[Elsnet-list] Aston Corpus Symposium

Constantin Orasan c.orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Wed Mar 14 13:56:23 CET 2007

                   [Apologies for cross-postings]


      PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT – call for expressions of interest

                    Aston University, Birmingham, UK
                School of Languages and Social Sciences
         ISLS – Institute for the Study of Language and Society

          ASTON CORPUS SYMPOSIUM: Friday 4th May 2007 10am-5pm

The Aston Corpus Symposium celebrates the re-launch of corpus research
activities at Aston University, in particular the ACORN (Aston Corpus
Network) project: http://corpus.aston.ac.uk, initiated by the School of
Languages and Social Sciences, and funded for 2006-7 by the Flexible
Learning Development Centre.

The programme will consist of presentations by the following
distinguished speakers:
•        Bill Dodd (University of Birmingham)
•        Patrick Hanks (Masaryk University)
•        Michael Hoey (University of Liverpool)
•        Susan Hunston (University of Birmingham)
•        Ramesh Krishnamurthy (Aston University)
•        Bill Louw (University of Zimbabwe)
•        Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
•        Mike Scott (University of Liverpool)
•        John Sinclair (Tuscan Word Centre, Florence)
•        Wolfgang Teubert (University of Birmingham)

The final details are still being arranged, but the attendance fee is
likely to be c. £40 for the whole day, including the full symposium
documentation package; lunch, coffee/tea, and other refreshments; and
the Reception at the end of the Symposium. There will be a discounted
fee for unwaged students, on production of evidence of their student

Places will be limited, so we ask you to express your interest in
attending as soon as possible. We will then offer places on a
first come, first served basis. Please email Iztok Kosem
(kosemi at aston.ac.uk) now, and he will send you more information about
the event as soon as it becomes available.

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