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From:  "Angus B. Grieve-Smith"
Date:  Sat Oct 20, 2001  11:41 am
Subject:  Conference: From Letter to ...

Forwarded from the LINGUIST List. I think these folks would
accept papers that looked at going from letter to sign as well.

-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
Linguistics Department
University of New Mexico

Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 09:34:50 -0600
From: Andrea Krott
Subject: Workshop on Writing Systems


"From Letter to Sound"

Third International Workshop on Writing Systems
University of Cologne, Germany, September 23-24, 2002.

This workshop is the third in a row of international meetings dealing with
questions of writing systems. The two predecessors took place at the Max
Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (Netherlands) under the
titles 'What Spelling Changes' (1997) and 'Writing Language' (2000). The
workshops offer a forum of discussion between researchers from different
fields of writing research like theoretical linguistics,
computational linguistics or language education, coming from different
countries and working on different languages.
The aim of this workshop is to focus on the letter-to-sound-perspective.
Especially welcome are contributions to the following subjects:

- How does a theory of orthography have to look like that takes written
forms as basic (as opposed to a theory that derives written forms from
spoken forms)?

- Which aspects of the psycholinguistics of reading are capable of
explaining the form of writing systems?

- Which aspects of learning to read are informative for a theory of

- How can reading be modelled? Both psycholinguistic models and
computational models for text-to-speech-synthesis may reveal the exact
relation between reading and writing.

Submission deadline: March 28, 2002
Notice of acceptance: May 17, 2002

Charles Perfetti (University of Pittsburgh) (sponsored by the Flemish
Funding Agency for Scientific Research, Scientific Research
Community on the theme 'Psycholinguistics: the Processes of
and Writing')
Richard Venezky (University of Delaware)

Martin Neef (German Department, University of Cologne)
Anneke Neijt (Dutch Department, University of Nijmegen)
Beatrice Primus (German Department, University of Cologne)
Dominiek Sandra (Dutch Department, University of Antwerp)

Authors should submit abstracts of max. 2 pages for 30 minute
presentations, with 15 minutes discussion. Please submit abstracts
electronically (rtf, pdf or Word) to

In addition to the speakers, we kindly invite researchers who want to
attend the workshop without presenting a paper themselves. The latter
participants should register for the workshop at the address above.
Information on lodging and travel directions, the program and the
of the accepted papers will be circulated among the participants
electronically well before the workshop.

Anneke Neijt:

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