LINGUIST List 14.1526

Tue May 27 2003

FYI: Lexicography/Text Ling Courses; Cognitive Ling

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  1. andrius, Two New Courses: Lexicography & Text/Corpus Linguistics
  2. Suzanne Kemmer, Int. Cognitive Linguistics Assoc.: membership webform

Message 1: Two New Courses: Lexicography & Text/Corpus Linguistics

Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 06:32:52 +0000
From: andrius <andriusccl.bham.ac.uk>
Subject: Two New Courses: Lexicography & Text/Corpus Linguistics

Two short courses: Using Corpora in Language Research & Meaning and
Dictionaries

Date: 08-Sep-2003 - 12-Sep-2003
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact: Louise Matty
Contact Email: mattylrihhs.bham.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://www.corpus.bham.ac.uk/short_courses.htm


Linguistic Sub-field: Text/Corpus Linguistics ,Lexicography Subject
Language: English


Meeting Description:

Centre for Corpus Linguistics & Dictionary Research Centre are
offering two short courses in September, 2003

1. Using Corpora in Language Research
Monday 8 - Wednesday 10, September 2003
Course Tutors: Pernilla Danielsson & Wolfgang Teubert
Keynote Speakers: Bill Dodd, Susan Hunston & John Sinclair

Course Description: Corpus linguistics means working with real
language data. The Birmingham Centre for Corpus Linguistics is
offering a 3-day-course on using corpora in language research. This
course will not only give you an introduction to the present
state-of-the-art in corpus linguistics, it will also show you how you
can use corpus research in a wide variety of other contexts: discourse
analysis, translation studies, language change & data-driven
lexicography.

2. Meaning and Dictionaries
Wednesday 10 - Friday 12, September 2003
Course Tutors: Rosamund Moon & Elizabeth Potter
Keynote Speakers: John Sinclair: 2nd speaker to be confirmed

Course Description: This short course will provide participants with
an opportunity to reflect on how dictionaries deal with meaning. We
will explore different aspects of meaning through a series of sessions
which will be both intensive and interactive - including hands-on work
with corpus data. Most of the sessions will be in seminar/workshop
format, but there will be two keynote lecturers from guest speakers
(to be announced).

More information on the website: http://www.corpus.bham.ac.uk/

Registration: Register for the course at
http://www.corpus.bham.ac.uk/registration_form.htm

Further Information: Information on how to reach us can be found on
our website: http://www.location.bham.ac.uk/. The main university web
site may also provide you with useful information:
http://www.bham.ac.uk Centre for Corpus Linguistics & Dictionary
Research Centre

Department of English
University of Birmingham

1. Using Corpora in Language Research
Monday 8 - Wednesday 10, September 2003
Course Tutors: Pernilla Danielsson & Wolfgang Teubert
Keynote Speakers: Bill Dodd, Susan Hunston & John Sinclair

Course Description: Corpus linguistics means working with real
language data. The Birmingham Centre for Corpus Linguistics is
offering a 3-day-course on using corpora in language research. This
course will not only give you an introduction to the present
state-of-the-art in corpus linguistics, it will also show you how you
can use corpus research in a wide variety of other contexts: discourse
analysis, translation studies, language change & data-driven
lexicography.

Alongside with the general introduction, there will be practical
hands-on sessions where participants will be given the opportunity to
work with our many monolingual and multilingual resources. This
includes the 450 million word Bank of English, the largest regularly
updated corpus for the English language, and a range of parallel
corpora, consisting of between 1-10 million words of original text
aligned with its translated texts, including language pairs such as
English-French, English-Chinese, English-Swedish, and German-French.

The course is aimed at (current and prospective) postgraduate
students, researchers and language teachers, as well as professionals
in the language and translation industries.

This course can be linked to our second short course, Meaning and
Dictionaries: see below.

Course Programme: 

Monday, 8 September

9.30 - 10.00 Welcome (WT) 
10.00-11.00 Discourse, meaning and reality (WT) 
 Coffee & Tea 
11.30-13.00 Hands-on session (TBC) 
 Lunch 
14.00-15.30 Keynote Lecture: Susan Hunston 
 Coffee & Tea 
16.00-17.30 Hands-on session (PD) 

Tuesday, 9 September

9.30 -11.00 Analysing Frequency Data (PD) 
 Coffee & Tea 
11.30-13.00 Hands-on session (PD) 
 Lunch 
14.00-15.30 Keynote Lecture: Bill Dodd 
 Coffee & Tea 
16.00-17.30 Hands-on session (BD) 

