ICAME 33: Call for papers (general session and pre-conference workshops)
The University of Leuven, in collaboration with The University of Namur, is organizing the 33rd ICAME conference in Leuven from 30 May to 3 June 2012.
The theme of the conference is “Corpora at the Centre and Crossroads of English Linguistics”.
The programme will consist of full papers, work-in-progress reports, poster sessions, software demonstrations, as well as pre-conference workshops. The following speakers have agreed to give plenary lectures:
* Ewa Dabrowska (Northumbria University)
* Brian MacWhinney (Carnegie Mellon University)
* Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki)
* Anne O'Keeffe (University of Limerick)
* John Rickford (Stanford University)
Call for Papers - General session (deadline: 15 December 2011; online submission via website)
The purpose of the conference is to bring together people doing research in the various fields to which English corpus linguistics is central.
In accordance with the conference theme, submissions are encouraged that show how corpus linguistics is crucial to the core business of English linguistics, viz. synchronic and diachronic language description based on sound methodology and argumentation, and concomitant theory-formation. We also particularly welcome abstracts that explore various crossroads with such areas as sociolinguistics, contrastive linguistics, literary stylistics, educational linguistics, language acquisition, the study of variation, the combination of corpus and experimental evidence, and other crossfertilizations involving English corpus data.
Full papers will be allowed 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion; work-in-progress reports will be 15 minutes long, including 5 minutes for discussion; and software demonstrations will be allowed 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. Posters (max. size A0, portrait format) will be presented in a special session and remain on display during the conference.
Abstracts should be between 400 and 500 words (exclusive of references) and should state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts if at least one of these is co-authored. The deadline for submissions to the general session (via http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/icame33) is 15 December 2011. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by the end of January 2012. Registration will open in March 2012.
Continuing the ICAME tradition, early career ICAMErs are warmly invited to send in abstracts. They should note that they may apply to be considered for the John Sinclair Bursary for delivering the best paper. Similarly, there will be a Stig Johansson Bursary for the best poster presentation. More information on how to enter will appear in the second circular.
Call for Papers - Pre-conference workshops (deadline: 30 January 2012; e-mail submission to organizers)
Four pre-conference workshops will be organized on Wednesday 30 May on the following topics:
WS1: Comparing spoken and written interlanguage (Gaëtanelle Gilquin; gaetanelle.gilquin at uclouvain.be) The recent advent of a number of spoken learner corpora to complement earlier, written-only learner corpora has opened the way for a comparison between spoken and written interlanguage. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers who use corpora to compare spoken and written data produced by non-native speakers of English. The comparison can focus on any type of phenomenon, ranging from lexis and phraseology to syntax, through discourse or pragmatics. Studies that investigate the presence of spoken features in written interlanguage or written features in spoken interlanguage are also welcome, as are papers that deal with methodological issues involved in the comparison of spoken and written interlanguage.
WS2: Corpus-based contrastive analysis (Karin Aijmer and Bengt Altenberg; karin.aijmer at eng.gu.se and bengt.altenberg at englund.lu.se) In the last decades, significant progress has been made in all the main areas central to the field of corpus-based contrastive analysis: development of multilingual comparable and/or translation corpora; development of software for handling, analyzing and searching multilingual corpora; comparison of a range of languages at all levels of description, from lexis to discourse; using the contrastive data to enrich the description and theory of the compared languages; practical applications in areas such as language teaching, lexicography and computer-aided translation. We invite full papers and work-in-progress reports touching on all these areas, but with special focus on any of the last three. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion reviewing software useful for multilingual corpus analysis.
WS3: Disappearances and failures in language change (Hendrik De Smet and Peter Petré; hendrik.desmet at arts.kuleuven.be and peter.petre at arts.kuleuven.be) Historical linguistics in the past few decades has for the most part focused on success stories. The booming subfield of grammaticalization research testifies to this, with its special interest in constructions that become ever more frequent and ever more entrenched. The natural next step is to address the question of how constructions sometimes fail to develop as expected, or even simply disappear. While there have been various case studies devoted to failures and disappearances, a systematic account has been lacking. Such an account will need to look at many factors that may be potentially involved (including at least competition and system-dependency) as well as their relative weight.
WS4: Systems of pragmatic annotation in the spoken component of ICE-Ireland (John Kirk and Jeff Kallen) SPICE-Ireland is an annotated version of the spoken component of ICE-Ireland, one of the national components comprising the International Corpus of English (cf. Greenbaum 1996). SPICE stands for ‘Systems of Pragmatic Annotation in the Spoken Component of ICE-Ireland’. Workshop participants be introduced to the annotation sets used in the corpus and to some initial corpus findings, and will be able to use the corpus with the help of some specifically-designed tasks and topics. They will receive a CD-ROM with SPICE-Ireland version 1.2.2, as well as a copy of the User's Guide.
Submissions for the first three of these are invited by 30 January 2012 via e-mail to the workshop convenors. For more information, see http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/icame33/workshops.htm.
The conference will be held at the Groot Begijnhof of Leuven, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Further information about the venue, travel arrangements and accommodation is available from our website.
On Thursday night there will be a guided visit through Leuven, including a visit to the recently opened Museum M. On Friday there will be half-day excursions, starting from the town of Namur in the hilly French-speaking part of Belgium, including boat trips on the river Meuse.
We hope to see you in Leuven!
The ICAME 33 team
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