LINGUIST List 15.1180

Sun Apr 11 2004

FYI: Text, Discourse and Corpora

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  1. jms, Text, Discourse and Corpora

Message 1: Text, Discourse and Corpora

Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 06:19:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: jms <>
Subject: Text, Discourse and Corpora

Text, Discourse and Corpora

Date: 14-Sep-2004 - 19-Sep-2004
Location: Medienzentrum, Saarland University, Germany
Contact: Michaela Mahlberg
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics, Discourse Analysis,
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Corpus linguistics has opened new ways of studying and describing
language, and corpora continue to offer innovative paths in various
fields. In addition to general aspects of corpus linguistics, this
course gives special emphasis to meaning in texts as units of

The course is a joint project by the Tuscan Word Centre and the
University of Saarbr´┐Żcken.

The course will give an overview of the main topics in corpus work,
e.g. corpus design and compilation, research tools, corpus linguistic
approaches to the description of language, monolingual and
multilingual corpora, applied corpus linguistics (ELT, translation
studies, literary studies, etc.). On the one hand the course aims to
provide a basis that will prove useful to the individual work of
participants. On the other hand, the course offers a forum to discuss
innovative approaches in corpus linguistics and to establish
interdisciplinary links. A recent development in corpus linguistics is
the application to textlinguistics and discourse studies. In this area
the course will present cutting-edge research. A corpus linguistic
approach to the properties of texts will illustrate how corpora can
provide a link between different research fields concerned with
language. The expertise of international lecturers ensures a
high-level course and intensive coverage of the topics.

Detailed course information available at
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