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Category:   E-Announce
Subject:   Symposium in Cuba
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Email:   leonel_(on)_lingapli.ciges.inf.cu
Date received:   07 Sep 2007

Dear colleagues, Although a little late, please find enclosed the final report of the 10th International Symposium on Social Communication. It will be great if you could spread it. Thank you. Yours sincerely, Eloina Miyares Bermudez Leonel Ruiz Miyares Center for Applied Linguistics Santiago de Cuba ***** X INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIAL COMMUNICATION CENTER FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS SANTIAGO DE CUBA JANUARY 22-26, 2007 FINAL REPORT The 10th International Symposium on Social Communication took place in the Convention Center "Heredia" of Santiago de Cuba with the participation of 313 specialists: 147 from 27 countries (Germany (2), Belgium (4), Brazil (17), Canada (3), Chile (9), China (2), Colombia (4), Denmark (3), Spain (20), USA (6), France (5), Greece (1), Holland (4), UK (6), Iran (2), Ireland (1), Israel (1), Italy (16), Kuwait (1), Mexico (20), New Zeeland (1), Portugal (4), Serbia (2), South Africa (1), Sweden (1), Turkey (1) and Venezuela (10)) and 166 Cuban specialist from 10 provinces. The most important remarks are: 1. Teaching of 2 Pre-Symposium Seminars: - Diccionary and Ideology (sexism, racism and catholic moral in the Academic Dictionary) Dr. Esther Forgas Berdet University of Rovira i Virgili Tarragona, Spain - Aplication of the NLP technologies in the Education Dr. Montse Maritxalar IXA Group University of Basque Country Basque Country, Spain 2. The opening talk was entitled «An old discussion: grammatic and language teaching» by Dr. María Bargalló Escrivá, University of Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. 3. The following five keynote speeches were taught: - «Questions, Pictures, Answers: Introducing Pictures in Question-Answering Systems» Dr. Anton Nijholt University of Twente, Enschede The Netherlands - «The Lexicon is a (kind of) Frame» Dr. Willy Martin Profesor Emérito Free University of Amsterdam The Netherlands - «Methods for extracting and classifying pairs of cognates and false friends» Dr. Ruslan Mitkov University of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton, United Kingdom - «Words and Images» Dr. John Tait University of Sunderland Sunderland, United Kingdom - «Extraction of the Information: challenge and proposal» Dr. Manuel Palomar University of Alicante Dr. Luis Alfonso Ureña López University of Jaén Spain 4. In the X Symposium also took place the following academic activities: - Exposition "20 years of the International Symposiums on Social Communication and the 36 years of the foundation of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CLA) of Santiago de Cuba". The main speech was done by Dr. Celia Pérez Marqués, researcher from CLA. - Presentation of the books «Léxico Activo Funcional del Escolar Cubano» (Study of Cuban Children Vocabulary) and «Ortografía Integral» (Integral Orthography) both books from researches of CLA of Santiago de Cuba. The main speech was done by Dr. Adia Gell Labañino, researcher of Pedagogical University of Santiago de Cuba. - Presentation of the Journal of Phonoaudiology from University of Valparaiso, Chile. The presentation was done by Dr. Denisse Pérez Herrera, researcher of University of Valparaiso, Chile. 5. Publication of the Proceedings in two volumes with 271 papers from all participants: ACTAS-I (1-634 pages), ISBN 959-7174-08-1 and ACTAS II (635-1208 pages), ISBN 959-7174-09-X. 6. All papers had a high scientific level but each Scientific Commission choose the following as the best: Commission 1. Linguistics "Los nombres de pila de quienes nacieron entre 1960 y 1975 en Tlalnepantla de Baz, Estado de México. Algunos usos sociolingüísticos." Dra. Yolanda G. López Franco Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) México Commission 2. Linguistics "Calunga: un dialecto afro-brasileño de Minas Gerais– un breve análisis gramatical." Dr. Steven Byrd University of New England Biddeford / Portland Maine EEUU Commission 3. Linguistics "Entre Escila y Caribdis: lengua estándar y variación, un área de renovado interés en el español actual." Dr. Max Enrique Figueroa Esteva Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Morelia, Michoacán México Commission 4. Computational Linguistics "Un enfoque híbrido al Reconocimiento de Nombres de Entidades para el español." Yunior Ramírez Cruz y otros Centro de Estudios de Reconocimiento de Patrones y Minería de Datos Universidad de Oriente Santiago de Cuba Cuba Commission 5. Art, Ethnology and Folclore "El joropo, traspaso de lo oral a lo escrito y el papel de la escuela." Sandra Flores Solano Unidad Educativa Colegio “Modesta Bor” Estado de Lara República Bolivariana de Venezuela Commission 6. Mass Media "Los fundamentos de la Redacción Periodística como auxiliar en el mejoramiento de las habilidades comunicativas en la Licenciatura en Cultura Física." Rafael A. Bernal Castellanos Facultad de Cultura Física “Nancy Uranga Romagoza” Pinar del Río Cuba Commission 7. Education and Communication "La comprensión oral de lo no literal en escolares chilenos." Nina Crespo Allende y otros Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Valparaíso Chile Commission 8. Education and Communication "¿Cómo incorporar a los estudiantes universitarios a su comunidad discursiva?: la experiencia de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad de los Andes." Oscar Alberto Morales y otros Universidad de Los Andes (ULA) Mérida República Bolivariana de Venezuela Commission 9. Education and Communication "Modelo audiovisual para la preparación de la familia y el personal docente de los niños con necesidades educativas especiales de tipo sensorial: sordos desde edad temprana." Esmérido Guerrero Fernández Centro de Diagnóstico y Orientación Provincial Camagüey Cuba Commission 10. Foreigner Languages "The Focus on Form Model of Second Language Acquisition." Holly Wilson Alliant International University San Diego, California EEUU Commission 11. Foreigner Languages "New Tools for English Language Teaching." Kevin J. Caley Universidad de Nottingham Nottingham Inglaterra Commission 12. Medicine "Metodología para el aprendizaje de las competencias comunicativas en profesionales de Tecnología de la Salud." Julio Antonio Martínez Miguel y otros Instituto Superior de Ciencias Médicas Santiago de Cuba Cuba 7. The mayor of the Santiago de Cuba city gave the title of "Distinguished Visitor" of the city to Dr. Lucia Marconi, from the Institute for Computational Linguistics of Pisa, Geneva branch, for her contribution of development linguistics research in Cuba. The 11th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIAL COMMUNICATION will be held in Santiago de Cuba in January 2009. We hope meet you there! Center for Applied Linguistics Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment Santiago de Cuba Cuba ///////////////////////////////////////////// Dr. Leonel Ruiz Miyares Director Centro de Linguistica Aplicada Calle 17 Edificio 7 Bloque 1 Apartamento 4 entre 14 y A. Reparto RAJAYOGA. Santiago de Cuba. CUBA. C.P. 90400 Telefonos: 53-22-646418, 53-22-656141, 53-22-642760 Correo electronico: leonel_(on)_lingapli.ciges.inf.cu _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list
 

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