PAC 2017 / Phonology and interphonology of contemporary English: from native corpora to learner corpora

CALL FOR PAPERS

International conference
Thursday, September 28th to Saturday, September 30th 2017
@ Université Paris Nanterre

Organised by
Centre de Recherches Anglophones, EA 370
Université Paris 8
Université Paris Lumières

Guest Speakers
Jacques Durand, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès
Dan Frost, Université de Grenoble
Patrick Honeybone, University of
Edinburgh

All papers focusing on the main theme summarized by the title of the
conference are welcome but, to contextualize this forthcoming event,
participants should be aware that PAC 2017 is a logical extension of the
conferences that the PAC project has organized annually since 2000, on a
European level, at the universities of Toulouse II, Montpellier III and
Aix-Marseille I, and reflects the developing activities of this project.
All contributions on the phonology and phonetics of contemporary English
as well as on the interphonology of English are welcome.

GENERAL PAC SESSION

The general PAC session will be dedicated to the following theme:
“Usage-based accounts and phonological models: how to articulate
phonetic-acoustic studies and phonological theory?” In recent years,
usage-based accounts, especially within the framework of Exemplar Theory
(Pierrehumbert 2001, 2006), have been put forward as relevant
explanations for various phenomena observed, on the basis of oral
corpora, in the different varieties of oral English. By relying on
frequency effects, such accounts have shed light on the emergence and
evolution of New Zealand and Australian English (Trudgill 2004, Gordon
et al. 2004) or on the dynamics of rhoticity and r-sandhi phenomena in
contemporary non-rhotic varieties (Cox et al. 2014) for example.
However, such accounts are often criticised for lacking phonological
abstraction and for not being able to fully account for the phenomena in
question as they do not model their underlying mechanisms at the
phonological level. That is why many phonologists have rejected these
accounts. However, other phonologists have shown how the results
provided by phonetic-acoustic studies and usage-based accounts of
corpora can lend themselves to theoretical analyses and help model the
emergence and evolution of phenomena at the phonological level (see
Patrick Honeybone’s work on T-to-R in Liverpool English (to appear) for
an example of such an approach).

INTERPHONOLOGY SESSION

The interphonology session will be dedicated to the following theme:
“Variation, correctness and correction”. We encourage participants to
investigate the phonetic and phonological systems developed by
non-native speakers/learners of English who have command of English
either as a foreign language (EFL) or a second language (ESL) in various
parts of the world and in different contexts of communication.
Interphonology will be discussed both as a theoretical, linguistic
construct and empirically by looking into aspects of the learners’ new
phonological system, while in the process of establishing itself or when
it has already been stabilised and/or regularised. Inter-speaker and
intra-speaker variation will also be central to our study of
interphonology to understand, for instance, how segmental variability is
integrated in the newly developed phonological system and how the
phonologies of two (or more) languages at work mutually influence each
other. “Correction” can be envisaged as a didactic tool for improving
students’ oral performances. It can also be rejected on theoretical
grounds. It can be tackled as the adaptation process, or modification
process, put in place by students when trying to reach specific
phonological or phonetic targets. “Correctness” can constitute a goal as
far as communication and interaction in English are concerned for
learners. It can also be questioned as a pedagogical goal, for instance
with the prevalence of RP as a target accent in the French academic
context. The problem of conciliating variation and correction in the
study / teaching of English as a foreign or second language can lend
itself to relevant reflections here.

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Submission of papers

Abstracts should be no longer than one side of A4, with 2.5 cm margins,
single-spaced, with a font size no smaller than 12, and with normal
character spacing. All examples and references in the abstract should be
included on the one single page, but it is enough, when referring to
previous work, to cite “Author (Date)” in the body of the abstract – you
do not need to include the full reference. Please send two copies of
your abstract – one of these should be anonymous and one should include
your name, affiliation and email at the top of the page, directly below
the title. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by members of the
scientific committee or other experts in the field. The named file
should be camera-ready, as it will be used in the abstracts booklet if
the proposal is accepted. Abstracts should be submitted in the same
form, in a PDF file, by email to cecile.viollain@u-paris10.fr with copy
to sylvain.navarro@univ-paris-diderot.fr and
nadine.herry@univ-paris8.fr.

Time for papers: 30 minutes, plus 15 minutes for questions.

