Symposium on ³Exploring the Boundaries and Applications of Corpus Linguistics²

Robert Nelson rnnelson at
Wed Aug 18 14:12:10 UTC 2010

Dear all
(Apologies for cross-postings, and sorry for bothering you if you're not
interested in corpus linguistics).

Corpus linguists: please consider sending a proposal to the following
symposium. As you¹ll see, there is no registration fee and if your proposal
is accepted, you will be provided with room and board free.

Symposium on ³Exploring the Boundaries and Applications of Corpus

April 15-17, 2011 

The University of Alabama

Aim/Theme: This symposium aims to explore the boundaries and applications of
corpus linguistics, especially its relationship with and application to
neighboring disciplines such as cognitive linguistics, comparative
linguistics, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, historical
linguistics, language learning/teaching, literary analysis,
psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and writing (both academic and

Proposal Submission

The 2011 English Department Symposium on ³Exploring the Boundaries and
Applications of Corpus Linguistics² is calling for proposals related to the
theme of the symposium. Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit
abstracts for 30-minute papers on any topic suitable for the symposium
including, but not limited to, the following: the use of corpora for the
study of cognitive/comparative/forensic/historical/ sociolinguistic issues,
discourse analysis, language learning/teaching, lexicography, literary
analysis (i.e. the analysis of literary works in terms of genre and style),
and register/genre variation; corpus creation for specific purposes; as well
as the development and use of parallel corpora.

Abstracts are due November 15, 2010. Abstracts should be 200-300 words in
length and be submitted to 2011 symposium2011 at Notification of
decisions on proposals will be sent via email on December 15.

Registration: Registration is free. Those whose proposals are accepted will
be provided with free hotel accommodation for two nights (April 15 and 16,
double occupancy). The symposium will also provide transportation for
speakers from the Birmingham airport to Tuscaloosa/UA where the symposium
will be held. 

Keynote Speakers 

Mark Davies, Professor of Linguistics, Brigham Young University

Speech title: Change then and change now: Mapping linguistic changes in
English with the Corpus of Historical American English and the Corpus of
Contemporary American English

Stefan, Th. Gries, Professor of Linguistics, University of California at
Santa Barbara 

Speech title: Marrying corpus linguistics with cognitive linguistics and
psycholinguistics: Some whys and hows

Michaela Mahlberg, Associate Professor of English Language and Applied
Linguistics, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Speech title: Corpus Stylistics: What a corpus approach can tell us about
fictional worlds 

Venue: The symposium will be held on the campus of the University of Alabama
in Tuscaloosa. For information about the University, please check 

For information about the city of Tuscaloosa, please check

Session Schedule: It will be available January 5, 2010.

For more information, please go to
Thanks for reading,

Dilin Liu
Robert Nelson 
Department of English
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


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