Dear colleague, Please, find enclosed the announcement of the 14th International Symposium on Social Communication. It will be a pleasure to welcome you in Santiago de Cuba. Yours sincerely, Dr. Leonel Ruiz Miyares President Organizing Committee Centre for Applied Linguistics Santiago de Cuba Cuba Web site of our International Symposiums on Social Communication: http://www.santiago.cu/hosting/linguistica/index.php?id=en Web site of the Centre for Applied Linguistics: http://www.linguistica.santiago.cu/inicio Web site of our Basic School Dictionary: http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/dbe/index.html ***** [To spread, please, thank you. Apologies if you receive this announcement more than once.] FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIAL COMMUNICATION CENTRE FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS SANTIAGO DE CUBA, JANUARY 19-23, 2015 (Dedicated to the 500 years of the foundation of the Santiago de Cuba's city) The Centre for Applied Linguistics of the Santiago de Cuba’s branch of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, is pleased to announce the Fourteenth International Symposium on Social Communication. The event will be held in Santiago de Cuba, January 19 through the 23, 2015 and in this occasion will be dedicated to the 500 years of the foundation of the Santiago de Cuba's city. This interdisciplinary event will focus on social communication processes from the points of view of Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Medicine, Mass Media, and Art, Ethnology and Folklore. In the context of the XIV Symposium, will be held also the Workshop "Resources and tools of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and his variants in Latin America" sponsored by the Centre for Applied Linguistics and the Spanish Association on Natural Language Processing (SEPLN). The aims of the workshop are to know the new tools on NLP developed in the Spanish-speaking countries and Portuguese of Latin America and to know about Linguistic studies on Latin-America where NLP's instruments are applied. The Symposium will be also sponsored by: . University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba . Pedagogical University "Frank Pais Garcia" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba . Provincial Branch of Writers and Artists Association of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba . University of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands . Basque Country University, Spain . Semantic Technology Institute (STI), University of Innsbruck Innsbruck, Austria . Centre of Lexicography Aarhus University, Denmark . University of Würzburg Würzburg, Germany . Centre Tesnière Université de Franche-Comté Besançon, France . Spanish Association on Natural Language Processing (SEPLN) . Magister on Latinoamerican Studies University of La Serena La Serena, Chile . Latino Education and Advocacy Days Organization California State University San Bernardino, USA Authors will be allowed to present only one paper pertaining to the following disciplines: 1. Linguistics: - Applied Linguistics - Phonetics and Phonology - Lexicology and Lexicography - Quantitative Linguistics - Morphology and Syntax - Anthropology Linguistics or Ethnolinguistics - Textual Linguistics and Pragmalinguistics - Sociolinguistics - Spanish and foreign language teaching - Spanish as a second language - Terminology - Translations - Linguistics Rights - Linguistics Policy 2. Computational Linguistics: - Software related to linguistics research - Automated grammatical tagging of texts - Electronic dictionaries - Software related to the teaching of mother tongues and foreign languages - Information extraction and its applications - Speech recognition and synthesis - Related issues 3. Medical specialties related to speech and voice and with Social Communication in general: - Logopedy and Phoniatry - Neurology - Otorhinolaryngology - Stomatology 4. Mass Media: - Linguistics research related to the speech of journalists, actors and radio and television announcers - Textual Analysis of radio and television programs, and of print and electronic media articles 5. Art, Ethnology and Folklore: - Research related to Social Communication Activities that will take place within the event are: - Pre-Symposium seminars - Discussion of papers in commissions - Keynote speeches - Books presentation - Cultural activities PRE-SYMPOSIUM SEMINARS The Symposium will be preceded by two seminars that will be taught by prestigious specialists. The seminars will take place Monday, January 19th, 2015. The courses are the following: "Modelling language" Prof. Dr. Sylviane Cardey Centre Tesnière Université de Franche-Comté Besançon, France "Automatic learning for the NLP. Two practical cases: the resolution of the correferencia and tagging of semantic roles" Dr. Olatz Arregi Uriarte IXA Group. Basque Country University Basque Country, Spain Participants should say in advance what pre-symposium seminars they want to take part in. An additional fee of 25.00 Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) will be charged for each seminar. Participation certificates will be available. KEYNOTE SPEECHES During the symposium several keynote speeches will be delivered. Until now are confirmed: Prof. Dr. Nancy Morejon Director Cuban Academy of Language Havana, Cuba "Before words emerge: Findings, Insights and Future Directions from Thirty Years of Infant Research" Prof. Dr. Kathleen Wermke Würzburg University Würzburg, Germany "Incongruity Humor in Language and Beyond" Prof. Dr. Anton Nijholt Twente University Enschede, The Netherlands "Successful on-line communication of touristic service providers" Prof. Dr. Dieter Fensel Semantic Technology Institute (STI) University of Innsbruck Innsbruck, Austria "State of the Art on Corpus Linguistics in Europe" Prof. Dr. Ann Bertels Katolik University of Leuven Leuven, Belgium PAPER PRESENTATIONS The deadline of submission of papers is August 1st, 2014. The papers should not exceed 5 pages. Notification of acceptance of a paper by the Symposium’s Scientific Committee will be sent before August 31st, 2014. PAPERS To enable the Organizing Committee to include the Proceedings as part of the Symposium’s documentation -as we did since 1997-, accepted papers must be sent before September 15, 2014 if the Scientific Committee had done some observations. Requirements for papers: 1. The paper will not exceed 5 pages including graphics, footnotes and bibliography. 