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Saturday, July 10, 2021 by Chris Wellekens

3-2 ISCA Supported Events
3-2-1(2022-05-23) Speech Prosody 2022, Lisbon, Portugal

 The Speech Prosody 2022 website is now live, at ,?
with the Call for Papers and information on the venue, etc. 

Dear SProSIG Members,

I am pleased to announce that Speech Prosody 2022 will be held in Lisbon,  May 23-26, 2022.

Thanks to all who voted: 315 members from 46 countries.  Although the vote for Lisbon was decisive (41%), it was good to see strong support also for the bids for Aix (33%) and Nijmegen (26%).
Nigel Ward, SProSIG Chair
Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso


3-2-2The International Conference 'Language Technologies for All (LT4All): a report.

The International Conference 'Language Technologies for All (LT4All):  
Enabling Linguistic Diversity and Multilingualism Worldwide', which took  
place on December 4-6, 2019 at Unesco Headquarters in Paris in the  
framework of the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL 2019),  
was sponsored by ISCA. 
The rationale of the conference was: 'How to improve the present  
situation where only 2% of the languages spoken over the world benefit  
from Language Technologies' ? 
 Out of the 7,000+ language spoken around the world, only a few have associated Language
Technologies. The majority of languages can be considered as 'under-resourced' or as 'not
supported'. This situation, very detrimental to many languages speakers, and specifically
indigenous languages speakers, creates a digital divide,  and places many languages in
danger of digital extinction, if not complete extinction.

Organized as part of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, the 1st edition
of LT4All (Language Technologies for All: Enabling Linguistic Diversity and
Multilingualism Worldwide) took place in Paris at the UNESCO Headquarters on December
4-6, 2019 and gathered 400 participants from various backgrounds (including language
science and technology researchers, linguists, industrials, indigenous peoples, language
policy and decision makers) from all over the world.

 It allowed for fruitful exchanges between Language Technology providers  
and Language Policy makers, as it can be seen on Twitter: 
The conference oral sessions were webcasted and can be replayed, in  
English and French: see 

The LT4All Programme and Editorial Committees are very happy to announce that the set of
Research Papers and Posters collected at the occasion of LT4All is now available online
at :

LT4All has  been made possible thanks to the close cooperation between UNESCO, the 
Government of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra (Russian Federation), the
European Language Resources Association (ELRA) and its Special Interest  Group on
Under-resourced  languages  (SIGUL), and in partnership with UNESCO Intergovernmental
Information for All Programme (IFAP) and the Interregional Library Cooperation Centre, as
well as with support of other public organizations, including ISCA, and sponsors.

More information including the list of all the sponsors and supporters @


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