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Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics
Date: 11-12 April 2011
Venue: Conference Centre, Lancaster University
Over the past few years, research into the Arabic language using corpora and corpus methods has moved from a new direction to an active field, with work advancing rapidly on many different fronts of both corpus linguistics and computational linguistics. To create a venue where these different directions on corpus research into Arabic can be brought together to explore progress in the field, the UCREL research centre at Lancaster University will host a Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th April 2011.
The scope of the workshop encompasses both (a) the design, construction and annotation of Arabic corpora, and (b) the use of corpora in research on the Arabic language - in areas including lexis and lexicography, syntax, collocation, NLP systems and analysis tools, stylistics, and discourse analysis.
The provisional programme can be accessed here. Please note, times for individual speakers' sessions are not final and may change.
We are now calling for participation for the Workshop. Details on how to register for the event can be found below.
We are glad to acknowledge the gracious support of RIM for this event.
Registering for the Workshop
We have done our best to keep costs low and so the registration fee for the workshop is GBP 25. This covers attendance at the workshop, as well as lunch and refreshments each day and dinner on the Monday. The fee can be paid on arrival.
To register, please email Andrew Hardie (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating the following:
Please also mention in your email if you will need a letter certifying your attendance at the workshop.
Very important: if you later find that you cannot attend after all then please inform us. We need accurate estimates of attendee numbers in order not to overbook catering et cetera.
Workshop participants are responsible for organising their own accommodation. There are three main options.
Note that any hotel in Lancaster city centre (on the A6 ringroad) will be approximately 10 to 20 minutes from campus by bus. The King's Arms and the Penny Street Bridge are examples of city-centre hotels close to the bus route.
The University's travel page contains information on getting to the University by road, rail or air. The nearest major airport is Manchester.
University information for Muslim participants
For information on matters such as the prayer room location, direction of prayer, prayer times and halal food restaurants etc. please see the website of the University's Islamic Society. (Note that we will serve halal food at the event itself.)
Who can attend: Anyone
Organising departments and research centres: Computing and Communications, Linguistics and English Language, University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language (UCREL)
Keywords: Arab world, Computing in the Humanities, Corpus linguistics, Language, Linguistics
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