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Full Title: 2012 International Conference for the Korean Association for Corpus Linguistics

Short Title: KACL 2012
Location: Busan, Korea, South
Start Date: 10-Dec-2012 - 11-Dec-2012
Contact: Taeho Kim
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://kacl.pusan.ac.kr
Meeting Description: The Korean Association for Corpus Linguistics (KACL) announces the KACL 2012 (2012 International Conference for the KACL) to be held from December 10 (Monday) - 11 (Tuesday) at Busan, South Korea. This is the first international conference to celebrate the formation of the Korean Association for Corpus Linguistics. This conference is held in conjunction with the workshop ‘Metaphor and Corpus Linguistics’ to be held on December 11, 2012.

Invited Speaker for a Tutorial Session:

Alice Deignan (University of Leeds): Searching for metaphorical patterns in corpora: Implications for English language leaching

Invited Speakers for the Plenary Sessions:

Laurence Anthony (Waseda University): The past, present, and future of software tools in corpus linguistics
Jae-Woong Choe (Korea University): Argument structure and language resources

Conference website: http://kacl.pusan.ac.kr

Registration: Permanent KACL member 10,000 won, annual KACL member, 30,000 won, nonmember 50,000 won. Formal Dinner Reception on the 11th at BEXCO: 20,000 won (hosted by the English Language and Linguistics Society of Korea)

Accommodation: For the participants of the KACL, we reserved the Pusan National University’s Guest House at (Type A: 56000 won, B: 47000 won. Korean Currency). To make reservations, just send an email message to 2012kacl@gmail.com with the relevant information (dates of check-in & check out, number of persons, smoking or non-smoking).

Inquires about the conference can be directed to the Organizer, Taeho Kim, via 2012kacl@gmail.com. The conference website with registration and accommodation information will be soon available.
Linguistic Subfield: Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.4330

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