CFP: Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology

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=========================== CALL FOR PAPERS ============================
                INTERSPEECH 2010 Satellite Workshop on
                     "Second Language Studies:
            Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology"
                Co-organized by AESOP, SLaTE, NICT and LSSRL.
                        September 22-24, 2010,
                   Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Aim of workshop:
 INTERSPEECH 2010 Satellite Workshop on Second Language Studies will be held
at the International Conference Center of Waseda University in Tokyo,
immediately before the main conference. The aim of the workshop is for
people working in speech science & engineering, linguistics, psychology, and
language education to meet and discuss second language acquisition &
learning, education, and technology. The workshop theme is
interdisciplinary, ranging over but not exclusive to spoken and written L2
acquisition & learning, designing & constructing corpora for language
research, speech science & engineering, and their application to education.
All theoretical and practical topics in these areas will be considered.

Main topics include:
 a) Spoken and written L2 acquisition and learning
 b) Perception and production of L2 speech
 c) Phonetics and phonology of L2
 d) Psycholinguistics
 e) Language education and learning theories
 f) Data collection methods and corpus design
 g) Development of speech recognition and speech synthesis techniques for
 h) Development of natural language processing techniques for education
 i) Practical and educational applications using speech and language
 j) Intelligent tutoring systems using speech and language technologies
 k) Other topics related to L2 studies

Technical program:
 The workshop program will consist of oral & poster presentations, panel
discussions, and demonstrations of educational systems using speech and
language technologies.

Paper submission:
 Prospective authors are invited to submit 4-page full papers, including
figures and references. All the papers will be handled and reviewed
electronically.  Detailed instructions on paper submission will be shown on
the workshop website in April.

Important dates:
 Full paper submission              May 15
 Notification of acceptance       June 15
 Final paper submission            June 30
 Early registration deadline      July 17

This workshop is co-organized by:
  AESOP: Asian English Speech cOrpus Project
  SLaTE: the ISCA SIG on Speech and Language Technology in Education:
  NICT: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  LSSRL: Language and Speech Science Research Laboratories of Waseda

For further information:
 If you want to receive more information, please email to: L2WS-org [AT] 

Local organisers:
    Michiko Nakano (Waseda University, The Chair)
    Sylvain Detey (Waseda University)
    Tetsuo Harada (Waseda University)
    Miki Ikoma (Waseda University)
    Hiroaki Kato (NICT)
    Mariko Kondo (Waseda Universitiy)
    Nobuaki Minematsu (University of Tokyo)

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