20022002 is a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). 2002 was the first palindromic year since 1991 and the last until 2112. 2002 was also the International Year of Ecotourism and Mountains, and the National Science Year in the United Kingdom
- January 1 - Introduction of Euro banknotes and coins in the European Union.
- January 5 - Charles Bishop, a 15 year-old student pilot, crashes a light aircraft into a Tampa, Florida building, evoking fear of a copycat 9/11 terrorist attack.
- January 9 - The United States Department of Justice announces it is going to pursue a criminal investigation of Enron.
- January 10 - Enrique Bolaños assumes the position President of the Republic of Nicaragua for the time (2002-2007).
- January 13 - President George W. Bush faints after choking on a pretzel.
- January 16 - A student shoots 6 people at the Appalachian School of Law. Three of those shot die.
- January 16 - John Ashcroft announces that American Taliban member John Walker Lindh would be tried in the United States.
- January 16 - The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining Taliban.
- January 17 - Eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people
- January 20 - Inauguration of Churches Uniting in Christ
- January 22 - AOL Time Warner brings a federal suit against Microsoft seeking damages. The suit alleges that the market for AOL's Netscape Navigator Internet browser was harmed when Microsoft started to give away a competing browser.
- January 22 - Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in American history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
- January 24 - Enron hearings begin and terrorist suspect John Walker Lindh's hearing begins.
- January 24 - The Department of Justice indicts Robert Nicholas Angleton of Houston, Texas on conspiring to murder his wife, Doris Angleton, along with his brother Roger. Robert also gets weapons-related charges.
- January 27 - Several explosions at a military dump in Lagos, Nigeria kills more than 1,000.
- January 30 - Slobodan Milosevic accuses the United Nations war crimes tribunal of an "evil and hostile attack" against him.
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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention 2002
22-24 November 2002 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Theme: 'Beyond our Customary Borders: Language and Culture in Context." Includes schedule, downloadable program (pdf file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader), continuing education units, speakers, exhibits, special events, workshops, fees, online registration, registration information, housing and travel information and city tour.
North West Centre for Linguistics International Conference 2002
22-23 November 2002 at the University of Manchester, UK. Theme: "Linguistics Areas, Convergence, and Language Change." Includes invited speakers, call for papers and submission deadline.
South Central Modern Language Association Annual Convention
Theme: "Literature and Language in Global Context." To be held in Austin, Texas from 31 October - 2 November 2002. Includes special proposal sessions, call for papers, registration information, exhibits, program and accommodation.
Virtual Colloquium Series
October 25, 2002 at 1pm Eastern time. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. Includes downloadable slides, discussion forum and topic.
34th Algonquian Conference / Papers of the Algonquian Conference
October 24-27, 2002 at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Bilingual in English and French. Call for papers, submission information, registration, venue, maps, transport and accommodations. Includes a refereed collection of papers presented at the conference Ordering instructions, volumes available, index by author, instructions to contributors, and Algonquianist links.
Second University of Vigo International Symposium on Bilingualism
To be held in Vigo, Galicia, Spain on October 23-26, 2002. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Theme: "Bilingualism and Education, from the Family to the School." Lists program, registration, call for papers, scientific and organizing committee, travel and accommodation, exhibitions, important dates and contact information.
Conference on Metaphor in Language and Thought
21-25 October 2002 at Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Includes accepted papers, program, workshops and accommodation.
Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society
October 19, 2002 at Wayne State University, Michigan. Topic: "The Internet and the Global Linguistic Ecology." Includes program.
Problems in Linguistics and Literary Studies International Conference
Organized by the Institute of Philology, Katanov State University of Khakasia, Abakan, Russia. November 25-27, 2002 in Abakan, Russia. Topics, format, submission of papers, preliminary registration, accommodation, location, important dates, fees and travel information.
All India Conference of Linguists 2002
To be held at Calcutta University, Kolkata, India from 26-28 November 2002. Organized by the Department of Linguistics, Calcutta University, Kolkata and the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. Call for papers, submission information, registration and organizing committee.
Going Romance 2002
28-30 November 2002 at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Call for papers, program, speakers, workshop, organizers and sponsors.
Thirteenth meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN) 2002
To be held at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands on 29 November 2002. Online registration, speakers, call for papers, travel and accommodation information.
Generative Linguistics in Poland 5 (GLiP)
To be held on November 30-1 December 2002 in Warsaw, Poland. Speakers, call for papers, committee, accommodation, fees, registration and submission guidelines.
