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Tue Jan 18 2000

Confs: Pragmatics:Corpora and Conversation

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  1. Survey of English Usage, Pragmatics:Corpora and Conversation: Seminar Series, London

Message 1: Pragmatics:Corpora and Conversation: Seminar Series, London

Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 12:46:32 +0000
From: Survey of English Usage <>
Subject: Pragmatics:Corpora and Conversation: Seminar Series, London


A Seminar Series, Spring 2000

While recent years have seen a rise in the use of corpus evidence in spoken
language studies, the use of such evidence remains controversial,
particularly with reference to pragmatic and discoursal categories. In this
series, we address a range of issues concerning corpus data and the
analysis of the spoken language, focussing on such topics as theoretical
implications of discoursal and pragmatic annotation; discoursal and
pragmatic annotation in relation to the transcription and mark-up of spoken
data, and the feasibility of corpus data in pragmatic and discoursal analyses 
of conversation and other forms of spoken language. 


January 26
Susan Mandala (Royal Holloway): Discourse Coding and Spoken Corpora: The
State of the Field
February 9
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University) Speakers, Hearers and Annotation - Why
it's Difficult to do Pragmatics with Corpora

February 23
Anne Wichmann (University of Central Lancashire) Discourse Prosody and
Spoken Corpora

March 8
Jenny Thomas (University of Wales, Bangor) TBA

March 22
Bas Aarts and Gerald Nelson (Survey of English Usage, University College
London) Annotation Systems	

Time: 4-6 pm
Venue: Institute of English Studies, 3rd Floor, Senate House, Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HU
Enquiries: Institute of English Studies; Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8675; Fax: +44
(0)20 7862 8672; email: 

Susan Mandala, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London;
Bas Aarts, Survey of English Usage, University College London, University of
London; Gerry Nelson, Survey of English Usage, University College London,
University of London

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