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LINGUIST List 24.3945

Tue Oct 08 2013

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Oct-2013
From: Ute Römer <uroemergsu.edu>
Subject: 11th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference
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Full Title: 11th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference
Short Title: TaLC 11

Date: 20-Jul-2014 - 23-Jul-2014
Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Andrew Hardie
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/talc2014

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

Call Deadline: 06-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

The next TaLC conference will take place in 2014 at Lancaster University, UK.

The TaLC series of conferences was inaugurated in 1994. For this 20th anniversary event, we are delighted to welcome the eleventh TaLC back to Lancaster, the original host institution.

TaLC 11 will run from Monday to Wednesday, 21-23 July (inclusive), with a pre-conference workshop day on Sunday, 20 July.

We are pleased to announce that the following scholars have agreed to give plenary talks at TaLC 11:

Laurence Anthony (Waseda University, Japan)
Nick Ellis (University of Michigan, USA)
Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Paul Thompson (University of Birmingham, UK)
Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)

This information can also be found on the conference website: http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/talc2014.

About TaLC 11:

This conference is hosted by the UCREL research centre (http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk), which brings together the Department of Linguistics and English Language (http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk) with
the School of Computing and Communications (http://www.scc.lancs.ac.uk) at Lancaster University.

Email: talc2014lancaster.ac.uk
Web: http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/talc2014

Organising Committee:

Mark McGlashan
Andrew Hardie (chair)
Tony McEnery

Programme Committee:

Guy Aston (University of Bologna, Italy)
Alex Boulton (Université de Lorraine, France)
Lynne Flowerdew (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
Ana Frankenberg-Garcia (University of Surrey, UK)
Natalie Kübler (Université Paris Diderot, France)
Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Ute Römer (Georgia State University, USA)
James Thomas (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
Chris Tribble (King's College, London, UK)

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions on any topic, whether applied, descriptive or theoretical, which brings together corpus data or corpus linguistic methodology with language learning and teaching, broadly defined. Topics that are within scope for TaLC include, but are not necessarily limited to, corpus-based approaches to any of the following:

- First and second language teaching and learning (including data driven learning materials and student-centred linguistic investigation)
- Language awareness raising
- Teaching languages for specific purposes
- Teaching interpreting and translation
- Teaching culture and history
- Teaching literature
- Teaching inter-cultural communication
- Developing pedagogic grammars and learner dictionaries
- Teacher education
- Research on second language acquisition
- Teaching of corpus methods to students and researchers in linguistics

Paper presentations will consist of a 20 minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Papers reporting on empirical research should represent either completed work, or work in progress where some results can be reported. Presentations that take the form of a software demonstration are welcome. We request abstracts of 750 words, not counting the reference list, for either type of presentation, formatted according to the stylesheet provided on the conference
website, and submitted via our online system.

Submissions for poster presentations may be shorter (400-750 words not counting references). Typically, we would suggest submission of a poster abstract, rather than a paper presentation abstract, for: (a) reports on research that is in its very earliest phases with no intermediate or final results to report; (b) reports on new corpus data resources.

We especially encourage submission of abstracts from early-career researchers, including postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers.

Call for Workshops:

We invite proposals for pre-conference workshops. Workshops should be oriented towards developing participants' practical skills in some area of corpus construction or analysis relevant to the overall themes of the conference. They should be designed to be 2.5 to 3 hours long, ideally involving some hands-on activities (which may or may not be computer-lab-based, as per your preference, but please specify this!). We anticipate that we will offer four to six workshops in total.

Proposals for workshops, formatted as you see best and up to 1 page in extent, should be submitted by email to Andrew Hardie at: a.hardielancaster.ac.uk

Workshop proposals are not submitted via the regular online system.

Key Dates:

31 October 2013 - Abstract submission opens via conference website
6 January 2014 - Deadline for abstract submission (including pre-conference workshops)
24 February 2014 - Notification of the outcome of peer review; early-bird registration opens
14 April 2014 - Early bird registration closes
29 June 2014 - Final deadline for registration
29 June 2014 - Final deadline for cancellation with refund of registration fees
20 / 21 July 2014 - Pre-conference workshop day / main conference begins

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