11th and 12th April 2011 Lancaster University, UK
Keynote speakers: Eric Atwell, University of Leeds Tony McEnery, Lancaster University
=============== CALL FOR PAPERS ===============
Over the past few years, research into the Arabic language using corpora and corpus methods has moved from a new direction to an active field, with work advancing rapidly on many different fronts of both corpus linguistics and computational linguistics. To create a venue where these different directions on corpus research into Arabic can be brought together to explore progress in the field, the UCREL research centre at Lancaster University will host a
Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics in April 2011.
We are now inviting abstracts for this workshop. Presentations either describing finished research or reporting work in progress are welcome. The scope of the workshop encompasses both (a) the design, construction and annotation of Arabic corpora, and (b) the use of corpora in research on the Arabic language - in any relevant area, including (but not limited to!) lexis and lexicography, syntax, collocation, NLP systems and analysis tools, contrastive and historical studies, stylistics, and discourse analysis.
Presentations are invited on any of these areas, or on any other topic related to the study of Arabic-language corpora. Submissions from postgraduate students are especially welcome.
Abstracts should be 400 words or less; presentations will be in the usual format (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions). Please submit abstracts by email to Andrew Hardie (a.hardie at lancaster.ac.uk). Acceptable formats are PDF, Microsoft Word .doc(x), plain text, RTF, HTML, or OpenDocument text (.odt). Please use Unicode characters for any Arabic text examples. All abstracts should be in English rather than Arabic; English will be the language of the workshop.
Dates: * Closing date for abstracts: Monday December 6th 2010. * Responses to abstract submission: before Monday December 13th 2010. * Registration open from: Monday December 13th 2010. * Event: Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th April 2011.
On the web: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/event/3406/
Please feel free to circulate this CfP further. We apologise for any cross-posting.
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