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Wed Jul 12 2000

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  1. Bas Aarts, Grammar and Lexis - Symposium/ University of London, UK

Message 1: Grammar and Lexis - Symposium/ University of London, UK

Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 10:29:50 +0000
From: Bas Aarts <>
Subject: Grammar and Lexis - Symposium/ University of London, UK

Final programme

The Survey of English Usage, University College London and The Institute of
English Studies, University of London present


A One Day Symposium to Commemorate the Fortieth Anniversary of the Survey
of English Usage
Friday, 21 July 2000

The Survey of English Usage was founded in 1959 by Randolph Quirk as a
research unit for the study of both written and spoken educated English, by
means of both corpus work and psycholinguistic inquiry. The Survey Corpus
was one of the world's first English language corpora. Many books and
articles have been based on Survey material, principal among them A Grammar
of Contemporary English (1972) and A Comprehensive Grammar of the English
Language (1985), both by Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech and Svartvik. In the early
1990s a second corpus was compiled: the British Component of the
International Corpus of English (ICE-GB). This fully tagged and parsed
corpus was recently released on CD-ROM, together with dedicated search
software and audio material.

The symposium celebrates forty years of English language research at the
Survey by addressing two intertwined themes - Grammar and Lexis -
reflecting the interests of the founder of the Survey.


9.00-9.30 Registration

9.30-9.40 Welcome

9.40-10.20 Geoffrey Leech: Diachronic linguistics across a generation gap:
from the 1960s to the 1990s

10.20-11.00 David Crystal: The future of global English grammatical identity

11.00-11.20 Coffee

11.20-12.00 No´┐Żl Burton-Roberts: Realisation vs. representation in the
treatment of case and agreement

12.00-12.40 Robert Ilson: Tough calls: making a useful corpus; making a
corpus useful

12.40-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.40 Frank Palmer: Negation and the modal verbs in English

14.40-15.20 Liliane Haegeman: On the subject of Bridget Jones

15.20-16.00 Randolph Quirk: Getting their clause into English: some
problems of language spread

16.00-16.20 Tea

16.20-17.00 Katie Wales: Quirks, quizzes and questionnaires

17.00-17.45 Bas Aarts, Gerry Nelson and Sean Wallis: Using ICECUP for
natural language exploration: a demonstration

17.45 Reception in the Chancellor's Hall

Although registration is possible on the day, we kindly ask you to
pre-register for this event. Forms are available from the following website:

There will be a small charge for attendance: GBP18 for non-members of the
Institute of English Studies, GBP10 for members and concessions.

Organised in collaboration with the Institute of English Studies, Senate
House, University of London.

Institute of English Studies
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7862 8675
Fax: (+44) (0)20 7862 8672

Conference venue:
Institute of English Studies
Third Floor
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

Nearest underground stations: Russel Square and Tottenham Court Road
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