The Centre for English Corpus Linguistics of the University of Louvain (UCL) is organizing the fifth edition of the Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies conference series in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) on 12-14 September, 2018.
UCCTS is a biennial international conference which was launched by Richard Xiao in 2008 to provide an international forum for the exploration of the theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the creation and use of corpora in contrastive and translation/interpreting studies. The 2018 edition will be dedicated to the memory of Richard, who initiated the conference series but sadly passed away in January 2016.
After almost 30 years of intensive corpus use in contrastive linguistics and translation studies, the conference aims to take stock of the advances that have been made in methodology, theory, analysis and applications, and think up new ways of moving corpus-based contrastive and translation studies forward. UCCTS2018 is meant to bring together researchers who collect, annotate, analyze corpora and/or use them to inform contrastive linguistics and translation theory and/or develop corpus-informed tools (in foreign language teaching, language testing and quality assessment, translation pedagogy, computer-aided/machine translation or other related NLP domains).
Detailed information about the conference (including the list of presentations) can be found on the conference website:https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/ilc/cecl/uccts2018.html
The deadline of abstract submission is extended to January 22nd.
- Gloria Corpas Pastor (University of Malaga): “In principio erat verbum: A fresh look at corpora for translation and interpreting”
- Sandra Halverson (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences): “Cognitive translation studies and the combination of data types and methods”
- Hilde Hasselgård (University of Oslo): “Corpus-based contrastive studies: beginnings, developments and directions”
- Juliane House (University of Hamburg): “Using corpora for evaluating translations and language change”
- Haidee Kruger (Macquarie University): “Expanding the third code: Corpus-based studies of constrained communication and language mediation”
Note that participation in the conference is limited by the venue, so we recommend that you register as soon as possible.
Sylviane Granger & Marie-Aude Lefer
UCCTS 2018 Conference Chairs