1st International Conference on the Corpus of Chinese Spoken Interlanguage

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin; English

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2015

Meeting Description:

The goal of this Conference focuses on the research, development and application of the corpus of spoken interlanguage of Chinese language learners. The Conference is co-sponsored by The Institute for International
Students of Nanjing University, The Linguistic Sciences School of Beijing Language and Culture University and The Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication of Rice University, which will be held July 9-11, 2015 at Nanjing University.

1. The major topics include:

1) Building spoken interlanguage corpus: Theoretical considerations
2) Implementation of spoken interlanguage corpus sites
3) Interlanguage corpus-based second language acquisition research
4) Interlanguage corpus-based language teaching pedagogies
5) Corpus-based speaking assessment
6) Other related topics

Call for Papers:

1) Please email an abstract of 500 words to njuccc126.com before 4/30/2015.

2) All abstracts submitted undergo blind review. Acceptance of the abstracts will be announced on 5/15/2015.

3) The Conference will publish the collection of full papers presented in the conference.

4) If you plan to attend the conference only, not submitting abstracts, please email your name, institute and contact email to njuccc126.com. The Committee will send you the invitation.

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Marcus Callies & Magali Paquot

International Journal of Learner Corpus Research: call for papers

The International Journal of Learner Corpus Research (IJLCR) is a forum for researchers who collect, annotate, and analyse computer learner corpora and/or use them to investigate topics in Second Language Acquisition and linguistic theory in general, inform foreign language teaching, develop learner-corpus-informed tools (e.g. courseware, proficiency tests, dictionaries and grammars) or conduct natural language processing tasks (e.g. annotation, automatic spell- and grammar-checking , L1 identification). IJLCR aims to highlight the multidisciplinary and broad scope of practice that characterizes the field and publishes original research covering methodological, theoretical and applied work in any area of learner corpus research.

IJLCR features research papers, shorter research notes and reviews of books, corpora and software tools. The language of the journal is English. The journal will also publish special issues. All contributions are peer-reviewed.

IJLCR is now inviting submissions for Vol. 2 No. 1 (to be published in spring 2016).

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Best wishes,
Marcus Callies and Magali Paquot
IJLCR General editors