18.193, Calls: Discourse Analysis,Sociolinguistics/UK; Comp Ling/Czech Republic

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Subject: 18.193, Calls: Discourse Analysis,Sociolinguistics/UK; Comp Ling/Czech Republic

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1)
Date: 16-Jan-2007
From: Patrick Stevenson < prs1 at soton.ac.uk >
Subject: Language, Discourse, and Identity in Central Europe 

2)
Date: 13-Jan-2007
From: Pavel Stranak < stranak at ufal.mff.cuni.cz >
Subject: 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics 

	
-------------------------Message 1 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 15:37:06
From: Patrick Stevenson < prs1 at soton.ac.uk >
Subject: Language, Discourse, and Identity in Central Europe 
 


Full Title: Language, Discourse, and Identity in Central Europe 

Date: 06-Jul-2007 - 08-Jul-2007
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Jenny Carl
Meeting Email: glipp at soton.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.glipp.soton.ac.uk/conference.html 

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics 

Subject Language(s): German, Standard (deu)
                     English (eng)
                     Czech (ces)
                     Slovak (slk)
                     Polish (pol)
                     Hungarian (hun)

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2007 

Meeting Description:

This conference will explore the role of the German language in the 
formation and contestation of national and regional identities in Germany, 
Austria and neighbouring states in the centre of Europe. Its focus will be on 
the position and uses of German in relation to other languages in the current 
reshaping of central European space - whether as the dominant, officially 
legitimated language of Germany or Austria, as the minority language of 
historical migrations, or as a (potential) regional lingua franca occupying the 
middle ground between global English and 'national' languages.

Papers are invited that address the roles of language, experiences of and 
with language, and discourses about language. Preference will be given to 
papers that integrate consideration of ideologies, policies and practices. 

Final call for papers

Keynote speakers

Thomas Diez, Birmingham
Matthias Makowski, Prague
Ulrike Hanna Meinhof, Southampton
Ruth Wodak, Lancaster/Vienna

In central European space - straddling the current political borders
of Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary
and Slovenia - the German language has long played a key role in
processes of identification.

What role is the relationship between German and other languages
playing today in the reshaping of societies and communities in central
Europe? How is this relationship articulated in discourses about
language? How is it manifested in individual repertoires and social
practices? How is it determined by social and cultural policies?

This conference will explore the position and uses of German in
relation to other languages in this rapidly changing region - whether
as the dominant, officially legitimated language of Germany or
Austria, as the minority language of migrations (past and present), or
as a (potential) regional lingua franca occupying the middle ground
between global English and 'national' languages.

Context and rationale

In 2004 Andreas Gardt and Bernd Hüppauf published a collection of
papers with the ominous title Globalization and the Future of German
(Mouton de Gruyter). This wide-ranging volume presents a critical
assessment of the present position and future prospects of the German
language as a 'paradigmatic example' of the future of European
languages in general in the face of global forces apparently favouring
the growing domination of 'global Englishes' and militating against
linguistic diversity.

In the same year, the Southampton Centre for Transnational Studies
organised a conference on Language and the Future of Europe, from
which selected papers have now been published in Clare Mar-Molinero
and Patrick Stevenson (eds) Language Ideologies, Policies and
Practices (Palgrave, 2006). In her keynote paper, Susan Gal explores
the complex relations between migration, minorities and
multilingualism in Europe in terms of shifting language ideologies,
challenging 'the tight Herderian weave of culture, language and state
in Europe' which, she argues, 'is being stretched and frayed in subtle
ways.'

In July 2007, the Centre will host a conference with the aim of
developing these two themes in a particular way. It will investigate
Gal's assertion further by focusing on the context of what she refers
to as the 'fractal geography' of central Europe. Specifically, it will
form part of a research programme, funded by the UK Arts and
Humanities Research Council, on the role of the German language in the
formation and contestation of national and regional identities in
Germany, Austria and neighbouring states in the centre of Europe
(www.glipp.soton.ac.uk).

Papers are invited that address the roles of language, experiences of
and with language, and discourses about language in this
region. Preference will be given to papers that integrate
consideration of ideologies with analysis of policies and/or
practices.

It is envisaged that selected papers from the conference will be
published in book-form in English, and papers should therefore be
given in English. Abstracts (maximum 200 words) should be sent by
email by 1 February 2007 to Dr Jenny Carl at the following address:
glipp at soton.ac.uk. Abstracts should be included in the body of the
email, NOT as an attachment.

