[Corpora-List] reminder: CFP Second International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (ELC2)

Javier Perez Guerra jperez at uvigo.es
Thu Apr 30 11:36:35 CEST 2009

REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS Second ELC International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (ELC2) http://webs.uvigo.es/elcpostgrad Vigo (Spain) 30-31 October 2009

Meeting description We are pleased to announce the Second ELC Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics(ELC2), to be held at the University of Vigo (Spain) on 30-31 October 2009. ELC2 aims to provide linguistics postgraduate students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting.

The conference is organised by postgraduate students from the English Departments of the Universities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela. It is supported by these two universities and by the English Linguistics Circle, a research network involving the following research teams:

- Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalisation (VLCG; University of Santiago de Compostela; director: Prof. Teresa Fanego) [http://www.usc-vlcg.es]

- Spoken English Research Team at the University of Santiago de Compostela (SPERTUS; University of Santiago de Compostela; director: Ignacio Palacios Martínez) [http://www.usc.es/ia303/spertus]

- Language Variation and Textual Categorisation (LVTC; University of Vigo; director: Javier Pérez Guerra) [http://lvtcuvigo.blogspot.com]

- Methods and Materials for the Teaching and Acquisition of Foreign Languages (MMTAFL, University of Vigo; Director: Marta Dahlgren-Thorsell).

The English Linguistics Circle was also responsible for ELC1, a former edition of the International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics held in Santiago de Compostela in May 2008. A refereed volume containing a selection of the papers presented at ELC1 is now in preparation, and will be published as "New trends and methodologies in applied English language research. Diachronic, diatopic and contrastive studies"(Linguistic Insights Series; Bern: Peter Lang).

Plenary speakers: - Ans van Kemenade (Radboud University Nijmegen) - Terence Odlin (Ohio State University) - Geoff Thompson (University of Liverpool)

Organising committee: Lidia Gómez García (University of Santiago de Compostela) Iria Pastor Gómez (University of Santiago de Compostela) Paula Rodríguez Puente (University of Santiago de Compostela) Beatriz Tizón Couto (University of Vigo) David Tizón Couto (University of Vigo)

Call for papers: Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on all fields of linguistic research, whether synchronic or diachronic. Papers are to be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes for discussion. The conference language is English.

Abstract submission guidelines: Abstracts should be anonymous and not exceed 400 words. They should preferably be submitted via e-mail as an attachment (Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF files) to the address elcpostgrad at uvigo.es.

Abstracts should include: - the title of the paper - a list of 5-10 keywords - the research focus - the research methodology - a brief summary of findings (if applicable) - a short list of key references (restrict references to a minimum).

The e-mail message accompanying the abstract should contain the following information: - the name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s) - the author's e-mail address and contact details - audiovisual equipment required.

Abstract submission deadline: Abstracts must be received by 1 June 2009. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the programme committee and the authors will be notified of acceptance by 30 June 2009 (by e-mail).

Proceedings: Authors of papers accepted for presentation will be invited to submit their paper for publication (length to be determined) in the volume of conference proceedings. Papers will be subjected to refereeing.

Registration information: To register for the conference please download the registration form from the conference website http://webs.uvigo.es/elcpostgrad. The fee includes coffee, tea and refreshments during the conference days as well as an informal dinner (Friday 30 October, evening). The registration fees are as follows: - 50 ? fee for registration by 15 September 2009 - 60 ? fee for registration after 15 September 2009.

The registration fee can be paid by bank transfer; further information on the bank account number will be available soon.

Conference venue: The conference will be held at the Club Financiero de Vigo in the centre of the city (García Barbón 62, Vigo - tel.: +34 986 44 72 20 - fax: +34 986 44 98 86 - e-mail: cfv at clubfinvigo.com - web: http://www.clubfinvigo.com)

Further information: For general enquiries send an e-mail message to: elcpostgrad at uvigo.es For further information, visit the conference website: http://webs.uvigo.es/elcpostgrad

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