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

The International Conference for Learner Corpus Research – LCR 2022 University of Padua

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

The International Conference for Learner Corpus Research (LCR 2022) will be held at the University of Padua (Italy), at the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies (www.disll.unipd.it) on 22-24 September, 2022.

The LCR2022 Conference aims to showcase the latest developments in the field of learner corpus research regarding the description of learner language and the design of innovative methods and tools to analyse it. 

The conference will feature keynote lectures, full paper presentations, work in progress reports, poster presentations, software demonstrations and a book exhibition. Pre-conference workshops are also planned. 

Keynote speakers

–          Silvia Bernardini (Università di Bologna, Italy)

–          Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)

–          Hilary Nesi (Coventry University, England)

Submissions

All topics related to learner corpus research based on any language are welcome. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Language for Academic Purposes; 
  • Language for Specific Purposes;
  • Language Teaching, Assessment and Testing;
  • Learner corpus-based SLA studies;
  • Corpora as pedagogical resources;
  • Multimodal learner corpora;
  • Software for learner corpus analysis;
  • Corpus-based translation studies;
  • English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI);
  • English as a Lingua Franca (ELF);
  • Data mining and other explorative approaches to learner corpora;
  • Statistical methods in learner corpus studies.

Abstracts

Abstracts, written in English, should be between 600 and 700 words (excluding a list of references) and should provide the following:

–          clearly articulated research question(s) and its/their relevance;

–          the most important details about research approach, data and methods;

–          (preliminary) results and their interpretation.

Abstracts will be submitted through EasyChair. Abstract submission will open on 18 November 2021 and the deadline for submission is 23 January 2022. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee. Notification of the outcome of the review process will be sent by 31 March 2022.

Further information is available at www.maldura.unipd.it/lcr-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).

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.

Corpus linguistics and the analysis of language ideology, 20 October 2021

Corpus linguistics and the analysis of language ideology
Dr. Rachelle Vessey, Carleton University, Canada
20 October, 19:00 (Madrid-Paris-Brussels-Berlin time) Zoom registration link

In this presentation, I will introduce the notion of ‘language ideology’ and how it can be studied using corpus linguistics. Although the notion of ‘ideology’ is widely associated with discourse and is analyzed in various discourse analytic approaches (including corpus-assisted discourse approaches), the concept of language ideology is more specific and has been less frequently tackled using corpus linguistic methods. In this paper, I show how corpus linguistic methods can help identify and examine language ideologies in both their implicit and explicit manifestations. Moreover, I argue that language ideology provides a critical reflexive lens, enabling corpus linguists to (re)consider the nature of the data they examine. To highlight the opportunities and challenges, I draw on examples from research on the United Nations, newspaper articles, and Twitter.

Rachelle Vessey is an Assistant Professor in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies at Carleton University (Canada). Her research centres on language ideologies and how these manifest in discourse.  She is particularly interested in how beliefs about language contribute to social inclusion and exclusion. She has examined language ideologies in large corpora of (English and French) Canadian newspapers, online forums, interviews with domestic workers, United Nations official documents and extremist magazines.

Coordination: Prof Pascual Pérez-Paredes

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