14.0379 Corpus Linguistics 2001 (Lancaster University, UK)

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 379.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 08:08:45 +0100
             From: "A.Wilson" <a.wilson@bangor.ac.uk>
             Subject: CORPUS LINGUISTICS 2001
    Lancaster University (UK), 30 March - 2 April 2001
    Incorporating a celebration of the life and works of Geoffrey Leech, with
    invited talks from:
    Prof. Douglas Biber - TBA
    Prof. Jennifer Thomas - "Negotiating meaning: a pragmatic analysis of
    indirectness in political interviews"
    Prof. Geoffrey Sampson - "Thoughts on Twenty Years of Drawing Trees"
    Prof. Mick Short - "Style in Fiction and Non-fiction: A Corpus-based
    approach to Speech, Thought and Writing Presentation"
    Corpus Linguistics 2001 will be a forum for all concerned with the
    computer-assisted empirical analysis of natural language. Our definition of
    'corpus' is broad, and we therefore welcome those working on substantial
    literary texts or other kinds of text collection as well as more
    'traditional' corpus linguists.
    Similarly, we wish to encourage further cross-fertilization between work
    occurring in language engineering (e.g. information extraction, parsing)
    and linguistics. We believe that corpus linguists should be aware of the
    latest developments in language processing. We also believe that language
    engineers should be aware of the findings and needs of corpus linguists.
    The aims of Corpus Linguistics 2001 are:
    1. to encourage dialogue between those working on similar issues in
    different languages and between areas with a (perhaps as yet untapped)
    potential to interact.
    2. to encourage dialogue between researchers using corpora in linguistics
    and those using corpora in language engineering.
    3. to celebrate the life and works of Geoffrey Leech.
    Geoffrey Leech reaches 65 in 2001, and as part of the celebrations for this
    event, a special series of lectures will be given during the conference by
    four invited speakers who have worked closely with Geoff at various stages
    in his career: Doug Biber, Jenny Thomas, Geoff Sampson and Mick Short.
    For the main conference, papers of ca. 20 minutes are invited on topics
    such as:
    corpus-based studies of any language level in any language
    contrastive corpus linguistics
    computer-aided studies of style
    corpus- or text-based lexicography
    corpus/text building, encoding and annotation
    development of corpus-based language engineering tools
    applications of computer-aided text analysis in non-linguistic fields
    (market research, advertising, media studies, sociology, psychology, etc.)
    Proposals for workshops (half day or full day) are also invited. Topics
    broadly in line with the theme of the conference will be considered.
    Workshops will be held on the 29th March. The conference language will be
    Abstracts of up to one page should be submitted to the Programme Committee
    by 1st Dec 2000. As well as an outline of the paper, the abstract should
    include the authors' names, affiliations, and contact addresses (including
    e-mail and fax numbers).
    Abstracts of two pages should be submitted to the Programme Committee by
    1st Dec 2000. The abstract should include the names of the organizers,
    their contact details, and the projected number of papers to be presented
    at the workshop. Workshop organizers should also indicate whether they wish
    to generate a set of proceedings for their workshop.
    Those proposing a software demonstration should additionally indicate in
    detail what (if any) hardware and software requirements they have.
    Proceedings will be produced from the conference. Additionally, selected
    papers will appear in an edited collection to be published in honour of
    Geoffrey Leech.
    Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2000
    Proposers notified of acceptance of workshops: 8 December 2000
    Authors notified of acceptance of papers: 15 December 2001
    Deadline for full papers (for proceedings): 13 February 2001 [Full details
    will be sent with notices of acceptance.]
    Local committee
    Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
    Andrew Wilson (Lancaster University)
    Paul Rayson (Lancaster University)
    General committee
    Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Lodz University)
    Jock McNaught (UMIST)
    Charles Meyer (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
    Ruslan Mitkov (Wolverhampton University)
    Wolf-Dieter Syring (Greifswald University)
    Programme Committee
    Corpus Linguistics 2001
    Department of Linguistics and MEL
    Lancaster University
    Lancaster LA1 4YT
    Tel: +44 1524 843085
    Fax: +44 1524 593024
    E-mail: mcenery@comp.lancs.ac.uk 

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