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LINGUIST List 21.1418

Tue Mar 23 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Translation/Germany

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        1.    Spela Vintar, Parallel Corpora Across Fields: Bridging the Gaps

Message 1: Parallel Corpora Across Fields: Bridging the Gaps
Date: 21-Mar-2010
From: Spela Vintar <spela.vintarff.uni-lj.si>
Subject: Parallel Corpora Across Fields: Bridging the Gaps
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Full Title: Parallel Corpora Across Fields: Bridging the Gaps

Date: 30-Sep-2010 - 02-Oct-2010
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Spela Vintar
Meeting Email: spela.vintarff.uni-lj.si
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus
Linguistics; Translation; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2010

Meeting Description:

Parallel Corpora Across Fields: Bridging the Gaps
Theme Session within the framework of the 6th International Contrastive
Linguistics Conference (ICLC6), Berlin (Germany), September 30-October 2, 2010

Call for Papers

Important Dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 April 2010
Acceptance notification: 15 May 2010

The comparison of translated texts has always been an important method in
contrastive linguistics. As the compilation of large translation corpora has
become an attainable task, such corpora have come to be widely used not only in
contrastive linguistics, but also in other disciplines such as computational
linguistics, multilingual lexicography, translation studies, glottodidactics,
and language typology. Yet, it seems researchers from these backgrounds often do
not know much about each other, and while parallel corpora exist for a large
number of languages, the potential of exploiting these resources as a tool for
language comparison in general has yet to be reached.

The purpose of the theme session is to invite researchers who work with parallel
corpora against various linguistic backgrounds for a fruitful exchange of
positions. It focuses on methodological issues as well as novel research
questions involving parallel corpora in language comparison from different

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- The exploration of quantitative methods for the analysis of parallel corpora
- Issues of corpus annotation and corpus query utilities
- Properties and methodological implications of translated language and language
production in translation
- Limitations of parallel corpora and how to deal with them
- Methods and issues in the exploitation of parallel corpora for studies in
contrastive linguistics, intra- und interlanguage variation, language typology,
contact linguistics, translation studies and others.

҆pela Vintar, Department of Translation Studies, University of Ljubljana
Ruprecht von Waldenfels, Inst. f. slavische Sprachen und Literaturen,
Universität Bern

Abstracts not exceeding 500 words should be submitted via the conference web
site by 15 April 2010: http://www.ctw-congress.com/2010/ICLC6/
All abstracts will be anonymously peer-reviewed by two members of the programme
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