[Elsnet-list] Symposium in Cuba

L. Ruiz Miyares - Linguistica leonel at lingapli.ciges.inf.cu
Fri Sep 7 08:24:18 CEST 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

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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

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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 at lingapli.ciges.inf.cu




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