The Department of English and American Studies, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, is happy to announce the Klagenfurt Conference on Corpus–based Applied Linguistics (CALK14) to take place in Klagenfurt, Austria, from Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th, September 2014.
Within a broad understanding of Applied Linguistics as the linguistics-informed engagement with language issues in the social world, papers are invited which focus on corpus-based approaches to such issues. In particular, papers are welcome in the more focused thematic strands of Corpus Linguistics and Language Assessment, Language Contact and Multilingualism in World Englishes, Discursive Practices across Professional Fields and the Sociolinguistics of Multilingual (e-)Writing.
The four thematic focuses are:
Corpus Linguistics and Language Assessment invites papers using corpus linguistic methodology to describe learner language and, ideally, using such description as a basis for studying the validity of language tests or assessment systems. Papers dealing with error classification approaches are particularly welcome as are papers focusing on feedback as well as on test validation or validation theory per se. (conveners: Günther Sigott & Nikola Dobrić)
Discursive Practices across Professional Fields invites papers and data workshops on helping-professional discourse such as therapeutic, counseling, coaching and medical discourse as well as other types of professional conversations. The aim is to deepen our understanding of the particularities within and across the respective helping-professional practices and to highlight the practical contribution that applied linguistic research makes to these professional practices. (convener: Eva-Maria Graf)
Language Contact and Multilingualism in World Englishes invites papers from researchers working on aspects of World Englishes that take into account language contact and the bi/multilingual settings of varieties of English. Submissions addressing the following topics are particularly encouraged: - contact-induced characteristics of World Englishes - borrowing and codeswitching in World Englishes - the expression of local identities through English - the shining through of cultural conceptualizations in English varieties - the use of English in multilingual contexts - the genesis of varieties of English due to contact and bi/multilingualism (convener:Alexander Onysko)
The Sociolinguistics of Multilingual (e-)Writing invites papers and data workshops examining the form and significance of anglophony within other -language written texts/writing practices, employing frameworks of analysis which transcend more traditional linguistic code-switching accounts. In particular, but not exclusively, sociolinguistically and social semiotically oriented research is welcome which orients to ‘(trans-)languaging’, ‘metrolingual’, ‘transidiomatic’ and related conceptualisations of such writing and/or addresses the inherent multimodal context of much of such current multilingual literacy practice. (convener: Allan James)