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One-Day IVACS Symposium 24th February 2018 Maynooth University

Annual IVACS One-Day Symposium: Corpus Research in Challenging Contexts 24th February 2018 Centre for Irish Language Research, Teaching and Testing School of Celtic Studies, Maynooth University, Ireland Programme: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/news-events/ivacs-one-day-symposium-corpus-research-challenging-contexts Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ivacs-one-day-symposium-2018-maynooth-university-tickets-42314940125 This is a free event and lunch is included. (Places are limited so register early!) The Annual IVACS One-Day Symposium will be hosted by the Centre for Irish Language Research, Teaching and Testing, School of Celtic Studies, Maynooth University, on Saturday, 24th February 2018. This year’s main theme is Corpus Research in Challenging Contexts, including: • Corpora in minority language or bilingual contexts • Learner corpus research • Native vs. non-native speaker issues in corpus research • Spoken and written corpora design and analysis Travel Maynooth University is located just 25 kilometres from the centre of Dublin city. Our campus is closely integrated with the historic and lively town of Maynooth, Co. Kildare, which is easily accessible by car, …

The 9th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Biennial Conference 2018 – Malta

Call for papers The 9th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Biennial Conference 2018  University of Malta, Valletta  13th – 15th June 2018  Corpus Linguistics: languages, communities, mobility  Official conference website: https://www.um.edu.mt/events/ivacs2018 The IVACS network aims to connect corpus researchers and postgraduates internationally. The 9th biennial conference builds on the success of the previous eight IVACS conferences held at the Universities of Limerick (2002, 2008), Belfast, (2004), Nottingham (2006), Edinburgh (2010), Leeds (2012), Newcastle (2014), and Bath Spa (2016).   The theme of the 9th international conference is Corpus Linguistics: languages, communities, mobility and it is intended to reflect a deeper awareness of the central role played by languages, and language varieties, in our increasingly fluid societies. Through the use of corpus linguistics, the conference will draw on the diverse fields of study that can contribute to understanding the issues and concerns, as well as advantages and richness, that are found …

8th Biennial IVACS Conference – June 2016 – Call for Papers

The 8th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Conference 2016  Theme: Corpora and Context  Bath Spa University, UK June 16 – 17, 2016  Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Ivor Timmis, Leeds Beckett University Alison Sealey, Lancaster University Call for papers: The aim of the conference is to continue the success of the previous seven IVACS conferences held at the Universities of Limerick (2002, 2008), Belfast, (2004), and Nottingham (2006), Edinburgh (2010), Leeds (2012) and Newcastle (2014). The theme of the conference is corpora and context and is intended to draw our attention to the important role context plays in language variation. 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 …

Annual IVACS One-Day Symposium – Barcelona 2016

Now in its 16th year this year’s Annual IVACS One Day Symposium was be hosted by Institut de  Lingüística Aplicada (IULA), Institute of Applied Linguistics, Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) on Friday, January 22nd, 2016. This year’s main theme was Corpus, Discourse and Beyond. Presenters at the conference represented many of the IVACS network members, including Mary Immaculate College, Pompeu Fabra University, University of Cambridge, University of Nottingham, Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds and University of Extremadura and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in attendance. The programme is available here. Speaking at the opening of the one-day symposium Dr Janet DeCesaris, Director of Institute of Applied Linguistics in Pompeu Fabra University said “At the IULA we have always had a strong commitment to providing opportunities for young researchers to present their work and exchange ideas with researchers from other institutions and countries, and as such I was particularly delighted to support …

Check out our new MA in Applied Linguistics!

Check out our new MA in Applied Linguistics! click here This exciting new programme is offered fully online and is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. The main focus of the course will be on the use and teaching of the English language in a global context. This focus will address an international need for professional development, especially among teachers of English. The Masters in Applied Linguistics aims to provide a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, frameworks for the study of discourse, as well as specialist research skills for the empirical analysis of language in context. The course will run over three semesters (one and a half years). Semesters 1 and 2 will involve taught modules (online lectures and activities). Semester 3 will be dedicated to the writing of a 20,000 word dissertation. …

IVACS One-Day Symposium 2015

Annual IVACS One-Day Symposium Friday, February 20th, 2015  Corpus Linguistics as a methodological tool for the study of spoken and written language in context Venue: Shannon College of Hotel Management, Shannon, Ireland Programme: click here