The 10th Conference for the American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL) will be held at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, USA, on October 7-9, 2011.
Conference Venue: The Loudermilk Center in Downtown Atlanta
AACL 2011 Organizing Committee
PO Box 4099
Atlanta, GA, 30302
(404) 413-5195 or (404) 413-5186
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Previous AA(A)CL conferences: University of Alberta (2009), Brigham Young University (2008), Northern Arizona University (2006, 2000), University of Michigan (2005, 1999), Montclair State University (2004), IUPUI (2002), and University of Massachusetts at Boston (2001)
|Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Has American English gotten any different? Using the Brown family to track diachronic change in American (and British) English
This study introduces the AE06 corpus, a one million word corpus of standard written American English from 2006, created recently at Lancaster University. AE06 is the newest member of the Brown family of reference corpora, which contains versions in British and American English (using the same sampling frame) from a range of time periods over the last 100 years. The talk considers the pros and cons of building and comparing small reference corpora and then describes the collection of the AE06 corpus, as well as comparing it to the other corpora in the Brown family. First I consider which words have a) increased b) decreased and c) remained fairly stable in frequency when comparing AE06 to comparable American corpora from the 1960s and 1990s. Second, I compare the AE06 to its British equivalent BE06 in order to determine lexical and cultural keywords between the two varieties. I consider whether findings from the studies carried out by Leech and Fallon on the 1960s Am/Br corpora and Oakes on the 1990s corpora continue to hold for the 2000s.
|Is American English still differentiated from British English as 'masculine to the point of machismo, militaristic, dynamic and actuated by high ideals, driven by technology, activity and enterprise' (Leech and Fallon 1992: 44)? Finally, I ask whether spelling preferences in words like colour/color and got/gotten continue to prevail as marked ways in which American and British English are distinguished, or whether one variety's spelling preferences appears to be more influential.
Classroom discourse analysis with corpus linguistics: How much more do we know?
Since the first discussions of classroom discourse in the 1970s, researchers have carried out detailed descriptions of particular aspects of that context. These studies provide in-depth analyses of a few texts as they explore the structure of discourse or describe how the participants engage in dialogues in the classroom. This presentation introduces new, corpus-based approaches to classroom discourse analysis. A series of studies that investigate aspects of classroom discourse (e.g., discourse structure, the participants' linguistic characteristics) will be discussed for their research questions, analytical tools, and findings. These studies also illustrate what more we can know about classroom discourse due to the application of corpus-based techniques to the analysis. Finally, the presentation highlights future directions to expand research within and beyond the classroom context and the language of
Using corpora for pedagogy: Does it make a difference?
Note: The registration fee includes lunches and beverages for the three-day conference and cocktails for the opening reception on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm. We follow approximately the same conference rates/fees from the last two AACL conferences (2008, Brigham Young University; and 2009, University of Alberta).
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Conference Venue: The Loudermilk Center, Downtown Atlanta
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, The Loudermilk Center is conveniently accessed from all points in Metro Atlanta via I-75 and I-20. Loudermilk Center is within close proximity to the Georgia State Capitol, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, and major corporations and public agencies in the downtown Atlanta corridor. United Way of Atlanta, an important partner of the Center, is located across the street. Additionally, the Atlanta MARTA Peachtree Center Station, Atlanta’s rapid rail and bus system is walking distance away. Hartsfield International Airport is less than 15 miles from The Loudermilk Center.
Travel to Atlanta: The Loudermilk Center, Georgia State University, and recommended hotels (see below) are located in Downtown Atlanta and are easily accessible from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Use MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) Rail Service from the airport to FIVE POINTS or PEACHTREE CENTER (approximately 20 minutes travel time to Downtown) stations to get to your hotel or the conference venue. Taxi and shuttle services to your hotel are also available.
Driving directions to The Loudermilk Center are available here: http://www.loudermilkcenter.com/atlanta-conference-center-parking.aspx
Here are some hotel options near the conference venue. The main criteria for selecting these hotels included price, proximity to The Loudermilk Center and/or a MARTA stop, and overall rating. All hotels listed below are within one mile walking distance to the venue.
Holiday Inn Hotel Atlanta Special conference rate $84
101 Andrew Young Intl Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 0.3 mi NW
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The Ellis Hotel Special Loudermilk Rate $141
176 Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 0.2 mi N
(404) 523-5155 · ellishotel.com
Sheraton Hotel Special Loudermilk Rate $119.00
165 Courtland St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Toll free: 800-833-8624
Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown Special Loudermilk Rate $121
134 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 0.1 mi N
(404) 522-0950 · marriott.com
100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 0.4 mi NW
(404) 659-0000 · omnihotels.com
89 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 0.1 mi NW
(404) 524-0672 (Fax) · atlantadowntowninn.com
210 Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 0.2 mi N
(404) 659-1400 · starwoodhotels.com
181 Peachtree Street, Northeast, Atlanta, GA 0.2 mi N
(404) 659-0400 · ritzcarlton.com
110 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 0.3 mi W
(404) 521-2250 · glennhotel.com
161 Spring Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 0.2 mi N
(404) 589-1111 · haptoninn.com
300 Spring Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 0.5 mi N
(404) 523-1144 · daysinn.com
267 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 0.6 mi NW
(404) 223-2300 · embassysuites1.hilton.com
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