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Thu Jan 26 2012

Calls: Text/Corpus Linguistics, Translation/Belgium

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        1.     Marie-Aude Lefer , Genre- and Register-related Text and Discourse Features in Multilingual Corpora

Message 1: Genre- and Register-related Text and Discourse Features in Multilingual Corpora
Date: 25-Jan-2012
From: Marie-Aude Lefer <marie-aude.leferilmh.be>
Subject: Genre- and Register-related Text and Discourse Features in Multilingual Corpora
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Full Title: Genre- and Register-related Text and Discourse Features in Multilingual Corpora

Date: 11-Jan-2013 - 12-Jan-2013
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact Person: Marie-Aude Lefer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.mariehaps.be/lsb2013

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

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

Genre- and Register-related Text and Discourse Features in Multilingual Corpora

The conference aims at bringing together researchers working on the compilation and annotation of genre- and register-controlled multilingual corpora as well as specialists in corpus-based contrastive linguistics and translation studies investigating genre- and register-related text and discourse features from a multilingual perspective.

Keynote Speakers:

We are pleased to announce that the following speakers have accepted our invitation to give a keynote presentation at the conference:

Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University, USA)
María de los Ángeles Gómez González (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Sylviane Granger (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Stella Neumann (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Maite Taboada (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Scientific Committee:

Karin Aijmer (Göteborg University)
Silvia Bernardini (University of Bologna at Forlì)
Lieven Buysse (HUB University College Brussels)
Bruno Cartoni (University of Geneva)
Jean-Pierre Colson (Institut libre Marie Haps)
Sylvie De Cock (Université catholique de Louvain & Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis)
Gert De Sutter (University College Ghent)
Bart Defrancq (University College Ghent)
Ilse Depraetere (University of Lille 3)
Gaëtanelle Gilquin (Université catholique de Louvain)
Stanisław Goźdź-Roszkowski (University of Łódź)
Hilde Hasselgård (University of Oslo)
Dorothy Kenny (Dublin City University)
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexical Computing Ldt)
Sara Laviosa (University of Bari)
Raphael Salkie (University of Brighton)
John Swales (University of Michigan)
Richard Xiao (Edge Hill University)

Organizing Committee:

Marie-Aude Lefer (chair, Institut libre Marie Haps)
Svetlana Vogeleer (chair, Institut libre Marie Haps)
Lieven Buysse (HUB University College Brussels)
Sylvie De Cock (Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis)
Gert De Sutter (University College Ghent)
Patrick Dendale (University of Antwerp)
Gaëtanelle Gilquin (Université catholique de Louvain)
Christine Michaux (University of Mons)

Contact and information: lsb.conferenceilmh.be

Call for Papers:

Conference Themes:

The conference will mainly explore four areas. The conference themes include, but are not restricted to, the following:

- Lexical variation across genres and registers: How do lexemes and multi-word units contribute to the (automatic) identification of genres and registers across languages? To what extent is genre-/register-specific lexis similar in non-translated and translated language?

- Text- and discourse-structuring features:

Bottom-up approaches: What types of information packaging (topic-focus structure) are relevant to genre and register identification? What lexico-syntactic features should be taken into account in text segmentation across genres and registers and across languages (e.g. anaphoric chains, sequence-framing adverbials)? What are the main challenges of multilingual multidimensional analysis (Biber 1995)?

Top-down approaches: What rhetorical moves (Swales 1990, 2002; Biber et al. 2007) are specific to what genres and registers? What moves are language-specific within the same genre and register? What linguistic features are move-specific across languages?

- Pragmatic features with and without discourse markers: e.g. epistemic modality and subjectivity, evidentiality, attitude (value judgments, attenuation, etc.), argumentative value of statements.

- New corpus compilation and annotation projects: Issues in the compilation and linguistic (mainly pragmatic) annotation of multilingual genre- and/or register-controlled corpora of written texts and/or audiovisual translation corpora.

Proposals dealing with the benefits of corpus-based studies for translator training are also welcome, especially those that examine discourse features across languages.

There will be two categories of presentation:

- Full paper (25 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion)
- Poster

For a more detailed version of the call for papers, see the conference website:


Language of the conference: English


Your abstract should be between 800 and 1,000 words (+ list of references). Abstracts should be sent by email to lsb.conferenceilmh.be, before 1 June 2012. Please mention your name and affiliation in the body of your email and name the attachment as follows: abstract_yourfirstname_YOURLASTNAME.doc

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee. You will be notified of the outcome of the review process by 15 September 2012.

Contact and information: lsb.conferenceilmh.be

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