Members of the PhD committee after the successful defense. Picture courtesy of G. Gödecke.
We are pleased to announce that Alexandra Kinne has published the PhD dissertation that she defended in May 2018 with Presses Universitaires de Louvain under the title “Particle Placement in English L1 and L2 Academic Writing. A Triangulated Learner-corpus and Experimental Study of Weight Effects”.
Update (August 2nd, 2021): A review of the book has recently been published in the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics.
Update (March 2nd, 2023): A second review of the book has recently been published in the International Journal of Learner Corpus Research.
Members of the CALE team will be attending the 39th ICAME conference in Tampere in May/June this year.
Nida Dusturia‘s abstract was accepted for a work-in-progress report on “Indonesian EFL learners’ argumentative writing: A learner corpus study of connector usage”. Leonie Wiemeyer and Antorlina Mandal will present a joint paper on “Foreign elements in L2 writers’ research papers – communicative strategy or display of academic literacy?” and Leonie a second paper on “L2 writers’ strategies of paraphrasing, quoting, and textual borrowing in linguistics assignments”.
Marcus Callies co-ogranizes a pre-conference workshop on “Corpus approaches to conceptual metaphor and idioms in World Englishes” with Alexander Onysko (Klagenfurt/Austria) and has two contributions in this workshop: “Corpus approaches to studying conceptual metaphor” (with Alexander) and “Using large electronic corpora to validate elicitation techniques in research on conceptual metaphor and idioms: The case of the “lexicon of corruption” in West African Englishes”.
We will host a workshop “Corpus-based Approaches to Language Learning and Language Assessment” on Monday, February 12, 2018. We are happy to welcome two distinguished LCR researchers from the University of Tübingen for this event: Prof. Dr. Detmar Meurers and Dr. Akira Murakami. They will present their latest research alongside some members of the CALE team.
We are pleased to announce that we will host an international summer school on Learner Corpus Research from August 27-31, 2018, organised under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association.The aim of the event is to introduce researchers into the field of Learner Corpus Research through a series of overview lectures and hands-on sessions.
The summer school is targeted at both young researchers, e.g. PhD students who have recently embarked on a learner corpus project, but also more experienced researchers from neighbouring fields such as corpus linguistics, SLA or LTA who want to know more about this dynamic, interdisciplinary field of research.
More information about this event can be found here.
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Happy and successful times for two members of the CALE team at this year’s Learner Corpus Research conference in Bolzano/Italy.
Leonie Wiemeyer presented a paper on “Direct quotes, paraphrases, and summaries in L2 academic assignments” and won a book prize as runner-up in the competition for the best paper presented by a PhD student. Congratulations, Leonie!
Marcus Callies was re-elected vice-president of the Learner Corpus Association for another 4 years of office.
We are happy to have ERASMUS+ guest lecturer Dr. Nikola Dobric from the University of Klagenfurt / Austria visiting us in June 2017. On June 15th, 9:15 to 10:30, he will talk about “Assessing High-Stakes Writing Performances. An Austrian-Slovenian Study“. All welcome!
From Tuesday, May 2nd to Thursday, May 4th, 2017, our project partner from Firat University in Turkey, Dr. Aysel SAHIN KIZIL, visited the Bremen CALE team.
We had stimulating disussions about future research colloaborations and listened to two most interesting guest lectures by our guest.