"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
This international and interdisciplinary conference focuses on original and innovative work relating to methods of analysing empirical data, to the use and status of such data in the Linguistic Sciences. The conference concerns all types of data extracted from various sources (texts, sound recordings, multimedia, images, movies, web data, etc.), central to all areas of the linguistic sciences, as well as other scientific disciplines interested in linguistic issues (e.g. sciences and technologies contributing to the study, design and implementation of models of information systems, computer sciences, medicine, etc.). The conference is in line with certain issues related to the French ANR (National Research Agency) call for projects ‘Corpus’. Setting up or elaborating corpora and databases, developing and using analysis and processing tools represent, for the various areas of the linguistic sciences, essential steps in their research endeavours. Conceptual models or tools contribute to theoretical breakthroughs and modelling of cognitive issues which are usually quite complex.
Discipline of Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics