13.1074, Calls: Pragmatics, Chinese Lang Processing

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-13-1074. Thu Apr 18 2002. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 13.1074, Calls: Pragmatics, Chinese Lang Processing

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Date:  Wed, 17 Apr 2002 16:24:13 +0200 (MES)
From:  Ronald Geluykens <geluyke at uni-muenster.de>
Subject:  Interlanguage Pragmatics: 2nd Call for Papers

Date:  Thu, 18 Apr 2002 10:40:27 +0800
From:  Olivia Kwong <rlolivia at cityu.edu.hk>
Subject:  CFP: First SigHan Workshop -- Please Post

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Date:  Wed, 17 Apr 2002 16:24:13 +0200 (MES)
From:  Ronald Geluykens <geluyke at uni-muenster.de>
Subject:  Interlanguage Pragmatics: 2nd Call for Papers


First Conference on the Pragmatics of InterLanguage English (CONPILE)
Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster, 22-25 September 2002

Convener: Ronald Geluykens (Munster)
Conference Secretary: Bettina Kraft  Munster)

Scientific Committee:
Chris Braecke (Antwerp), Penelope Brown (Nijmegen), Jean-Marc Dewaele
(London), Lienhard Legenhausen (Munster), Wolf Paprotte (Munster),
Klaus P. Schneider (Bonn), Edda Weigand (Munster)

Keynote Speakers:
Juliane House (Hamburg), Michael Stubbs (Trier)
Anna Trosborg (Aarhus), Eija Ventola (Salzburg)

Second Call for Papers

In recent years, there has been an upsurge of interest in the area of
Interlanguage Pragmatics, which, as the name suggests, lies at the
cross-section of two linguistic disciplines: pragmatics and SLA.  Main
object of study is the so-called "communicative competence" of
non-native speakers, or their ability to produce contextually
appropriate utterances, including both pragmalinguistic and
sociopragmatic knowledge.

While much of the groundbreaking work on the pragmatics of
Interlanguage has dealt, directly or implicitly, with the realizations
of speech acts and the use of politeness strategies, IL pragmatics
potentially has a much wider scope This should include, but not be
restricted to, the study of general discourse strategies, the use of
conversational resources such as the turn taking system, and the
impact of sociocultural factors such as status and gender. Several
subdisciplines within pragmatics are thus potentially relevant here,
among them speech act theory, interactional sociolinguistics,
conversation analysis, and cross-cultural studies. Another important
issue is what type of data should be employed, including the question
to what extent IL pragmatics could benefit from computerized

Given the growing importance of English as a global language, there
has been an exponential increase in the numbers of speakers using
English as a non-native language, and in its use in cross-cultural
contexts. The conference will thus mainly focus on IL English.

We invite papers relating to all aspects of IL pragmatics, but in
particular dealing with the following issues:
1] general methodological issues, use of corpora, and data collection
2] contrastive analyses of native and IL data (not restricted to IL
3] other empirical analyses of (IL) English in intercultural contexts
4] practical applications of IL pragmatics (incl. pedagogical

Please send a 200 word abstract (or one A4 page) (regular mail or
email) to: Bettina Kraft (kraft at uni-muenster.de) or Ronald Geluykens
(geluyke at uni-muenster.de), Englisches Seminar, Johannisstr. 12-20,
D-48143 Muenster, Germany

EXTENDED Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 May 2002
(Notification of acceptance by June 15th) A selection of papers from
the conference will be published.  [The conference is scheduled right
after EUROSLA 2002 in Basel and the German Applied Linguistics meeting
in Cologne] Further information:

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Date:  Thu, 18 Apr 2002 10:40:27 +0800
From:  Olivia Kwong <rlolivia at cityu.edu.hk>
Subject:  CFP: First SigHan Workshop -- Please Post


First SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing
In Conjunction with COLING 2002
1 September 2002
Taipei, Taiwan

There are unique problems and interests in the computational
processing of Chinese language.  Apart from the foremost problem of
word segmentation (with complications arising from Chinese not being
written in an alphabetic script), there is growing interest in many
other areas, including lexical semantics, discourse processing, corpus
development and annotation, just to name a few.  Core research groups
on Chinese language processing (CLP) are found in almost every major
Chinese-speech community, e.g. Beijing, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and
Singapore, and extending afar to Japan, Korea, and even the USA.

