Konferencja PALC 2014

The Institute of English Studies at the University of Łódź is proud to announce that the 9th international conference on PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF LANGUAGE CORPORA (PALC 2014) will be held over 3 days, 20 to 22 November 2014 (arrival day 19 November), at the University of Lodz Conference Centre in Łódź, Poland.

Since 1997, 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 both in theoretical research and different areas of practical application.

A special theme of this year’s PALC edition will be the applications of corpora and corpus linguistics methods in social sciences and humanities. Special thematic sessions are planned on the following topics:

  • Corpora in Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Corpus Approaches to Evaluative Language
  • Diachronic Corpus Studies
  • Uncovering Time in Language

We also accept paper proposals on the following topics:

  • Corpus-based Computational Linguistics
  • Contrastive Studies and Language Corpora
  • Discourse and Language Corpora
  • ESP and Language Corpora
  • Corpus Search and Retrieval Systems
  • FLA/SLA and Language Corpora
  • Learner Corpora
  • Multimodal Corpora
  • Lexicography and Language Corpora
  • Translation and Corpora
  • Corpus-based Information Retrieval and Information Extraction Methods

Detailed information concerning the academic programme and social activities will be publicised at the conference website (palc.uni.lodz.pl) as it becomes available.