LINGUIST List 25.4939

Fri Dec 05 2014

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Pakistan

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 04-Dec-2014
From: Khalid Mahmood <>
Subject: Developing Corpus Linguistics in South Asia
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Full Title: Developing Corpus Linguistics in South Asia
Short Title: CLSA

Date: 09-Feb-2015 - 11-Feb-2015
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Contact Person: Ayaz Afsar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Dec-2014

Meeting Description:

Corpus Linguistics and its methodologies, though somewhat neglected area in Pakistan and other countries in South Asia, are gaining grounds not only for the investigation of linguistic matters but also for an understanding of many social, economic and political issues in which language plays a central role. However, there still exist neither national corpus of Pakistani English nor corpus of Urdu nor other regional languages.

The Centre for Corpus Research at Birmingham is one of the major corpus linguistics centres in the world and International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) is one of the first universities in Pakistan in which corpus linguistics is being developed, and it is assuming a prominent role in promoting the development of research agenda that is focused on issues, such as the description and analysis of local Englishes.

International Islamic University in collaboration with the University of Birmingham is organizing a “3-day International Corpus Linguistics Workshop” which will be held on 9-11 February 2015. All 30 participants (15 from UK and 15 from Pakistan) will be selected through peer review process and depending on the quality and relevance of their abstracts.

The workshop is sponsored by British Council and Higher Education Commission in Pakistan. The workshop is fully funded including registration fee, travel allowance, accommodation, workshop material as well as meals during the workshop.

The workshop will provide a forum for early career researchers to exchange experience, best practices and ideas related to current and emerging issues associated with Corpus Linguistics.

For detailed conference information please visit or

Our workshop poster can be found at:

2nd Call for Papers:

Workshop Bursaries/Travel Grants, sponsored by British Council and Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, are available for 30 participants (15 from UK and 15 from Pakistan).

All the participants will be selected depending on the relevance of their research abstracts with the theme of the workshop. The universities/institutions will nominate the participants.

The Bursaries/Travel Grants will cover the registration fee, travel allowance, accommodation, workshop materials, meals and refreshment. The deadline for application submission is Sunday, 14 December, 2014.

Please download the application form from the following link:

or download from:

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