LINGUIST List 11.2468

Wed Nov 15 2000

Calls: Corpus Linguistics, Glossologia/Journal

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  1. Dr Tony McEnery, Corpus Linguistics 2001
  2. George Markopoulos, Journal: Glossologia

Message 1: Corpus Linguistics 2001

Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 19:58:58 +0000 (GMT)
From: Dr Tony McEnery <>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics 2001



Lancaster (UK), 30 March - 2 April 2001

Incorporating a celebration of the life and works of Geoffrey Leech, with
invited talks from:

Prof. Douglas Biber - "Historical shifts in modification patterns with
complex noun phrase
structures: How long can you go without a verb?"

Prof. Jennifer Thomas - "Negotiating meaning: a pragmatic analysis of
indirectness in political interviews"

Prof. Geoffrey Sampson - "Thoughts on Twenty Years of Drawing Trees"

Prof. Mick Short - "Style in Fiction and Non-fiction: A Corpus-based
approach to Speech,
Thought and Writing Presentation"

Corpus Linguistics 2001 will be a forum for all concerned with the
computer-assisted empirical analysis of natural language. Our definition
of 'corpus' is broad, and we therefore welcome those working on
substantial literary texts or other kinds of text collection as well as
more 'traditional' corpus linguists.

Similarly, we wish to encourage further cross-fertilisation between work
occurring in language engineering (e.g. information extraction,
parsing) and linguistics. We believe that corpus linguists should be aware
of the latest developments in language processing. We also believe that
language engineers should be aware of the findings and needs of corpus

The aims of Corpus Linguistics 2001 are:

1. to encourage dialogue between those working on similar issues in
different languages and between areas with a (perhaps as yet
untapped) potential to interact.

2. to encourage dialogue between researchers using corpora in linguistics
and those using corpora in language engineering.

3. to celebrate the life and works of Geoffrey Leech.

Geoffrey Leech reaches 65 in 2001, and as part of the celebrations for
this event, a special series of lectures will be given during the
conference by four invited speakers who have worked closely with Geoff at
various stages in his career: Doug Biber, Jenny Thomas, Geoff Sampson and
Mick Short.

For the main conference, papers of ca. 20 minutes are invited on topics
such as:

- corpus-based studies of any language level in any language
- contrastive corpus linguistics
- computer-aided studies of style
- corpus- or text-based lexicography
- corpus/text building, encoding and annotation
- development of corpus-based language engineering tools
- applications of computer-aided text analysis in non-linguistic fields
(market research,
 advertising, media studies, sociology, psychology, etc.)

Proposals for workshops (half day or full day) are also invited. Topics
broadly in line with the theme of the conference will be
considered. Workshops will be held on the 29th March. The conference
language will be English.



Abstracts of up to one page should be submitted to the Programme Committee
by 1st Dec 2000. As well as an outline of the paper, the abstract should
include the authors' names, affiliations, and contact addresses (including
e-mail and fax numbers).


Abstracts of two pages should be submitted to the Programme Committee by
1st Dec 2000. The abstract should include the names of the organisers,
their contact details, and the projected number of papers to be presented
at the workshop. Workshop organisers should also indicate whether they
wish to generate a set of proceedings for their workshop.

Those proposing a software demonstration should additionally indicate in
detail what (if any) hardware and software requirements they have.


Proceedings will be produced from the conference. Additionally, selected
papers will appear in an edited collection to be published in honour of
Geoffrey Leech.


Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2000

Proposers notified of acceptance of workshops: 8 December 2000

Authors notified of acceptance of papers: 15 December 2001

Deadline for full papers (for proceedings): 13 February 2001
[Full details will be sent with notices of acceptance.]


Local committee

Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
Andrew Wilson (Lancaster University) 
Paul Rayson (Lancaster University)

General committee

Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Lodz University)
Jock McNaught (UMIST)
Charles Meyer (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Ruslan Mitkov (Wolverhampton University)
Wolf-Dieter Syring (Greifswald University)


Programme Committee
Corpus Linguistics 2001
Department of Linguistics and MEL
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YT

Tel: +44 1524 843085
Fax: +44 1524 593024
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Message 2: Journal: Glossologia

Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 14:11:25 +0200
From: George Markopoulos <>
Subject: Journal: Glossologia

The Department of Linguistics - University of Athens is pleased to inform
linguists in Greece and abroad that Glossologia, its annual review for
Theoretical and Historical Linguistics, is undergoing a renewal in respect
to the editorial board, the publisher, its format and its appearance. The
vol. 11-12 is expected to be published next month.

Glossologia focuses on synchronic and diachronic studies of the Greek
language (on any research domain: phonetics-phonology, morphology, syntax,
semantics, pragmatics etc.) including papers, review papers and book
reviews. Crosslinguistic or theoretical papers are also welcome.

For more details please contact:

Giorgos Markopoulos and Ourania Sinopoulou
Department of Linguistics
School of Philosophy
Athens University Campus
15771 Zografou

Tel: +301 72 77 671
Fax: +301 72 77 029

or the publisher

Leader Books
Koniari 62
11521 Ambelokipi - Athens

Tel: +301 64 52 825, 64 50 048
Fax: +301 64 49 924
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