SIGHAN is established in 2001 as an ACL Special Interest Group to
realize and promote such a widespread interest, and COLING 2002 offers
the ideal time and place for its first workshop.  It is a suitable
moment for researchers in the field to get together again to discuss
their latest progress and to inspire one another to break new grounds,
following the success of the CLP workshop two years ago at ACL-2000 in
Hong Kong.

Paper submissions are invited for original and unpublished research on
all aspects of Chinese language processing, including but not limited
· word segmentation
· part-of-speech tagging
· syntax and parsing
· lexicons and semantics
· discourse processing
· generation
· corpus development
· speech processing
· NLP applications with Chinese language
· Language engineering related to Chinese

Method of Submission:

Papers should be written in English and may not exceed 7 pages
(including references, and using 11pt or 12pt for the main text).
Submissions outside this length are subject to be rejected without
review.  An optional 1-page abstract written in Chinese might be
included in the submission.  Simultaneous submission to other
conferences or workshops must be clearly indicated on the
identification page (see below).  Nevertheless, a paper accepted for
presentation in the SIGHAN workshop cannot be presented or have been
presented in any other meeting with publicly published available

A4 format should be used and margins should be set so that the text
lies within a rectangle of 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm).  Please use
Times New Roman, 11 or 12 points for text, 14 or 16 points for
headings and title.  Use 2 columns after title and abstract.  Figures
may range across columns.  We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX
style files (colaclsub.sty with acl.bst for bibliography) or MS-Word
document template, downloadable from

As reviewing will be blind, self-references that reveal the author's
identity (e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) .") should be
avoided in the submission.  Instead, use references like "Smith
previously showed (Smith, 1991) .".

Please include, on a separate identification page, the following
information: title, name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), email
address(es), topic area, up to 5 keywords, whether the paper is under
consideration for other conferences, and a short summary of the paper.

Electronic submissions are preferred. Acceptable file formats are
Portable Document Format (.pdf), PostScript (.ps), and MS Word (.doc),
with all non-ASCII fonts embedded. Please send your file in an
attachment to sighan.clp2002 at cityu.edu.hk.

Hard copies will be accepted only under exceptional circumstances.  If
you are submitting by hard copy, please send TWO copies of your paper
to the following address:
 c/o Olivia Kwong
 Language Information Sciences Research Centre
 City University of Hong Kong
 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon

Submissions must be received by 6 May 2002.  Note that hard copy
submissions should also reach us by the same date.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline: 6 May 2002
Acceptance Notification:  10 June 2002
Camera-ready Paper Due:  1 July 2002
Workshop Date:   1 September 2002

Program Committee:

Benjamin K. Tsou (Chair), City University of Hong Kong
Aitao Chen, University of California, Berkeley
Keh-Jiann Chen, Academia Sinica, Taipei
Zhendong Dong, Chinese Information Processing Society of China
Tom Emerson, Basis Technology
Chu-Ren Huang, Academia Sinica, Taipei
Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania
K.L. Kwok, Queens College, CUNY
Olivia Kwong, City University of Hong Kong
Tom Lai, City University of Hong Kong
Wenjie Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Robert Luk, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Helen Meng, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jian-Yun Nie, Université de Montréal
Martha Palmer, University of Pennsylvania
Yan Qu, Clairvoyance Corporation
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland
Richard Sproat, AT&T Labs
Keh-Yih Su, Behavior Design Corporation
Maosong Sun, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Chew Lim Tan, National University of Singapore
Hsiao-Chuan Wang, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu
Kam-Fai Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Andi Wu, Microsoft Research
Fei Xia, IBM
Shiwen Yu, Peking University
Ming Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia
Qiang Zhou, Tsinghua University, Beijing


For any questions regarding paper submissions or enquiries about the
workshop, please email us at sighan.clp2002 at cityu.edu.hk.

Workshop website:  http://www.sighan.org/swclp/

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