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 of Corpus 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.
LCSAW2014 Organizing Committee
Dr. Shin Ishikawa
Call For Papers (By February 15, 2014)
The LCSAW Symposiums have aimed to discuss learner corpus studies in Asian contexts from varied theoretical and practical perspectives. Although the LCSAW2014 puts a special emphasis on (i) the relationship between general corpus studies and learner corpus studies, and (ii) the expanding possibilities of spoken learner corpora, we are happy to consider submissions concerning the learner corpus studies of any type. Research works based on non-English learner corpora are also welcomed. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The LCSAW2014 Organizing Committee cordially invites potential participants to send in a 100-150 word abstract as well as your personal information via the following online form no later than February 15, 2014.
– Abstract submission: By February 15th, 2014
– Notice of acceptance: By February 28th, 2014
– Full paper submission: By April 15th, 2014