Dates and deadlines

Conference: September 28th / September 30th 2017
Final deadline for submissions: March 31st 2017
Results of refereeing of abstracts: Friday June 30th 2017


Anne Przewozny-Desriaux
MCF HDR – English Phonology
Dpt des Etudes du Monde Anglophone
CLLE-ERSS | CNRS UMR 5263
Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès
5 allées Antonio Machado
31058 TOULOUSE Cedex 9 France
+ 33 5 61 50 36 04

http://clle.univ-tlse2.fr/accueil/actualites/annuaire/mme-przewozny-desriaux-anne-

29321.kjsp?RH=1458287939123

PAC 2017 at http://www.projet-pac.net/index.php/news
PAC programme at http://www.projet-pac.net/
LVTI project at http://www.projet-pac.net/index.php/frfr

PAC 2017 – Phonology and interphonology of contemporary English: from native corpora to learner corpora

CALL FOR PAPERS

International conference
Thursday, September 28th to Saturday, September 30th 2017
@ Université Paris Nanterre / Paris Nanterre University

Guest Speakers
Jacques Durand, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès
Dan Frost, Université de Grenoble
Patrick Honeybone, University of Edinburgh

All papers focusing on the main theme summarized by the title of the
conference are welcome but, to contextualize this forthcoming event,
participants should be aware that PAC 2017 is a logical extension of
the conferences that the PAC project has organized annually since
2000, on a European level, at the universities of Toulouse II,
Montpellier III and Aix-Marseille I, and reflects the developing
activities of this project.
All contributions on the phonology and phonetics of contemporary
English as well as on the interphonology of English are welcome.

GENERAL PAC SESSION

The general PAC session will be dedicated to the following theme:
?Usage-based accounts and phonological models: how to articulate
phonetic-acoustic studies and phonological theory??.

In recent years, usage-based accounts, especially within the framework
of Exemplar Theory (Pierrehumbert 2001, 2006), have been put forward
as relevant explanations for various phenomena observed, on the basis
of oral corpora, in the different varieties of oral English. By
relying on frequency effects, such accounts have shed light on the
emergence and evolution of New Zealand and Australian English
(Trudgill 2004, Gordon et al. 2004) or on the dynamics of rhoticity
and r-sandhi phenomena in contemporary non-rhotic varieties (Cox et
al. 2014) for example. However, such accounts are often criticised for
lacking phonological abstraction and for not being able to fully
account for the phenomena in question as they do not model their
underlying mechanisms at the phonological level. That is why many
phonologists have rejected these accounts. However, other phonologists
have shown how the results provided by phonetic-acoustic studies and
usage-based accounts of corpora can lend themselves to theoretical
analyses and help model the emergence and evolution of phenomena at
the phonological level (see Patrick Honeybone?s work on T-to-R in
Liverpool English (to appear) for an example of such an approach).

INTERPHONOLOGY SESSION

The interphonology session will be dedicated to the following theme:
?Variation, correctness and correction?. We encourage participants to
investigate the phonetic and phonological systems developed by
non-native speakers/learners of English who have command of English
either as a foreign language (EFL) or a second language (ESL) in
various parts of the world and in different contexts of communication.
Interphonology will be discussed both as a theoretical, linguistic
construct and empirically by looking into aspects of the learners? new
phonological system, while in the process of establishing itself or
when it has already been stabilised and/or regularised. Inter-speaker
and intra-speaker variation will also be central to our study of
interphonology to understand, for instance, how segmental variability
is integrated in the newly developed phonological system and how the
phonologies of two (or more) languages at work mutually influence each
other. ?Correction? can be envisaged as a didactic tool for improving
students? oral performances. It can also be rejected on theoretical
grounds. It can be tackled as the adaptation process, or modification
process, put in place by students when trying to reach specific
phonological or phonetic targets. ?Correctness? can constitute a goal
as far as communication and interaction in English are concerned for
learners. It can also be questioned as a pedagogical goal, for
instance with the prevalence of RP as a target accent in the French
academic context. The problem of conciliating variation and correction
in the study / teaching of English as a foreign or second language can
lend itself to relevant reflections here.

********************
Submission of papers

Abstracts should be no longer than one side of A4, with 2.5 cm
margins, single-spaced, with a font size no smaller than 12, and with
normal character spacing. All examples and references in the abstract
should be included on the one single page, but it is enough, when
referring to previous work, to cite “Author (Date)” in the body of the
abstract – you do not need to include the full reference. Please send
two copies of your abstract – one of these should be anonymous and one
should include your name, affiliation and email at the top of the
page, directly below the title. All abstracts will be reviewed
anonymously by members of the scientific committee or other experts in
the field. The named file should be camera-ready, as it will be used
in the abstracts booklet if the proposal is accepted.

Abstracts should be submitted in the same form, in a PDF file, by
email to cecile.viollain@u-paris10.fr with copy to
sylvain.navarro@univ-paris-diderot.fr and nadine.herry@univ-paris8.fr.

Time for papers: 30 minutes, plus 15 minutes for questions.

Dates and deadlines
Conference: September 28th / September 30th 2017 ?
Final deadline for submissions: March 31st 2017 ?
Results of refereeing of abstracts: Friday June 30th 2017

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The PAC project (Phonologie de l?Anglais Contemporain: usages,
variétés et structure – The Phonology of Contemporary English: usage,
varieties and structure) is coordinated by Anne Przewozny-Desriaux
(Toulouse Jean Jaurès University), Sophie Herment (University of
Aix-Marseille), Sylvain Navarro (Paris Diderot University) and Cécile
Viollain (Paris Nanterre University).

