LINGUIST List 9.731

Sat May 16 1998

Confs: TALC'98

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  1. Teaching And Language Corpora 1998, Conference Announcement: TALC 98

Message 1: Conference Announcement: TALC 98

Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 18:01:46 +0100 (BST)
From: Teaching And Language Corpora 1998 <>
Subject: Conference Announcement: TALC 98

 *****Call for registration: TALC98********

The 3rd international conference on TEACHING AND LANGUAGE CORPORA will
be held at Keble College, Oxford between 24 and 27 July 1998.

The use of large computer-held corpora of real language, no longer
novel in linguistic research, is increasingly a focus of attention for
language teachers. Experiments in data driven learning and
corpus-based methods are beginning to bear fruit in a wide range of
language teaching environments. This international conference will
bring together practitioners and theorists with a common interest in
the usability of corpus data for such purposes as:

 * language teaching and learning
 * student-centred learning and investigation
 * cross-linguistic comparison
 * cultural and historical studies

The conference programme includes:

* A choice of pre-conference Workshops 
Classroom Corpora (Chris Tribble); 
Parallel Corpora (Knut Hofland); 
The Battle of the Giants: BoE vs. BNC (Jem Clear and Guy Aston)

* Invited lectures from Jem Clear (COBUILD), and from Professsor Jean
 Aitchison (Oxford)

* About 40 formal papers

* Poster sessions

* Book and software exhibits

Full details of the speakers and the programme, including rates and
registration forms, are available at the conference website:


Registrations received before 29th MAY will qualify for a discount
An additional registration fee will be charged for Workshops 
Workshop Registration will close on 30 June; places are limited 

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