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LINGUIST List 23.73

Wed Jan 04 2012

Calls: Language Acquisition, Text/Corpus Ling, Typology/Finland

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        1.     Jarmo Jantunen , Learner Language, Learner Corpora

Message 1: Learner Language, Learner Corpora
Date: 03-Jan-2012
From: Jarmo Jantunen <jarmo.jantunenoulu.fi>
Subject: Learner Language, Learner Corpora
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Full Title: Learner Language, Learner Corpora
Short Title: LLLC 2012

Date: 05-Oct-2012 - 06-Oct-2012
Location: Oulu, Finland
Contact Person: Jarmo Jantunen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.oulu.fi/hutk/sutvi/oppijankieli/LLLC/en/index.html

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

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

Learner Language, Learner Corpora - LLLC 2012
University of Oulu, Finland, October 5-6, 2012

The aim of the conference 'Learner Language, Learner Corpora' is to bring together researchers interested in second language acquisition and foreign language learning, and in particular those working with either or both learner corpora and the learning and teaching of Finno-Ugric (FU) languages as a second or foreign language.

The conference will be organized to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the VIRSU project and to introduce the ICLFI project. VIRSU seeks to create connections between all linguists working with any of the Finno-Ugric target (foreign or second) languages or the language situations in the countries where Finno-Ugric languages are spoken.

The ICLFI project in turn focuses on identifying general tendencies or universals that are present in learner language regardless of the learner's mother tongue. The project hosts the five year old ICLFI Corpus which is a multi-mother tongue corpus of learner Finnish.

The following speakers have accepted our invitation to give a keynote presentation at the conference:

Professor Charlotte Gooskens (Scandinavian department, University of Groningen): Determinants of mutual intelligibility between closely related languages

Professor Fanny Meunier (Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, Université Catholique de Louvain): A guided tour of learner corpus research: leaving from SLA and ending in classrooms

Postdoctoral researcher, PhD Minna Suni (Department of Languages, University of Jyväskylä): Kielenoppimisen tutkimus: mistä on tultu ja mihin ollaan menossa?

For more information on the conference, please visit the conference web page:


Pirkko Muikku-Werner
Professor, Chair of the Organizing Committee

Jarmo Harri Jantunen
Adjunct Professor, Chair of the Organizing Committee

Call for Papers:

We have extended the deadline for the abstracts submission until 31 January 2012. With many Finno-Ugric related submissions in hand, we now especially welcome papers focusing other languages than FU Languages.

The Programme Committee invites original presentations and posters especially on these general issues, including but not limited to:

Learning and teaching of related languages
Receptive multilingualism
Morphology and morphosyntax in language learning and teaching
Phraseology and lexicon in language learning and teaching
Learner language and language learning universals
Learner language analysis, especially corpus analyses of FU languages
Learner corpus annotation and lemmatization
Corpora in language learning and teaching
FU languages as target languages

Languages of the conference are Finnish and English. If an abstract is chosen for presentation, the author will be invited to write an article in a refereed publication.

For more information on the conference and abstract submission, please visit the conference web page:


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