Information about fees and registration will be available on the
project website (www.glipp.soton.ac.uk) from about mid-February.

Questions that could be addressed:

What impact has social, political, economic and cultural
transformation had on patterns of multilingualism in central Europe?
To what extent are pan-European discourses on multilingualism at odds
with national policies and individual practices?
Who engages in language policy-making and to what ends?
How have 'old' and 'new' migrations into and within this region
affected linguistic practices?
How far and in what ways are identities imposed, assumed or negotiated
linguistically or through reference to language?
How do individuals use the linguistic resources available to them to
position themselves and others in multilingual space?
What role do narratives about language play in individual biographies
and memories of the pre-1989 past?

Topics could include:
Language biographies
Visual manifestations of multilingualism
Media discourses (film, TV, music, print media, advertising)
Linguistic practices in popular culture and new technologies
Linguistic counter-cultures
Language and culture agencies (British Council, Goethe Institut etc)
Language and migration
Language and tourism
Language and belonging
Language and social inclusion/exclusion
Language and citizenship
Language in multinational businesses
Language and the knowledge economy
Language and cosmopolitanism
Language and territory / de-territorialisation of language
Urban spaces and linguistic neighbourhoods

Organisers
Prof. Patrick Stevenson, Dr Jenny Carl and Livia Schanze
Centre for Transnational Studies
Modern Languages
School of Humanities
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
U.K.


	
-------------------------Message 2 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 15:37:15
From: Pavel Stranak < stranak at ufal.mff.cuni.cz >
Subject: 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics 

	

Full Title: 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics 
Short Title: ACL07 

Date: 24-Jun-2007 - 29-Jun-2007
Location: Prague, Czech Republic 
Contact Person: Annie Zaenen
Meeting Email: zaenen at parc.com
Web Site: http://www.acl2007.org 

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 23-Jan-2007 

Meeting Description:

Information on the Annual meeting of the ACL can be found at
http://www.acl2007.org 

APPROACHING DEADLINES REMINDER: 10 days left
                     (January 13, 2007)
                        
                      www.acl2007.org


:: Approaching deadlines:

Main conference:  January 23, 2007
Student research workshop:  January 23, 2007


:: Table of Contents

1. Main Conference Call for Papers
2. Student Research Workshop Call for Papers


:: 1. Main Conference Call for Papers

Program Co-Chairs:

    Annie Zaenen (PARC, USA)
    Antal van den Bosch (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

Important Dates:

    Paper submission deadline:   January 23, 2007
    Notification of acceptance:  March 23, 2007
    Camera ready papers due:   May 4, 2007


The Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission
of papers for its 45th Annual Meeting. Papers are invited on
substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of
computational linguistics, including, but not limited to: pragmatics,
semantics, syntax, grammars and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology and
morphology; lexical semantics and ontologies; word segmentation,
tagging and chunking; parsing; generation and summarization; language
modeling, spoken language recognition and understanding; linguistic,
psychological and mathematical models of language; document retrieval,
question answering, information extraction, and text mining; machine
learning for natural language; corpus-based modeling of language,
discourse and dialogue; multi-lingual processing, machine translation
and translation aids; multi-modal and natural language interfaces and
dialogue systems; applications, tools and resources; and evaluation of
systems.


For further information regarding requirements, reviewing, formatting
and submission details, see the conference web site:

http://www.acl2007.org/


:: 2. Student Research Workshop Call for Papers

Student Research Workshop Co-Chairs: 

    Violeta Seretan (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
    Chris Biemann (University of Leipzig, Germany)
    Ellen Riloff, Faculty Advisor (University of Utah, USA)

Important Dates:

    Paper submissions deadline:  January 23, 2007
    Notification of acceptance:  March 23, 2007
    Camera ready papers due:     April 27, 2007


The Student Research Workshop is an established tradition at ACL
conferences. The workshop provides a venue for student researchers
investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language
Processing to present their work and to receive feedback both from the
general audience and from selected panelists -- experienced
researchers who prepare in-depth comments and questions in advance of
the presentation.

We invite all student researchers to submit their work to the
workshop.  As the main goal of the workshop is to provide feedback,
the emphasis is on work in progress.


For further information regarding requirements, reviewing, formatting
and submission details, see the conference web site:

http://www.acl2007.org/


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