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Full Title: 2nd Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference

      
Short Title: APCLC 2014
Location: Hong Kong, China
Start Date: 07-Mar-2014 - 09-Mar-2014
Contact: Tiffany Ching
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/events/apclc2014/
Meeting Description: 2nd Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2014)
7-9 March 2014
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Conference registration: 6 March 2014 (Thursday)
Conference: 7-8 March 2014 (Friday-Saturday)
Conference tour: 9 March 2014 (Sunday am)

The aim of the APCLC 2014 is to bring together academics from around the world, and from the Asia Pacific area in particular, in order to report on the varied developments in the use of corpora in linguistics, language learning and translation studies. Some countries have a number of well-developed projects related to the theoretical and applied aspects of corpus analysis; other countries are just starting to develop corpus resources. Through this conference, we will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and expertise and lay the foundations for future developments in the application of corpus resources in Asia and the Pacific.

Invited Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Michael Barlow, Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Prof. Douglas Biber, Regents’ Professor of Applied Linguistics, Department of English, Northern Arizona University, USA

Dr. Lynne Flowerdew, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Prof. Ka Yin Benjamin T’sou, Chair Professor, Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies; Director, Research Centre on Linguistics and Language Information Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Prof. Jong-Bok Kim, School of English; Director, Institute for the Study of Language and Information, Kyung Hee University, Korea

Registration Fee:

Including luncheons, coffee and refreshments on 7-8 March, not including conference dinner (7 March) and conference tour (9 March)

Early Bird (on or before 18 November 2013):

Regular: 1,400 HK$
Student: 1,000 HK$

After 18 November 2013:

Regular: 1,600 HK$
Student: 1,100 HK$
Conference dinner: 350 HK$
Conference tour: 100 HK$
LL Issue: 24.2480


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