The main aims of the project can be summarized as follows: to give a
better picture of spoken English in its unity and diversity
(geographical, social and stylistic); to test existing theoretical
models in phonology, phonetics and sociolinguistics from a synchronic
and diachronic point of view, making room for the systematic study of
variation; to favour communication between specialists in speech and
in phonological theory; to provide corpus-based data and analyses
which will help improve the teaching of English as a foreign language.

To achieve these goals, the cornerstone of the PAC project is the
creation of a large database on contemporary oral English, coming from
a wide variety of linguistic areas in the English-speaking world (such
as Great Britain: Received Pronunciation, Lancashire, York, Ayrshire,
Edinburgh, Glasgow, West Midlands: Birmingham, Black Country ;
Republic of Ireland: Limerick, Cork ; Canada: Alberta, Ontario ;
Australia: New South Wales ; New Zealand: Christchurch, Dunedin ;
India: Delhi English, Mumbai ; USA: California, West Texas, Saint
Louis, Boston, North Carolina). The protocol used is shared by all
researchers in every survey location and was inspired by the classical
methodology of William Labov.

Although significant corpora of oral English already exist, many of
them have been conceived along exclusively sociolinguistic rather than
explicitly phonological lines. In other cases, hardly any information
is available on speakers beyond gender and regional affiliation.
Furthermore, few corpora are based upon a single methodology
permitting a fully comparative analysis of the data.

The approach chosen by the PAC program is modelled on the French PFC
program (La Phonologie du Français Contemporain, coordinated by M.-H.
Côté (Ottawa University), J. Durand (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès),
B. Laks (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense) and C. Lyche
(Oslo/Tromsø). This parent program has demonstrated how a corpus which
was originally conceived for phonology can lend itself to many other
types of linguistic exploitation: the lexicon, morpho-syntax, prosody,
pragmatics, dialectology, sociolinguistics and interaction.


Anne Przewozny-Desriaux
Dpt des Etudes du Monde Anglophone
CLLE-ERSS | CNRS UMR 5263
Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès
5 allées Antonio Machado
31058 TOULOUSE Cedex 9 France
+ 33 5 61 50 36 04
http://clle.univ-tlse2.fr/accueil/actualites/annuaire/mme-przewozny-desriaux-anne-29321.kjsp?RH=1458287939123

PAC 2017 and PAC programme available at http://www.projet-pac.net/
LVTI project at http://www.projet-pac.net/index.php/frfr

4th Learner Corpus Research Conference

4th Learner Corpus Research Conference

Bolzano/Bozen, 5-7 October 2017

2nd Call for Papers

Following the successful conferences in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) in 2011, Bergen (Norway) in 2013 and Nijmegen (the Netherlands) in 2015, the 4th Learner Corpus Research Conference will be hosted by the Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism at EURAC Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. The conference, organized under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association, aims to be a showcase for the latest developments in the field and will feature full paper presentations, work in progress reports, poster presentations, software demos and a book exhibition.

The theme of LCR 2017 is “Widening the Scope of Learner Corpus Research”.

Conference Venue: European Academy Bozen/Bolzano – EURAC Research

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Philip Durrant (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
  • Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.)
  • Stefania Spina (Università per Stranieri Perugia, Italy)

The keynote speakers will address the theme of LCR 2017 in their respective lectures on L1 writing development and Learner Corpus Research, quantitative methods in Learner Corpus Research, and Learner Corpus Research and Italian as L2. We welcome papers that address all aspects of Learner Corpus Research, in particular the following ones:

  • Corpora as pedagogical resources
  • Corpus-based transfer studies
  • Data mining and other explorative approaches to learner corpora
  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • Error detection and correction of learner language
  • Extracting language features from learner corpora
  • Innovative annotations in learner corpora
  • Language for academic/specific purposes
  • Learner varieties
  • Learner corpora for less commonly taught languages
  • Learner Corpus Research and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • Learner Corpus Research and Natural Language Processing
  • Links between Learner Corpus Research and other research methodologies (e.g. experimental methods)
  • Search engines for learner corpora
  • Statistical methods in learner corpus studies
  • Task and learner variables

There will be four different categories of presentation:

  • Full paper (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion)
  • Work in Progress (WiP) report (10 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion)
  • Corpus/software demonstration
  • Poster

The Work in Progress reports and posters are intended to present research still at a preliminary stage and on which researchers would like to get feedback.

The language of the conference is English.

Abstracts

Your abstract should be between 600 and 700 words (excluding a list of references). Abstracts should provide the following:

  • clearly articulated research question(s) and its/their relevance;
  • the most important details about research approach, data and methods;
  • the main results and their interpretation.

Abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lcr2017) by Sunday 15 January 2017. Please follow instructions provided on the conference website (http://lcr2017.eurac.edu).

Please note: The Learner Corpus Association will award the best paper and the best poster presentation given by a PhD student. Only LCA members can participate in the competition. Members interested in entering the competition must indicate so when submitting their abstracts.

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee. Notification of the outcome of the review process will be sent by 31 March 2017.

