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Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers) Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/ 1 From: Dr Tony McEnery (248) Subject: Teaching and Language Corpora 96 CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS TALC96 - TEACHING AND LANGUAGE CORPORA Lancaster University, UK, 9th-12th August, 1996 INCLUDED IN THIS EMAIL: General Details Provisional Programme Registration Details AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE While the use of computer text corpora in research is now well established, they are now being used increasingly for teaching purposes. This includes the use of corpus data to inform and create teaching materials; it also includes the direct exploration of corpora by students, both in the study of linguistics and of foreign languages. Talc96 will build upon the success of Talc94, which brought together researchers and teachers who are involved in such work, to take part in an international exchange of current experience and expertise. THEMES KEY THEME: Talc96 will have a special focus on evaluating the claims made for corpora in linguistics and language teaching. OTHER THEMES: which the conference is expected to cover include - 1.) The use of corpora in student led learning and investigation. 2.) Software for corpus based language and linguistics learning. 3.) Developing corpora for teaching purposes. 4.) The exploitation of corpus based teaching and learning materials. 5.) The theory and practice of corpus based teaching and learning. Papers presented at the conference will be of the typical 20 minutes talk plus ten minutes of questions format. WORKSHOPS Talc96 will also host several workshops related to teaching and language corpora. To give an example of what those workshops may be, Talc94 had a variety of workshops such as "Multilingual Corpus Building" and "Concordancing and Corpus Retrieval". Workshops will be of one to two hour duration. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- TALC96 - Provisional Programme. Day One (9th August): 09.00 - 13.00: Registration and Welcome. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 13.00 - 15.00: General Issues in Teaching and Language Corpora I 1. Issues in Applied Corpus Linguistics, Lynne Flowerdew, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2. Corpus Linguistics - evaluating the diffusion of an innovation, Chris Kennedy, University of Birmingham 3. Concordancing in English Language Teaching, Bernhard Kettemann, University of Graz 4. The Role of the Corpus Based 'Phrasicon' in English Language Teaching, Stephen Magee, University of St Andrews and Michael Rundell ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 15.00 - 15.30: Refreshments Break ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 15.30 - 17.00: Creating Materials and Tests 1. CALL Materials Derived from Integrating 'Expert' and 'Interlanguage' Corpora Findings, Lynne Flowerdew, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2. Multilingual concordance-based exercise types, Francine Roussel, University of Nancy 3. Using Corpus Word Frequency Data in the Automatic Generation of English Language Cloze Tests, David Coniam, Chinese University of Hong Kong ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 19.00 Dinner ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Day Two (10th August) 9.00-11.00: Parallel Corpora in Language Teaching and Translation 1. Parallel Texts in Language Teaching, Michael Barlow, Rice University 2. Corpora and Terminology: Software for the Translation Programme at Goteborg University, Pernilla Danielson and Daniel Ridings, Goteborg University 3. Parallel and Comparable Bilingual Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning, Carol Peters, CNR, Pisa. 4. COSMAS - a multipurpose system for the exploitation of text corpora, F Bodmer, J Cloeren and R Neumann, Institut fur Deutsche Sprache and Royal Spanish Academy ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.00 Refreshments Break ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.30 - 13.00: Teaching Languages other than English Using Corpora 1. An Experiment in the Learning of French through Corpus Linguistics, Glyn Holmes, University of Western Ontario 2. A Corpus for Teaching Portuguese, A. Berber Sardinha, University of Liverpool 3. Research into the Functions of Particles in a Corpus, Marta Fernandez-Villaneuva ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 13.00 Lunch ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 14.30-18.00: Workshops (Parallel Sessions) Parallel Workshop Session A Michael Barlow (Rice University) "ParaConc" (14:30 - 16:00) Chris Tribble (Lancaster University): "Developing Corpora for Teaching Purposes" (14:30 - 16:00) Parallel Workshop Session B Philip King, Tim Johns, David Wools (Birmingham University): "The Lingua Project - Parallel Concordancing" (16:00 - 18:00) Knut Hofland, "The ICAME Archive & Concordancing" (Bergen University) (16:00 - 18:00) -------------------------------------------------------------------- 19.00: Dinner -------------------------------------------------------------------- Day Three (11th August) 9.00-11.00: Corpora in Supporting ESP/EAP 1. Encouraging Students to Explore Language and Culture in Early Modern English Pamphlets, Josef Schmied, University of Chemnitz 2. The Ideology of Science as a Collocation: how Corpus Linguistics can Expand the Boundaries of Genre Analysis, Chris Gledhill, Aston University 3. Corpora, Genre Analysis and Dissertation Writing: An Evaluation of the Potential of Corpus-Based Techniques in the Study of Academic Writing, Chris Carne, University of Reading 4. Investigating Grounding Across Narrative and Oral Discourse with Students, Tony Jappy, University of Perpignan ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.00: Refreshments ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.30 - 13.00: Corpora Supporting Aspects of Language Pedagogy 1. Roberta Facchinetti: The exploration of English diachronic corpora by foreign language students 2. Paul Bowden, Mark Edwards, Peter Halstead and Tony Rose: Knowledge extraction from corpora for pedagogical applications 3. Mary-Ellen Okurowski: Using Authentic Corpora and Language Tools for Adult-Centered Learning ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 13.00 Lunch ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 14.30-16.00: Corpora and Student Writing 1. Exploiting Learner Corpus Data in the Classroom: Form Focused Instruction and Data Driven Learning, Sylviane Granger, Universite Catholique de Louvain 2. Approaching the Assessment of Performance Unit Archive of Schoolchildren's Writing from the Point of View of Corpus Linguistics, M. Shimazumi & A Berber Sardinha, University of Liverpool 3. Teaching L1 and L2 composition in a multicultural environment, Robert Faingold, University of Tulsa. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 16.00: Refreshments ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 16.30-18.00: Special Session on the British National Corpus 16:30 The British National Corpus as a Language Learner Resource, Guy Aston,University of Bologna 17:00 An Introduction to Retrieval from the BNC Using Sara, Lou Burnard, OUCS. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 19.00 Dinner ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 21.00: Software Demonstrations ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Day Four (12th August) 9 am-11.00: Corpus Resources and Systems 1. Teaching Terminology Using Corpora, Jennifer Pearson, Dublin City University 2. A Textual Clues Approach for Generating Metaphors as Explanations by an Intelligent Tutoring System, V. Prince & S. Ferrari, LIMSI-CNRS 3. Designing a CALL System Using Corpora for Speakers of Cantonese, John Milton, City University Hong Kong 4. Marrying VERBALIST to concordance data, John Higgins, University of Stirling ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.00: Refreshments ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.30-13.00: General Issues in Teaching and Language Corpora II 1. Evaluating Corpora - are we Asking the Right Questions?, Marina Dossena, Bergamo University 2. Corpus Linguistics as an Academic Subject, Ourania Hatzidaki, University of Birmingham 3. A Corpus Based Description of Headline Grammar, John Morley, University of Sienna ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 13.00-14.30: Lunch ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 14.30: Close of Conference ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ======================================================================= TALC96 REGISTRATION. ==================== To register, you may either: 1. Send this form by surface mail to: TALC96, Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YT United Kingdom 2. Or fax it to: +44 - 1524 - 843085 3. Or email it to: mcenery[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]computing.lancaster.ac.uk or mcenery[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]comp.lancs.ac.uk 4. Or fill in the interactive form on the World Wide Web at the URL http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/research/ucrel/talc/ Please register BEFORE 1st June 1996, otherwise we cannot guarantee availability of accommodation. The fee for TALC96 includes the following: Attendance at all TALC96 sessions Conference Pack including Book of Abstracts Accommodation on 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th August Meals: 9th August: afternoon coffee and dinner 10th August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon coffee and dinner. 11th August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon coffee and dinner. 12th August: breakfast plus mid-morning coffee, lunch. Accommodation is provided in single study bedrooms on the Lancaster University main campus. Payment Details: Fees are payable in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. Please make cheques payable to 'Lancaster University'. Sterling money orders can also be used for payment, and must be made payable to 'Lancaster University'. US Dollar cheques are also acceptable, using a fixed exchange rate of 1.5 $US to the Pound. Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit card payments. ================================================================ REGISTRATION FORM ================= Name: _______________________________________________ Title: _______________________________________________ Department: _______________________________________________ Institution/ Organisation: _______________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________ Postcode/City: _______________________________________________ Country _______________________________________________ Telephone: ____________________________ Fax: ____________________________ Email: ____________________________ Attendance at TALC96 Residential #225.00 Student #170.00 Non-Residential #90.00 NOTE: Students must provide written evidence of their full time student status, such as an official headed letter from their supervisor. Special dietary requirements: None Vegetarian Vegan Other Please specify: _______________ ______________________________ Any other comments: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Local Organising Committee Gerry Knowles - Lancaster University, UK Tony McEnery - Lancaster University, UK Anne Wichmann - Central Lancashire University, UK Simon Botley - Lancaster University, UK General Organising Committee Bernhard Kettemann - Graz, AU Lou Burnard - Oxford University, UK Tim Johns - Birmingham University, UK