2002 Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop
2 December 2002, Canberra, Australia. To be held in conjunction with the 15th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'02). Organized by the Centre for Language Technology at Macquarie University.
15th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
2-6 December 2002 in Canberra, Australia. Workshops, tutorials, invited speakers, call for papers, topics, registration and accommodation information.
International Languages and the Media Conference and Exhibition
Dec 4-6, 2002 in Berlin, German. Mainly for those in the media industry and language industry specialist. Includes conference theme, registration fees, registration forms, conference structure, call for papers
Heritage Languages Initiatives
Second national conference to be held in Tysons Corner, VA, a surburb of Washington, D.C. October 18-20, 2002. Overview, online registration, request pre-registration materials, map, program, audience, travel and accommodation, exhibits, speakers and city tour.
Opening Workshop: Specific Language Impairment, Genes, Development and Cognitive Neuroscience
18-20 October 2002 at University College London. Aims to disseminate and discuss recent research findings from genetics to cognitive neuroscience in SLI/developmental disorders and related areas of language and cognitive development. Includes program and abstracts.
Association for Machine Translation (AMTA) Conference
October 8-12, 2002, Tiburon, California. Online registration, fees, call for papers, submission guidelines, workshops, tutorials, exhibits, program, travel and accommodation, banquet and excursions.
The Third International Conference on the Mental Lexicon
To be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada from October 6-8, 2002. Brings together psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic, and computational research on the representation and processing of words in the mind/brain. Includes schedule.
Korea Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages International Conference
October 5-6, 2002 in Seoul, Korea. Theme: 'Crossroads: Generational Change in ELT in Asia.' Call for papers, theme and scope, speakers and venue.
International Conference on Language, Brain and Computation
To be held in Venice, Italy from the 3-5 October, 2002. Description, sponsors, speakers, online registration, call for papers, travel and accommodation and map.
Second Language Research Forum (SLRF)
October 3-6, 2002, Toronto, Canada. A prestigious and internationally renowned conference which brings together researchers in second language acquisition (SLA) from all over the world. Online registration, program, sponsors and organizers, accommodations, call for papers, invited speakers and panel.
ARCLING II Conference on the Archeology and Linguistics of Australia
To be held in Canberra from 1-4 October 2002. Theme: "Echoes of ancient footsteps: archaeological and linguistic evidence in Australian culture history". Lists description, organization, submission of abstracts, registration, accommodation, child care, comprehensive list of topics and participants.
Complex Predicates, Particles and Subevents
Workshop to be held on 30 September - 2 October 2002 at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Program, abstracts and invited speakers.
Statistical Language Processing - Linguistic Workshop
September 30 - October 4, 2002 at the University of Bergen, Norway. Online registration, speakers, program and organizing committee.
Dedicated to the market for innovation in language and speech technologies in Europe and beyond. To be held at the Hotel Schweizerhof, Berlin, Germany on 26-27 September, 2002. Online registration, overview, program, speakers, topics, audience, exhibitions, presentations, information on travel and accommodation.
International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference
To be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from September 23-25, 2002. Includes information on registration, accommodation, conference program, submission of papers and conference format,
Workshop on Greek Syntax
20-22 September, 2002 at the University of Reading, UK. Speakers, program, registration and accommodation information.
Comparative Romance Linguistics
19-21 September 2002 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Map, speakers, program, fees and downloadable registration form.
Himalayan Languages Symposium
19-22 September, 2002 at the University of Berne, Switzerland. Includes downloadable registration form and program.
Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association
To be held in Basel, Switzerland, 18-21 September, 2002. Includes online registration, call for papers, plenary speakers, program, map and travel information.
International Conference on Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution (DAARC2002)
18-20 September, 2002 in Lisbon, Portugal. Held every two years. Includes aims, program, list of papers, proceedings, registration, accommodation, venue, travel information, important dates, instructions for authors and call for papers.
The Autumn Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain
To be held at UMIST, Manchester, 17-19 September, 2002. Includes committee, call for papers, program, travel and accommodation and conference bursaries.
Cognitive Linguistics East of Eden
13-15 September, 2002 in Turku, Finland. Joint conference organized by the Finnish Cognitive Linguistics Association (FiCLA) and the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA). Maps, travel and accommodation, program and speakers.
One-day workshop on Friday, 13 September 2002 in Leiden. Includes program, organizers and abstracts.
International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE
September 9-12, 2002 in Brno, Czech Republic. Includes speakers, topics, call for papers, program, fees, list of accepted papers, online registration, travel information and accommodation.
