[Corpora-List] TaLC 2014 Call for Participation - Teaching and Language Corpora 11, Lancaster University, July

Hardie, Andrew a.hardie at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Mar 5 23:01:22 CET 2014

(Please recirculate. Apologies for any cross-posting! - AH)

============================================================== 11th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference, 2014 (TaLC 11): CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ==============================================================


The next TaLC conference will take place in July at Lancaster University, UK.

The TaLC series of conferences was inaugurated in 1994. For this 20th anniversary event, we are delighted to welcome the eleventh TaLC back to Lancaster, the original host institution.

TaLC 11 will run from Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd July (inclusive), with a pre-conference workshop day on Sunday 20th July.

With this announcement, we issue our CALL FOR PARTICIPATION.

============ Registration ============

Online registration is now open. Please go to:


Discounted EARLY BIRD RATES are now available, until April 14th:

- GBP 230 (normal rate)

- GBP 155 (reduced student rate)

For full pricing details, see our website.

For any queries related to registration, email:

talc2014 at lancaster.ac.uk

On-campus accommodation can be booked when you register; see the website for full details.

================ Invited speakers ================

We are delighted to announce that the following scholars have agreed to give plenary talks at TaLC 11:

* Laurence Anthony (Waseda University, Japan)

* Nick Ellis (University of Michigan, USA)

* Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

* Paul Thompson (University of Birmingham, UK)

* Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)

==================== Conference programme ====================

A **draft** programme for the main conference is now available online:


Please note that all details in the draft programme are subject to change.

============ Workshop day ============

On the pre-conference workshop day, the following half-day workshops will be offered.


- An introduction to working with written and spoken corpus data

Led by: Chris Tribble and Guy Aston

- Analysing English vocabulary with the New General Service List:

Pedagogical applications

Led by: Vaclav Brezina

- Unix for corpus-users: a beginner's guide

Led by: John Williams


- Helping L2 learners and translators find L1-L2 equivalence with

the help of corpora

Led by: Ana Frankenberg-Garcia

- Readability and vocabulary management

Led by: George Weir and Laurence Anthony

- Keyword and collocation statistics: under the hood of CQPweb

Led by: Andrew Hardie

The additional registration fee for the workshop day is GBP 60 (GBP for students). Attendees will have a separate choice of which workshop to attend in the morning and in the afternoon.

Short descriptions of the workshops are now available on the website:


Fuller descriptions will be added online in due course.

========= Key dates =========

* 14th April 2014 - early bird registration closes

* 29th June 2014 - final deadline for registration

* 29th June 2014 - final deadline for cancellation with refund of

registration fees

* 20th / 21st July 2014 - pre-conference workshop day / main

conference begins

============= About TaLC 11 =============

This conference is hosted by the UCREL research centre <http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk>, which brings together the Department of Linguistics and English Language <http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk> with the School of Computing and Communications <http://www.scc.lancs.ac.uk> at Lancaster University.

Email: talc2014 at lancaster.ac.uk Web: http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/talc2014

Organising committee:

* Andrew Hardie (chair)

* Tony McEnery

* Paul Rayson

Programme committee:

* Guy Aston (University of Bologna, Italy)

* Alex Boulton (Université de Lorraine, France)

* Lynne Flowerdew (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)

* Ana Frankenberg-Garcia (University of Surrey, UK)

* Natalie Kübler (Université Paris Diderot, France)

* Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

* Ute Römer (Georgia State University, USA)

* James Thomas (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

* Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)

* Chris Tribble (King's College, London, UK)

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