Workshop on "big data" and International Conference (June 8th-9th, 2018)

The 24th Joint Workshop on Linguistics and Language Processing (JWLLP-24): Using "big data" web-based corpora for research and teaching

-Date: June 8 (Fri), 2018, 14:00-17:00

-Venue: Kyung Hee University, Seoul

We will provide an overview of how to use the BYU corpora for research and teaching. These corpora include COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English; 560 billion words, 1990-2017), COHA (Corpus of Historical American English; 400 million words, 1810-2009), GloWbE (Global Web-Based English; 1.9 billion words, 20 countries), and NOW (News on the Web; 5.7+ billion words, 2010 - yesterday!). Most of these corpora are 50-100 times as big as comparable corpora of English. We will also provide training on iWeb, a new 14 billion word corpus that will be released in April 2018, and which offers many features that are not available for the other BYU corpora, including many features that are extremely useful for language teaching. In all cases, we will focus on how the corpora can be best used to look a lexis, morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse analysis, as well as studying variation by genre, historical period, and dialect.

2018 Joint Conference of the Korean Society of Corpus Linguistics and Kyung Hee Institute for the Study of Language and Information

-Date: June 9 (Sat), 2018, 08:30-17:00

-Venue: Kyung Hee University, Seoul

-Theme: Using "big data" web-based corpora for research and teaching

-Plenary Talk: Mark Davies (Brigham Young University)

The new 14 billion word iWeb corpus: A valuable new tool for both research and teaching

-Invited Talk I: Yasunari Harada (Waseda University)

Adverse Effects of Katakana Words and Expressions in Japanese on Communication among Native Speakers of Japanese

-Invited Talk II: Chu-Ren Huang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Is Linguistic Synaesthesia Biology Based or Embodiment Driven? Recent corpus-based studies


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