Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies (UCCTS) 2010 (UCCTS2010)

Venue: Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK

Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 27, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 29, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 30, 2010
Early Registration Date: May 31, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2010
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Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies (UCCTS) 2010

Call for Papers

Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies (UCCTS), which is a biennial international conference series launched to provide a forum for exploring the creation and use of corpora in contrastive and translation studies, is related, but not confined 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 at the interface between contrastive and translation studies
• Bilingual terminology, lexicology and lexicography

Following the success of the UCCTS 2008 conference (, which took place at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China on 25-27th September 2008 (online proceedings are available (, and an edited book of selected papers will be published in 2010 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing), we are now pleased to invite submissions for papers for the UCCTS 2010 conference. The event is jointly organised by Edge Hill University (UK), the University of Bologna at Forlì (Italy), and Beijing Foreign Studies University (China), and is to be held at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk (near Liverpool) in the UK on 27-29th July 2010.

Keynote speakers
Professor Stig Johansson (University of Oslo)
Dr Sara Laviosa (University of Bari)
Professor Anna Mauranen (Helsinki University)
Professor Raphael Salkie (University of Brighton)

Abstract submission
Abstracts of c. 300 words in the format of MS-Word, pdf or txt should be submitted via the EasyAbs facility at the following link:

Important dates
Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2010
Abstract review: 1 Feb – 31 March 2010
Notification: first week of April 2010
Early bird registration: 1 April 2010 – 31 May 2010
Registration closing date: 30 June 2010
Conference days: 27-29 July 2010

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

Conference publication
The conference proceedings will be published online after the conference, in addition to an edited book or a special journal issue for a selection of papers.

Programme Committee
Michael Barlow (University of Auckland)
Silvia Bernardini (University of Bologna)
Bart Defrancq (University College Ghent / Ghent University)
Clive Grey (Edge Hill University)
Andrew Hardie (Lancaster University)
Serge Sharoff (Leeds University)
Kefei Wang (Beijing Foreign Studies University)
Richard Xiao (Edge Hill University)

Conference website


Edge Hill University
United Kingdom