),
address, e-mail address, and whether the author(s) are students.
 In addition, a postscript or ASCII file of the abstract via email.


Inquiries about submissions:
 Dr. Tracy King
 Dr. Miriam Butt

 Conference Registration
 June 19 - 21, 1997
 University of California at San Diego
 San Diego, California
 Conference Chair: Farrell Ackerman, UCSD

You may register by mail, by email, or at the door. We strongly
encourage you to pre-register so that we can plan accordingly. See the
WWW address below for email registration (available January 30) or
send this form to:

 Department of Linguistics, 0108
 Univeristy of California, San Diego
 9500 Gilman Drive
 La Jolla, CA 92093-0108

Please make your check payable to "UC Regents." Checks must be drawn
on US funds.

Conference fees are: Student: $12.50
Non-student: $20.00
On-campus housing (per night per person) $20.00

NAME: __________________________________________________________________

AFFILIATION ____________________________________________________________

ADDRESS ________________________________________________________________

PHONE:___________________________ E-MAIL: _____________________________

On campus housing: Y_________ N_________ Preferred roommate

Payment enclosed:

 Fees $ _______________

 Housing $ _______________

 TOTAL $ _______________


A limited number of dorm rooms will be available starting June 18. In
the case of double rooms, please specify preferred roommate.

The Radisson Hotel in La Jolla will set aside a block of rooms. The
rate is $83.00 a night for both single and double rooms, and includes
a $1.00 fare for the shuttle to the UCSD campus. Special suite rates
are also available upon request. The hotel is about a 30 minute walk
from the conference. The hotel will also provide free shuttle to and
from the San Diego airport and the Amtrak Rail Station. Reservations
for the hotel must be received before May 18th. To make a reservation,
call 1-800-333-3333. Please indicate that you will be attending LFG97,
and whether you will want airport or Amtrak shuttle service.

More information about accommodations and transportation is on the World
Wide Web at:

Send inquiries about the conference to

 Accomodations and Transportation
 June 19 - 21, 1997
 University of California at San Diego
 San Diego, California
 Conference Chair: Farrell Ackerman, UCSD

Accommodations on Campus
The Residence Halls at UCSD consists mainly of double rooms, but there
are a few single rooms available. We will try to accommodate your
housing needs, although with limited rooms, it's necessary to provide
a name of a preferred roommate. The dorm room rate is $20.00 a person
per night. The fee includes a parking permit for the length of the
conference, one set of bed linens and one set of towels. No maid
service is provided. To make your stay more comfortable, it is
recommended that you bring a robe and slippers, music, small lamp,
alarm clock and any other items that are necessary for your
comfort. Pay telephones are available on several dorm floors, and the
Muir Conference Center Desk will take messages. The message will be
placed on a message board. The message center telephone number is
(619) 534-1105. There will be a charge of $72.00 for a lost key. We
will confirm your registration by email, if you have no email address
an acknowledgement letter will be sent.


 Arriving by car:
 UCSD is located in La Jolla, right next to the Interstate 5
(La Jolla Village Dr. exit). Take La Jolla Village Dr., west and
continue onto North Torrey Pines Rd., then make a right on Muir
College Dr. You have now entered the campus, turn right into first
parking lot. Signs will be posted to direct you to the conference

 Arriving by air:
 The local airport is Lindbergh Field, in Downtown San
Diego. There are many companies that offer shuttle services to and
from the airport.
 Peerless Shuttle: (619) 554-1700 .
 Coast Shuttle: (619) 477-3333; 800-660-1601.
 Sureride:(619) 455-7606.
 A one-way ride in the shuttle may cost around $18.00 for one
passenger, and half the fare for additional passengers. A Taxi costs
aproximately $30.00.

 Arriving by train:
 The closest Amtrak station is Solana Beach and there is
another train station in Dowtown San Diego. Call (619) 239-9021 for
schedule information, and 800-872-7245 for reservations. Once at the
train station you will need to call for a shuttle or taxi. The same
shuttle services noted above may be used.
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