LINGUIST List 11.308

Tue Feb 15 2000

Calls: 2nd Lang Research Forum, Corpus Ling:TaLC 2000

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  1. Christina M. Higgins, Second Language Research Forum 2000
  2. Georg Marko, Corpus Ling: TaLC 2000 (Teaching and Language Corpora)

Message 1: Second Language Research Forum 2000

Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 23:34:28 -0600
From: Christina M. Higgins <>
Subject: Second Language Research Forum 2000

CALL FOR PAPERS: Second Language Research Forum 2000 
"Second Language Research: Past, Present, and Future"

Sept. 7-10, 2000 at the University of Wisconsin Madison

Plenary Speakers:

Ellen Bialystok, York University: "Against Isolationism: Cognitive
Perspectives on Second-Language Research"

Claire Kramsch, UC-Berkeley: "What Can Foreign Language Learning
Contribute to Second Language Research?" 

Lynn Eubank, University of North Texas: "Generative Research in L2
Acquisition: Some Whats, Where-Beens, and Whithers " 

Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia: "Non-Participation, Imagined
Communities, and the Language Classroom"

We invite papers on any aspect of second language research, including
1. Theories of SLA
2. Second Language Research Methodologies
3. Second Language Research and the Classroom
4. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Second Language Research

For a paper or poster submission, please visit our web site at: 

Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 15, 2000.

Any inquiries should be sent to:

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Message 2: Corpus Ling: TaLC 2000 (Teaching and Language Corpora)

Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 16:30:54 +0100
From: Georg Marko <>
Subject: Corpus Ling: TaLC 2000 (Teaching and Language Corpora)

 Second Call for Papers for TaLC 2000

 Time is rushing

 Deadline for workshop proposals: 15 February 2000
 Deadline for paper proposals: 15 March 2000

 Fourth International Conference on Teaching and Language Corpora
 English Department, University of Graz, Austria
 July 19-23, 2000

Large corpora of authentic language together with sophisticated
concordancing software for analysis provide a new paradigm not only for 
linguistic research but also for many forms of language teaching. Teachers 
and students no longer have to rely on the intuitions of prescriptive 
theorists but with the help of corpora can inductively draw their own 
conclusions: a highly desirable goal in the age of "learner autonomy". This 
international conference will bring together practitioners and theorists 
with a common interest in the use of corpus tools for such purposes as:

 * language teaching/language learning
 * language awareness raising
 * teaching languages for specific purposes
 * student-centered linguistic investigation
 * translation studies
 * teaching literature
 * cultural and historical studies

Following the previous three highly successful TaLC conferences in
Lancaster 1994 and 1996 and Oxford 1998, TaLC 2000 invites proposals for 
position papers, reports of work in progress, case-histories of successful 
corpus applications, and introductions to relevant new resources. In addition, 
we welcome proposals for introductory tutorials or workshops.

Abstracts (500 words) should be submitted to arrive before 15 March 2000.
Workshop Proposals should be submitted to arrive before 15 February 2000. All
proposals will be reviewed. Authors of those accepted for inclusion will be
notified by 15 April 2000. The programme will be finalised during May 2000.

The official language of the conference is English. As the aim of
TaLC2000 is communication between linguists from various cultural backgrounds,
English seemed the best choice as lingua franca.

Organising Committee

Guy Aston (Bologna); Norbert Berger (Graz); Lou Burnard (Oxford HCU);
Bernhard Kettemann (Graz); Tony McEnery (Lancaster); Barbara Seidlhofer (Vienna),
Chistopher Tribble (Sri Lanka)


The conference will run from Thursday morning 20 July to Saturday night
22 July with a single strand of presentations and a poster session. There will
be workshops and a book and software exhibit in parallel.

Presentations include keynote speeches by:

 * Tim Johns (Birmingham, Opening keynote): "On Corpus-based learning"
 * Antoinette Renouf (Liverpool)
 * Christian Mair (Freiburg), "Empowering advanced learners and
 non-native speakers: The hidden surplus-value of corpora in continental
 English departments"
 * Tony McEnery (Lancaster)
 * Sylviane Granger (Louvain)
 * Mike Scott (Liverpool)
 * Lou Burnard (Oxford)
 * Guy Aston (Bologna)
 * Dieter Mindt (Berlin)

Workshops include (preliminary):
 * Sylviane Granger: "Interlanguage/learner corpora and ELT"
 * Chris Tribble: "Using BNC on PC - Workshop for language learners"
 * Michael Barlow: "Introduction to corpus analysis using MonoConc and
 MonoConc Pro (for the extraction of syntactic, semantic, and
 cultural information from a corpus)"
 * Angela Hahn/Josef Schmied: "Introducing a corpus-based Internet


TaLC 2000 will be held at Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, in the
recently completed award-winning building of the faculties of law and 
economics (RESOWI Zentrum), which represents a modern counterpoint to the 
generally neo-classical style of the University, which was founded in 1585 
and whose main buildings date back to the last century.

The campus is situated near the charming Renaissance and Baroque city
centre, nestling under the picturesque hill (Schlossberg) with its famous 
clock tower. Graz, though still a well kept secret among mass tourists, is 
attracting more and more attention, not least because of the presence of a 
thriving cultural scene in the summer months.

All participants will be accommodated in modern fully-equipped study
bedrooms within a few minutes' walk of the RESOWI Zentrum or in hotels in the
city centre. The city centre is within walking distance and can also be
reached by bus.

How to get to Graz

By air: Graz has an international airport with several daily
connections to and from Frankfurt, Zurich and Vienna. There is an infrequent 
shuttle bus service to the railway station. But you can also take a taxi 
directly to your hotel (this will cost approx. ATS 250).

By train: There are many direct train services from all over Austria
to Graz. If you arrive at Vienna International Airport, there is a regular
shuttle bus service to the Sudbahnhof (Southern Station). There is a regular 
direct service (every two hours) from there to Graz (travelling time approx. 2 1/2

By road: Graz is ideally located at the hub of Central Europe's road
network. Venice, Budapest and Munich are all about five hours' drive away. 
Graz can easily be reached by motorway from Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Villach, and


All-inclusive rates for participants are 320Pounds/535$/6800ATS/495Euros.
These rates include conference fees, accommodation (four nights), meals,
and outing. All-inclusive rates for accompanying persons are

Submit a Proposal

Proposals for papers should include the following
 * Authors' full name and affiliation
 * Title of proposal
 * Contact details (Email, URL, phone, fax, postal address)
 * 500 word description of the proposed presentation

Registration and further information

Proposals and registrations should be submitted using the conference web
site, or should be sent to the
following address

For further details, see the conference web site
or contact us at:

Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Bernhard Kettemann
Institut fuer Anglistik der Universitaet Graz
A-8010 Graz, Heinrichstrasse 36, Austria
Tel.: +43/316/380-2488, 2487, 2474
Fax: +43/316/380-9765

Useful links


Graz University
English Department
RESOWI Zentrum

Previous conference websites:



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