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LINGUIST List 18.3186

Tue Oct 30 2007

Confs: Applied Ling,Lang Acquisition,Syntax,Text/Corpus Ling/UK

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Message 1: Workshop on Corpus Methods for SLA Research
Date: 29-Oct-2007
From: Maria Arche <archemariahotmail.com>
Subject: Workshop on Corpus Methods for SLA Research
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Workshop on Corpus Methods for SLA Research
Short Title: SPLLOC Workshop

Date: 25-Jan-2008 - 25-Jan-2008
Location: University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Contact: Antonia Perez
Contact Email: ap1u06soton.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.splloc.soton.ac.uk/event.shtml

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Syntax;
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Meeting Description:

This workshop will present a new corpus of spoken L2 Spanish (Spanish Language
learner Oral Corpus: SPLLOC), and review the potential contribution of learner
corpora to SLA research. The corpus has been created through an ESRC funded
project at the universities of Southampton, Newcastle and York. It consists of
samples of learner speech in a variety of genres, from beginners to advanced.
The conventions and software of the CHILDES project (http://childes.psy.cmu.edu
) have been used for transcription and part of speech tagging of the corpus. The
programme includes presentations from members of the SPLLOC team about the
corpus design and associated research programme and a hands-on workshop
demonstrating CHILDES programmes for data analysis.

Organisers: Ros Mitchell, Laura Domínguez, María J. Arche, Antonia Pérez
(University of Southampton); Florence Myles (University of Newcastle); Emma
Marsden (University of York)

Provisional workshop programme:

1000-1030
Coffee and registration

1030-1200
Presentations by SPLLOC team members:
L2 corpus design
Researching acquisition of Spanish word order
Researching acquisition of Spanish clitic pronouns
Researching lexical development in Spanish L2

1200-1300
Discussion: Contribution of learner corpora to SLA (led by discussant Prof Amaya
Mendikoetxea, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

1300-1400
Lunch

1400-1600
Hands on workshop: using CHILDES for SLA

1600-1630
Concluding discussion.

Location: The workshop will take place at the Avenue Campus, University of
Southampton, UK. For maps and directions see
http://www.soton.ac.uk/about/whereissoton/index.html .

Registration: Registration is FREE, but numbers will be limited (maximum 30
participants). To reserve a place at the workshop please contact:

Antonia Pérez, SPLLOC Project Administrator
School of Humanities/ Modern Languages
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
UK
Email: ap1u06soton.ac.uk

Travel bursaries: A limited number of travel bursaries will be available for
full time research students. To be considered for a bursary please send a short
statement with your registration request explaining how participation in the
workshop will benefit your doctoral research. Deadline for bursary applications:
30 November 2007.

Accommodation: We cannot make accommodation bookings but information on local
hotels and guest houses is available at
http://www.soton.ac.uk/accommodation/docs/Guest%20House%20List%202006.pdf

For further and updated details, please, visit our web page:
http://www.splloc.soton.ac.uk/


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