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Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 20:48:41 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 631.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: iuc@grup.upf.es (56)
Subject: Aesthetics and Religion

[2] From: Dr Tony McEnery <mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk> (229)
Subject: Teaching and Language Corpora 96 - Call for

Date: Mon, 18 Mar 96 13:15:18 +0000
From: iuc@grup.upf.es
Subject: Aesthetics and Religion

Item Subject: Texto Mensaje

The International Symposium on Aesthetics and Religion, which will take pla=
ce in
Barcelona on October 3, 4, and 5, 1996, at Pompeu Fabra University, will ha=
ve as
its goal the bringing together of scholars to discuss such topics of resear=
as: "The Sensitive and the Invisible", "Voice and Prayer", "Body Language a=
Ritual Dance", "The Word", and "Symbolism and Traditional Arts".

Abstracts will be accepted in each of the different sections until March 30=
Once the registration has been formalized, participants will receive the
schedule and format of the presentations, as well as other supplementary
information (hotels, travel advice, etc.).

Persons interested in participating should fill out a registration form wit=
their personal information (name, address, etc.) and send it, along with an
abstract of their paper and a photocopy of the appropriate bank transfer, t=
o the
address indicated in this announcement.

Institut Universitari de Cultura (UPF)
Sociedad Espa=F1ola de Ciencias de las Religiones (SECR)

Generalitat de Catalunya
Institut d'Humanitats de Barcelona
Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente di Roma (ISMEO)

The Sensitive & the Invisible
Voice & Prayer
Body Language & Ritual Dance
The Word
Simbolism & Traditional Arts

Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain)

October 3rd-5th 1996

Payments must be made to Pompeu Fabra University by means of a bank transfe=
stating the name of the person being registered to:

Caixa d'Estalvis de Catalunya
C/c: 2013-0490-02-001506-69

Comunications: 15.000 pts.
Comunications (S.E.C.R.): 10.000 pts.
Attendants: 8.000 pts.

Participants presenting a paper must send a photocopy of the bank transfer,=
registration form and an abstract of their speech before the 30th of March =
Participants registered as attendants can send the above mentioned document=
until the 1st of june 1996.


Prof. Amador Vega
Institut Universitari de Cultura
C/ Balmes, 132
08008 Barcelona (Spain)

Fax: 34 (9)3 542 16 20


Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 10:22:11 -0500
From: Dr Tony McEnery <mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk>
Subject: Teaching and Language Corpora 96 - Call for Participation



Lancaster University, UK, 9th-12th August, 1996


General Details
Provisional Programme
Registration Details


While the use of computer text corpora in research is now well
established, they are now being used increasingly for teaching
purposes. This includes the use of corpus data to inform and create
teaching materials; it also includes the direct exploration of corpora
by students, both in the study of linguistics and of foreign
languages. Talc96 will build upon the success of Talc94, which brought
together researchers and teachers who are involved in such work, to
take part in an international exchange of current experience and


KEY THEME: Talc96 will have a special focus on evaluating the claims
made for corpora in linguistics and language teaching.

OTHER THEMES: which the conference is expected to cover include -

1.) The use of corpora in student led learning and investigation.
2.) Software for corpus based language and linguistics learning.
3.) Developing corpora for teaching purposes.
4.) The exploitation of corpus based teaching and learning materials.
5.) The theory and practice of corpus based teaching and learning.

Papers presented at the conference will be of the typical 20 minutes
talk plus ten minutes of questions format.


Talc96 will also host several workshops related to teaching and
language corpora. To give an example of what those workshops may be,
Talc94 had a variety of workshops such as "Multilingual Corpus
Building" and "Concordancing and Corpus Retrieval". Workshops will be
of one to two hour duration.

TALC96 - Provisional Programme.

Day One (9th August):

12 noon - 15.00:

Registration and Welcome.


15.00 - 17.00:  General Issues in Teaching and Language Corpora I

1. Issues in Applied Corpus Linguistics, Lynne Flowerdew, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2. Corpus Linguistics - evaluating the diffusion of an innovation, Chris Kennedy, University of Birmingham 3. Concordancing in English Language Teaching, Bernhard Kettemann, University of Graz 4. The Role of the Corpus Based 'Phrasicon' in English Language Teaching, Stephen Magee, University of St Andrews and Michael Rundell


19.00 - Dinner

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Day Two (10th August)

9.00-11.00: Parallel Corpora in Language Teaching and Translation

1. Parallel Texts in Language Teaching, Michael Barlow, Rice University 2. Corpora and Terminology: Software for the Translation Programme at Goteborg University, Pernilla Danielson & Daniel Ridings, Goteborg University 3. Parallel and Comparable Bilingual Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning, Carol Peters, CNR, Pisa 4. COSMAS - a multipurpose system for the exploitation of text corpora, F. Bodmer, J Cloeren & R. Neumann, Institut fur Deutsche Sprache & Royal Spanish Academcy ---------------------------------------------------------------------------=

11.00:                  Refreshments Break
11.30 - 13.00:  Creating Materials and Tests

