THE SIXTH TEACHING AND LANGUAGE CORPORA CONFERENCE (TaLC 2004)
Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th July 2004
Conference website: http://www.ugr.es/local/talc6
- Final Call for Papers -
- Extended Deadline For Abstracts: 15 March 2004 -
- Extended Deadline for Reduced Registration: 1 May 2004 -
The organising committee and the Department of English and German Languages of
the University of Granada invite you to participate in the Sixth International
Conference of TALC (Teaching and Language Corpora), which will be held at the
University of Granada, from the 6th to the 9th of July, 2004. The conference
will begin at 9 a.m. on July 7th and end at 7 p.m on July 9th. Pre-Conference
workshops will be held on July 6th.
The sixth international TALC conference will bring together practitioners and
theorists with a common interest in the use of corpus tools for such purposes
First and second language teaching and learning.
Language awareness raising.
Teaching languages for specific purposes.
Student-centered linguistic investigation.
Interpreting and translation studies.
Cultural and historical studies.
The following scholars have already confirmed their participation as keynote
- Guy Aston (Forli, Italy), Title to be announced.
- Stig Johansson (Oslo, Norway): «Using Corpora: From Learning to Research».
- Bill Louw (Zimbabwe): « Truth, Literary Worlds and Devices as Collocation».
- Francisco Marcos Marín (Madrid, Spain): «Computers, Diachrony and Linguistic
TALC 2004 invites proposals for position papers, reports of work in progress,
case-histories of successful corpus applications, and introductions to
relevant new resources. Proposals may be for 20-minute presentations, posters,
or software demonstrations. We also welcome proposals for longer pre-
conference tutorials and workshops.
Abstracts (with a maximum of 500 words) should reach Luis Quereda
(email@example.com) before 15 March 2004 (new extended deadline)as a Word or .pdf
attachment. All proposals will be reviewed. Authors of those proposals
accepted for inclusion will be notified by 15 April, and the programme will be
finalised during May 2004.
All submissions should include name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the
author(s), as well as e-mail addresses. Please also indicate if you will need
an overhead projector or any other equipment for your presentation. Abstract
forms can be found in the official web site (www.ugr.es/~talc6/)
Guy Aston (Forli) Francisco Marcos Marín (Madrid)
Michael Barlow (Rice) Tony McEnery (Lancaster)
Silvia Bernardini (Bolonia) Luis Quereda (Granada)
Lou Burnard (Oxford) Guillermo Rojo Sánchez (Santiago de Compostela)
Stij Johansson (Oslo) Chris Tribble (London)
Bernhard Kettermann (Graz) Martin Wynne
Organising Committee: Luis Quereda, Juan Santana, Encarnación Hidalgo, Graeme
Porte, Carlos Márquez, Pedro Ureña, Álvaro Villegas.
Venue: TALC 2004 will be held at the University of Granada, founded in 1531,
under the initiative of the Emperor Carlos V, by means of a Papal Bull from
Pope Clemente VII. With 472 years of tradition, the University of Granada has
been an exceptional witness to history, as its influence in the city's social
and cultural environment grew until it was to become, over a period of almost
five centuries, an intellectual and cultural nucleus in Southern Spain in its
own right. The university centres and buildings are located in various places
in the urban area of Granada, giving the city its particular university style,
since of the 270,000 inhabitants of the capital, 60,000 are university
students. But Granada also fulfils other special requirements: historically it
is the last redoubt of Islam in Western Europe (the Alhambra and the
Generalife are samples of the splendour of this civilisation); Granada is also
a Renaissance city (the Hospital Real or the Cathedral are only two examples
of Granada's well-preserved historical heritage). To speak of Granada is,
therefore, to speak of an exceptional geography, midway between the warm sea
and the high mountains: 60 minutes by car from the province of Granada's
beaches, 75 minutes from Malaga, and 30 minutes from the Sierra Nevada ski
resort (at a height of 3,400 metres).
The Conference fee is € 80 (Students: € 30) if you register before 1 May,
2004, and € 90 after that date. Registration for pre-Conference workshops is €
50 (Students: € 25). Registration includes conference materials, welcome
reception (including a concert and drinks), coffee breaks and a night visit to
the Alhambra. Registration forms can be found in the conference official web
site at http://www.ugr.es/~talc6/. The registration form includes prices and
Information on accommodation and the Conference Gala Dinner is available at
the conference official web site (http://www.ugr.es/~talc6/).
For further information, please contact the organising committee at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (34) 958 249903 or visit our website at
We look forward to meeting you all in Granada.
15th March 2004 Extended deadline for submission of abstracts
15th April 2004 Notification of acceptance
1th May 2004 Reduced registration fee
30th May 2004 Definitive programme
6th July 2004 Pre-Conference Workshops
7th-9th July 2004 Conference
The organising committee
TALC 6, 2004
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