Corpus Linguistics 2013
Lancaster University, UK – 22nd to 26th July 2013
Workshop: Evaluative Language and Corpus Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics 2013 conference, Lancaster University, 22 July 2013
Topic of the workshop
'Evaluative Language' is used here as a cover term for a variety of overlapping constructs, including Stance, Appraisal, Evaluation, and Sentiment. Although a large amount of research on evaluative language has been carried out using what might be called text or discourse approaches, corpus techniques, broadly conceived, are also widely used. One of the intriguing difficulties of studying evaluative language is its slippery nature -- evaluative meaning can be implied as well as stated -- and yet there is surprising uniformity in judgements about the nature of that meaning.
Within corpus studies of evaluative language, a number of different traditions can be identified. Sentiment Analysis takes an operational view of identifying emotions and opinions within text. Stance comparisons assess the quantity of types of evaluative meanings in different contexts. Phraseological approaches find consistent patterns of meaning in specific contexts or around specific words. Local grammars attempt to map evaluative meanings on to patterns.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers working at the cutting edge of this field, to hear about the latest advances and to discuss issues of methodology and of theory. We expect papers focusing on these themes:
Format of the workshop:
The workshop will consist of three 90-minute sessions, plus a round table discussion. Each session will comprise three or four papers, giving a total of about 10 papers.
Call for Papers
If you wish to take part in the workshop, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to Susan Hunston (email@example.com), using the following format:
Abstracts will be selected by a committee consisting of:
Important dates and notes:
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 25th January 2013
In line with the policy of the conference organisers, you are welcome to submit abstracts both for this workshop and for the main CL13 conference. However, if you give two papers they should be different, without substantial overlap.
The call for papers is now closed.
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