[Corpora-List] 1st BAAL Corpus Linguistics SIG event 2020: Core Corpus Skills for Academic Purposes

Benet Vincent ab6667 at coventry.ac.uk
Fri Feb 21 11:40:07 CET 2020


Dear Corpora list,

We would like to draw your attention to the event below. The deadline for abstracts is 28 February. We hope you can join us at Coventry University in April.

1st BAAL Corpus Linguistics SIG event 2020 Core Corpus Skills for Academic Purposes

* Date: Friday 24 April 2020

* Time: 10:00 to 16:00

* Venue: Coventry University

There is little or no mention of corpora in much of the guidance for EAP teacher and learner training. For example, neither BALEAP's TEAP Accreditation Scheme Handbook<https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.baleap.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F04%2FTEAP-Scheme-Handbook-2014.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cab6667%40coventry.ac.uk%7Cd5785abe14b84088c7a308d7aaf7af89%7C4b18ab9a37654abeac7c0e0d398afd4f%7C0%7C0%7C637165854036520086&sdata=q9NKuxKwAEA89TFA%2BrIiL6oHPt4zAFtnubLso%2F7FRJ0%3D&reserved=0> (2014) or Competency Framework for Teachers of EAP<https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.baleap.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F04%2Fteap-competency-framework.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cab6667%40coventry.ac.uk%7Cd5785abe14b84088c7a308d7aaf7af89%7C4b18ab9a37654abeac7c0e0d398afd4f%7C0%7C0%7C637165854036530073&sdata=5VVZB4FqrBAS7%2BGGEKi9J9CTKXr4iYHP8ZgKBPdS6Mc%3D&reserved=0> (2008) make explicit reference to corpora or corpus linguistic approaches, and BALEAP's Can Do Framework for EAP Syllabus Design and Assessment<https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.baleap.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F04%2FCan_Do_Framework__with_sample_activities_April_2013.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cab6667%40coventry.ac.uk%7Cd5785abe14b84088c7a308d7aaf7af89%7C4b18ab9a37654abeac7c0e0d398afd4f%7C0%7C0%7C637165854036530073&sdata=fboh25TxroR8As%2BI4gQoy7U0m1zw0dklSiiksjgGJ3c%3D&reserved=0> (2013) treats corpora as text repositories only. Such omissions are surprising because corpus-based work can greatly inform our understanding of discourse, particularly in terms of disciplinary difference.

The aim of this one-day event is to discuss the role corpora play in EAP teaching (morning session), and to plug the current gap in documentation relating to core corpus skills for academic purposes (afternoon session). By the end of the day, we aim to co-create with participants a series of Core Corpus Skills Can Do statements to present to BALEAP, to supplement their existing documentation.

We invite proposals for 20-minute presentations (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions) to complete the morning session programme. These will offer short, thought-provoking talks on what speakers feel are essential corpus linguistic elements for EAP teacher training. Please send 250-word abstracts to Benet Vincent (benet.vincent at coventry.ac.uk<mailto:benet.vincent at coventry.ac.uk>) and Siān Alsop (sian.alsop at coventry.ac.uk<mailto:sian.alsop at coventry.ac.uk>) by 28 February 2020.

The event charge is £20.00 for BAAL members and £25 for non-members. A buffet lunch will be included.

* Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2020

* Notification of abstract acceptance by 6 March 2020

* Deadline for registration: 30 March 2020

* Spaces are limited, so sign up soon!

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Benet Vincent Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics School of Humanities Coventry University

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