CORPUS LINGUISTICS 2001
Lancaster University (UK), 30 March - 2 April 2001
The conference will take place on the
Lancaster University campus.
Maps and travel details
are available from the University's web site. In particular, train times between
Lancaster and Manchester Airport can be found on
the railtrack website.
This service is run by
First North Western
and Virgin Trains. Timetables are also available from
their websites (Monday-Saturday and
Train tickets are around £20 (return) depending on your time of travel.
Once at Lancaster railway station we recommend you take a taxi (available
from just outside the station) to the conference centre at the University, this
taxi journey should take at most 10 minutes and cost about £5 depending on the
time of day.
If you prefer, you can pre-book an airport taxi direct from Manchester Airport
to the University. This will cost around £65 (return) and take
at least an hour depending on traffic conditions. Taxis can be booked
directly with one of the following companies:
- Airport Connexion +44 (0)1524 751629
- Bay Flight +44 (0)1524 409090
- Home & Away +44 (0)1524 8001394
Details are also available on-line about campus services and amenities.
Away from the conference, there is plenty to see and do
in the city of Lancaster
and the surrounding area.
Arrival and departure
If you have booked overnight accommodation you should register at the
Conference Reception desk in the
Centre after 2pm. The conference centre is situated between Bowland and
Lonsdale colleges (numbers 4 and 33 on the
campus map, main
entrance approached from Lonsdale Avenue).
This desk is open from 0800 to 2300. You will then be given your room
key and directed to your college building: the porter there will direct you to
The standard room delegates are allocated to Torver block which is one
of the blocks in Furness College, access is gained from the
door overlooking the raised lawn.
En-suite delegates are allocated to the John Creed blocks in Cartmel College.
Please remember to return your key to reception before leaving.
Rooms must be vacated by 10.00 am on the day of departure.
Parking for conference delegates is permitted on the outer perimiter road.
A visitor's parking permit may be obtained from the conference
centre reception desk or the conference registration desk.
Location for conference sessions
Conference registration will take place between 0900 and 1100 on Friday
30th March in the Conference Centre room MR2.
Locations for the main conference sessions are
listed on the
The main conference will take place in the Faraday complex (number 16 on the
campus map) and the conference centre itself. All breakfasts and dinners
on the last two nights will
be served in Cartmel restaurant (number 6 on the
The XML and SARA workshops and the software demonstrations will take place
on B Floor in the Linguistics Department (in Bowland College, number 4
on the campus map).
The "Corpus-Based & Processing Approaches to Figurative Language" workshop
will take place in North Spine Seminar Room 1 and the
"Corpus Linguistics, Ancient Languages, and Older Language Periods"
workshop will take place in North Spine Seminar Room 2. These rooms are just
opposite the conference centre on the North Spine next to the Faraday complex.
Conference signs will guide you to these locations from
the conference centre and Faraday complex.
For the main conference sessions in Faraday, there will be OHP facilities
as well as PCs running Microsoft Windows NT4 and Office Pro version 7
(Office 97) including Powerpoint. Loudspeakers will be available in
Faraday LT, Frankland LT and Cavendish Colloquium room.