 

LCR2017 – Preconference workshop in honour of Professor Sylviane Granger

“LCR at the interfaces”, 4 October 2017, 15.00 to 18.00

This workshop, organized by the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics (Université catholique de Louvain) in honour of Sylviane Granger, will feature a series of invited speakers whose work has greatly contributed to the development of LCR.

Four key interfaces will be discussed during the workshop:

-          “The interfaces between LCR and contrastive analysis” (Hilde Hasselgård and Signe Oksefjell Ebeling)

-          “The interfaces between LCR and SLA” (Nina Vyatkina)

-          “The interfaces between LCR and lexicography” (tbc)

-          “The interfaces between LCR and NLP” (tbc)

Join us for this event which promises to be a landmark in the LCR history!

 

The LCR 2017 organising committee

Andrea Abel (EURAC Research)
María Belén Díez-Bedmar (Universidad de Jaén)
Daniela Gasser (EURAC Research)
Aivars Glaznieks (EURAC Research)
Verena Lyding (EURAC Research)
Lionel Nicolas (EURAC Research)

The LCR 2017 scientific committee

Andrea Abel (EURAC Research)
Katherine Ackerley (Università degil Studi di Padova)
Annelie Ädel (Dalarna University)
Nicolas Ballier (Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7)
María Belén Díez-Bedmar (Universidad de Jaén)
Marcus Callies (Universität Bremen)
Erik Castello (Università degil Studi di Padova)
Francesca Coccetta (Università Ca’Foscari Venezia)
Pieter de Haan (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
Hilde Hasselgård (Universitet i Oslo)
Sandra Deshors (New Mexico State University)
Ana Diaz-Negrillo (Universidad de Granada)
Michael Flor (ETS)
John Flowerdew (City University of Hong Kong)
Lynne Flowerdew (independent researcher)
Fanny Forsberg Lundell (Stockholm University)
Gaëtanelle Gilquin (University of Louvain)
Sandra Götz (Justus Liebig Universität Gießen)
Solveig Granath (Karlstad University)
Sylviane Granger (Universtié catholique de Louvain)
Nicholas Groom (University of Birmingham)
Jirka Hana (Charles University Prague)
Shin’ichiro Ishikawa (Kobe University)
Jarmo Harri Jantunen (University of Jyväskylä)
Scott Jarvis (Ohio University)
Marie Källkvist (Lund University Sweden)
Agnieszka Lenko-Szymanska (University of Warsaw)
Cristóbal Jesús Lozano Pozo (Universidad de Granada)
Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
Carla Marello (Università degil Studi Torino)
Fanny Meunier (Universtié catholique de Louvain)
Detmar Meurers (Universität Tübingen)
Florence Myles (University of Essex)
Susan Nacey (Hedmark University College)
Lionel Nicolas (EURAC Research)
Michael O’Donnell (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Signe Oksefjell Ebeling (Universitetet i Oslo)
Magali Paquot (Universtié catholique de Louvain/FNRS)
Pascual Pérez-Paredes (University of Cambridge)
Tom Rankin (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Paul Rayson (UCREL, Lancaster University)
Ute Römer (University of Michigan)
Anna Siyanova-Chanturia (Victoria University of Wellington)
Jennifer Thewissen (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Nina Vyatkina (University of Kansas)
Heike Zinsmeister (Universität Hamburg)

XXXV AESLA International Conference

The organising committee of the 35th International Conference of AESLA (Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics) invites academics and researchers in applied linguistics to submit proposals for papers, round tables and posters in one of the following fields:

  • Language acquisition and learning
  • Language teaching and curricular design
  • Language for specific purposes
  • Language psychology, child language acquisition and psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and linguistic engineering
  • Lexicology and lexicography
  • Translation and interpreting

Proposals must be sent through conference webpage

Relevant dates

Sending of abstracts: before January 16th 2017

Notification of acceptance: February 15th

The papers accepted will be presented in a maximum of 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes’ discussion and debate. The round tables will be allotted 90 minutes, with 75 minutes’ presentation plus 15 minutes’ discussion and debate. The posters will be presented in a common space for a period of time that will be specified in the conference’s final programme.

The conference will be held in the University of Jaén (Campus de las Lagunillas) on May 4th-6th. For more information, please visit us at http://aesla2017.tucongreso.es The working languages for the Conference are Spanish, English and French. We expect to see you in Jaén. Kind regards, The organizing committee

The 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference

University of Birmingham, UK

24 – 28 July 2017


Call for papers, posters and panels


Submission deadline: 2 January 2017


The 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference will take place in the week of 24 – 28 July 2017 at the University of Birmingham, UK.


This is a biennial conference which has been running since 2001 and has been hosted by Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool, and the University of Birmingham. 


At CL2017 we are proud to have the following plenary speakers: 

 

  • Susan Conrad (Portland State University)
  • Andrew Hardie (Lancaster University)
  • Susan Hunston (University of Birmingham)
  • Christian Mair (University of Freiburg)
  • Dan McIntyre (University of Huddersfield)
  • Mike Scott (Aston University).

 


Pre-conference workshop


There will a pre-conference workshop day on Monday 24 July. 


