27.5028, Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition, Text/Corpus Ling/Italy

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Subject: 27.5028, Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition, Text/Corpus Ling/Italy

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Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:57:59
From: Aivars Glaznieks [aivars.glaznieks at eurac.edu]
Subject: 4th International Conference for Learner Corpus Research

Full Title: 4th International Conference for Learner Corpus Research 
Short Title: LCR 2017 

Date: 05-Oct-2017 - 07-Oct-2017
Location: Bolzano/Bozen, Italy 
Contact Person: Aivars Glaznieks
Meeting Email: aivars.glaznieks at eurac.edu
Web Site: http://lcr2017.eurac.edu 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2017 

Meeting Description:

The international conferences for Learner Corpus Research (LCR) are platforms
for researchers from the field of LCR and related disciplines to discuss
current topics and present their projects and latest results. The conferences
take place regularly every two years. Following the successful conferences in
Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) in 2011, Bergen (Norway) in 2013 and Nijmegen (the
Netherlands) in 2015, the 4th Learner Corpus Research Conference will be
hosted by the Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism at
EURAC Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. The conference, organized under the
aegis of the Learner Corpus Association, aims to be a showcase for the latest
developments in the field and will feature full paper presentations, work in
progress reports, poster presentations, software demos and a book exhibition.

The theme of LCR 2017 is ''Widening the Scope of Learner Corpus Research''.

Conference Venue: 

The LCR 2017 conference will be held in the South Tyrolean capital city of
Bozen/Bolzano at the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC). It will be
organised by EURAC’s Institute for Specialised Communication and
Multilingualism (www.eurac.edu/iscm).

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

- Philip Durrant (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
- Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.)
- Stefania Spina (Università per Stranieri Perugia, Italy)

The keynote speakers will address the theme of LCR 2017 in their respective
lectures on L1 writing development and Learner Corpus Research, quantitative
methods in Learner Corpus Research, and Learner Corpus Research and Italian as

2nd Call for Papers:

We welcome papers that address all aspects of Learner Corpus Research, in
particular the following ones:

- Corpora as pedagogical resources
- Corpus-based transfer studies
- Data mining and other explorative approaches to learner corpora
- English as a Lingua Franca
- Error detection and correction of learner language
- Extracting language features from learner corpora
- Innovative annotations in learner corpora
- Language for academic/specific purposes
- Learner varieties
- Learner corpora for less commonly taught languages
- Learner Corpus Research and the Common European Framework of Reference for
Languages (CEFR)
- Learner Corpus Research and Natural Language Processing
- Links between Learner Corpus Research and other research methodologies (e.g.
experimental methods)
- Search engines for learner corpora
- Statistical methods in learner corpus studies
- Task and learner variables

There will be four different categories of presentation:

- Full paper (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion)
- Work in Progress (WiP) report (10 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion)
- Corpus/software demonstration
- Poster

The Work in Progress reports and posters are intended to present research
still at a preliminary stage and on which researchers would like to get
The language of the conference is English.


Your abstract should be between 600 and 700 words (excluding a list of
references). Abstracts should provide the following:

- Clearly articulated research question(s) and its/their relevance;
- The most important details about research approach, data and methods;
- The main results and their interpretation.

Abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lcr2017) by Sunday 15 January 2017.
Please follow instructions provided on the conference website

Please note: The Learner Corpus Association will award the best paper and the
best poster presentation given by a PhD student. Only LCA members can
participate in the competition. Members interested in entering the competition
must indicate so when submitting their abstracts.

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee.
Notification of the outcome of the review process will be sent by 31 March

LCR2017 - Preconference workshop in honour of Professor Sylviane Granger
''LCR at the interfaces''
4 October 2017, 15.00 to 18.00

This workshop, organized by the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics
(Université catholique de Louvain) in honour of Sylviane Granger, will feature
a series of invited speakers whose work has greatly contributed to the
development of LCR. 

Four key interfaces will be discussed during the workshop:

- ''The interfaces between LCR and contrastive analysis'' (Hilde Hasselgård
and Signe Oksefjell Ebeling)
- ''The interfaces between LCR and SLA'' (Nina Vyatkina)
- ''The interfaces between LCR and lexicography'' (tbc)
- ''The interfaces between LCR and NLP'' (tbc)

Join us for this event which promises to be a landmark in the LCR history!

The LCR 2017 organising committee:

Andrea Abel (EURAC Research)
María Belén Díez-Bedmar (Universidad de Jaén)
Daniela Gasser (EURAC Research)
Aivars Glaznieks (EURAC Research)
Verena Lyding (EURAC Research)
Lionel Nicolas (EURAC Research)


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