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Conference Information

Full Title: 4th International Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies Conference

Short Title: UCCTS4
Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Start Date: 24-Jul-2014 - 26-Jul-2014
Contact: Richard Xiao
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Meeting Description: The fourth international Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies conference (UCCTS) will be held at Lancaster University from Thursday, 24 July 2014 to Saturday, 26 July 2014.

About the Conference:

UCCTS is a biennial international conference which was launched by Richard Xiao in 2008 to provide an international forum for the exploration of the theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the creation and use of corpora in contrastive and translation studies. The conference is hosted by the UCREL research centre, which brings together the Department of Linguistics and English Language with the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster.

The Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies series has been well received over the years:

UCCTS1: Zhejiang University, China, September 2012
UCCTS2: Edge Hill University, UK, July 2010
UCCTS3: held jointly with the 7th International Contrastive Linguistics conference at the University of Ghent, Belgium, July 2013

Plenary Speakers:

Silvia Bernardini (Bologna University, Italy)
Signe Oksefjell Ebeling (University of Oslo, Norway)
Dorothy Kenny (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Béatrice Lamiroy (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Stella Neumann (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Other Events:

Lancaster is also hosting the following events before/after UCCTS4 in July 2014:

- The Lancaster Summer Schools in Interdisciplinary Digital Methods, July 15 to 18 (TBC): Including the UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics
- The eleventh international Teaching and Language Corpora conference (TaLC), July 20 to 24
- The 5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, July 29 to 31

Participants in UCCTS4 may also be interested in one or more of these events.

A draft programme will be released shortly after the completion of peer review of abstracts. A final programme will be released shortly before the conference.

Important note: Details in draft versions are for information only, and are not definitive; they may change as the programme is finalised.

The general outline of the event is currently planned as follows:

Thursday, 24 July 2014: Day one. Starting approximately 10 a.m. (TBC).
Friday, 25 July 2014: Day two. Conference dinner in the evening.
Saturday, 26 July 2014: Day three. The conference is planned to end at lunchtime / early afternoon (TBC).
Linguistic Subfield: Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 24.4188

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