[Corpora-List] COLING 2018 Workshop CFP: All Together Now? Computational Modeling of Polysynthetic Languages

Voss, Clare R CIV USARMY RDECOM ARL (US) clare.r.voss.civ at mail.mil
Fri Mar 30 23:32:03 CEST 2018


First Call for Papers =======================================================

COLING 2018 Workshop

All Together Now? Computational Modeling of Polysynthetic Languages


25 August, 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Co-located with COLING 2018 http://coling2018.org/

Polysynthetic languages are languages where words typically consist of many morphemes, each with independent meaning. Polysynthetic languages occur all over the world. In particular, the Indigenous languages of the Americas are polysynthetic, as well as many languages of Australia, Siberia and New Guinea.

This workshop aims to bring together specialists in language technology and linguists on one hand with language practitioners and revitalization experts on the other. Our goal is to foster an informed dialogue about these languages with contributions from all workshop attendees, so that polysynthetic languages can benefit from most recent advances of language technology, in a way that is helpful, productive and addresses immediate needs of the language communities. The workshop has been planned around COLING to ensure that computational advances for these complex languages both draws on the knowledge of related communities and contributes to their needs.

We seek two types of contribution: (1) original research papers which present results of linguistic and computational linguistic analysis; (2) experience papers which present issues such as educational needs, policy processes or practical applications.

The former type of paper follows the expected academic requirements for research papers; the latter is more experiential so could, by definition, be of a different nature from the typical conference paper. Submitters will be asked to categorize their papers as either type (1) or (2) or both, which will then drive the selection of reviewers. This will ensure that all papers are reviewed fairly.

IMPORTANT DATES: We will have two opportunities for submissions.

For those who are not submitting to the main COLING conference, relevant dates are: - Workshop "pre-submission" deadline: May 1, 2018 - Notification: May 30, 2018 - Camera-ready submission deadline: June 30, 2018

For those who might also submit to the main conference, dates established by COLING organizers are: - Workshop submission deadline: May 25, 2018 - Notification: June 20, 2018 - Camera-ready submission deadline: June 30, 2018

Note that this very short deadline for authors means that "pre-submissions" from those authors who are not impacted by the main conference will be accepted earlier.

INVITED SPEAKER: Brian Maracle (Owennatekha, Turtle Clan, Mohawk), founder of, head of, and teacher at the Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa Mohawk-language immersion school on the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ontario. Brian Maracle has been a language activist for nearly 25 years and has developed, published materials and taught adults and children. He left a lucrative career to return to the reservation of his youth.

His 1993 book Back on the Rez: Finding the Way Home (Penguin) documents his path back and his struggles to understand meetings held in Kanyen’kéha (the Mohawk language). These experiences led to his ground-breaking work in language revitalization.

Brian is known to be a dynamic speaker whose deep commitment to language documentation, teaching, and policy have had an impact on many people from linguists to anthropologists to teachers to elders to children and even to politicians.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: http://languagescience.umd.edu/poly

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS: Primary organizer: Judith L. Klavans, Army Research Laboratory

Co-organizers (alphabetically listed): Anna Kazantseva, National Research Council of Canada Roland Kuhn, National Research Council of Canada Steven LaRocca, Army Research Laboratory Jeffrey Micher, Army Research Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland Omer Preminger, University of Maryland Clare Voss, Army Research Laboratory

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Antti Arppe, U of Alberta Mark Baker, Rutgers University Steven Bird, Charles Darwin U Aaron Broadwell, U of Florida David Chiang, U of Notre Dame Lauren Clemens, SUNY Albany Richard Compton, U de Québec à Montréal Christopher Cox, Carleton U Amy Dahlstrom, U of Chicago Henry Davis, U British Columbia Jeff Good, SUNY at Buffalo Jeremy Green, U of Hawai’i Hilo Nizar Habash, NYU Abu Dabi David Harrison, Swarthmore College Gary Holton, U of Hawai'i-Mānoa Marianne Ignace, Simon Fraser U Roland Kuhn, NRC (Canada) Stephen LaRocca, ARL Lori Levin, Carnegie Mellon University Gina-Anne Levow, U Washington Patrick Littell, CMU & NRC (Canada) Alexa Little - 7000 Languages Jordan Lachler, U of Alberta Mitch Marcus, U of Pennsylvania Michael Maxwell, CASL-U of Maryland Jeffrey Micher, ARL & Carnegie Mellon University Marianne Mithun, U of California, Santa Barbara Timothy Montler, U of North Texas Rachel Nordlinger, U of Melbourne Boyan Onyshkevych, DARPA Maria Polinsky, U of Maryland Omer Preminger, U of Maryland Carl Rubino, IARPA Lane Schwartz, U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Richard Sproat, Google Clare Voss, ARL Michelle Yuan, MIT

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