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Full Title: Oita Text Forum Workshop 4: Text and Context

Location: Beppu-shi, Oita ken, Japan
Start Date: 02-Dec-2012 - 02-Dec-2012
Contact: Keizo Nanri
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.oitatextforum.com/index.html
Meeting Description: OTF Workshop 4
Text & Context
Date: Sunday 2 December 2012
Venue: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Oita, Japan
Registration: Free

Cosponsored by Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, the Centre for International Education & Research of Oita University, and the OTF

What is the OTF?

The Oita Text Forum was founded in August 2009 by 5 scholars in Japan and China. The goals of the OTF are to:

- Provide an open forum where researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds can exchange information and share knowledge of how texts are produced and structured
- Elucidate the process of text generation from social or cognitive or socio-cognitive perspectives


Recommended accommodations will be posted onto our official homepage at:

Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.2824

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