May 23-27 2007, Stratford-upon-Avon

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May 29 2007

Call for Abstracts

The 28th Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive for Modern and Mediaeval English will be held in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, from May 23-27, 2007. The purpose of the conference is to bring together people engaged in research in English corpus linguistics in all its manifestations, providing an opportunity for communication and collaboration between individuals and groups.

The programme will consist of full papers, work-in-progress reports, a poster session, software demonstrations and a discussion panel, as well as invited plenary talks. There will also be a pre-conference statistics tutorial.

Papers dealing with any topics relating to the research interests of ICAME are warmly invited; these include but are not limited to:

• early and modern English corpus linguistic study
• diachronic modern English corpus study
• synchronic analyses of spoken or written corpora
• the interface between temporal and regional English variation
• register/genre variation
• applied corpus linguistics (sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse)
• multi-lingual corpus study
• international English corpus study
• learner English corpus study
• the use of corpora in language learning and teaching
• corpora in lexicography
• corpus annotation, tagging, parsing
• corpus analysis tools, software development
• corpora and literature

Conference Theme

Our conference theme is 'Corpus Linguistics Reassessed'. Corpus linguists are placed very differently today from 25 years ago, due to social change and technological developments; the consequent emergence of new types of language and availability of new language resources, and our greater awareness of real language use through corpus study. In this context, we welcome papers which discuss theoretical, methodological or practical issues and challenges in relation to corpus design, creation, processing, analysis and application. These include:

new issues (e.g. globalisation, variation and change, CL methodology, levels of textual organisation beyond grammar and lexis).
existing principles, practices and solutions which require reassessment and renewal in the new climate (e.g. corpus validity, genre/domain, standards/standardisation, sampling for large corpora, significance in sparse data, new definitions of language)

The deadline for abstract submission has passed. Everyone who submitted an abstract should now have been notified of the outcome. If you submitted an abstract but have not heard from us, please email rdues @ uce.ac.uk.

Dedicated to the memory of John Sinclair (1933-2007)

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