LINGUIST List 9.1698

Wed Dec 2 1998

FYI: Conference list, International Corpus Release

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  1. Peter White, Latest Linguistic Conference List
  2. Survey of English Usage, Release of the ICE-GB Corpus

Message 1: Latest Linguistic Conference List

Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 10:12:25 +1000 (EST)
From: Peter White <>
Subject: Latest Linguistic Conference List

Dear friends,

The December 1998 conference schedual of linguistics
and related topics is now available at:

Over 60 new conferences have been added since 1 October '98. 

Thanks to all who provided information.


Peter White
Centre for Language Teaching and Research
University of Queensland, Qld 4072
Tel: +61 7 3365 6893; Fax: +61 7 3365 7077
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Message 2: Release of the ICE-GB Corpus

Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 11:04:09 +0000
From: Survey of English Usage <>
Subject: Release of the ICE-GB Corpus

The Survey of English Usage, University College London, is pleased to
announce the release of the ICE-GB corpus, the British component of
the International Corpus of English (ICE).

ICE-GB is a fully parsed corpus of adult British English from the
1990s. It contains 300 spoken texts and 200 written texts - a total
of 1 million words. The texts are distributed across 32 categories,
including private conversations, telephone calls, court proceedings,
broadcasts, social letters, examination scripts, and academic writing.

ICE-GB has been grammatically analysed at wordclass level, and at the
function and category levels. The analyses are presented as labelled
syntactic trees - 83,419 trees in total.

The corpus is distributed with its own dedicated retrieval software,

ICE-GB and ICECUP are available now on CD-ROM. 

A Sample Corpus of ten parsed texts, together with ICECUP, may be
downloaded free from our website, at:

Survey of English Usage
Department of English
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Telephone: 0171-419-3119 Marie Gibney (Administrator)
 0171-419-3120 SEU Research Unit
Fax: 0171-916-2054
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