Free

Corpus Linguistics Down Under

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The University of Sydney

Seminar Room S226

Woolley Building (A20)

Camperdown, NSW 2006

Australia

View Map

Event description
Free workshop and symposium, hosted and funded by the Sydney Corpus Lab

About this Event

Join the Sydney Corpus Lab for our 2020 symposium on corpus linguistics, featuring international speakers and a hands-on workshop.

Invited speakers:

  • Pre-symposium workshop plenary: Amanda Potts (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Opening plenary: Ute Römer (Georgia State University, Atlanta, US)
  • Closing plenary: Michele Zappavigna (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Pre-symposium workshop: 2 July

A half-day, hands-on practical workshop on the web-based corpus analysis system CQPweb will be held on the day before the symposium, starting after lunch to enable participants to travel to Sydney. CQPweb provides a user-friendly interface to a diverse collection of corpora. In the workshop, Dr Amanda Potts will explain basic and advanced functionalities of the system. Participants will gain experience in working with written and spoken corpora, and will feel confident in applying a range of tools in their own research. Places in the workshop will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Lunch will not be provided on this day.

Symposium: 3 July

At a time when more and more data is available digitally or can be transformed into digital data, the importance of corpus linguistics is increasing across linguistic subfields. The use of electronic/digital corpora is spreading, and many researchers now use a corpus linguistic approach to provide new insights into language or discourse. Corpus Linguistics Down Under builds on prior work in corpus linguistics in Australia (see e.g. A brief history of modern Australian English corpora), and aims to support and connect a growing number of researchers in the field. The symposium will bring together corpus researchers in Australia and beyond, with the aim of providing a platform for sharing research, for networking, and for building and promoting research capacity in corpus linguistics. The symposium will therefore not have any parallel strands but rather allow everyone to engage with each others’ research and encourage discussion and feedback.

Abstract submission

We invite submissions for 20-minute research papers that use corpus linguistics to study language or discourse, including but not limited to areas such as corpus-based discourse analysis, corpus stylistics, corpus pragmatics, corpus-based sociolinguistics, corpus-based applied linguistics, corpus-based linguistic typology, World Englishes, etc. We welcome research papers discussing research findings from corpus linguistic projects or methodological and technical issues related to corpus design, building and analysis. Demonstration of software tools or other corpus linguistic resources are also welcome, provided they incorporate methodological innovation. Contributions can focus on results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives. Work on any language is welcome. We invite submissions from established researchers and from early career researchers, including PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers.

Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2020

Abstract submission and full details via Easychair.

Registration

You can attend the workshop and symposium without presenting a paper, although spaces may be limited. Registration for the workshop and the symposium are separate - if you wish to attend both, please register for both.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The University of Sydney

Seminar Room S226

Woolley Building (A20)

Camperdown, NSW 2006

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved