LINGUIST List 19.3873|
Wed Dec 17 2008
Calls: Text/Corpus Ling/United Kingdom; General Ling/Portugal
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Aston Corpus Symposium and Postgraduate Conference
International Conference on Grammar and Text
Message 1: Aston Corpus Symposium and Postgraduate Conference
From: Lizzy Tanguay <tanguayeaston.ac.uk>
Subject: Aston Corpus Symposium and Postgraduate Conference
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Full Title: Aston Corpus Symposium and Postgraduate Conference
Date: 21-May-2009 - 22-May-2009
Location: Birmingham UK, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Lizzy Tanguay
Meeting Email: tanguayeaston.ac.uk
Web Site: http://acorn.aston.ac.uk/symposium.html
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2009
After two very successful events, Aston Corpus Symposium returns for its third
year in 2009, bringing together experts in various corpus-related fields. As in
2008, the Symposium will be preceded by the Aston Corpus Conference for
Postgraduate Researchers, which enables postgraduates to present their
corpus-related research in a friendly environment.
First Call for Papers
Aston Corpus Conference For Postgraduate Researchers: Thursday 21 May 2009
The objective of the Corpus Conference for Postgraduate Researchers, organized
by the ACORN project team of the School of Languages and Social Sciences at
Aston University, is to enable postgraduates to present their corpus-related
research in a friendly environment. As with last year, we are combining the
conference with the Aston Corpus Symposium, which will take place on the
following day. Postgraduates will thus have the opportunity to hear experts talk
about their past and current projects.
Abstracts written in English of max 300 words (with bibliographical references)
for a 20 minute paper should be sent by 1 February 2009 to tanguayeaston.ac.uk
. The preferred file formats are .doc and .pdf.
Author's name, affiliation, and contact details should be provided in a separate
Presenters will also be invited to submit a 3,000-word conference paper to be
published in the online conference proceedings.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 1 March 2009.
Presentations can focus on any corpus-related topic.
Aston Corpus Symposium: Friday 22 May 2009
After two very successful events in 2007 and 2008, Aston Corpus Symposium
returns for its third year in 2009. The Symposium aims to bring together experts
in various corpus-related fields. The programme will consist of presentations by
distinguished speakers in the field.
Nick Groom (University of Birmingham)
-Adam Kilgarriff (Lexicography MasterClass)
-Ramesh Krishnamurthy (Aston University, Birmingham)
-David Oakey (University of Birmingham)
-Ute Römer (University of Michigan)
-Mike Scott (University of Liverpool)
Message 2: International Conference on Grammar and Text
From: Teresa Brocardo <mt.brocardofcsh.unl.pt>
Subject: International Conference on Grammar and Text
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Full Title: International Conference on Grammar and Text
Short Title: GRATO
Date: 02-Jul-2009 - 04-Jul-2009
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Teresa Brocardo
Meeting Email: gratofcsh.unl.pt
Web Site: http://www2.fcsh.unl.pt/grato
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2009
The International Conference on Grammar and Text - GRATO - will take place in
Lisbon (Portugal), July 2-4 2009.
The venue will be the Centro de Linguística (CLUNL) - Faculdade de Ciências
Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH-UNL)
Av. De Berna, 26-C 1069-061, Lisboa.
Call for Papers
The GRATO Conference aims at contributing to a broad and coherent approach of
grammatical phenomena and their functioning in texts and discourses.
The recently created 'Grammar and Text' group of CLUNL develops a linguistic
research that relates different perspectives and theoretical frameworks -
synchronic and diachronic, on morphology, semantics, text theory, discourse
analysis - and the Conference will hopefully provide the discussion of new and
The interaction of grammatical, textual and discursive phenomena will be given
priority as well as the complementation of different theoretical approaches and
methodologies, aiming at the construction of accurate descriptions and adequate
Papers are invited on the following areas and topics*:
Marking of tense, aspect and modality; forms and constructions;
compositionality; polysemy; grammaticalization; lexicalisation.
(2) Text, Discourse and Pragmatics
Text genre; text construction; argumentation; compositionality.
Interdiscursivity; discourse devices; construction of meaning in context.
(3) Grammar, Text and Discourse
Studies relating (specific) grammatical phenomena and their functioning in
(specific) textual and / or discursive contexts.
(*Please note that the list of topics is not exhaustive.)
Working languages of the Conference:
Besides Portuguese, the Conference will have as working languages English,
Spanish and French.
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