LINGUIST List 8.1763

Mon Dec 8 1997

Confs: Teaching and Language Corpora

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  1. Lou Burnard, Teaching and Language Corpora: First Call for Participation

Message 1: Teaching and Language Corpora: First Call for Participation

Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 13:54:04 +0000 (GMT)
From: Lou Burnard <>
Subject: Teaching and Language Corpora: First Call for Participation

 T A L C 98

 Teaching And Language Corpora 1998

 Keble College, Oxford, 24 - 27 July 1998

 Call for Proposals

 The use of large computer-held corpora of real language, no longer
 novel in linguistic research, is increasingly a focus of attention for
 language teachers. Experiments in data driven learning and
 corpus-based methods are beginning to bear fruit in a wide range of
 language teaching environments. This international conference will
 bring together practitioners and theorists with a common interest in
 the usability of corpus data for such purposes as:
 * language teaching and learning
 * student-centred learning and investigation
 * cross-linguistic comparison
 * cultural and historical studies

 Following the highly successful TALC94 and TALC96 conferences at
 Lancaster University, TALC98 invites proposals for position papers,
 reports of work in progress, case-histories of successful corpus
 applications, and introductions to relevant new resources. In
 addition, we welcome proposals for introductory tutorials or
 technical workshops.

 Suitable topics include (but are not limited to)
 1. software for corpus based language and linguistics learning
 2. design and implementation of corpora for teaching purposes.
 3. development and evaluation of corpus based teaching and learning

 Further details are available from the conference web site:


 Abstracts (500 - 1000 words) should be submitted to arrive before 1
 March 1998. Workshop Proposals should be submitted to arrive before 1
 February 1998.

 All proposals will be reviewed. Authors of those accepted for
 inclusion will be notified by 15 March 1998. The programme will be
 finalised during April 1998. Full papers (up to 5000 words) must be
 received by 15 May for inclusion in the conference pre-print volume.

 The conference will run from lunchtime on Friday 24 July to lunchtime
 on Monday July 27th, with a single strand of presentations. There will
 be a book and software exhibit in parallel.


 Keble College is located in the heart of Oxford, one of the most
 beautiful University cities in Europe, which is easily accessible by
 road, rail, or air from most major cities.

 All delegates will be accomodated in modern fully-equipped
 study-bedrooms within a few minutes walk of the conference centre and
 all facilities.

 Organizing Committee

 Guy Aston (Bologna); Geoff Barnbrook (Birmingham); Lou Burnard (HCU);
 Mike Fraser (CTI Centre for Textual Studies); Michael Hoey (Liverpool);
 Bernhard Kettermann (Graz); Tony McEnery (Lancaster); June Thompson
 (CTI Centre for Languages); Chris Tribble (Warsaw); Claire Warwick (Oxford).

 How to submit a proposal

 Proposals for papers should include the following
 * Authors full name and affiliation
 * Title of proposal
 * Contact details (Email, URL, phone, fax, postal)
 * 500 to 1000 words description of the proposed presentation

 The conference email address is: 
 For further information about submitting proposals, please see

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