The conference


The conference will feature four thematic streams and a general programme, and will run for the four days of 25-28 July 2017. The four thematic streams are:


Stream A: Corpus Methodologies

Critical explorations of existing measures and methods in corpus linguistics

New methods and techniques in corpus development, annotation and analysis

New tools and techniques developed in corpus-based computational linguistics

Advances in quantitative techniques


Stream B: Applications of Corpus Linguistics

Literary linguistics

Lexicography

Translation studies

Forensic linguistics

Uses of corpus methodologies in real-world contexts


Stream C: Discourse, History and Society

The uses of corpora in discourse analysis

Corpus approaches to the study of new media

The uses of corpus approaches in historical linguistics

Uses of corpus approaches in social research


Stream D: Language Learning and Teaching

Learner corpus research

Corpus-based work in language teaching, including LSP and LAP

Corpora in second language acquisition studies

Direct uses of corpus resources or techniques in language learning contexts

Development of learning and teaching materials


General programme


For the general programme, we invite contributions on a broad and inclusive basis.


There are 3 categories of proposals. All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the conference programme committee. In addition to the full proposal, a short summary abstract (up to 100 words) is required for each submission.


Proposal types


Full papers

Consisting of a 20-minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Submissions should present either complete research, or research in progress where at least some substantial results have been achieved. Work in progress which has yet to produce results can instead be submitted as a poster abstract. We are requesting extended abstracts (750-1500 words, excluding the word count for references), as we do not plan to produce a volume of conference proceedings. The extended abstracts will be published electronically shortly in advance of the conference.


Posters

Posters can present either results of completed research or work in progress. Abstracts should be 250-500 words, excluding the word count for references. We especially welcome poster abstracts that (a) report on innovative research that is in its earliest phases, or (b) report on new software or corpus data resources.


Panels

Panels during the main conferences offer an opportunity to group related papers together to allow extended discussions. Abstracts of 1500 words (excluding the word count for references) are to be submitted on behalf of all speakers, with an introduction specifying the relationship between the topics before details on individual presentations (including names and affiliations of all speakers) are given. Abstracts are to be submitted by the panel convenor(s). Panels will be allocated 1 hour 40 minutes.


Submission information


We particularly encourage submission of abstracts from early-career researchers, including postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers.


To submit a proposal for the main conference, please go to the CL2017 proposal portal on EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cl2017). At your first visit, you will need to register for the conference proposal system, and thereafter you will be able to access the site with your user name and password. Individuals can submit more than one proposal but will be limited to two acceptances. Please note that proposals can be entered into the system at any time before the deadline, but that the proposal remains open for editing at any point up until the deadline of 2 January 2017.


For the pre-conference workshop day you can propose either a half-day or a full-day event. Proposals should be 1500 words for a half-day or 3000 words for a full-day, excluding word count for references. They should also provide details on whether the workshop will need a computer lab or any other technical requirements. Pre-conference proposals should be sent directly to Dr Nicholas Groom via the conference email account: cl2017@contacts.bham.ac.uk, with a subject line that begins: [cl2017-pcw].


We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham!


Paul Thompson, on behalf of the organising committee

4th Learner Corpus Research Conference, 4th Learner Corpus Research Conference Bolzano/Bozen, 5-7 October 2017

4th Learner Corpus Research Conference

Bolzano/Bozen, 5-7 October 2017

Call for Papers

Following the successful conferences in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) in 2011, Bergen (Norway) in 2013 and Nijmegen (the Netherlands) in 2015, the 4th Learner Corpus Research Conference will be hosted by the Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism at EURAC Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. The conference, organized under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association, aims to be a showcase for the latest developments in the field and will feature full paper presentations, work in progress reports, poster presentations, software demos and a book exhibition.

The theme of LCR 2017 is “Widening the Scope of Learner Corpus Research”.

Conference Venue: European Academy Bozen/Bolzano – EURAC Research

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Philip Durrant (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
  • Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.)
  • Stefania Spina (Università per Stranieri Perugia, Italy)

The keynote speakers will address the theme of LCR 2017 in their respective lectures on L1 writing development and Learner Corpus Research, quantitative methods in Learner Corpus Research, and Learner Corpus Research and Italian as L2. We welcome papers that address all aspects of Learner Corpus Research, in particular the following ones:

  • Corpora as pedagogical resources
  • Corpus-based transfer studies
  • Data mining and other explorative approaches to learner corpora
  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • Error detection and correction of learner language
  • Extracting language features from learner corpora
  • Innovative annotations in learner corpora
  • Language for academic/specific purposes
  • Learner varieties
  • Learner corpora for less commonly taught languages
  • Learner Corpus Research and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • Learner Corpus Research and Natural Language Processing
  • Links between Learner Corpus Research and other research methodologies (e.g. experimental methods)
  • Search engines for learner corpora
  • Statistical methods in learner corpus studies
  • Task and learner variables

There will be four different categories of presentation:

  • Full paper (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion)
  • Work in Progress (WiP) report (10 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion)
  • Corpus/software demonstration
  • Poster

The Work in Progress reports and posters are intended to present research still at a preliminary stage and on which researchers would like to get feedback.

