SANTIAGO DE CUBA, January 22 through 26, 2001
The 7th International Symposium on Social Communication was held with high scientific level at the Heredia Convention Center of Santiago de Cuba. The Symposium was attended by more than 310 scholars, 110 from 27 countries (Germany, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China , Colombia, Spain, United States of America, France, Greece, Hawaii, The Netherlands, England, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, Venezuela), and around 200 Cuban specialists.
These were the most remarkable aspects of the Symposium:
1. A new activity is held in the framework of the Symposium, the pre-symposium courses.
- Teaching Spanish for specific purposes, by Dr. Josefa Gómez de Enterría, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
- Latest trends in Computational Linguistics, Dr. Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza, University of the Basque Country, Basque Country.
2. The opening lecture entitled "Application of discourse analysis to teaching foreign languages" was delivered by Dr. Mercedes Cathcart Roca, University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
3. The following master lectures were delivered:
- Phraseologic variation in Spanish, by Dr. Kazumi Koike, Takushoku University, Tokyo, Japan.
- Regional Least -Cost Error Repair, by Dr. Manuel Vilares Ferro, University of La Coruña, Galicia , Spain.
- Speech, Language and Gaze in Multi-Modal Navigation in Virtual Environments, by Dr. Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
- Santiago de Cuba: Its history and music, by Lic. Oscar Ruiz Miyares, Ministry of Culture, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
4. Two hundred and eighty papers were published in two volumes of the ACTAS (PROCEEDINGS) of the Symposium.
5. Launching of the book "Diccionario Inverso y Anagramas del Español" (Inverse Dictionary and Spanish Anagrams), written by specialists from the Center for Applied Linguistics in collaboration with the National Research Council of Genoa, Italy.