EuroConference on Linguistic Structures and their Deployment in the Organisation of Conversation
6-11 September 2002 at Helsinki, Finland. Summary, speakers, program, fees, grants, venue and online registration and payment.
International Conference on Construction Grammar
September 6-8, 2002 at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Program, registration, accommodation, social events, book exhibition, organizing committee, important dates and speakers.
Conference on Contemporary Germanic, Romance and Baltic Linguistic Studies
September 5-7, 2002 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Invitation for speakers with emphasis on contrastive linguistics, applied linguistics and translation studies. Registration procedures, fees, call for abstracts, speakers and accommodation.
Workshop on the semantics EDILOG
4-6 September 2002 at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Sponsors, overview, speakers, committee, organizers and past workshops,
Michigan Foreign Language Association (MFLA) Annual Conference
October 17-19, 2002 at Holiday Inn South, Lansing, Michigan, USA. Theme: "Pathways to Learning: Linking Standards and Assessments." Speakers, workshops, free concerts by Justo Lamas and TheWise Guys, awards, special guest, online mini grant application for student teachers and future venues.
International Conference on Translation Studies in the New Millenium
October 16-18, 2002 at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Downloadable registration form.
International Seminar on Gender and Language: The Gender of Translation/The Translation of Gender
To be held in Valencia, Italy from the 16-18 October 2002. Includes registration, program, about Valencia and bibliography.
Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language
To be held at Rice University, Houston, Texas from 12-14 October 2002. Lists speakers, important dates, call for papers, registration, accommodation and abstracts guidelines.
EuroConference on The End State of Language Acquisition
Seeks explanations that ultimate attainment in adults learning a second language varies considerably from learner to learner, and that success is not guaranteed. Provides summary, online application form, maximum number of participants and fees. To be held in Kolymbari, Crete, Greece from the 12-17 October 2002.
The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning
Version 2.0 - Foreign Language Collaborations and the Web. 11-13 October 2002 at the University of Pennsylvania. Program, registration, travel and accommodation.
Third Symposium on Second Language Writing
Conference to be held October 11-12, 2002 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States for teachers and researchers working with second and foreign language writers.
56th Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
To be held in Scottsdale, Arizona from 10-12, October, 2002. Provides general information, preliminary program, program summary by day and by session type, downloadable registration form, registration information, speakers, accommodation and travel information, call for papers and excursions.
Terminology and Knowledge Engineering
28-30 August, 2002 in Nancy, France. Objectives, exhibition and sponsorship, program, speakers, workshops, fees, online registration, accommodation and travel information. Includes map.
Linguistics and Phonetics (LP2002)
Meikai University, Japan on September 2-6, 2002. Speakers, program, map, organizers, workshops, travel and accommodation, registration, fees and venue.
The 9th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG)
8-9 August 2002, Kyung Hee University, Korea. Workshops, program, abstracts, online proceedings, homestay program, accommodation, maps and travel information.
International Conference on Turkish Linguistics
To be held August 7-9, 2002 at Eastern Mediterranean University in Turkey including accepted proposals, abstracts, workshops, accommodation and flight information.
International Symposium on Contrastive and Translation Studies between Chinese and English
7-11 August, 2002 in Shanghai, China. Theme: New Century, New Trends. Topics include English-Chinese constructive analysis, intercultural studies, and translation studies
Organization in Discourse II: The Historical Perspective
7-11 August, 2002 at the University of Turku, Finland. Features conference program, plenary speakers, workshops, downloadable registration form, travel information and accommodation
International Conference on Methods in Dialectology
5-9 August, 2002 at the University of Joensuu, Finland. Covers a range of subjects pertaining to regional, social and also historical variations in any language, language groups or linguistics area. Features papers, speakers, workshops and special sessions, accommodation, downloadable registration form, downloadable abstracts and workshop presentations, and travel information.
Linguistic Society of Korea International Summer Conference
5-7 August 2002, on the campus of Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea. Program, workshops, online proceedings, maps, travel and accommodation, snapshots, speakers and registration.
Conference on Formal Grammar
August 3-4, 2002, Trento, Italy. Features a special session on finite-state method pertaining to formal grammar. Includes round-table panel, call for papers, important dates and program committee.
International Symposium On Malay and Indonesian Linguistics
Call for papers, registration and travel details for the sixth symposium on Malay and Indonesian linguistics to be held August 3-5, 2002 in Bintan Island, Indonesia.
LACUS Forum: Linguistics and the Real World
To be held at the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, July 30 - August 3, 2002. Includes speakers, venue and accommodation, online pre-registration form and financial aid.
