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Sat Jun 29 1996

Confs: TEACHING AND LANGUAGE CORPORA

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Message 1: TALC96 Conference, Lancaster University

Date: Fri, 28 Jun 1996 14:14:31 BST
From: "Mr S P Botley" <spbcomp.lancs.ac.uk>
Subject: TALC96 Conference, Lancaster University

			 CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

		TALC96 - TEACHING AND LANGUAGE CORPORA

		Lancaster University, UK, 9th-12th August, 1996

AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE

While the use of computer text corpora in research is now well established,
they are now being used increasingly for teaching purposes. This includes
the use of corpus data to inform and create teaching materials; it also
includes the direct exploration of corpora by students, both in the study of
linguistics and of foreign languages.

Talc96 will build upon the success of Talc94, which brought together
researchers and teachers who are involved in such work, to take part in
an international exchange of current experience and expertise.


			TALC96 - Programme of Events
			----------------------------

			Day One (9th August):


09.00 - 13.00: Registration and Welcome. George Fox Building Foyer
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13.00 - 15.00:	
General Issues in Teaching and Language Corpora I - George Fox Lecture
						 Theatre 5/6
Chair:	Tony McEnery, Lancaster University

1. Issues in Applied Corpus Linguistics, Lynne Flowerdew, Hong Kong
University of Science and Technology
2. Corpus Linguistics - evaluating the diffusion of an innovation,
Chris Kennedy, University of Birmingham
3. Concordancing in English Language Teaching, Bernhard Kettemann,
University of Graz
4. The Role of the Corpus Based 'Phrasicon' in English Language
Teaching, Stephen Magee, University of St Andrews and Michael Rundell
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15.00 - 15.30:		Refreshments Break and Book Display - George Fox Foyer
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15.30 - 17.00:	
Creating Materials and Tests - George Fox Lecture Theatre 5/6
Chair:	Josef Schmied, University of Chemnitz

1. CALL Materials Derived from Integrating 'Expert' and 'Interlanguage'
Corpora Findings, Lynne Flowerdew, Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology
2. Multilingual concordance-based exercise types, Francine Roussel,
University of Nancy
3. Using Corpus Word Frequency Data in the Automatic Generation of
English Language Cloze Tests, David Coniam, Chinese University of Hong
Kong
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19.00		Buffet Reception, George Fox Foyer. Join us for a sociable
		evening of wine	and a finger buffet!
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			Day Two (10th August)

9.00-11.00:
Parallel Corpora in Language Teaching and Translation - George Fox Lecture
						 Theatre 5/6
Chair:	Tony McEnery, Lancaster University

1. Parallel Texts in Language Teaching, Michael Barlow, Rice University
2. Corpora and Terminology: Software for the Translation Programme at
Goteborg University, Pernilla Danielson and Daniel Ridings, Goteborg
University
3. Parallel and Comparable Bilingual Corpora in Language Teaching and
Learning, Carol Peters, CNR, Pisa.
4. COSMAS - a multipurpose system for the exploitation of text corpora,
F Bodmer, J Cloeren and R Neumann, Institut fur Deutsche Sprache and
Royal Spanish Academy
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11.00		Refreshments Break and Book Display - George Fox Foyer
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11.30 - 13.00:
Teaching Languages other than English Using Corpora - George Fox Lecture
						 Theatre 5/6
Chair:	Anne Wichmann, University of Central Lancashire

1. An Experiment in the Learning of French through Corpus Linguistics,
Glyn Holmes, University of Western Ontario
2. A Corpus for Teaching Portuguese, A. Berber Sardinha, University of
Liverpool
3. Research into the Functions of Particles in a Corpus, Marta
Fernandez-Villaneuva, Barcelona
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13.00			Lunch - Cartmel Restaurant
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14.30-18.00:	Workshops (Parallel Sessions)

Parallel Workshop Session A:

Michael Barlow (Rice University) "ParaConc" (14:30-16:00)(VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED
)
Chris Tribble (Lancaster University): "Developing Corpora for Teaching
Purposes" (14:30 - 16:00)	- B66, Linguistics

Parallel Workshop Session B

Philip King, Tim Johns, David Wools (Birmingham University): "The Lingua
Project - Parallel Concordancing" (16:00 - 18:00) (VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Knut Hofland, "The ICAME Archive & Concordancing" (Bergen University)
(16:00 - 18:00) - B66, Linguistics
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19.00:			Dinner - Cartmel Restaurant
	Our Conference Bar will be open for after-dinner drinks!
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			Day Three (11th August)

9.00-11.00:	
Corpora in Supporting ESP/EAP - George Fox Lecture Theatre 5/6
Chair:	Gerry Knowles, Lancaster University

