LCR 2015 Call for Papers
Following the successful initial conference in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) in 2011, and the second conference in Bergen (Norway) in 2013, the third conference in this biannual series will be hosted by Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, from September 11–13, 2015. See the conference website http://www.ru.nl/lcr2015/ for more details. The conference is organized under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association (http://http://www.learnercorpusassociation.org).
Conference Venue Van der Valk Hotel Cuijk – Nijmegen http://www.hotelcuijk.nl/en
Organising committee Pieter de Haan Rina de Vries Sanne van Vuuren Ans van Kemenade Jacqueline Berns
Programme committee chairs Marcus Callies (Universität Bremen) María Belén Díez-Bedmar (Universidade de Jaén) Gaëtanelle Gilquin (Université catholique de Louvain) Hilde Hasselgård (Universitetet i Oslo) Signe Oksefjell Ebeling (Universitetet i Oslo)
Confirmed keynote speakers Kees de Bot (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) Barbara Seidlhofer (Universität Wien) Janine Treffers-Daller (University of Reading)
We welcome papers that address all aspects of learner corpus research, in particular the following ones: - Corpora as pedagogical resources - Corpus based transfer studies - Data mining and other explorative approaches to learner corpora - English as a Lingua Franca - Error detection and correction of learner language - Extracting language features from learner corpora - Innovative annotations in learner corpora - Language for academic / specific purposes - Language varieties - Learner corpora for less commonly taught languages - Learner Corpus Research and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) - Links between learner corpus research and other research methodologies (e.g. experimental methods) - Search engines for learner corpora - Statistical methods in learner corpus studies - Task and learner variables
There will be three different categories of presentation: - Full paper (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion) - Work in Progress (WiP) report (10 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion) - Corpus/software demonstration - Poster
The Work in Progress reports and posters are intended to present research still at a preliminary stage and on which researchers would like to get feedback. The conference aims to be a showcase for the latest developments in the field and will feature both software demos and a book exhibition. (We have currently invited two publishing firms to participate – still waiting for definitive answers)
The language of the conference is English.
Abstracts Your abstract should be between 600 and 700 words (excluding a list of references). Abstracts should typically provide the following: - a clearly articulated research question and its relevance; - the most important details about research approach, data and methods; - the main results and their interpretation.
Abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lcr2015 by 31 January 2015. Please follow instructions provided on the conference website. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the programme committee. Notification of the outcome of the review process will be sent by 15 March 2015.
The LCR2015 organising committee
Dr. María Belén Díez Bedmar Department of English Studies University of Jaen Building D-2. Office 242. 23071 Jaen Spain Tel: 0034 953213555 http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/filing/3402 Skype ID: belen.diez.bedmar