LINGUIST List 27.775

Wed Feb 10 2016

Calls: Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Gen Ling, Ling & Lit, Text/Corpus Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 10-Feb-2016
From: Róisín Ní Mhocháin <>
Subject: Eighth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies Conference
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Full Title: Eighth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Conference
Short Title: IVACS

Date: 16-Jun-2016 - 17-Jun-2016
Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Róisín Ní Mhocháin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 26-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

The 2016 Conference will be hosted by Bath Spa University and will take place on 16 - 17 June 2016, at the Newton Park campus of Bath Spa University, UK. The deadline for abstracts, and to apply for the IVACS EU Travel grant, is 26th February. Further information is available on the website:

The theme of the conference is: Corpora and Context.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Dr Ivor Timmis, Leeds Beckett University
- Prof Alison Sealey, Lancaster University

Call for Papers:

The Eighth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Conference:
Corpora and Context

Bath Spa University, UK
16 - 17 June, 2016

The aim of the conference is to continue the success of the previous seven IVACS conferences held at the Universities of Limerick (2002, 2008), Belfast, (2004), and Nottingham (2006), Edinburgh (2010), Leeds (2012) and Newcastle (2014).

The theme of the conference is corpora and context and is intended to draw our attention to the important role context plays in language variation. We are particularly interested in papers which draw on applied corpus research in the following areas, though these are in no way exclusive:

- Corpus Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (data-driven learning; learner corpora; testing; teacher education; non-native speakers of English/English as an International Language (EIL)/English as a Lingua Franca (ELF)
- Corpus Linguistics and Analysing Discourse (using CL in conjunction with other methodologies, e.g. Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis; using CL to look at language in specific contexts, e.g. Media Discourse, Classroom Discourse, Workplace Discourse, Academic Discourse)
- Corpus Linguistics and Literature (including Corpus Stylistics; CL and Translation Studies). Corpus Linguistics and Forensic Linguistics
- Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics
- Corpus Linguistics and Speech Technology
- Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

Papers focusing on languages other than English, and non-native varieties of English are particularly welcome.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 26 February 2016

Abstract requirements:

Individual papers have 25 minutes: 20 for the presentation, 5 for questions.

Please format your abstract in the following way:
- Abstracts must written in Times New Roman 12 (do not use all caps, no bold print)
- Text should be 200 words maximum (including references, if any)
- Do not use any special fonts, such as bold print or caps (italics fine)
- Do NOT add tables, photos, or diagrams to your abstract
- Do NOT indent your paragraphs, leave one space between paragraphs instead
- Abstracts can be submitted via email. Please send your abstract to the following address:

IVACS EU Travel Grant (extended deadline):

We are very pleased to announce a £500 travel grant on offer for a first time IVACS presenter from the EU. Interested applicants should include a 100 word paragraph with their abstract outlining why they think attending the IVACS conference is important for their work. Closing date for applications for the travel grant is 26 February 2016.

Registration and further information:

Registration for this conference is now live.
Fees cover the conference pack, lunch on both days, and our conference dinner to be held at the Pump Rooms, one of Bath’s historic venues, overlooking the Roman Baths and next to Bath Abbey.


The conference will be held at Bath Spa University’s Newton Park campus, unfortunately there will be no accommodation available on campus for this conference. Please see the website for some accommodation options in Bath. You are advised to book your accommodation well in advance as Bath is a very popular tourist destination in summer.

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