7th BIENNIAL IVACS CONFERENCE

IVACS logo Theme: Corpus Linguistics: the Future?
Dates: 19-21 June 2014
Venue: Newcastle University

IVACS 2014 will take place in Newcastle, the cultural capital of the North East. IVACS 2014 is being organised by the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University.

Plenary speakers:

  • Michael McCarthy, University of Nottingham
  • Ronald Carter, University of Nottingham
  • Brona Murphy, University of Edinburgh
  • Dawn Knight, Newcastle University
  • Tony McEnery, Lancaster University
  • Andrew Hardie, Lancaster University

Conference Organiser: 

Professor Steve Walsh

Local Organising Committee:

Professor Karen Corrigan, Dr Dawn Knight, Dr Rachelle Vessey, Miss Gina Knaggs, Mr Graham Hall

Call for Papers:IVACS picture

The aim of the conference is to continue the success of the previous six IVACS conferences held at the Universities of Limerick (2002, 2008), Belfast, (2004), and Nottingham (2006), Edinburgh (2010) and Leeds (2012). The theme of the conference is intended to draw our attention to some of the challenges and opportunities which Corpus Linguistics has encountered, continues to encounter and may well encounter in the future. It is hoped that the conference will offer a snapshot of the various perspectives which corpus linguistics provides within and beyond the field of applied linguistics. We are particularly interested in papers which draw on applied corpus research in the following areas, though these are in no way exclusive:

  • Corpus Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (data-driven learning; learner corpora; testing; teacher education; non-native speakers of English/English as an International Language (EIL)/English as a Lingua Franca (ELF).
  • Corpus Linguistics and Analysing Discourse (using CL in conjunction with other methodologies, e.g. Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis; using CL to look at language in specific contexts, e.g. Media Discourse, Classroom Discourse, Workplace Discourse, Academic Discourse).
  • Corpus Linguistics and Literature (including Corpus Stylistics; CL and Translation Studies).
  • Corpus Linguistics and Forensic Linguistics
  • Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics
  • Corpus Linguistics and Speech Technology
  • Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

    Papers focusing on languages other than English, and non-native varieties of English are particularly welcome.

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 

15th March 2014

Abstract Requirements:

  • Individual papers have 25 minutes: 20 for the presentation, 5 for questions.
  • Please format your abstract in the following way:
    • Abstracts must written in Times New Roman 12 (do not use all caps, no bold print)
    • Text should be 200 words maximum (including references, if any)
    • Do not use any special fonts, such as bold print or caps (italics fine)
    • Do NOT add tables, photos, or diagrams to your abstract
    • Do NOT indent your paragraphs, leave one space between paragraphs instead
  • Abstracts can be submitted via email. Please send your abstract to the following address: IVACS2014@ncl.ac.uk

Registration:

To book your place at the conference please use our booking form.

Accommodation:

You can book accommodation for this conference at: www.newcastlegateshead.com/ivacs.