25.3190, Confs: Applied Ling, Computational Ling, Lexicography, Writing Systems, General Ling/UK

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Subject: 25.3190, Confs: Applied Ling, Computational Ling, Lexicography, Writing Systems, General Ling/UK

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Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:40:18
From: Lynne Cahill [L.J.Cahill at sussex.ac.uk]
Subject: 9th Workshop on Written Language and Literacy

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9th Workshop on Written Language and Literacy 
Short Title: AWLL9 

Date: 04-Sep-2014 - 05-Sep-2014 
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom 
Contact: Lynne Cahill 
Contact Email: awll9 at sussex.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/english/newsandevents/orthographic 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Lexicography; Writing Systems 

Meeting Description: 

Orthographic Databases and Lexicons
Ninth International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy
Brighton, UK,  September 4th-5th 2014
University of Sussex

This workshop is the ninth in a series of international meetings devoted to the issue of writing systems. The writing systems workshops have offered a forum for discussion between researchers from a range of different countries and linguistic backgrounds, working in a variety of fields of writing research such as theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and language education.

Earlier themes included ‘What Spelling Changes’ (1997), ‘Writing Language’ (2000), ‘From Letter to Sound’ (2002), ‘Mapping graphemes onto phonemes’ (2004), ‘Constraints on Spelling Changes’ (2006), ‘Typology of Writing Systems’ (2008), ‘Units of Language - Units of Writing’ (2010) and ‘The Architecture of Writing Systems’ (2012). Previous meetings were held in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Cologne (Germany), Antwerp (Belgium) and Braunschweig (Germany). This ninth workshop will take place in Brighton (UK).

Invited Speakers:

Viorica Marian (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University); Boris New (Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neurocognition, Université de Savoire).

Program Committee: 

Lynne Cahill (School of English, University of Sussex), Anneke Neijt (Dutch Department, University of Nijmegen), Beatrice Primus (German Department, University of Cologne), Terry Joyce (Tama University, Tokyo).


Researchers who would like to attend the workshop without presenting a paper are also welcome. Registration details will be available nearer the date of the workshop.  The workshop program and the abstracts of the accepted papers, along with travel and accommodation information will be circulated electronically well before the workshop. 

AWLL9 Provisional Programme:

September 4, 2014


Welcome and Introduction

Vilma Symanczyk Joppe
''Splitting up German compounds: Writing rules remote from standard orthography''

Katarzyna Foremniak
''Punctuation in dictionaries and databases''

10.45-11.15 Coffee

Dave Roberts
''Building a homograph corpus as a foundation for tone orthography research in
Kabiye (Togo)''

Kazuhiro Okada
''Typological differences in the Linked Writing of Cursives''

Oral poster presentations

12.30-2.00 Lunch

2.00-2.30 Johan Zuidema and Anneke Neijt
''The BasisSpellingBank: a new description of Dutch orthography based on a triplet lexicon''

Lieke Verheijen
''Computer-Mediated Communication: A New Writing System? A Register Analysis of Dutch Written CMC''

3.00-3.30 Coffee


Masuda, Joyce, Ogawa, Kawakami and Fujita
''A database of transparency ratings for two-kanji Japanese compound words''

Munirah AlAjlan
''Language in Computer Mediated Communication: An Odd Language''

Giovana Ferreira-Gonçalves, Felipe Bilharva da Silva and Mirian Rose Brum-de-Paula
''Acquisition of rhotics in writing: the impacts of speech and perception''

Merijn Beeksma, Mijntje Peters, Johan Zuidema and Anneke Neijt
''Triplet analysis: converting words into triplets''

Edward Crook and Lynne Cahill
''The Influence of Transcription Mode: a comparison of typed and hand-written apology letters''

Mijntje Peters, Johan Zuidema, Anna Bosman & Anneke Neijt
''Verb spelling in grade 6: checking, smurfing or just 'practice makes perfect'?''

AWLL business meeting

7.30 Dinner 

September 5, 2014 (at The Keep)

Invited Talk:
Viorica Marian
''An Introduction to On-line Databases Using CLEARPOND: Cross-Linguistic Easy-Access Resource for Phonological and Orthographic Neighborhood Densities''

11.00-11.30 Coffee

Martin Evertz
''Minimal graphemic words in English and German - Lexical evidence for a theory of graphematic feet''

Lynne Cahill
“CELEX and PolyOrth: database to lexicons”

12.30-2.00 Lunch (optional tour of the Keep and opportunity to view some of the holdings in the mass Observation Archive)

Terry Joyce, Bor Hodošček and Hisashi Masuda
''Constructing a database of Japanese lexical properties: Handling the orthographic complexity of the Japanese writing system''

Nanna Fuhrhop
''Graphematic databases''

Panel discussion on orthographic databases


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