1. CALL Materials Derived from Integrating 'Expert' and 'Interlanguage' Corpora Findings, Lynne Flowerdew, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2. MultiConc and the Lingua Project, Francine Roussel, University of Nancy 3. Using Corpus Word Frequency Data in the Automatic Generation of English Language Cloze Tests, David Coniam, Chinese University of Hong Kong

---------------------------------------------------------------------------= ---- 13.00 Lunch

---------------------------------------------------------------------------= ---- 14.30-18.00: Workshops (Parallel Sessions)

Parallel Workshop Session A

Michael Barlow (Rice University) "ParaConc" (14:30 - 16:00) Chris Tribble (Lancaster University): "Developing Corpora for Teaching Purposes" (14:30 - 16:00)

Parallel Workshop Session B

Philip King, Tim Johns, David Wools (Birmingham University): "The Lingua Project - Parallel Concordancing" (16:00 - 18:00) Knut Hofland, "The ICAME Archive & Concordancing" (Bergen University) (16:00 - 18:00)


19.00:                  Dinner

Day Three (11th August)

9.00-11.00: Corpora in Supporting ESP/EAP

1. Encouraging Students to Explore Language and Culture in Early Modern English Pamphlets, Josef Schmied, University of Chemnitz 2. The Ideology of Science as a Collocation: how Corpus Linguistics can Expand the Boundaries of Genre Analysis, Chris Gledhill, Aston University 3. Corpora, Genre Analysis and Dissertation Writing: An Evaluation of the Potential of Corpus-Based Techniques in the Study of Academic Writing, Chris Carne, University of Reading 4. Investigating Grounding Across Narrative and Oral Discourse with Students, Tony Jappy, University of Perpignan

---------------------------------------------------------------------------= ---- 11.00: Refreshments ---------------------------------------------------------------------------= ----- 11.30-13.00: Teaching Languages other than English Using Corpora

1. An Experiment in the Learning of French through Corpus Linguistics, Glyn Holmes, University of Western Ontario 2. A Corpus for Teaching Portuguese, A. Berber Sardinha, University of Live= rpool 3. Research into the Functions of Particles in a Corpus, Marta Fernandez-Villaneuva

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14.30-16.00: Corpora and Student Writing

1. Exploiting Learner Corpus Data in the Classroom: Form Focused Instruction and Data Driven Learning, Sylviane Granger, Universite Catholique de Louvain 2. Approaching the Assessment of Performance Unit Archive of Schoolchildren's Writing from the Point of View of Corpus Linguistics, M. Shimazumi & A Berber Sardinha, University of Liverpool 3. A Comparison of L1 and L2 writing in the Classroom, Robert Faingold

---------------------------------------------------------------------------= ---- 16.00: Refreshments ---------------------------------------------------------------------------= ---- 16.30-18.00: Special Session on the British National Corpus

16:30 The British National Corpus as a Language Learner Resource, Guy Aston,University of Bologna 17:00 An Introduction to Retrieval from the BNC Using Sara, Lou Burnard, OU= CS.

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Day Four (12th August)

9 am-11.00: Corpus Resources and Systems

1. Teaching Terminology Using Corpora, Jennifer Pearson, Dublin City Univer= sity 2. A Textual Clues Approach for Generating Metaphors as Explanations by an Intelligent Tutoring System, V. Prince & S. Ferrari, LIMSI-CNRS 3. Designing a CALL System Using Corpora for Speakers of Cantonese, John Milton, City University Hong Kong 4. Marrying VERBALIST to concordance data, John Higgins, University of Stir= ling

---------------------------------------------------------------------------= ----- 11.00: Refreshments

---------------------------------------------------------------------------= - ------- 11.30-13.00: General Issues in Teaching and Language Corpora II

1. Evaluating Corpora - are we Asking the Right Questions?, Marina Dossena, Bergamo University 2. Corpus Linguistics as an Academic Subject, Ouriana Hatzidaki, University of Birmingham 3. A Corpus Based Description of Headline Grammar, John Morley, University of Sienna

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14.30: Close of Conference

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To register, you may either:

1. Send this form by surface mail to:

TALC96, Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YT United Kingdom

2. Or fax it to: +44 - 1524 - 843085

3. Or email it to: mcenery@computing.lancaster.ac.uk or mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk

4. Or fill in the interactive form on the World Wide Web at the URL http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/research/ucrel/talc/

Please register BEFORE 1st June 1996, otherwise we cannot guarantee availability of accommodation.

The fee for TALC96 includes the following:

Attendance at all TALC96 sessions Conference Pack including Book of Abstracts Accommodation on 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th August Meals: 9th August: afternoon coffee and dinner 10th August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon coffee and dinner. 11th August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon coffee and dinner. 12th August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch.

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Local Organising Committee

Gerry Knowles - Lancaster University, UK Tony McEnery - Lancaster University, UK Anne Wichmann - Central Lancashire University, UK Simon Botley - Lancaster University, UK

General Organising Committee

Bernhard Kettemann - Graz, AU Lou Burnard - Oxford University, UK Tim Johns - Birmingham University, UK