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Thu Jan 23 2003

Confs: Corpora in Language Work - multilingual focus

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  1. jms, Corpora in Language Work - multilingual focus, Italy

Message 1: Corpora in Language Work - multilingual focus, Italy

Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 05:43:55 +0000
From: jms <>
Subject: Corpora in Language Work - multilingual focus, Italy

How to use Corpora in Language Work - multilingual focus

Location: The Tuscan Word Centre, Italy
Date: 26-May-2003 - 29-May-2003 
Web Site:
Contact Person: John Sinclair
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

This course is designed for people who study languages either
academically or professionally, and who see the need to understand the
value of text corpora in their work. With its multilingual focus it is
particularly suitable for translators, lexicographers and language
teachers. 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. Wolfgang Teubert, University of Birmingham
Prof. Yang Hui-Zhong, Jaio Tong University, Shanghai
Prof. Elena Tognini Bonelli, University of Lecce
Prof. John Sinclair, The Tuscan Word Centre
Dr. Pernilla Daniellson, University of Birmingham

Guest Lecturer: Prof. Alan Partington, 
University of Camerino

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
Corpora and discourse
Types of computer corpora
Corpus Management and Use 
Learner corpora 
Parallel corpora and alignment
Functionally-complete Units of Meaning
A contextual theory of meaning
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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