LINGUIST List 27.234

Wed Jan 13 2016

Confs: Discourse Analysis, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling/Czech Republic

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 13-Jan-2016
From: James Thomas <>
Subject: Linear Unit Grammar
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Linear Unit Grammar
Short Title: LUG

Date: 09-Mar-2016 - 10-Mar-2016
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Contact: James Thomas
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Round Table

Announcing the first ever gathering for scholars interested Linear Unit Grammar. It is now 10 years since Sinclair and Mauranen published their groundbreaking book of the same name. Since then, there has been a groundswell of interest manifesting in publications, conference presentations, and many citations.

On Mar 9 - 10, 2016, the Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic is holding two days of workshops, seminars, roundtable discussions.

It is intended as a platform for the cross-fertilisation of work and thinking about the application of Linear Unit Grammar to studies in both spoken and written language per se, as well as academic language, syntax, chunking, genre variation, native and non-native speaker language, etc.

At the moment, we are very pleased to announce that Prof. Anna Mauranen will be leading the sessions. Two others who are working with Linear Unit Grammar will also be presenting their work, namely Gerard O’Grady (Cardiff) and Cameron Smart (HK).

Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to contact the convenor with offers, suggestions and queries. The Workshop has a fledgling website at, which includes a contact form.

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