SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS
CORPUS LINGUISTICS 2001
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Lancaster (UK), 30 March - 2 April 2001
Incorporating a celebration of the life and works of Geoffrey Leech, with
invited talks from:
Prof. Douglas Biber - "Historical shifts in modification patterns with complex
noun phrase structures: How long can you go without a verb?"
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'
Similarly, we wish to encourage further cross-fertilisation 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
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
- 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
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 English.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION
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
Abstracts of two pages should be submitted to the Programme Committee by 1st
Dec 2000. The abstract should include the names of the organisers, their
contact details, and the projected number of papers to be presented at the
workshop. Workshop organisers 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
DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES
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.]
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
Andrew Wilson (Lancaster University)
Paul Rayson (Lancaster University)
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Lodz University)
Jock McNaught (UMIST)
Charles Meyer (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Ruslan Mitkov (Wolverhampton University)
Wolf-Dieter Syring (Greifswald University)
Corpus Linguistics 2001
Department of Linguistics and MEL
Lancaster LA1 4YT
Tel: +44 1524 843085
Fax: +44 1524 593024
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