10.28 conference call

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Wed, 15 May 1996 21:32:40 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 28.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Dr Tony McEnery <mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk> (248)
Subject: Teaching and Language Corpora 96



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):

09.00 - 13.00:

Registration and Welcome.

13.00 - 15.00: 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

15.00 - 15.30: Refreshments Break

15.30 - 17.00: Creating Materials and Tests

1. CALL Materials Derived from Integrating 'Expert' and 'Interlanguage'
Corpora Findings, Lynne Flowerdew, Hong Kong University of Science and
2. Multilingual concordance-based exercise types, 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

19.00 Dinner

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 and Daniel Ridings, Goteborg
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 and R Neumann, Institut fur Deutsche Sprache and
Royal Spanish Academy

11.00 Refreshments Break

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
3. Research into the Functions of Particles in a Corpus, Marta

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
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: Corpora Supporting Aspects of Language Pedagogy

1. Roberta Facchinetti: The exploration of English diachronic corpora by
foreign language students
2. Paul Bowden, Mark Edwards, Peter Halstead and Tony Rose: Knowledge
extraction from corpora for pedagogical applications
3. Mary-Ellen Okurowski: Using Authentic Corpora and Language Tools for
Adult-Centered Learning

13.00 Lunch

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. Teaching L1 and L2 composition in a multicultural environment,
Robert Faingold, University of Tulsa.

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, OUCS.

19.00 Dinner
21.00: Software Demonstrations

Day Four (12th August)

9 am-11.00: Corpus Resources and Systems

1. Teaching Terminology Using Corpora, Jennifer Pearson, Dublin City
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

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, Ourania Hatzidaki,
University of Birmingham
3. A Corpus Based Description of Headline Grammar, John Morley,
University of Sienna

13.00-14.30: Lunch

14.30: Close of Conference




To register, you may either:

1. Send this form by surface mail to:

Department of Linguistics and
Modern English Language,
Lancaster University,
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

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.

Accommodation is provided in single study bedrooms on the Lancaster
University main campus.

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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