The language of the conference is English.

Abstracts

Your abstract should be between 600 and 700 words (excluding a list of references). Abstracts should provide the following:

  • clearly articulated research question(s) and its/their relevance;
  • the most important details about research approach, data and methods;
  • the main results and their interpretation.

Abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lcr2017) by Sunday 15 January 2017. Please follow instructions provided on the conference website (http://lcr2017.eurac.edu).

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee. Notification of the outcome of the review process will be sent by 31 March 2017.

 

The LCR 2017 organising committee

Andrea Abel (EURAC Research)
María Belén Díez-Bedmar (Universidad de Jaén)
Daniela Gasser (EURAC Research)
Aivars Glaznieks (EURAC Research)
Verena Lyding (EURAC Research)
Lionel Nicolas (EURAC Research)

 

The LCR 2017 scientific committee

Andrea Abel (EURAC Research)
Katherine Ackerley (Università degil Studi di Padova)
Annelie Ädel (Dalarna University)
Nicolas Ballier (Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7)
María Belén Díez-Bedmar (Universidad de Jaén)
Marcus Callies (Universität Bremen)
Erik Castello (Università degil Studi di Padova)
Francesca Coccetta (Università Ca’Foscari Venezia)
Pieter de Haan (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
Hilde Hasselgård (Universitet i Oslo)
Sandra Deshors (New Mexico State University)
Ana Diaz-Negrillo (Universidad de Granada)
Michael Flor (ETS)
John Flowerdew (City University of Hong Kong)
Lynne Flowerdew (independent researcher)
Fanny Forsberg Lundell (Stockholm University)
Gaëtanelle Gilquin (University of Louvain)
Sandra Götz (Justus Liebig Universität Gießen)
Solveig Granath (Karlstad University)
Sylviane Granger (Universtié catholique de Louvain)
Nicholas Groom (University of Birmingham)
Jirka Hana (Charles University Prague)
Shin’ichiro Ishikawa (Kobe University)
Jarmo Harri Jantunen (University of Jyväskylä)
Scott Jarvis (Ohio University)
Marie Källkvist (Lund University Sweden)
Agnieszka Lenko-Szymanska (University of Warsaw)
Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
Carla Marello (Università degil Studi Torino)
Fanny Meunier (Universtié catholique de Louvain)
Detmar Meurers (Universität Tübingen)
Florence Myles (University of Essex)
Susan Nacey (Hedmark University College)
Lionel Nicolas (EURAC Research)
Michael O’Donnell (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Signe Oksefjell Ebeling (Universitetet i Oslo)
Magali Paquot (Universtié catholique de Louvain/FNRS)
Pascual Pérez-Paredes (University of Cambridge)
Tom Rankin (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Paul Rayson (UCREL, Lancaster University)
Ute Römer (University of Michigan)
Anna Siyanova-Chanturia (Victoria University of Wellington)
Jennifer Thewissen (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Nina Vyatkina (University of Kansas)
Heike Zinsmeister (Universität Hamburg)

 

“THE COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES – HOW DO WE DEAL WITH ITS GAPS?”

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Deadline: 15 October, 2016

Online form for submission of abstracts

6TH BREMEN SYMPOSIUM ON LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING AT UNIVERSITIES

 

“THE COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES – HOW DO WE DEAL WITH ITS GAPS?”

Friday, 24 February  2017 – Saturday, 25 February 2017 at the University of Bremen

Curriculum development, assessment of linguistic achievement, materials development, educational standards – for more than 15 years, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages has been considered an established framework which provides orientation and ideas for the various contexts in which learning and teaching foreign languages takes place.
On a practical level, limitations to the applicability of the CEFR have also become apparent, and there are certain aspects which the present scales and theoretical descriptions of the CEFR do not (sufficiently) take into account as yet, such as the specific features of language teaching at universities. These limitations and gaps must be discussed on both the practical level and also in relation to its theoretical foundations in order for there to be constructive further development.
The 6th Bremen Symposium would like to offer a platform to present possible approaches for solving the problem of how to deal with the limitations and gaps of the CEFR. Contributions could focus on task-based language learning, dealing with heterogeneity, plurilingualism, interculturality or learner autonomy, for example. Empirical, practical or theoretical approaches can also be presented and discussed.

Hosting Institutions

Fremdsprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen (FZHB) in cooperation with the Arbeitskreis der Sprachenzentren, Sprachlehrinstitute und Fremdspracheninstitute (AKS).

Registration

from 1 September 2016

Organizers

Fremdsprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen
Universität Bremen
Bibliothekstraße 1
28359 Bremen

https://www.fremdsprachenzentrum-bremen.de/2126.0.html?&L=1

(Dis)Fluency2017: Fluency and disfluency across languages and language varieties

Fluency and disfluency have attracted a great deal of attention in different areas of linguistics such as language acquisition or psycholinguistics. They have been investigated through a wide range of methodological and theoretical frameworks, including corpus linguistics, experimental pragmatics, perception studies and natural language processing, with applications in the domains of language learning, teaching and testing, human/machine communication and business communication.

