Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies (UCCTS2008)

Venue: Zhejiang University

Location: Hangzhou, China

Event Date/Time: Feb 12, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 18, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2008
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The international symposium on Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies is sponsored jointly by Zhejiang University, University of Central Lancashire, Beijing Foreign Language Studies, Shandong University, and Lancaster University, with the aim of exploring the creation and use of corpora in contrastive and translation studies. The first conference will be held at Zhejiang University in the scenic city of Hangzhou, China during 25th ? 27th September 2008.

Conference website:

Keynote speakers
Michael Barlow (Auckland University)
Silvia Bernardini (Bologna University)
Defeng Li (Shandong University / SOAS, University of London)
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
Kefei Wang (Beijing Foreign Studies University)

We invite papers that are related to, but not restricted to, the following themes:
? Design and development of comparable and parallel corpora
? Processing of multilingual corpora
? Using corpora in translation studies and teaching
? Using corpora in cross-linguistic contrast
? Corpus-based comparative research of source native language, translated language and target native language
? Corpus-based research of interface between contrastive and translation studies

Abstract submission
Please email your abstract as a Microsoft Word attachment to:

Abstract format
? Title in bold on all copies
? Name, affiliation, address, telephone, and email address on a separate cover page
? Text of no more than 300 words
? Single spaced, Times New Roman 12, justified

Important dates
NEW: 18th April 2008: Deadline for submission of abstracts
Early May 2008: Notification of acceptance of abstracts
1st June 2008: Early bird registration starts
31st July 2008: Early bird registration closes
31st July 2008: Deadline for submission of full papers
1st August 2008: Ordinary registration opens
31 August 2008: Ordinary registration closes
[On-site registration is acceptable only if there are places available.]

Presentation format
Papers are allocated to 20-minute slots plus five minutes of discussion.

Conference fees
Participants from outside China: 150 GBP / 300 USD
Participants from China: 900 yuan

Conference publication
At least one author per paper is required to register for the paper to be included for publication. The template for full paper will be sent together with the notification of acceptance.
Conference proceedings will be published online after the conference. Selected papers will be published in an edited volume with Routledge and/or in a special issue of Languages in Contrast.

Conference language
Programme Committee
Dawn Archer (University of Central Lancashire)
Michael Barlow (University of Auckland)
Silvia Bernardini (University of Bologna)
Lianzhen He (Zhejiang University)
Huaqing Hong (National Institute of Education, Singapore)
Defeng Li (SOAS, University of London)
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
Scott Songlin Piao (Manchester University)
Paul Rayson (Lancaster University)
Kefei Wang (Beijing Foreign Studies University)
Anne Wichmann (University of Central Lancashire)
Richard Xiao (Zhejiang University / University of Central Lancashire)
Jiajin Xu (Beijing Foreign Studies University)
Ming Yue (Zhejiang University)