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6th Corpora & Discourse International Conference 2022

26-28 August 2022, Bertinoro, Italy

Conference website: https://eventi.unibo.it/corpora-and-discourse-2022
(Twitter: @ConfDisc #cads2022)

Deadline for submission: April 2nd 2022

Notification of acceptance: May 27th 2022

Full CFP here

Corpus & Discourse Conference 2022 is the 6th edition and celebrates the 20th anniversary since the first conference. CADSConf2022 will be held in the Medieval hill town and fort of Bertinoro in Emilia-Romagna, Italy from Friday morning 26 Aug – 28 Aug 2022. The conference is organised by members of the Corpora, Linguistics, Technology (CoLiTec) research centre at Bologna Unviersity’s Department of Interpreting and Translation Studies (DIT), and by the SiBol group.

Corpora and Discourse International Conference showcases research which combine corpus linguistics and discourse analysis in all forms and under all names. This might include work that self-describes as: corpus-assisted discourse studies, corpus-based (critical) discourse studies, corpus-based sociolinguistics, corpus-driven discourse studies, corpus pragmatics, corpus stylistics, corpus-informed discourse studies or corpus & discourse work that does not go under any particular label. Our aim is simply to bring together all researchers who are interested in how discourse/s are structured, patterned or received and who use corpus linguistics in their work.

Conference themes

We encourage different kinds of paper. Please specify in your abstract which you are proposing. Please send your abstract in Word format without personal identification and with covering letter to our e-mail: cadsconf2022@unibo.it. Call for papers closes on April 2nd 2022. Notification of acceptance by May 27th.

Research papers

We invite papers which include corpus approaches to:

discourse organisation, including cohesion and coherence, lexical priming
scientific, technological and medical discourse
discourses of political institutions, political and media interaction
new media, social media, hybrid text types
academic and educational discourses
studies of historical documents
discourse analyses of socially important issues
language ideology and /or policy
discourse/s and identity
translation studies
stylistics and literary studies
discourse/s in language acquisition and language teaching
discourse/s in languages for specialised purposes
investigations of non-literal language in discourse (e.g. metaphor, metonymy, irony)
comparative studies of different discourse/s and discourse types
comparative studies of discourse/s and/or language change over different periods of time
investigations of cultural and cross-cultural topics

Position papers

We also welcome papers which include reflective considerations on theoretical-methodological issues. These might include discussion of questions such as:

How is the combination of corpus methodologies and discourse analysis developing?
What are the potential future directions of corpus and discourse analysis?
What counts as best practice and are there any practices best avoided?
How can we increase our awareness and reflexivity as researchers in this field?
What forms can triangulation in corpus and discourse take?
Searching for similarities; searching for absences from a corpus.
What new software may be of particular relevance to the area?
What challenges do particular forms of corpus and discourse face? (e.g. analysis of social media, hybrid media, responsive analysis of fast-moving topics, analysis of historical discourse/s etc.)
What can a corpus and discourse approach do with big data that was not collected/designed for corpus work?
Pure’ research, applied research, and committed (or ‘caring’) research into discourse using corpora. How are they defined? What are their relative merits? Are they always compatible?

Research posters

For work-in-progress, projects in the early stages of development or descriptions of new corpora, we encourage poster presentations.

CFPM Digital genres and Open Science

International Conference, 26-27 May, 2022. University of Zaragoza (Spain)

Website: http://genci.unizar.es/conference/

Submissions on all aspects of digital genres for science communication are welcomed, but contributions addressing the theme of digital genres and Open Science are particularly encouraged. This includes, but is not limited to, papers addressing issues such as:​

  1. Theories and methods for the study of digital genres for Open Science 
  2. Discourse and multimodal studies of digital genres for research communication
  3. Digital genres for scientific knowledge dissemination and public engagement
  4. Processes of recontextualization and generic hybridization in science communication online
  5. Open Science practices, Open Access publishing and open peer review
  6. Studies on perceptions towards Open Science practices
  7. Digital literacies, Languages for Academic Purposes and pedagogies for professional development

Important dates

Deadline for abstracts: January 30th, 2022

Notification of acceptance: February 20th, 2022

Early registration: No later than March 30th, 2022

Deadline for standard registration: May 16th, 2022

39 Congreso de la Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA2022)

AESLA 2022 : Intercultural perspectives on language varieties / Las variedades lingüísticas desde el enfoque intercultural

https://aesla2022.ulpgc.es/

Texto distribuido en la lista de correo de AESLA

El congreso se celebrará los días 27 a 29 de abril de 2022 en la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Las conferencias plenarias estarán a cargo de Silvia Betti (Universidad de Bolonia), Marina Bondi (Universidad de Módena), María del Pilar García Mayo (Universidad del País Vasco) y de Istvan Kesckes (Universidad de Nueva York).