Spoken and signed languages are produced and comprehended online, with typically very little time to plan ahead. As a result, they are often characterized by features such as (filled and unfilled) pauses, discourse markers, repeats and self-repairs, which can be said to reflect on-going mechanisms of processing and monitoring. The role of these items is ambivalent, as they can both be a symptom of encoding difficulties and a sign that the speaker is trying to help the hearer decode the message. They should thus be interpreted in context to identify their contribution to fluency and/or disfluency, which can be viewed as two faces of the same phenomenon.

Within the frame of a research project entitled “Fluency and disfluency markers. A multimodal contrastive perspective” (see http://www.uclouvain.be/en-415256.html), the universities of Louvain and Namur have been involved in a large-scale usage-based study of (dis)fluency markers in spoken French, L1 and L2 English, and French Belgian Sign Language (LSFB), with a focus on variation according to language, speaker and genre. To close this five-year research project, an international conference will be organized in Louvain-la-Neuve on the subject of fluency and disfluency across languages and language varieties.

The conference aims at bringing together scholars and researchers from different disciplines in order to discuss and confront different conceptions and perspectives on fluency and disfluency, in both spoken and sign languages. We particularly welcome abstracts for oral or poster presentations on the following topics:

-        theoretical insights gained from the study of fluency and disfluency;

-        methodological issues raised by the investigation of (dis)fluency markers;

-        acquisitional perspectives on (dis)fluency and pedagogical implications;

-        contrastive analyses of (dis)fluency markers;

-        variationist approaches to fluency and disfluency;

-        (dis)fluency  in the Sign Language of native, near-native and late signers;

-        applications of fluency research (NLP, testing, etc.)

Keynote Speakers:

Martin Corley, University of Edinburgh

Sandra Götz, Justus Liebig University, Giessen

Helena Moniz, Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering: Research and Development, Lisbon

David Quinto-Pozos, The University of Texas at Austin

Abstracts (1000 words, excluding references) should be submitted via Easy chair at the following address: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=disfluency2017

Important dates:

  • Deadline submission of abstracts: 15 September 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 31 October 2016
  • Early-bird registration: 30 November 2016
  • Deadline registration: 15 January 2017

Scientific committee

Nicolas Ballier (Université Paris Diderot)

Roxane Bertrand (Université Aix-Marseille)

Philippe Blache (Université Aix-Marseille)

Catherine Bolly (Universität zu Köln)

Hans Rutger Bosker (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)

Maria Candéa (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris)

Sylvie De Cock (Université catholique de Louvain)

Nivja de Jong (Utrecht University)

Robert Eklund (Linköping University)

Kerstin Fischer (University of Southern Denmark)

Thomas François (Université catholique de Louvain)

Lorenzo Garcia-Amaya (University of Michigan, USA)

Jonathan Ginzburg (Université Paris Diderot)

Pascale Goutéraux (Université Paris Diderot)

Heather Hilton (Université de Lyon 2)

Judit Kormos (University of Lancaster)

Anne Lacheret (Université Paris Ouest)

Bertille Pallaud (Université Aix-Marseille)

Laurent Prévot (Université Aix-Marseille)

Helmer Strik (Radboud Universiteit)

Parvaneh Tavakoli (University of Reading, UK)

Gunnel Tottie (University of Zurich)

Mieke Van Herreweghe (Universiteit Gent)

Ioana Vasilescu (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris)

Myriam Vermeerbergen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Organizing committee

Liesbeth Degand (UCL)

Cédrick Fairon (UCL)

Gaëtanelle Gilquin (UCL)

Sylviane Granger (UCL)

Laurence Meurant (UNamur)

Anne Catherine Simon (UCL)

George Christodoulides (UCL)

Ludivine Crible (UCL)

Amandine Dumont (UCL)

Iulia Grosman (UCL)

Ingrid Notarrigo (UNamur)

Lucie Rousier-Vercruyssen (UCL & Université de Neuchâtel)

 

Tense, Aspect, Modality – Evidentiality Comparative, Cognitive, Theoretical and Applied Perspectives

TAM-E Conference

Tense, Aspect, Modality – Evidentiality

Comparative, Cognitive, Theoretical and Applied Perspectives

 

Thursday, November 17 – Friday, November 18, 2016

University of Paris Diderot, France

 

The CLILLAC-ARP research team at the University of Paris Diderot, in collaboration with the LaTTiCe (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris 3 University, CNRS), will be holding an international linguistics conference on Tense, Aspect, Modality – Evidentiality. The conference aims to gather researchers working on TAME-E in one or more of the following research areas:

-        Comparative linguistics: any typological, contrastive and/or crosslinguistic approach to an issue related to the description of TAM-E systems.

-        Cognitive linguistics: research exploring links between epistemic modality, evidentiality or mirativity and mental/cognitive representations.

