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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   PALC
From:   Rafski Uzar
Email:   raffy_(on)_krysia.uni.lodz.pl
Date received:   28 May 2001
Deadline:   22 Jun 2001
Start date:   07 Sep 2001

3rd Biennial Conference PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN LANGUAGE CORPORA PALC 2001 University of Lódz, September 7th - 9th 2001 SECOND CIRCULAR ***Please note that there still are a limited number of slots available for papers in some sections. Abstracts should be sent to the Organising Committee by no later than 22 June, 2001*** AIMS Following the success of both PALC '97 and PALC '99, the Department of English Language at Lodz University plans to hold the 3rd international conference devoted to PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN LANGUAGE CORPORA. The general topic of the conference is the relationship between language corpora and their uses in a range of language and linguistic fields. Our aim is to provide a forum for practical exemplifications of language corpora (written and spoken) in action and a forum for fruitful interaction between scholars. Hopefully, such a conference will act as a stimulus to teaching, and to scholarly and critical research. DATES The conference will be held over 3 days, 7 to 9 September 2001 (arrival day 6 September) at the Lodz University Conference Centre. PLENARY SPEAKERS The following scholars have accepted our invitation to address the conference as plenary speakers: Prof. Guy Aston - University of Bologna, Italy Dr Michael Oakes - University of Sunderland, United Kingdom Prof. John Osborne, University of Savoy, France Prof. Wolfgang Teubert - University of Birmingham, United Kingdom PAPERS The Abstracts Committee has now accepted over 30 papers for presentation. Presentations should last 45 minutes including demonstrations, questions and discussion. There will be parallel sessions at certain times on Friday, 7th and Saturday, 8th September. Sessions will start at 9 a.m. every day. Note that the official language of the conference will be English. Selected papers will be published by Peter Lang GmbH in a volume of the Lodz Studies in Language series. IMPORTANT: REGISTRATION FORM Attached with this circular is a registration form, which the participants are kindly requested to fill in and send back to PALC 2001 Organising Committee by no later than 15 July 2001 by email (corpora_(on)_krysia.uni.lodz.pl) or fax (+48 42 639 02 20). COSTS Participants from Central and Eastern Europe: 750 PLN, of which: - conference fee: 200 PLN - accommodation/fullboard: 550 PLN Participants from Western Europe, the Americas, Far East, Others: the equivalent in PLN of $450, of which: - conference fee: $150 - accommodation/fullboard: $300 The conference fee covers conference materials, participation in sessions, etc. Accommodation/fullboard includes accommodation in a twin room at the Lodz University Conference Centre, three meals a day, coffee breaks, and the Saturday night conference dinner. Note that there is a supplement of $60/120 PLN for participants opting for sole use of their room; they should notify the Organising Committee of their wish to do so a week before the start of the conference. PAYMENT Payment should be in cash (on arrival) in the Polish zloty (PLN)* or by cheque (in US dollars or equivalent in other currencies). We regret to be unable to cover bank handling fees for cheque payments. The cheque should be made out to: Lodz University, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (PALC'01) and forwarded to: University of Lodz Department of English Language Al. Kosciuszki 65 90-514 Lodz Poland Cheque payment can also be made on arrival. Note that for cancellations made after August 24th 2001 no refund will be given. *Foreign currency can be exchanged at numerous bureaux de change (both at all border crossing points and in Lodz), some of which are open 24 hours. Cash can also be obtained from cash machines, most of which accept all major credit and debit cards. THE CITY OF LODZ Lodz, whose history dates back to the 15th century, is the second largest city in Poland, with a population of nearly one million people. It is located 130 km (85 miles) south-west of Warsaw, almost in the very centre of Poland. Its short yet remarkable history is closely linked to the growth of the textile industry - even today its most characteristic sights include late-19th-century neogothic factories and well-preserved, magnificent villas and palaces of former factory owners, now turned into museums or sites of various cultural and educational institutions. Lodz is not only an important industrial centre, but also a city of culture, often referred to as the capital of Polish film. The most renowned Polish film directors such as Krzysztof Kieslowski, Roman Polanski and Andrzej Wajda are all graduates of the Lodz Film School. Despite the fact that Lodz is an industrial city, it has the largest urban green areas in Poland, among them Lagiewniki, the biggest municipal park in Poland, with two wooden chapels and a Baroque monastery. Since 1945 Lodz has been an important academic centre with a number of state-run academic institutions, among them the University of Lodz. PALC 2001 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Prof. dr hab. Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk Dr Krzysztof Kredens Dr Stanislaw Roszkowski Department of English Language Al. Kosciuszki 65 90-514 Lodz Poland tel: (#48) 42 639 02 20 fax: (#48) 42 639 02 18 SECRETARIES: Raf Uzar Jacek Walinski e-mail: corpora_(on)_krysia.uni.lodz.pl FURTHER INFORMATION Further details about the conference will be publicised in the Third Circular, due in end-July. Relevant information will also be provided, as it becomes available, at the following URL: www.uni.lodz.pl/pelcra For more information please contact the Organising Committee or one of the conference secretaries.

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