2. It should be written using Word 6.0 or Word 7.0 for Windows and sent to the Symposium’s Executive Secretary via e-mail as attached file. 3. Each page must be written in an A4 format with left, right, top, and bottom margin of 2.5 cm. 4. The paper must be written in one of the event’s official languages: Spanish, English, French or Portuguese. 5. The pages of the text should be unnumered. Instructions for paper submission: 1. Write down the authors' names, one under the other, at the left top of the first page, all in Arial bold capital letters, 9 points (Word 6.0 or 7.0). Under the author's name(s) should appear in bold (only initials capital letters) the institution, city, country and e-mail address. 2. In a separate line, at the center, the title of the paper must be written in Arial bold, italics, 10 points size letters. 3. The text will follow -not in bold- with the same Arial letter, 9 points size and leaving one space between lines. 4. Paragraphs will have no indentation. Spaces between paragraphs will be of 1.5 points. 5. Section titles will be written in Arial bold, 9 points size and sub-sections titles will be written in Arial Italic, 8 points size. 6. Footnotes will appear at the end of each page in Arial 8 points size letters. Presentation time will be 15 minutes. All mail or inquiries should be addressed to: Prof. Dr. Eloina Miyares Bermudez Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee 14th International Symposium on Social Communication Centre for Applied Linguistics Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Telephone: 53-22-646390 E-mail: simposio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese REGISTRATION FEE Speakers and Delegates 200.00 CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos) Companions 100.00 CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos) Payment of the fee must be sent via bank transfer to the bank account to be announce opportunely and it covers a copy of the Proceedings where your paper is printed, all other documentation related to the event, speaker’s certificate, welcome cocktail and other cultural activities. Companions will have access to all of the above, except copies of the Proceedings. ACCOMODATION The Organizing Committee guarantees accommodation in 3, 4, and 5 star hotels with preferential prices for participants in the event. IMPORTANT REMINDERS - Papers submission deadline: August 1st, 2014 - Notification on paper’s approval by Scientific Committee: by August 31, 2014 - Delivery of papers by e-mail: September 15, 2014 (in case of the observations done by the Scientific Committee) - Pre-Symposium seminars: January 19, 2015 - 14th International Symposium on Social Communication: January 20 through 23, 2015 OTHER ASPECTS OF INTEREST Santiago de Cuba, located at some 900 km from Havana, is Cuba's second largest city. Its economic, cultural and social importance in Cuban history is unquestionable. Santiago is also the capital of the province with the same name. Surrounded by the green mountains of the Sierra Maestra range and the Caribbean Sea, Santiago is unique in its geography and beautiful landscape. Its surroundings make the city one of the most important tourist attractions on the entire island. The Organizing Committee, in coordination with the city's tourist agencies will offer visiting delegates a host of options allowing participants to enjoy the city's beauty and charm. SCIENTIFIC AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Pedro Beaton Soler Representative of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment Santiago de Cuba Cuba Eloina Miyares Bermudez Executive Secretary 14th International Symposium on Social Communication Centre for Applied Linguistics Santiago de Cuba Cuba Vitelio Ruiz Hernandez Emeritus Academic Academy of Science of Cuba Centre for Applied Linguistics Santiago de Cuba Cuba Leonel Ruiz Miyares Director of Centre for Applied Linguistics President of the Organizing Committee 14th International Symposium on Social Communication Santiago de Cuba Cuba Celia Maria Perez Marques Researcher Centre for Applied Linguistics Santiago de Cuba Cuba Alex Munnoz Alvarado Investigador Centro de Linguistica Aplicada Santiago de Cuba Cuba Nancy Cristina Alamo Suarez Researcher Centre for Applied Linguistics Santiago de Cuba Cuba Anton Nijholt Professor and Researcher Twente University Enschede, The Netherlands Innaki Alegría Loinaz Professor and Researcher Basque Country University Spain Xabier Artola Zubillaga Professor and Researcher Basque Country University Spain Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza Professor and Researcher Basque Country University Spain Xabier Arregi Iparragirre Professor and Researcher Basque Country University Spain L. Alfonso Urenna Lopez President of the NLP Spanish Association (SEPLN) Jaen University Jaen, Spain Dieter Fensel Director and Researcher Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck, Austria Martha Cordies Jackson Director and Researcher African Cultural Centre "Fernando Ortiz" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Lucia Marconi Researcher Institute for Computational Linguistics Pisa, Italy Paola Cutugno Researcher Institute for Computational Linguistics Pisa, Italy ***** FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIAL COMMUNICATION REGISTRATION FORM Mr./Ms. ___________________________ University: ________________________ Address: __________________________________ City: ______________ Phone: _______________ E-Mail:____________________ Paper title: __________________________ Date: ________________ Signature: ___________ * To post to the ASIALEX Mailing List, send an e-mail to asialex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx * To unsubscribe from the ASIALEX Mailing List, go to //www.freelists.org/list/asialex, enter your e-mail address in the "User Options" box, choose the Unsubscribe option in the "Choose an action" dropdown list, and press "Go!"