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Confs: How to use Corpora in Language Work

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  1. jms, How to use Corpora in Language Work, Italy

Message 1: How to use Corpora in Language Work, Italy

Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 05:33:12 +0000
From: jms <>
Subject: How to use Corpora in Language Work, Italy

How to use Corpora in Language Work

Location: The Tuscan Word Centre, Italy
Date: 19-May-2003 - 22-May-2003 
Web Site:
Contact Person: John Sinclair
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

TWC runs such a course every year; it is open to advanced students and
esearchers, and workers in the language industries, and it is relevant
to all who are interested in the present state of corpus work and the
potential for the future. The Courses at The Tuscan Word Centre are
intensive residential workshop/seminar-style events, restricted to
around twenty participants or fewer. Topic Leaders with international
reputations are available throughout in an informal atmosphere, amid
the Tuscan countryside. Accommodation is simple and comfortable and
the meals show Tuscan country cuisine at its best.

Early application is recommended. Contact John Sinclair: website

Topic Leaders:
Prof Geoffrey Leech, University of Lancaster
Mr Martin Wynne, Oxford Text Archive 
Prof Elena Tognini Bonelli, University of Lecce
Prof John Sinclair, The Tuscan Word Centre
Dr Pernilla Daniellson, University of Birmingham

Each full day includes two presentations by topic leaders, two
''hands-on'' sessions related to the topics and opportunities for
interventions by participants. The computer laboratory is open from
0800-2300 daily.
Topics to be covered - Provisional List:

Developing Linguistic Corpora: 
Use of corpora in syntax studies.
Diachronic changes in recent English.
Functionally-complete Units of Meaning: 
A contextual theory of meaning 
Software for corpus access and analysis
Lexical items and phraseology

The Tuscan Word Centre

For further information about the courses, 
about TWC, its superb location and facilities, 
refer to the website
or send an e-mail to

The overall cost of each course is 1500 euros
This includes: 
 -all meals
 -local transport 
There is a strict limit on the number of places, 
so please apply early.

**fee reduction for anyone taking both courses**
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