Wednesday, 10 September (will run partially in conjunction with the
course below)

9.30 -11.00 Lecture (WT) 
 Coffee & Tea 
11.30-13.00 Hands-on Session (TBC) 
 Lunch 
14.00-15.30 Keynote Lecture: John Sinclair 
 Coffee & Tea 
16.00-17.00 Round-up 

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2. Meaning and Dictionaries
Wednesday 10 - Friday 12, September 2003
Course Tutors: Rosamund Moon & Elizabeth Potter
Keynote Speakers: John Sinclair: 2nd speaker to be confirmed

Course Description:

dictionary, n. A book that lists words and their

meanings: If you don't know what it means,

look it up in a good dictionary!

We all know that dictionaries are much more than this - yet meaning is
still the most prominent part of dictionary entries. Users
consistently give 'meaning' as the commonest reason for using a
dictionary. And for lexicographers, the task of identifying different
meanings, analysing meaning, and then providing clear definitions or
appropriate translations is not only fundamental to the lexicographic
process but hard.

This short course will provide participants with an opportunity to
reflect on how dictionaries deal with meaning. We will explore
different aspects of meaning through a series of sessions which will
be both intensive and interactive - including hands-on work with
corpus data. Most of the sessions will be in seminar/workshop format,
but there will be two keynote lecturers from guest speakers (to be
announced).

The course is aimed particularly at researchers in lexicography and at
professional lexicographers in the early stages of their career,
although we welcome applications from anyone in related fields or with
general interests in lexicography. We will be dealing with both
monolingual and bilingual aspects of meaning.

This course can be linked to our first short course, Using Corpora in
Language Research: see above.

Course Programme:

Wednesday, 10 September (will in run in conjunction with the above course)

9.30-10.00 Welcome and Introduction 
10.00-11.00 What dictionaries do with meaning 
 Coffee & Tea 
11.30-13.00 What linguists say about meaning 
 Lunch 
14.00-15.30 Keynote Lecture: John Sinclair 
 Coffee & Tea 
16.00-17.30 What corpus data shows about meaning 

Thursday, 11 September

9.30-11.00 Meaning across languages (equivalents & translation;
meaning in learners' dictionaries)
 Coffee & Tea 
11.30-13.00 Context and phraseology (relationship
between collocation and meaning; lexical units; multi-word items)
 Lunch 
14.00-15.30 Defining meaning (definitions in monolingual dictionaries) 
 Coffee & Tea 
16.00-17.30 First meanings first (ordering meanings; historical aspects of meaning) 

Friday, 12 September
9.30-11.00 Culture and connotation (cultural aspects of meaning;
connotation vs. denotation)
 Coffee & Tea 
11.30-13.00 Restricting meaning (context labels, register, technical
senses and terms)
 Lunch 
14.00-15.30 Keynote lecture (speaker to be confirmed) 
 Coffee & Tea 
16.00-16.30 Round up 
17.00-17.30 Farewells 

(Timings and topics are provisional.)


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Further Information
Venue: CETADL, Guisbert Kapp Building, University of Birmingham 

Accommodation: Participants are requested to make their own
reservations: suggestions will be provided. We recommend Lucas House
(University Guest House situated 5 minutes walk from the course venue)
for accommodation (cost per person, per night, single occupancy: 51.97
GBP). Tel no: +44 (0)121 625 33 83 Fax no: +44 (0)121 414 6339

Registration: Click here to register for the course
http://www.corpus.bham.ac.uk/registration_form.htm

Further Information: Information on how to reach us can be found on
our website: http://www.location.bham.ac.uk/. The main university web
site may also provide you with useful information:
http://www.bham.ac.uk

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Message 2: Int. Cognitive Linguistics Assoc.: membership webform

Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 16:46:11 -0500
From: Suzanne Kemmer <kemmerrice.edu>
Subject: Int. Cognitive Linguistics Assoc.: membership webform

The International Cognitive Linguistics Association website is up and
running at :

www.rice.edu/cogling

You can access the membership web form under the link Membership on
the main page, and from there by scrolling down the page to the link
Web Subscription Form.

The above is a temporary web address. We are working to get our
regular address back in service.

Preregistration for the ICLC 8 Conference in Spain is done through the
conference site at
http://www.unirioja.es/dptos/dfm/sub/congresos/LingCog/ICLA_2003_Main.htm
The prereg deadline is May 31, 2003.

Suzanne Kemmer,
on behalf of the ICLA
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