Student Workshop

Student Research Workshop

13 November 2017, London, UK

in conjunction with
International Conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology’
Recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches

The forthcoming international conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology – recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches’ would like to invite students at all levels (Bachelor-, Master-, and PhD-students) to present their ongoing work at the Student Research Workshop. The aim of this workshop is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between young researchers by providing an excellent opportunity to present and discuss their work in progress or completed projects to an international research audience and receive feedback from senior researchers. The research being presented can come from any topic area related to phraseology including, but not limited to: computational, corpus-based, psycholinguistic and cognitive approaches to the study of phraseology, and practical applications in computational linguistics, translation, lexicography and language learning, teaching and assessment.

These topics cover but are not limited to the following:

Computational approaches to the study of multiword expressions, e.g. automatic detection, classification and extraction of multiword expressions; automatic translation of multiword expressions; computational treatment of proper names; multiword expressions in NLP tasks and applications such as parsing, machine translation, text summarisation, term extraction, web search.

Corpus-based approaches to phraseology, e.g. corpus-based empirical studies of phraseology, task-orientated typologies of phraseological units (e.g. for annotation, lexicographic representation, etc.), annotation schemes, applications in applied linguistics and more specifically translation, interpreting, lexicography, terminology, language learning, teaching and assessment (see also below)

Phraseology in mono- and bilingual lexicography and terminography, e.g. new forms of presenting phraseological units in dictionaries and other lexical resources based on corpus-based and corpus-driven approaches; domain-specific terminology;

Phraseology in translation and cross-linguistic studies, e.g. use parallel and comparable corpora for translating of phraseological units; phraseological units in computer-aided translation; study of phraseology across languages;

Phraseology in specialised languages and language dialects, e.g. phraseology of specialised languages, study of phraseological use in different dialects or varieties of a specific language

Phraseology in language learning, teaching and assessment: e.g. second language/bilingual processing of phraseological units and formulaic language; phraseological units in learner language;

Theoretical and descriptive approaches to phraseology, e.g. phraseological units and the lexis-grammar interface, the relevance of phraseology for theoretical models of grammar, the representation of phraseological units in constituency and dependency theories, phraseology and its interaction with semantics;

Cognitive and psycholinguistic approaches: e.g. cognitive models of phraseological unit comprehension and production; on-line measures of phraseological unit processing (e.g. eye tracking, event-related potentials, self-paced reading); phraseology and language disorders; phraseology and text readability;

As mentioned earlier, the above list is indicative and not exhaustive. Any submission presenting a study related to the alternative terms of phraseological units, multiword expressions, multiword units, formulaic language or polylexical expressions, will be considered.

Submissions and publication

The workshop invites two types of submissions:

Short papers: these papers will not exceed 7 pages and will be available as conference e-proceedings with ISBN and will be available at the time of the conference
Poster presentations: these papers will not exceed 4 pages and will be included in the conference e-proceedings along with the short papers

The workshop will not consider the submission and evaluation of abstracts only.

Multiple submissions  are allowed as long as the authors inform the organisers by email at submission time.

The submissions are maintained by the conference management software START.
To make a submission, please follow this link and follow the instructions given there.

All submissions should follow the Springer-based templates provided below:

Papers should be submitted electronically in **.PDF** format.

Important Dates

30 June 2017– extended deadline for submitting papers
21 August 2017 – all authors notified of decisions
15 September 2017 – deadline for final version of all types of papers
13 November 2017 – workshop takes place in London

Best Paper Award

The “Best Paper at the Student Research Workshop” award will be given to the authors of the highest quality paper.

Invited Speaker

Jean-Pierre Colson, Université Catholique de Louvain

Workshop Organisers

Victoria Yaneva, University of Wolverhampton
Shiva Taslimipoor, University of Wolverhampton

Further information and contact details

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