LINGUIST List 12.1434

Fri May 25 2001

Calls: Hispanic Linguistics, Language Corpora

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  1. Dr Maria E Placencia, First UK Symposium on Hispanic Linguistics
  2. Rafski Uzar, Practical Applications in Language Corpora (PALC)

Message 1: First UK Symposium on Hispanic Linguistics

Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 17:02:48 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
From: Dr Maria E Placencia <>
Subject: First UK Symposium on Hispanic Linguistics

First UK Symposium on Hispanic Linguistics
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
11-13 April, 2002
Call for papers in the following areas: Sociolinguistics,
pragmatics, conversation/discourse analysis
Abstract deadline: 1 October, 2001

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Dr Maria E. Placencia
School of Languages, Linguistics and Culture
Birkbeck College
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H OPD
Fax number: 0207 383 3729
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Message 2: Practical Applications in Language Corpora (PALC)

Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 23:00:20 +0200
From: Rafski Uzar <>
Subject: Practical Applications in Language Corpora (PALC)

3rd Biennial Conference
PALC 2001
University of L�dz, September 7th - 9th 2001


***Please note that there still are a limited number of slots available for
papers in some sections. Abstracts should be sent to the Organising
Committee by no later than 22 June, 2001***


Following the success of both PALC '97 and PALC '99, the Department of
English Language at Lodz University plans to hold the 3rd
international conference devoted to PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN LANGUAGE
CORPORA. The general topic of the conference is the relationship
between language corpora and their uses in a range of language and
linguistic fields. Our aim is to provide a forum for practical
exemplifications of language corpora (written and spoken) in action
and a forum for fruitful interaction between scholars. Hopefully,
such a conference will act as a stimulus to teaching, and to scholarly
and critical research.

The conference will be held over 3 days, 7 to 9 September 2001 (arrival day
6 September) at the Lodz University Conference Centre.

The following scholars have accepted our invitation to address the
conference as plenary speakers:

Prof. Guy Aston - University of Bologna, Italy
Dr Michael Oakes - University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Prof. John Osborne, University of Savoy, France
Prof. Wolfgang Teubert - University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Abstracts Committee has now accepted over 30 papers for presentation.
Presentations should last 45 minutes including demonstrations, questions 
and discussion. There will be parallel sessions at certain times on Friday, 
7 and Saturday, 8th September. Sessions will start at 9 a.m. every day. Note
that the official language of the conference will be English.
Selected papers will be published by Peter Lang GmbH in a volume of the Lodz
Studies in Language series.

Attached with this circular is a registration form, which the participants
are kindly requested to fill in and send back to PALC 2001 Organising
Committee by no later than 15 July 2001 by email
( or fax (+48 42 639 02 20).

Participants from Central and Eastern Europe: 750 PLN, of which:
- conference fee: 200 PLN
- accommodation/fullboard: 550 PLN

Participants from Western Europe, the Americas, Far East, Others: the
equivalent in PLN of $450, of which:
- conference fee: $150
- accommodation/fullboard: $300

The conference fee covers conference materials, participation in sessions,
etc. Accommodation/fullboard includes accommodation in a twin room at the
Lodz University Conference Centre, three meals a day, coffee breaks, and 
the Saturday night conference dinner. Note that there is a supplement of $60/
120 PLN for participants opting for sole use of their room; they should notify
the Organising Committee of their wish to do so a week before the start of
the conference.

Payment should be in cash (on arrival) in the Polish zloty (PLN)* or by
cheque (in US dollars or equivalent in other currencies). We regret to be
unable to cover bank handling fees for cheque payments. The cheque should be
made out to:

Lodz University, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (PALC'01)

and forwarded to:

University of Lodz
Department of English Language
Al. Kosciuszki 65
90-514 Lodz

Cheque payment can also be made on arrival.

Note that for cancellations made after August 24th 2001 no refund will be

*Foreign currency can be exchanged at numerous bureaux de change (both at
all border crossing points and in Lodz), some of which are open 24 hours.
Cash can also be obtained from cash machines, most of which accept all major
credit and debit cards.

Lodz, whose history dates back to the 15th century, is the second largest
city in Poland, with a population of nearly one million people. It is
located 130 km (85 miles) south-west of Warsaw, almost in the very centre of
Poland. Its short yet remarkable history is closely linked to the growth of
the textile industry - even today its most characteristic sights include
late-19th-century neogothic factories and well-preserved, magnificent villas
and palaces of former factory owners, now turned into museums or sites of
various cultural and educational institutions. Lodz is not only an important
industrial centre, but also a city of culture, often referred to as the
capital of Polish film. The most renowned Polish film directors such as
Krzysztof Kieslowski, Roman Polanski and Andrzej Wajda are all graduates of
the Lodz Film School. Despite the fact that Lodz is an industrial city, it
has the largest urban green areas in Poland, among them Lagiewniki, the
biggest municipal park in Poland, with two wooden chapels and a Baroque
monastery. Since 1945 Lodz has been an important academic centre with a
number of state-run academic institutions, among them the University of

Prof. dr hab. Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
Dr Krzysztof Kredens
Dr Stanislaw Roszkowski

Department of English Language
Al. Kosciuszki 65
90-514 Lodz
tel:	(#48) 42 639 02 20
fax:	(#48) 42 639 02 18

Raf Uzar
Jacek Walinski

Further details about the conference will be publicised in the Third
Circular, due in end-July. Relevant information will also be provided, as it
becomes available, at the following URL:

For more information please contact the Organising Committee or one of the
conference secretaries.
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