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Pre-conference workshops

 

Four pre-conference workshops will be held in parallel sessions on Wednesday 22 May. Full details of the respective calls for papers can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking on the link at the end of each of the brief summaries shown below.

  

 

Cross-linguistic studies at the interface between lexis and grammar

Convenors:

Karin Aijmer, Gothenburg
Karin.Aijmer@eng.gu.se

Hilde Hasselgård, Oslo hilde.hasselgard@ilos.uio.no

This workshop is open to papers comparing languages at different levels of description. We especially welcome contributions which explore the possibility of comparing constructions rather than single words in different languages. Linguistic elements can, for instance, be compared with regard to form, function and the larger contexts in which they are used. We also want to encourage discussion about how contrastive corpus data can contribute to broader theoretical issues. How can, for example, cross-linguistic comparisons contribute to a better understanding of polysemy and multifunctionality or to grammaticalization theory?

Full call for papers.

List of accepted abstracts.

 

 

Compilation and annotation of spoken corpora: Towards best practice?”

Convenors:

Gisle Andersen, Norwegian School of Economics
Gisle.Andersen@nhh.no

John Kirk, Belfast
jk@etinu.com

Susan Lee Nacey, Hedmark University College
susan.nacey@hihm.no

This workshop provides a meeting ground for scholars involved in the creation of corpora of spoken language or with a more general interest in the representation of spoken data based on audio/video recordings. The workshop addresses the need to harmonise corpus-building methods by developing or utilising internationally recognised standards in corpus linguistics or best practice guidelines for the transcription and annotation of audio/video data.

Full call for papers.

List of accepted abstracts.

 

 

(Learner) Corpora and their application in language testing and assessment

Convenors:

Marcus Callies, Bremen
callies@uni-bremen.de

Sandra Götz, Giessen
Sandra.Goetz@anglistik.uni-giessen.de

The aim of this workshop is to discuss the benefits in terms of current practices and developments, but also the challenges and possible obstacles of using both native-speaker reference corpora and learner corpora for testing and assessing L2 proficiency. We thus invite submissions that provide case studies exemplifying how corpora can be used for the assessment of L2 proficiency in both speaking and writing.

Full call for papers.

List of accepted abstracts.

 

 

"Processing in corpora: ‘Support strategies’ in language variation and change"

Convenors:

Britta Mondorf, Mainz
mondorf@uni-mainz.de

Javier Pérez-Guerra, Vigo
jperez@uvigo.es

This workshop is designed to encompass (phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic) variation phenomena that lend themselves to an explanation in terms of processing efficiency, showing how language users can modulate the cognitive accessibility of variants in order to mitigate the processing load. The workshop invites synchronic and diachronic corpus-based research on so-called “support strategies”, i.e. choices of linguistic variants that are apt to compensate an increased processing effort. We assume a theoretical framework that combines findings and principles from the areas of language variation and change with functional-typological approaches or processing-based psycholinguistic generalizations.

Full call for papers.

List of accepted abstracts.

 

 

 

Important dates

20 September: Abstract submission opens.

5 December: Abstract submission closes.

10 December: Extended deadline for submission of abstracts.

15 February: Registration opens.

1 April: Early bird registration closes.

1 May: Registration closes.