LINGUIST List 25.249
Jan 14 2014
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Full Title: Interlanguage Annotation
Short Title: ILA
Date: 11-Sep-2014 - 14-Sep-2014
Location: Poznań, Poland
Contact Person: Cristóbal Lozano
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition;
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2014
Interlanguage Annotation (ILA): From SLA
Research to Learner Corpus Research
Much of the annotation undertaken in learner
corpora to date has been error annotation and
has had a pedagogical orientation. This
thematic session focuses, however, on a type of
learner corpus annotation which does not
describe errors but learners' interlanguage,
that has recently been referred to as
'InterLanguage Annotation (ILA)' (Díaz-Negrillo
& Lozano 2013), and which is defined in the
terms described below.
Grounded on common annotation practices in LCR,
as well as SLA hypothesis-driven rich
annotation schemes used in corpus-based L2
studies (e.g., Gudmestad et al. 2013, Lozano
2009, inter alia), ILA is a type of annotation
that is designed to test specific features of
learners' interlanguage and, therefore, that
can serve to answer questions formulated in SLA
research. It is a type of tagging that (i) is
purpose-oriented, (ii) is fine-grained, (iii)
describes learners' interlanguage by covering
both learners' errors and also their correct
uses, and that (iv) is theory-motivated.
This type of annotation can help answer SLA
theoretical questions in more sophisticated
ways than previous error annotation research
because it is designed to investigate a
specific interlanguage phenomenon
(purpose-oriented), and to answer specific
(theory-motivated) about what cannot be
acquired and also what is actually acquired
(learners' interlanguage). This is done so by
taking into account previous L2 findings before
constructing the tagging scheme and by
categorising subtle linguistic properties in
the annotation scheme (fine-grained).
Díaz-Negrillo, A. & Lozano, C. (2013).
Using learner corpus tools in SLA research: the
morpheme order studies revisited', Paper
presented at Corpus Linguistics 2013,
University of Lancaster (UK).
Lozano, C. (2009). Selective deficits at the
syntax-discourse interface: Evidence from the
CEDEL2 corpus. In: Snape, N., Leung, Y.I.,
& Sharwood-Smith, M. (eds).
Representational Deficits in SLA. Amsterdam:
Gudmestad, A., House, Leanna, and Geeslin,
Kimberly L. (2013). What a bayesian analysis
can do for SLA: New tools for the
sociolinguistic study of subject expression in
L2 Spanish. Language Learning 63(3):
2nd Call for Papers:
We invite submissions of papers covering the
- Purpose-oriented annotation schemes/tagsets
for the analysis of SLA research questions.
- Architectures used for fine-grained learner
- SLA studies based on finely-grained annotated
Keywords: learner corpora, SLA research,
interlanguage grammars, fine-grained annotation
schemes, purpose-oriented annotation,
theory-motivated annotation, annotation
architectures, hypothesis-testing corpus
- Abstracts should not exceed 500 words
(exclusive of references) and should clearly
state research questions, approach, method,
data and (expected) results.
- Abstracts should be registered and submitted
via the Submit Abstract Form (http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/conference/admin/SubmitAbstractSLE),
where you can upload a document with your
- After filling in your details in the Submit
Abstract Form, select the option 'Oral
presentation in workshop'.
- Submit the abstract as a Word document. (In
the event that it contains special characters,
please send a PDF version to sleugr.es specifying that it is being
submitted to the ILA annotation workshop).
- In the 'Title of paper' field in Submit
Abstract Form, provide the same title as it
shows in your abstract.
- Abstracts should not mention the presenter(s)
nor their affiliations or addresses.
- Only references mentioned in the text can be
- Check the final abstract carefully before
submission. Abstracts will not be edited for
typing, spelling, or grammatical errors after
- Abstracts must be single-spaced and fully
justified. The standard font will be Calibri,
size 10. The margins will be 2.54 top/bottom
and 1.91 left/right (moderate in MS Word).
References will have a hanging indent of 1.27
Submission deadline: 15 January 2014
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2014
For more information about the submission of
abstracts please visit: http://sle2014.eu/abstract-submission.
Please also visit http://sle2014.eu/ for
further information about the conference.
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