NLULP-02: Natural Language Understanding and Logic Programming
To be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 28 July 2002. Special emphasis on logical, mathematical and computational relationships between linguistic formalisms and logic programming. Description, program, accepted papers and committee.
International Course and Conference on Role and Reference Grammar
Conference with a focus on functional linguistics to be held in Spain on July 22-28, 2002. Includes topics, speakers, course fees, registration form and program schedule.
International Conference on Multimedia Language Education, ROCMELIA
3-day conference: 19-21 July 2002 at the National Kaohsiung University, Taiwan. Its purpose is to foster and encourage the use of multimedia technology in language education. Includes conference format, call for papers, important dates and registration.
Linguistic Development in French
18-19 July 2002, University of Southampton, UK. Seminar program organized by British Association of Applied Linguistics and Cambridge University Press. Includes aims, speakers, program and proceedings.
The 9th International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning will be held on July 16-20, 2002 in Beijing, China. Includes conference themes, speakers and format, call for papers and registration information.
Annual Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress: Systemic Linguistics and the Corpus
To be held from the 15-19 July, 2002 at the University of Liverpool, UK. Includes speakes, call for papers and workshops
International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology
3-day conference from the 15th-17th of July, 2002 at the University of Leicester, UK. Includes call for papers, program and registration.
International Seminar on Lesser Used Languages (SILM)
Organised by the Royal Academy Valencian Culture on July 11-12, 2002 at the Valencia Conference Centre. Speakers, organizers, declaration, submission guidelines, registration and accommodation.
Going Romance 2002
November 28-30, 2002 at Gronigen, the Netherlands. Abstracts, speakers, program, registration, travel and accommodation information.
New Ways of Analyzing Variations
October 10-13,2002 at Stanford University, California. Includes speakers, workshops and descriptions, abstracts, program and discussion panels.
WECOL 2002 Western Conference on Linguistics
To be held at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on November 1-3, 2002. Three special sessions on semantics, phonetics and First Nations languages. Call for papers. Lists invited speakers and abstract guidelines.
New Zealand Linguistics Society: Language and Society 2002
To be held 20-22 November 2002 at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Call for papers, registration information, timetable, accommodation, fees and printable registration form.
2002 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
July 6-7, 2002 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. Sponsored by SIGDAT and the Association for Computational Linguistics.
Workshop on Natural, Intelligent and Effective Interaction in Multimodal Dialogue Systems
A workshop organized by CLASS Collaboration in LAnguage and Speech Science and technology in Copenhagen, Denmark from June 28-29, 2002. Description, program, abstracts, workshops, registration and accommodation, speakers, sponsorships, format, submission guidelines, committee, panel sessions and important dates. Includes online registration form.
Existence - Semantics and Syntax
September 26-28, 2002, Nancy, France. Speakers, objectives, themes, call for papers, program, committee, map, travel and accommodation information.
International Conference on Computational Linguistics COLING 2002
To be held in Taipei, Taiwan from 24 August to 1 September 2002. Submission and online registration, organizational information, schedules, keynote speeches, hotel reservation, exhibits, scholarships, transportation, program, workshops and tutorials, special events, satellite events and important dates.
Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics
August 20-22, 2002 in Nagoya, Japan. Includes downloadable registration form, fees, program, list of papers, keynote speeches, travel and accommodation
The European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL)
To be held on 14-17 August, 2002 in JyvÃ¤skylÃ¤ Finland. Theme: "Networked Language Learning - a missing link?" Of special interest to language teachers. Includes speakers, online registration, programme, venue, travel, accommodation, workshops and fees.
International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages
August 14-16, 2002 at the Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. Features all aspects of the study, preservation and teaching of the language. Includes submission of papers, downloadable registration form, accommodation and travel information.
The Society for Caribbean Linguistics 14th Biennial Conference
August 14-17, 2002 at the University of West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Theme: Caribbean Linguistics: Theory and Application. Includes programme, conference fees, speakers, and pre-conference colloquia on language learning and teaching in the Caribbean.
Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop 17 (CGSW17)
To be held at the University of Iceland, August 9th-10th 2002. Program, map, travel and accommodation, venue and call for papers.
Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL)International Conference
Endangered Languages and their Literatures: Building a Past for the Future," Antigua, Guatemala, 8-10 August 2002.
Conference on Semantic Role Universals
December 5-7, 2002 in Leipzig, Germany. Includes description, programme, registration, map, travel and accommodation information.