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CILC 2012 : 4th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics


When Mar 22, 2012 - Mar 24, 2012
Where Jaén, Spain
Submission Deadline Jan 1, 2012
Notification Due Jan 27, 2012
Categories    linguistics

Call For Papers

Language, corpora and applications: diversity and change


22-24 March 2012

Department of English Philology

The Spanish Association of Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO) and the local Organizing Committee are pleased to announce that the 4th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2012) will be hosted by the University of Jaén from 22 to 24 March 2012.

Since the eighties, the leading role of new technologies and the growing awareness of the importance of the interdisciplinary nature of scientific research have led to a profound transformation and diversification of work on corpus linguistics, corpora and their applications. Thirty years on, it seems necessary to look both into the present diversity of corpora and their applications and into the range of linguistic studies stemming from such evolution. Consequently, under the theme Language, corpora and applications: diversity and change, the fourth edition of this conference welcomes proposals for presentations, posters and panel discussions on such issues as corpus-based linguistic evolution, corpus-based genre and register linguistic variation, recently-compiled corpora, minority language corpora, corpora and applied fields (translation, terminology, lexicography, second language teaching and acquisition, etc.), computational advances in corpus-based linguistic research, etc.

CILC2012 will be pleased to welcome the following plenary speakers, all of whom have already confirmed their participation:
•Prof. Dr. Bas Aarts. University College London, United Kingdom.
•Prof. Dra. Teresa Fanego. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
•Prof. Dr. Geoffrey N. Leech. University of Lancaster, United Kingdom.
•Prof. Dr. W. Detmar Meurers. Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany.
•Prof. Dr. Matti Rissanen. Helsingin yliopisto (University of Helsinki), Finland.
•Dr. Paul Thompson. University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

As in previous editions, two pre-conference workshops will be held on Wednesday 21 March. The first one will deal with Spoken Corpora and the second one with English historical corpora compiled in Spain. More detailed information will be provided in the second conference circular.

The Organizing Committee of CILC2012 invites scholars and researchers to submit paper and poster proposals (abstracts) related to the theme of this edition, within any one of the following nine thematic panels established by the AELINCO:
1.Corpus design, compilation and types, chaired by Dr. Francisco Alonso Almeida, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
2.Discourse, literary analysis and corpora, chaired by Dr. José Luis Oncins, Universidad de Cáceres.
3.Corpus-based grammatical studies, chaired by Dr. Javier Pérez Guerra, Universidade de Vigo.
4.Corpus-based lexicology and lexicography, chaired by Dr. Pedro Fuertes Olivera, Universidad de Valladolid.
5.Corpora, contrastive studies and translation, chaired by Dr. María de los Ángeles Gómez, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
6.Corpora and linguistic variation, chaired by Dr. María José López Couso, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
7.Corpus-based computational linguistics, chaired by Dr. Carlos Subirats, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, California.
8.Corpora, language acquisition and teaching, chaired by Dr. Raquel Criado Sánchez, Universidad de Murcia.
9.Special uses of corpus linguistics, chaired by Dr. Isabel de la Cruz Cabanillas, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.

Guidelines and deadline for abstract submissions

•Paper and poster proposals must be abstracts written in English or Spanish, and should contain between 500 and 550 words (excluding references).
•The abstract must be a Microsoft Word file with the extension .doc. The file name should contain at least the first six words of the title followed by “_text” (e.g., Corpus_linguistics_in_Europe_text.doc).
•The author’s name or affiliation must not be included anywhere in this file.
•Abstracts must be submitted through the following link: EasyAbs.
•When filling out the abstract submission form in EasyAbs, please choose only one panel and only one type of contribution.
•For greater security, send to the same file you have uploaded to EasyAbs. In Subject, write "Duplicate of proposal" and in the text of the message, "Find attached the file with my proposal for CILC2012, which I have also uploaded to EasyAbs. Title of proposal; type of proposal [paper or poster] and panel. Name and affiliation.".
•After you have sent you proposal to EasyAbs, you will receive a system-generated message of confirmation.

•The deadline for abstract submission is 1 January 2012.
•Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors out between 25 to 27 January 2012.

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