-        Theoretical linguistics: any theoretical perspective on at least one aspect of TAM-E.

-        Applied linguistics: first or second language acquisition of at least one aspect of TAM-E systems.

We welcome proposals for:

-  paper presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions)

- roundtable presentations for doctoral students (15 minutes + 15 minutes discussion)

 

300 word abstracts (plus references) in French or English will state the research hypothesis, methodology, data, findings and the area(s) of research as listed above.

 

Proposals should be submitted via Sciencesconf.org by May 10, 2016.

https://tam-e2016.sciencesconf.org/

 

Key dates :

March 15: Abstract submission starts

May 10 : Abstract submission deadline

June 30: Notification of acceptance

July 1 – September 15 : Early bird registration (100 euros; 50 euros for graduate students)

September 16 – November 16: regular registration (130 euros; 50 euros for graduate students)

November 17: Registration closes

 

Conference fee includes registration, coffee breaks and reception on Friday, November 18

Conference dinner: 40 euros

 

 

Contact:

tam-e-paris2016@univ-paris-diderot.fr

 

 

Sponsors:

Université Paris Diderot, CLILLAC-ARP EA 3967

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, CNRS, LaTTiCe UMR 8094

Labex TransferS

Université Sorbonne Paris Cité

 

 

Venue:

Université Paris Diderot, Paris

http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr/english/sc/site.php?bc=accueil&np=accueil&g=m/

The University of Chicago, Center in Paris

https://centerinparis.uchicago.edu/

 

 

 

Plenary Speakers:

Gosselin Laurent (Université de Rouen)

Michaelis Laura (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Sorace Antonella (University of Edinburgh)

Tournadre Nicolas (Aix-Marseille Université)

 

Organising committee:

Ayoun Dalila (University of Arizona)

Bouveret Myriam (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Celle Agnès (Université Paris Diderot)

Lansari Laure (Université Paris Diderot)

 

Assisted by :

Ascone Laura (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)

Bonnot Charles (Université Paris Diderot)

Boulin Myriam (Université Paris Diderot)

Gilbert Charlène (University of Indiana)

Hervé Coralie (Université Paris Diderot)

Pélissier Maud (Université Paris Diderot)

 

 

Scientific Committee :

Arigne Viviane (Université Paris 13)

Bourdin Philippe (York University, Toronto)

Boye Kasper (University of Copenhagen)

Bres Jacques (Université de Montpellier 3)

Child Mike (Universiteit Leiden)

Corre Eric (Université Paris 3)

Croft William (University of New Mexico)

Dendale Patrick (University of Antwerp)

Depraetere Ilse (Université de Lille 3)

De Wit Astrid (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Do-Hurinville Danh Thành (Université de Franche Comté)

Donabédian  Anaïd (INALCO)

Glynn Dylan (Université Paris 8)

Guentchéva  Zlatka (CNRS)

Housen Alex (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Howard Martin (University College Cork)

Huyghe Richard (Université Paris Diderot)

Labeau Emmanuelle (Aston University)

Lapaire Jean-Rémi (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)

Larreya Paul (Université Paris 13)

Leclercq Pascale (Université de Montpellier 3)

Lemmens Maarten (Université de Lille 3)

Marin Arrese Juana (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Miller Philip (Université Paris Diderot)

Noël Dirk (University of Hong Kong)

Peterson Tyler (University of Arizona)

Pietrandrea Paola (Université de Tours)

Roberts Leah (University of York)

Saillard Claire (Université Paris Diderot)

Tournadre Nicolas (Aix Marseille Université)

Tsangalidis Anastasios (University of Thessaloniki)

Van der Auwera Johan (University of Antwerp)

Ziegeler Debra (Université Paris 3)

Seminar on Pragmatic strategies in non-native Englishes at the ESSE CONFERENCE 2016

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Seminar on Pragmatic strategies in non-native Englishes

at the ESSE CONFERENCE 2016

 We are glad to announce a Call for Papers for the Seminar Pragmatic strategies in non-native Englishes (see description below) to be held at the ESSE-13 Conference in Galway (August 22-26 2016).

Interested authors must submit paper proposals (title and 250 word abstract) by February 28, 2016 to the two convenors

Lieven Buysse, KU Leuven (University of Leuven). lieven.buysse@kuleuven.be
Jes
ús Romero-Trillo, UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). jesus.romero@uam.es

Paper acceptance will be notified by March 31, 2016.

 Seminar description

Research on non-native speech has long been dominated by an emphasis on lexical and grammatical patterns. At the same time the various types of non-native varieties of English have often been treated from these perspectives too. To broaden the scope, this seminar wishes to explore the variety of discourse pragmatic strategies employed in non-native Englishes, encompassing second language (ESL), learner (EFL) and lingua franca varieties of English (ELF). Papers can focus on any pragmatic feature that helps to shape discourse and/or facilitates interaction (e.g. pragmatic markers, politeness phenomena, prosody). The research must be based on corpus data.

Conference information

http://esse2016.org