Como novedad en esta edición, existe un panel específico para estudiantes pre-doctorales que contará con una breve introducción sobre formatos de publicación científica.

The Graduate Student Conference in Learner Corpus Research 2021

A virtual conference, under the aegis of the  Learner Corpus Association at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN)

Program here.

Event URL. https://eng.inn.no/conferences/the-graduate-student-conference-in-learner-corpus-research-2021

This event offers a great opportunity for MA and PhD students to present their (in-progress) results, share ideas, receive feedback from senior researchers in the field, and further develop their professional networks. Senior researchers are welcome as delegates, helping to ensure the high quality of the event and foster the careers of Early Career Researchers.

The Learner Corpus Association (LCA) is an international association which aims to promote the field of learner corpus research and provide an interdisciplinary forum for all the researchers and professionals who are actively involved in the field or simply want to know more about it. 

LCA supports the compilation of learner corpora (i.e. electronic collections of written and/or spoken language produced by foreign/second language learners) in a wide range of languages and the design of innovative methods and tools to analyze them. It seeks to link up learner corpus research to second language acquisition theory, first language acquisition theory and linguistic theory in general and to promote applications in fields including foreign language teaching, language testing and natural language processing (automated scoring, spell- and grammar-checking, L1 identification).

Video: Corpus Linguistics and the Analysis of L2 Spoken and Written Texts, 26 October 2021

Corpus Linguistics and the Analysis of L2 Spoken and Written Texts
Dr Kris Kyle, University of Oregon
26 October, 19:00 (Madrid-Paris-Brussels-Berlin time) Zoom registration link

Productive lexical proficiency has been an important topic in applied linguistics for over 25 years (e.g., Crossley et al., 2011; Kyle & Crossley, 2015; Laufer & Nation, 1995). During this time, word frequency measures have played a dominant role (Laufer & Nation, 1995). While word frequency is undoubtedly important, a number of recent studies have demonstrated that lexical proficiency is most accurately modeled when multiple lexical and lexicogrammatical features are used (e.g., Kim et al., 2018; Kyle et al., 2018;). In this talk, an overview of selected measures of lexical proficiency at the word (e.g., concreteness, contextual diversity, lexical access, etc.) and lexicogrammatical (i.e., n-gram, dependency relations and verb-verb argument construction strength of association) level is provided. The use of these features is then highlighted in two learner corpus research studies.

Kristopher Kyle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon. His research interests include second language acquisition, second language writing, and second language assessment. He is addresses these topics using corpus linguistic methods through the adaptation and development of natural language processing tools.

Coordination: Prof Pascual Pérez-Paredes

This event is sponsored by the Facultad de Letras, Universidad de Murcia, and the English Department, Universidad de Murcia.

Video: Researching writing development with a corpus – 6 October 2021

Researching writing development with a corpus
Dr Phil Durrant, University of Exeter
6 October 2021, 19:00 (Madrid time) – Register

Corpus research methods have much to offer the study of writing development, enabling reliable analysis of large samples of authentic learner writing and highlighting subtle developmental patterns that are difficult to detect by other means. While the increasing availability of corpora and of software for analysing them are opening up exciting new research possibilities, it is important to reflect on the methodological nature of such work and to consider what corpora can and cannot tell us about writing development. Drawing on both a large-scale literature review and a recent corpus project on school children’s writing in England, this presentation will explore how corpus measures of written language use can be employed and interpreted to inform studies of first and second language writing development. 

Phil Durrant is Associate Professor of Language and Education at the University of Exeter. He previously taught English at language schools and universities in Turkey and the UK. 

Coordination: Prof Pascual Pérez-Paredes

This event is sponsored by the Facultad de Letras, Universidad de Murcia, and the English Department, Universidad de Murcia.