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TALC96 Program of Events

Day One (9th August):

09.00 - 13.00: Registration and Welcome - George Fox Foyer.
13.00 - 15.00: General Issues in Teaching and Language Corpora I Chair: Tony McEnery, Lancaster University 1. Issues in Applied Corpus Linguistics, Lynne Flowerdew, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2. Corpus Linguistics - evaluating the diffusion of an innovation, Chris Kennedy, University of Birmingham 3. Concordancing in English Language Teaching, Bernhard Kettemann, University of Graz 4. The Role of the Corpus Based 'Phrasicon' in English Language Teaching, Stephen Magee, University of St Andrews and Michael Rundell
15.00 - 15.30: Refreshments and Book Display - George Fox Foyer
15.30 - 17.00: Creating Materials and Tests Chair: TO BE CONFIRMED 1. CALL Materials Derived from Integrating 'Expert' and 'Interlanguage' Corpora Findings, Lynne Flowerdew, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2. Multilingual concordance-based exercise types, Francine Roussel, University of Nancy 3. Using Corpus Word Frequency Data in the Automatic Generation of English Language Cloze Tests, David Coniam, Chinese University of Hong Kong
19.00 Buffet Reception - George Fox Foyer. Join us for a sociable evening of wine and a finger buffet.

Day Two (10th August)

9.00-11.00: Parallel Corpora in Language Teaching and Translation Chair: Tony McEnery, Lancaster University 1. Parallel Texts in Language Teaching, Michael Barlow, Rice University 2. Corpora and Terminology: Software for the Translation Programme at Goteborg University, Pernilla Danielson and Daniel Ridings, Goteborg University 3. Parallel and Comparable Bilingual Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning, Carol Peters, CNR, Pisa. 4. COSMAS - a multipurpose system for the exploitation of text corpora, F Bodmer, J Cloeren and R Neumann, Institut fur Deutsche Sprache and Royal Spanish Academy
11.00 Refreshments and Book Displays, George Fox Foyer
11.30 - 13.00: Teaching Languages other than English Using Corpora Chair: Anne Wichmann, University of Central Lancashire. (TO BE CONFIRMED) 1. An Experiment in the Learning of French through Corpus Linguistics, Glyn Holmes, University of Western Ontario 2. A Corpus for Teaching Portuguese, A. Berber Sardinha, University of Liverpool 3. Research into the Functions of Particles in a Corpus, Marta Fernandez-Villaneuva
13.00 Lunch - Cartmel Restaurant
14.30-18.00: Workshops (Parallel Sessions) Parallel Workshop Session A Michael Barlow (Rice University) "ParaConc" (14:30 - 16:00) Chris Tribble (Lancaster University): "Developing Corpora for Teaching Purposes" (14:30 - 16:00) - B66, Linguistics Parallel Workshop Session B Philip King, Tim Johns, David Wools (Birmingham University): "The Lingua Project - Parallel Concordancing" (16:00 - 18:00) - B66, Linguistics Knut Hofland, "The ICAME Archive & Concordancing" (Bergen University) (16:00 - 18:00)
19.00: Dinner - Cartmel Restaurant

Day Three (11th August)

9.00-11.00: Corpora in Supporting ESP/EAP Chair: Gerry Knowles, Lancaster University. 1. Encouraging Students to Explore Language and Culture in Early Modern English Pamphlets, Josef Schmied, University of Chemnitz 2. The Ideology of Science as a Collocation: how Corpus Linguistics can Expand the Boundaries of Genre Analysis, Chris Gledhill, Aston University 3. Corpora, Genre Analysis and Dissertation Writing: An Evaluation of the Potential of Corpus-Based Techniques in the Study of Academic Writing, Chris Carne, University of Reading 4. Investigating Grounding Across Narrative and Oral Discourse with Students, Tony Jappy, University of Perpignan
11.00: Refreshments and Book Displays - George Fox Foyer
11.30 - 13.00: Corpora Supporting Aspects of Language Pedagogy Chair: Bernhard Kettemann, University of Graz. 1. Roberta Facchinetti: The exploration of English diachronic corpora by foreign language students 2. Paul Bowden, Mark Edwards, Peter Halstead and Tony Rose: Knowledge extraction from corpora for pedagogical applications 3. Mary-Ellen Okurowski: Using Authentic Corpora and Language Tools for Adult-Centered Learning
13.00 Lunch - Cartmel Restaurant
14.30-16.00: Corpora and Student Writing Chair: Michael Barlow, Rice University 1. Exploiting Learner Corpus Data in the Classroom: Form Focused Instruction and Data Driven Learning, Sylviane Granger, Universite Catholique de Louvain 2. Approaching the Assessment of Performance Unit Archive of Schoolchildren's Writing from the Point of View of Corpus Linguistics, M. Shimazumi & A Berber Sardinha, University of Liverpool 3. Teaching L1 and L2 composition in a multicultural environment, Robert Faingold, University of Tulsa.
16.00: Refreshments and Book Displays - George Fox Foyer.
16.30-18.00: Special Session on the British National Corpus Chair: Geoffrey Leech, Lancaster University (TO BE CONFIRMED) 16:30 The British National Corpus as a Language Learner Resource, Guy Aston,University of Bologna 17:00 An Introduction to Retrieval from the BNC Using Sara, Lou Burnard, OUCS.
19.00 Dinner - Cartmel Restaurant
21.00: Software Demonstrations - B66, Linguistics

Day Four (12th August)

9 am-11.00: Corpus Resources and Systems Chair: Knut Hofland, Bergen University 1. Teaching Terminology Using Corpora, Jennifer Pearson, Dublin City University 2. A Textual Clues Approach for Generating Metaphors as Explanations by an Intelligent Tutoring System, V. Prince & S. Ferrari, LIMSI-CNRS 3. Designing a CALL System Using Corpora for Speakers of Cantonese, John Milton, City University Hong Kong 4. Marrying VERBALIST to concordance data, John Higgins, University of Stirling
11.00: Refreshments and Book Displays - George Fox Foyer
11.30-13.00: General Issues in Teaching and Language Corpora II Chair: Simon Botley, Lancaster University 1. Evaluating Corpora - are we Asking the Right Questions?, Marina Dossena, Bergamo University 2. Corpus Linguistics as an Academic Subject, Ourania Hatzidaki, University of Birmingham 3. A Corpus Based Description of Headline Grammar, John Morley, University of Sienna
13.00-14.30: Lunch - Cartmel Restaurant
14.30: Close of Conference

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