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LINGUIST List 24.4188

Wed Oct 23 2013

Calls: Text/Corpus Linguistics, Translation/UK

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

Date: 22-Oct-2013
From: Richard Xiao <r.xiaolancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: 4th International Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies Conference
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Full Title: 4th International Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies Conference
Short Title: UCCTS4

Date: 24-Jul-2014 - 26-Jul-2014
Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Richard Xiao
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/uccts4/index.php

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

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

The fourth international Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies conference (UCCTS) will be held at Lancaster University from Thursday, 24 July 2014 to Saturday, 26 July 2014.

About the Conference:

UCCTS is a biennial international conference which was launched by Richard Xiao in 2008 to provide an international forum for the exploration of the theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the creation and use of corpora in contrastive and translation studies. The conference is hosted by the UCREL research centre, which brings together the Department of Linguistics and English Language with the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster.

The Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies series has been well received over the years:

UCCTS1: Zhejiang University, China, September 2012
UCCTS2: Edge Hill University, UK, July 2010
UCCTS3: held jointly with the 7th International Contrastive Linguistics conference at the University of Ghent, Belgium, July 2013

Plenary Speakers:

Silvia Bernardini (Bologna University, Italy)
Signe Oksefjell Ebeling (University of Oslo, Norway)
Dorothy Kenny (Dublin City University, Ireland)
BĂ©atrice Lamiroy (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Stella Neumann (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Other Events:

Lancaster is also hosting the following events before/after UCCTS4 in July 2014:

- The Lancaster Summer Schools in Interdisciplinary Digital Methods, July 15 to 18 (TBC): Including the UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics
- The eleventh international Teaching and Language Corpora conference (TaLC), July 20 to 24
- The 5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, July 29 to 31

Participants in UCCTS4 may also be interested in one or more of these events.

A draft programme will be released shortly after the completion of peer review of abstracts. A final programme will be released shortly before the conference.

Important note: Details in draft versions are for information only, and are not definitive; they may change as the programme is finalised.

The general outline of the event is currently planned as follows:

Thursday, 24 July 2014: Day one. Starting approximately 10 a.m. (TBC).
Friday, 25 July 2014: Day two. Conference dinner in the evening.
Saturday, 26 July 2014: Day three. The conference is planned to end at lunchtime / early afternoon (TBC).

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions of papers that report on research in using corpora in contrastive linguistics and translation studies.

UCCTS4 covers, but is not limited to, papers on the following topics:

- Using corpora in translation studies and teaching
- Corpus-based interpreting research and its relationship with translation studies
- Using corpora in comparing and contrasting languages or language varieties
- Register and genre variation in translation studies
- Corpus-based research of interface between contrastive and translation studies
- Design and development of comparable and parallel corpora
- Processing of multilingual corpora
- Bilingual or contrastive terminology, lexicology and lexicography

Paper presentations will consist of a 20 minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. We request abstracts of 750 words, excluding references, for paper presentations.

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

All abstracts should be submitted as formatted files, using the conference stylesheet, which can be downloaded from the conference website:

- In Microsoft Word .docx format
- In Microsoft Word .doc format
- In Rich Text Format (.rtf)

Note: We unfortunately cannot accept abstracts in PDF or ODT format. Please use RTF instead.

The deadline for abstracts is 10 January 2014.

Authors will be notified of outcomes by 28 February 2014.

Our online submission system will be opened at the end of October 2013, and will be accessed via the conference website.

Key Dates:

15 October 2013: First Call for Papers
31 October 2013: Abstract submission opens via conference website
10 January 2014: Deadline for abstract submission
28 February 2014: Notification of the outcome of peer review & early bird registration opens
15 April 2014: Early bird registration closes
30 June 2014: Final deadline for registration & final deadline for cancellation with refund of registration fees
24-26 July 2014: Conference days

Organising Committee:

Mark McGlashan
Andrew Hardie
Tony McEnery
Richard Xiao

Programme Committee:

Michael Barlow (University of Auckland, Australia)
Silvia Bernardini (University of Bologna, Italy)
Bart Defrancq (Ghent University, Belgium)
Federico Gaspari (University of Bologna, Italy)
Andrew Hardie (Lancaster University, UK)
Sara Laviosa (University of Bara, )
Defeng Li (SOAS, University of London, UK)
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University, UK)
Paul Rayson (Lancaster Univresity, UK)
Daniel Van Olmen (Lancaster University, UK)
Kefei Wang (Beijing Foreign Studies University, China)
Richard Xiao (Lancaster University, UK)

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