1. Encouraging Students to Explore Language and Culture in Early Modern
English Pamphlets, Josef Schmied, University of Chemnitz
2. The Ideology of Science as a Collocation: how Corpus Linguistics can
Expand the Boundaries of Genre Analysis, Chris Gledhill, Aston
University
3. Corpora, Genre Analysis and Dissertation Writing: An Evaluation of
the Potential of Corpus-Based Techniques in the Study of Academic
Writing, Chris Carne, University of Reading
4. Investigating Grounding Across Narrative and Oral Discourse with
Students, Tony Jappy, University of Perpignan
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11.00:			Refreshments and Book Display - George Fox Foyer
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11.30 - 13.00:
Corpora Supporting Aspects of Language Pedagogy - George Fox Lecture Theatre 5/
6
Chair:	Bernhard Kettemann, University of Graz

1. Roberta Facchinetti: The exploration of English diachronic corpora
by foreign language students
2. Paul Bowden, Mark Edwards, Peter Halstead and Tony Rose: Knowledge
extraction from corpora for pedagogical applications
3. Mary-Ellen Okurowski: Using Authentic Corpora and Language Tools
for Adult-Centered Learning
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13.00			Lunch - Cartmel Restaurant
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14.30-16.00:	
Corpora and Student Writing - George Fox Lecture Theatre 5/6
Chair:	Michael Barlow, Rice University

1. Exploiting Learner Corpus Data in the Classroom: Form Focused
Instruction and Data Driven Learning, Sylviane Granger, Universite
Catholique de Louvain
2. Approaching the Assessment of Performance Unit Archive of
Schoolchildren's Writing from the Point of View of Corpus Linguistics,
M. Shimazumi & A Berber Sardinha, University of Liverpool
3. Teaching L1 and L2 composition in a multicultural environment,
Robert Faingold, University of Tulsa.
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16.00:			Refreshments and Book Display - George Fox Foyer
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16.30-18.00:	
Special Session on the British National Corpus - George Fox Lecture Theatre 5/6
Chair:	Geoffrey Leech, Lancaster University

16:30: The British National Corpus as a Language Learner Resource, Guy Aston,
University of Bologna
17:00: An Introduction to Retrieval from the BNC Using Sara, Lou Burnard, OUCS.
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19.00			Dinner - Cartmel Restaurant
	Our Conference Bar will be open for after-dinner drinks!
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21.00:			Software Demonstrations - Room B66, Linguistics
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			Day Four (12th August)

9 am-11.00:	
Corpus Resources and Systems - George Fox Lecture Theatre 5/6
Chair:	Knut Hofland, Bergen University

1. Teaching Terminology Using Corpora, Jennifer Pearson, Dublin City University
2. A Textual Clues Approach for Generating Metaphors as Explanations by an
Intelligent Tutoring System, V. Prince & S. Ferrari, LIMSI-CNRS
3. Designing a CALL System Using Corpora for Speakers of Cantonese,
John Milton, City University Hong Kong
4. Marrying VERBALIST to concordance data, John Higgins, University of Stirling
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11.00:			Refreshments and Book Display - George Fox Foyer
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11.30-13.00:	
General Issues in Teaching and Language Corpora II - George Fox Lecture
						 Theatre 5/6
Chair:	Simon Botley, Lancaster University

1. Evaluating Corpora - Are We Asking the Right Questions?, Marina Dossena,
Bergamo University
2. Corpus Linguistics as an Academic Subject, Ourania Hatzidaki, University of
Birmingham
3. A Corpus Based Description of Headline Grammar, John Morley, University of
Sienna
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13.00-14.30:			Lunch - Cartmel Restaurant
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14.30:	 		Close of Conference
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		TALC96 REGISTRATION.
		====================

You can still register for this conference! To register, you may either:

1. Send this form by surface mail to:

		TALC96,
		Department of Linguistics and
		Modern English Language,
		Lancaster University,
		Bailrigg,
		Lancaster LA1 4YT
		United Kingdom

2. Or fax it to:	+44 - 1524 - 843085

3. Or email it to: 	spbcomp.lancs.ac.uk
			or:
			mcenerycomputing.lancaster.ac.uk

4. Or fill in the interactive form on the World Wide Web at the URL
http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/research/ucrel/talc/

Please register BEFORE 21st July 1996, otherwise we cannot guarantee
availability of accommodation.

The fee for TALC96 includes the following:

Attendance at all TALC96 sessions
Conference Pack including Book of Abstracts
Accommodation on 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th August
Meals:	9th August: afternoon coffee and dinner
	10th August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon
	coffee and dinner.
 11th August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon
 coffee and dinner.
 12th August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch.

Accommodation is provided in single study bedrooms on the Lancaster
University main campus.

PROCEEDINGS:

These will be available during the conference at a price of 20 pounds.
This is a professionally-produced book consisting of around 500 pages
including contents page, index, conference programme and participant
address list. The Proceedings are issued as a special edition of the
UCREL Technical Papers Series. Payment can be made at the Registration
Desk. After the conference, this book will be available to the general
public at a cost of 40 pounds.

Payment Details:

Fees are payable in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. Please make cheques
payable to 'Lancaster University'. Sterling money orders can also be
used for payment, and must be made payable to 'LANCASTER UNIVERSITY'.
US Dollar cheques are also acceptable, using a fixed exchange rate of
1.5 $US to the Pound. Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit card
payments.
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		REGISTRATION FORM
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