LINGUIST List 8.422

Fri Mar 28 1997

Calls: Eastern States, Englishes, Translation

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  1. Sergey Avrutin, Eastern States Conference on Linguistics
  2. chng huang hoon, World Englishes
  3. European Network in Language and Speech, Spoken Lg Translation

Message 1: Eastern States Conference on Linguistics

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 12:11:26 -0500 (EST)
From: Sergey Avrutin <>
Subject: Eastern States Conference on Linguistics


Eastern States Conference on Linguistics

November 21-23, 1997
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Special Session on Clitics

Invited Speakers:

David Pesetsky (MIT)
Paul Postal (NYU)
Donca Steriade (UCLA)
Sarah Grey Thomason (U. of Pittsburgh)

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations on any area of
linguistics in addition to clitics.

Abstracts must be received by Thursday, May 15, 1997

Abstracts (including references) should fit on one page with margins of at
least one inch, employing a font of 11pt or larger. Please submit 6
anonymous copies and one additional copy with author's name and
affiliation typewritten. Also include a 3x5 card with name, paper title,
subfield, institution, address, phone and e-mail.

Send abstracts to:

Yale Department of Linguistics
P.O. Box 208236
New Haven, CT 06520-8236

Further information can be obtained by addressing an e-mail message to, or, or writing
to the above address.
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Message 2: World Englishes

Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 11:21:37 +0800
From: chng huang hoon <>
Subject: World Englishes


Date: 19-21 December, 1997

Venue: Singapore

Registration fees(inclusive of lunches and tea): US$150 (members); US$170
(non-members); US$110 (student members)

Themes: World Englishes: Language, ideology and power; description,
development and creativity; education and the profession.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 1997

Mail abstracts to: Dr Chng Huang Hoon, Secretary, IAWE Organising Committee,
Dept of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore,
Singapore 119260.

Enquiries: Dr Chng Huang Hoon, or to the above address.

More details to follow.
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Message 3: Spoken Lg Translation

Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 14:51:42 +0100 (MET)
From: European Network in Language and Speech <>
Subject: Spoken Lg Translation



 Workshop in conjunction with ACL'97/EACL'97 in Madrid,
 July 11, 1997,
 organized by ELSNET
 and the editors of Machine Translation.


The workshop will be dedicated to spoken language translation
(SLT), and its interrelationships with machine translation of
written language (MT). It will be a one-day workshop, with four
consecutive sessions, addressing the following four issues:
- current trends in SLT research (approaches, problems),
- current trends in SLT applications (products, niches),
- how/where can MT and SLT learn from each other,
- what can be done to improve convergence or synergy.

Sessions will start with 30 minute presentations, followed by a
moderated round-table discussion on the basis of the
presentations and the submitted contributions (which will have
been distributed before the workshop).

It is envisaged that the presentations and the discussions at the
workshop will lead to a number of articles to be published in a
special issue on spoken language translation of the journal
Machine Translation.

The workshop is supported by ELSNET within the framework of its
objective to encourage and stimulate the integration of language
and speech.


Steven Krauwer (Utrecht University; ELSNET), chair
Harold Somers (UMIST; Machine Translation)
Doug Arnold (University of Essex)
Walter Kasper (DFKI Saarbruecken)
Manny Rayner (SRI Cambridge)

Other experts may be drawn in by the Programme Committee
during the reviewing process.


All correspondence should be sent to:
 Steven Krauwer
 Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
 Trans 10
 3512 JK Utrecht (NL)
 tel +31 30 253 6050
 fax +31 30 253 6000


All participants will be requested to submit a ca 1-6 page paper
addressing one or more of the issues above. All papers will be
reviewed, and a subset will be selected for presentation. Papers
may be position papers, critical analyses, or describe
unpublished research.

The entire process from initial submission, to reviewing and
final submission will be handled electronically. The initial
submission may either be in
- plain ASCII,
- compressed PostScript,
- Microsoft Word,
- or LaTeX.

LaTeX submissions should follow the ACL submission style
(aclsub.sty, retrievable from the ACL LISTSERV server or the ACL
WWW pages), which requires TeX 3.14 or LaTeX 2.09. (La)TeX
submissions that include (possibly) separate postscript figure
files must be packaged using the aclpkg.script (also available
from the LISTSERV). ASCII or postscript is preferred, however.

Final accepted versions MUST be (la)tex files following
aclsub.sty, if necessary packaged using aclpkg.script. Postscript
figures following psfig.sty may be included. In exceptional
circumstances, Microsoft Word files will also be accepted,
provided they follow the same formatting guidelines.

Submissions should be sent via email to Acknowledgement of receipt will be
sent to the submitter of the paper.


March 31, 1997: Deadline for initial submission.
April 25, 1997: Notification of acceptance.
May 25, 1997: Receipt of final accepted papers.
July 11, 1997: Workshop.


The workshop will be open, with up to 40 participants. In case of
oversubscription, the submitters of the best contributions will
have priority. The registration fee for the workshop has been
reduced from $ 50 to $ 30 for all participants. This includes
workshop proceedings, and lunch, coffee, tea and refreshments for
the participants.
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