[Corpora-List] Call for ICAME35 Workshop Participation 'Corpus-based approaches to discourse relations', Wed 30 April, University of Nottingham

Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski e.lapshinova at mx.uni-saarland.de
Mon Mar 31 14:53:55 CEST 2014

ICAME25 Workshop on Corpus-based approaches to discourse relations, Wed 30 April, 2014, Nottingham


Workshop convenors: Kerstin Kunz and Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski

CONTACT: kerstin.kunz at iued.uni-heidelberg.de and e.lapshinova at mx.uni-saarland.de

SUMMARY In recent years, more innovative methods of corpus-based analysis are used to investigate relations on the level of text or discourse. The workshop is organised with a focus on these new approaches and will include methods of corpus exploitation, e.g. (semi-)automatic identification of discourse relations, as well as new methods of statistical evaluation (e.g. multivariate statistical analysis).

The papers address a variety of discourse phenomena such as cohesion and coherence, information structure and information packaging. The variation investigated will concern intra-lingual variation between registers and between written and spoken language, contrasts between several languages and differences between translations and originals.

The workshop will end with a final discussion. It will mainly revolve around the question of how different aspects of discourse can be analysed in combination, both from the perspective of data exploration and data interpretation:

Which categories have to be defined? How many levels of analysis are needed? Which relations between which elements are concerned? What are the dependent and what are the independent variables? Which tools are best for semi-automatic extraction? Which tools can be combined?

For the detailed programme, please visit:


Participants of the workshop will also have the opportunity to attend a talk by Ronald Carter to officially open the ICAME35 conference: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-arts/english/icame-35/keynote-speakers.aspx

The talk will be followed by a reception.

Best regards, Ekaterina and Kerstin

-- Dr. Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski

Fachrichtung 4.6 Dept. of Applied Linguistics, Interpreting and Translation

Universität des Saarlandes Building A2.2, Room 1.02 Campus, 66123 Saarbrücken Tel. +49 681 302 2563 E-Mail: e.lapshinova at mx.uni-saarland.de

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