LINGUIST List 26.4124

Thu Sep 17 2015

Confs: Dutch, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Applied Ling, Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Spain

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Date: 17-Sep-2015
From: Victoria Vázquez Rozas <>
Subject: Workshop New Trends in Spoken Corpora / Seminario Avances en corpus orais
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Workshop New Trends in Spoken Corpora / Seminario Avances en corpus orais

Date: 24-Sep-2015 - 25-Sep-2015
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Contact: Marlén González
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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

Subject Language(s): Dutch; English; Portuguese; Spanish

Meeting Description:

This workshop gathers recent contributions from specialists in the compilation and analysis of spoken corpora of Spanish, Dutch, English and Portuguese. The main objective is to promote the exchange of experiences in different lines of research on orality from the corpus linguistics perspective. On the one hand, the talks will tackle the problems derived from the design of the corpus samples and from the compilation and documentation of materials; on the other hand, they will also discuss the advantages of developing and using common formats, resources and technologies. Besides, these specialists will present new proposals of annotation at different levels to properly reflect the typical speech phenomena and to facilitate the study of the relationships among the phonological, syntactic and pragmatic-discoursive levels of language. From the point of view of corpus exploitation and its applications, we will see how different types of oral corpora provide materials which may be particularly valuable in the areas of second language teaching and learning, as well as in the research on dialectal and register variation within a particular language.


Thursday, September 24

9:00 – 9:30

9:30 – 11:30
The Grammatical Annotation of Speech Corpora: Techniques and Perspectives
Eckhard Bick (University of Southern Denmark)

11:30 – 12:00 Pause

12:00 – 13:00
Experiences from the Spoken Dutch Corpus
Nelleke Oostdijk (Radboud University)

13:00 – 15:30 Lunch

15:30 – 17:30
Exploring European Portuguese Spontaneous Speech: Prosodic, Syntactic and Pragmatic Annotation Guidelines across Domains and Corpora
Inês Duarte & Ana Isabel Mata (Universidade de Lisboa)

17:30 – 17:45 Pause

17:45 – 18:30
The ESLORA Corpus of Spoken Spanish: Design, Compilation and Search Engine
Mario Barcala & Victoria Vázquez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)

Friday, September 25

9:30 – 11:30
Developing and Exploiting Spoken Learner Corpora: Challenges and Opportunities
Gaëtanelle Gilquin (Université Catholique de Louvain)

11:30 – 12:00 Pause

12:00 – 13:00
Investigating Spoken Academic English with Corpus Tools
Mario Cal Varela & Xabier Fernández Polo (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)

13:00 – 15:30 Lunch

15:30 – 17:30
Using Spoken Corpora to Investigate Pragmatic Variation
Brian Clancy (University of Limerick)

17:30 - 18:00
Conclusions & wrap-up

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