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PALC 2009 : Practical Applications in Language and Computers


When Apr 6, 2009 - Apr 8, 2009
Where Lodz, Poland
Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2009
Notification Due Feb 15, 2009
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2009
Categories    computational linguistics   corpus linguistics   NLP   e-learning

Call For Papers

The Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at Lodz University
is proud to announce that the 7th international conference on PRACTICAL
APPLICATIONS IN LANGUAGE AND COMPUTERS (PALC 2009) will be held over 3 days, 6
to 8 April 2009 (arrival day 5 April) at the Lodz University Conference Centre
in Lodz, Poland.

For over a decade, the PALC conferences have served the international
community of corpus linguists by providing a useful forum for the exchange of
views and ideas on how corpora and computational tools can be effectively
employed to explore and advance our understanding of language.

The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Contrastive Studies and Language Corpora
* Discourse and Language Corpora
* ESP and Language Corpora
* Expert, Retrieval and Analytical Systems
* FLA/SLA and Language Corpora
* Language Teaching Materials and Language (Learner) Corpora/ICT
* Virtual Learning Environments
* E-testing
* Large (multilingual/multimodal) Corpora
* Lexicography and Language Corpora
* Cognition, Computers and Language
* Computer Translation Tools
* Machine Translation, Machine-aided Translation, Translation and Corpora
* E-books and Corpora and Literature


*Combinatorics (patterning) in specialized discourses (organized by Stanisław
* E-learning (organized by Jacek Waliński & Przemek Krakowian)
* Exploring National Corpora (organized by Piotr Pęzik and Łukasz Dróżdż)

In addition, a special session on Slavic corpora will be held on 8 April 2009.
Vladimir A. Plungjan, the head of the Russian National Corpus has accepted our
invitation to open this session with a special lecture.

The following scholars have accepted our invitation to address the
conference as plenary speakers:

* Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
* Lou Burnard, Oxford University, UK
* Mark Davies, Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
* Ken Hyland, University of London, UK
* Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
* Terttu Nevalainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
* Margaret Rogers, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics
University of Lodz
phone 48 42 6655220
fax    48 42 6655221

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