We are pleased to announce the Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World 2014 (LCSAW2014) to be held from May 31 to June 1, 2014 at Kobe, Japan, following our successful meeting in 2013. It is a great pleasure for us to have Dr. Tony McEnery and Dr. Andrew Hardie, who are known to be the authors ofCorpus Linguistics: Method, Theory, and Practice (CUP, 2012) as well as Dr. Tomoko Kaneko, a leader of LINDESI-JP (Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage, Japanese Module) Project as our keynote speakers.
The LCSAW Symposiums are held as a part of the ICNALE (The International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English) Project led by Dr. Shin Ishikawa, Kobe University.
The aim of the LCSAW2013 was to discuss varied aspects of learner corpus studies especially in Asian contexts. The LCSAW2014 focuses on the relationship between general corpus studies and learner corpus studies, and on the expanding possibilities of spoken learner corpora. The LCSAW2014 also commemorates the publication of Gaisetsu: Kopasu Gengogaku (2014, Hitsuji Shobo), which is the Japanese version of Corpus Linguistics: Method, Theory, and Practice (CUP, 2012).
This symposium is supported by the MEXT’s Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), April 2013 to March 2016, No.25284104.