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LINGUIST List 19.3479

Sat Nov 15 2008

Calls: Ling&Literature/United Kingdom; Ling&Literature/South Africa

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Bettina Fischer-Starcke, Corpus Linguistics and Literature
        2.    David Levey, Alan Paton Centre 20th Anniversary Conference

Message 1: Corpus Linguistics and Literature
Date: 14-Nov-2008
From: Bettina Fischer-Starcke <b.fischer-starckewu-wien.ac.at>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics and Literature
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Full Title: Corpus Linguistics and Literature

Date: 20-Jul-2009 - 20-Jul-2009
Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Bettina Fischer-Starcke
Meeting Email: b.fischer-starckewu-wien.ac.at
Web Site: http://www.pala.ac.uk/resources/sigs/corpus-style/liverpool2009.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Text/Corpus

Call Deadline: 09-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

Corpus Linguistics and Literature

Call for Papers

First call for papers for the pre-conference colloquium Corpus Linguistics and
Literature as part of the Corpus Linguistics 2009 conference at the University
of Liverpool (conference website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/english/CL2009/).
Workshop organizers: Bettina Fischer-Starcke (Vienna University of Economics and
Business Administration) and Martin Wynne (Oxford Text Archive).

Date of the colloquium: 20 July 2009
Dates of the main conference: 21 to 23 July 2009

Corpus stylistics is the analysis of literary texts by using corpus linguistic
techniques. It combines the analytic techniques of corpus linguistics with the
goals of stylistics, that is, it extracts literary meanings from literary texts
by using computational means of analysis. In recent years, corpus stylistics has
become an integral part of corpus linguistics. Studies have been published by,
for instance, Louw (1993), Semino and Short (2004), Stubbs (2005), Starcke
(2006), Wynne (2006), Mahlberg (2007a, b), O'Halloran (2007a, b) and
Fischer-Starcke (forthcoming). There have also been a number of workshops at
international linguistic conferences, for instance at Corpus Linguistics 2005,
Corpus Linguistics 2007, the PALA conferences in 2006 and 2007 and ISLE 1, and
the workshop "Corpus Approaches to the Language of Literature" in Oxford in 2006.
This colloquium is intended to present and discuss approaches to corpus
stylistic analyses. It aims at furthering the discussion of what is possible in
corpus stylistic research, at discussing current approaches to corpus stylistic
analyses and at providing a forum for practitioners of the field to meet and to
discuss future directions.

We therefore invite submissions for papers which present the application of
corpus linguistic approaches in the analysis of literary texts. Papers will be
allocated 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be
no more than 300 words long and be submitted to b.fischer-starckewu-wien.ac.at.

This colloquium is run in cooperation with the Poetics and Linguistics
Association (PALA) and is subject to acceptance by the conference organisers.

Submission deadline for abstracts: 9 January 2009
Notification of acceptance: 30 January 2009

Fischer-Starcke, Bettina (forthcoming), Corpus Linguistics and Literature.
Corpus Stylistic Analyses of Literary Works by Jane Austen and her
Contemporaries. London: Continuum.
Louw, B. (1993), 'Irony in the text or insincerity in the writer? The diagnostic
potential of semantic prosodies', in M. Baker, G. Francis and E. Tognini-Bonelli
(eds), Text and Technology. In Honour of John Sinclair. Philadelphia, Amsterdam:
John Benjamins, pp. 157-176.
Mahlberg, M. (2007a), 'Corpus stylistics: bridging the gap between linguistic
and literary studies', in M. Hoey, M. Mahlberg, M. Stubbs and W. Teubert (eds),
Text, Discourse and Corpora. Theory and Analysis. London: Continuum, pp. 219-246.
-- (2007b), 'Clusters, key clusters and local textual functions in Dickens'.
Corpora, 2, (1), 1-31.
O'Halloran, K.A (2007a), 'The subconscious in James Joyce's "Eveline": a corpus
stylistic analysis which chews on the "Fish hook"'. Language and Literature, 16,
(3), 227-244.
-- (2007b), 'Corpus-assisted literary evaluation'. Corpora, 2, (1), 33-63.
Semino, E. and Short, M. (2004), Corpus Stylistics: Speech, Writing and Thought
Presentation in a Corpus of English Narratives. London: Routledge.
Starcke, B. (2006), 'The phraseology of Jane Austen's Persuasion: Phraseological
units as carriers of meaning'. ICAME Journal, 30, 87-104.
Stubbs, M. (2005), 'Conrad in the computer: examples of quantitative stylistic
methods'. Language and Literature, 14, (1), 5-24.
Wynne, Martin (2006), 'Stylistics: Corpus Approaches', in: Keith Brown,
(Editor-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Second Edition,
volume 12, Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 223-226.
Message 2: Alan Paton Centre 20th Anniversary Conference
Date: 14-Nov-2008
From: David Levey <leveydnrunisa.ac.za>
Subject: Alan Paton Centre 20th Anniversary Conference
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Full Title: Alan Paton Centre 20th Anniversary Conference

Date: 15-Jul-2009 - 17-Jul-2009
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Contact Person: David Levey
Meeting Email: alanpaton2009ukzn.ac.za
Web Site: http://alanpaton2009.ukzn.ac.za

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

The Alan Paton Centre & Struggle Archives at the University of KwaZulu-Natal,
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, is holding an international conference as part
of the celebrations of its twentieth anniversary.

Call for Papers

Title: The Alan Paton Centre 20th Anniversary Conference

Theme: Alan Paton and his life and work and topics related to the collections of
the Alan Paton Centre

Keynote speaker: Professor Peter Alexander, of the University of New South
Wales, who will also deliver the Alan Paton Lecture

Venue: The African-themed Ascot Inn and the Alan Paton Centre & Struggle
Archives on the University campus, both in Pietermaritzburg

Possible topics for papers or other presentations could include:

- The activities and holdings of the Alan Paton Centre and its value for
researchers, whether in / of KwaZulu-Natal or elsewhere.
- Research conducted at the Alan Paton Centre on any of its collections.
- Re-assessments, whether revisionist or not, of Paton's contributions as a
religious / political / educational / literary figure and his current
significance for South Africa.
- The religious / political / social / literary / historical contexts of the
different phases of his work.
- Considerations of Paton's work, especially that less commonly researched, such as:
His early fiction.
His work for theatre.
His poetry.
His shorter fiction.
His essays.
Linguistic analyses of his speeches and other work / The relationship between
Paton's language and his context.
His life.
His autobiographical works.
His biographies.
- Place, time and identity in his novels.
- Comparative studies between his writing and that of other authors.
- Audio-visual presentations.

As part of the conference, delegates will be able to take tours to places
associated with Paton and his literary environment, such as 'Paton's
Pietermaritzburg'. Book launches and links with other conferences such as that
of the Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa are also

Young researchers and academics from the African continent are particularly
invited to take part.

Please send abstracts for papers and/or posters to alanpaton2009ukzn.ac.za by
30 January 2009. The Abstract must contain the title of the paper/poster; your
name and email address; must be in MS Word format using 12pt New Times Roman
font; and single line spacing.

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