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LINGUIST List 21.4499

Tue Nov 09 2010

Calls: Historical Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/UK

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        1.     Richard Whitt , New Methods in Historical Corpora

Message 1: New Methods in Historical Corpora
Date: 08-Nov-2010
From: Richard Whitt <Richard.Whittmanchester.ac.uk>
Subject: New Methods in Historical Corpora
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Full Title: New Methods in Historical Corpora

Date: 29-Apr-2011 - 30-Apr-2011
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Richard J. Whitt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/research/projects/germanc/conference/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2010

Meeting Description:

The GerManC Project will be hosting a Conference on New Methods in
Historical Corpora next April.

The GerManC project, which is funded jointly by the UK funding bodies for
Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities (ESRC and AHRC), is engaged in
compiling a representative historical corpus of German for the early modern
period (1650-1800) to complement German corpora from earlier periods and
corpora in other languages for the same period (notably the Helsinki and
ARCHER corpora for English).

The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2011, and this gives an
opportune moment to bring specialists together to discuss the construction,
annotation and analysis of diachronic corpora. We aim to provide a forum
for scholars compiling such corpora (or planning to do so) to exchange
their experiences and discuss their results.

The conference will take place at the University of Manchester's
Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre
(http://www.chancellorshotel.co.uk/), which is an ideal environment for
formal and informal meetings. There will be no conference fee, and
accommodation and meals will be provided at cost.

The following colleagues have kindly accepted our invitation to give
plenary talks:

David Denison (Manchester) 'Grammatical mark-up: Some more demarcation
disputes'
Anke Lüdeling (Berlin) 'A (very small) diachronic treebank of German?
Statistics of overusing and underusing of syntactic categories'
Terttu Nevalainen (Helsinki) 'English historical corpora in transition.
From new tools to legacy data?'
Klaus-Peter Wegera (Bochum) 'Corpus based data acquisition. On the design
and exploitation of linguistic corpora'

Organisational Committee:

Martin Durrell
Paul Bennett
Silke Scheible
Richard J. Whitt

2nd Call for Papers

We cordially invite abstracts for papers (20 minutes duration, with 10
minutes discussion) dealing with any aspects of historical corpora in any
language. Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words, and be sent by 1
December 2010 to Richard Jason Whitt (richard.whittmanchester.ac.uk). They
will be reviewed by a committee consisting of David Denison, Núria
Yáñez-Bouza and the conference organisers, and notification of acceptance
will be sent by 15 December. Depending on the number of abstracts received,
some submissions may be accepted for presentation as posters.

All accepted papers will be published online, and we are applying for a
selection of papers to be published in a special issue of the International
Journal of Corpus Linguistics.

The language of the conference is English.

The GerManC team:
Paul Bennett
Martin Durrell
Silke Scheible
Richard Jason Whitt

GerManC project: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/research/projects/germanc/
Conference web-site:
http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/research/projects/germanc/conference/



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