LINGUIST List 24.4993

Mon Dec 09 2013

Calls: Modified: Discourse Analysis, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling, Applied Ling/Austria

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 09-Dec-2013
From: Alexander Onysko <>
Subject: Klagenfurt Conference on Corpus-Based Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: Klagenfurt Conference on Corpus-Based Applied Linguistics Short Title: CALK14
Date: 25-Sep-2014 - 27-Sep-2014 Location: Klagenfurt, Austria Contact Person: Nikola Dobrić
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

The Department of English and American Studies, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, is happy to announce the Klagenfurt Conference on Corpus–based Applied Linguistics (CALK14) to take place in Klagenfurt, Austria, from Thursday to Saturday, 25-27 September 2014.

The four thematic strands are:

- Corpus Linguistics and Language Assessment(conveners: Günther Sigott & Nikola Dobrić)
- Discursive Practices across Professional Fields (convener: Eva-Maria Graf)
- Language Contact and Multilingualism in World Englishes (convener: Alexander Onysko)
- The Sociolinguistics of Multilingual (e-)Writing (convener: Allan James)

Conference Fee:

€ 70 (students) / € 100 (regular) / € 120 (late registration)

Plenary speakers to be announced.

The official language of the conference is English.

Further information:

Call for Papers:

Within a broad understanding of Applied Linguistics as the linguistics-informed engagement with language issues in the social world, papers are invited which focus on corpus-based approaches to such issues. In particular, papers are welcome in the more focused thematic strands of corpus linguistics and language assessment, language contact and multilingualism in World Englishes, discursive practices across professional fields and the sociolinguistics of multilingual (e-)writing.

Contributions may take the form of traditional paper presentations (20 minutes plus 10 minutes question time) or more interactive workshop presentations (60 minutes total, with intended audience participation).

Abstracts not exceeding 300 words (excluding references), specifying within which theme strand the contribution fits and whether section or workshop paper, should be submitted as Word file to by 31 March 2014.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 April 2014.

Selected contributions will be invited for publication.

The four thematic strands are:

Corpus Linguistics and Language Assessment:

Conveners: Günther Sigott & Nikola Dobrić

This thematic strand invites papers using corpus linguistic methodology to describe learner language and, ideally, using such description as a basis for studying the validity of language tests or assessment systems. Papers dealing with error classification approaches are particularly welcome as are papers focusing on feedback as well as on validation theory per se.

Discursive Practices across Professional Fields:

Convener: Eva-Maria Graf

This thematic strand invites papers and data workshops on helping professional discourse such as therapeutic, counseling, coaching and medical discourse as well as other types of professional conversations. The aim is to deepen our understanding of the particularities within and across the respective professional practices and to shed light on the practical contribution that applied linguistic research makes to these professional practices.

Language Contact and Multilingualism in World Englishes:

Convener: Alexander Onysko

This thematic strand invites papers on aspects of World Englishes that take into account language contact and the bi/multilingual settings of varieties of English. Submissions addressing the following topics are particularly encouraged:

- Contact-induced characteristics of World Englishes
- Borrowing and codeswitching in World Englishes
- The expression of local identities through English
- The shining through of cultural conceptualizations in English varieties
- The use of English in multilingual contexts
- The genesis of varieties of English due to contact and bi/multilingualism

The Sociolinguistics of Multilingual (e-)Writing:

Convener: Allan James

This thematic strand invites papers and data workshops examining the form and significance of anglophony within other-language written texts/writing practices, employing frameworks of analysis which transcend more traditional linguistic code-switching accounts. In particular, but not exclusively, sociolinguistically and social semiotically oriented research is welcome which orients to ‘(trans-)languaging’, ‘metrolingual’, ‘transidiomatic’ and related conceptualisations of such writing and/or addresses the inherent multimodal context of such current multilingual literacy practice.

Conference Committee:

Nikola DobrićEva-Maria GrafAllan JamesAlexander OnyskoGünther Sigott

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