ICNALE: The International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English A collection of 1.3M words of controlled essays written by English learners
in 10 countries and areas in Asia.
Project Leader: Dr. Shin'ichiro Ishikawa, Kobe University, Japan
Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World (LCSAW) 2013
March 23-24, 2013 (Kobe, Japan)
Last updated 2013/03/25
The LCSAW2013 has ended in great success with approx. 160 attendees in
total. Thank you very much for your participation. See you in the next
We are pleased to announce the Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World
2013 (LCSAW2013) to be held from 23 March to 24 March 2013 at Kobe, Japan.
This is an international symposium to commemorate the completion of the
International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English (ICNALE) Project
led by Dr. Shin'ichiro Ishikawa of Kobe University. The ICNALE, a 1.3 M
words of learner corpus covering 10 countries and areas in Asia, is expected
to promote learner corpus studies in the region.
This symposium is supported by the MEXT's Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
(B), 2010-2013, No. 22320104.2.
Venue, Travel, and Accommodation
Kobe University, Centennial Hall (1-2-1, Tsurukabuto, Nada-ku, Kobe, Japan
Dr. Sylviane Granger is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at
the University of Louvain (Belgium). She is the Director of the Centre
for English Corpus Linguistics where research activity is focused on the
compilation and exploitation of learner corpora and multilingual corpora.
Her latest publications include International Corpus of Learner English and eLexicography in the 21st century: New challenges, new applications.
Dr. Andy Kirkpatrick (Australia)
Dr.Andy Kirkpatrick is Professor in the Department of Languages and Linguistics
at Griffith University and a member of the School of Education at Curtin
University. He has worked in tertiary institutions across Asia, including
in Burma, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. His recent publications include
English as a Lingua Franca in ASEAN: A Multilingual Model, The Routledge
Handbook of World Englishes, and Chinese and Rhetoric and Writing.
Dr. Vincent Ooi (Singapore)
Dr. Vincent Ooi is Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore
and an editorial member of the journal Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics. His publications are mainly in the areas of corpus-based language studies,
lexicography and Asian varieties of English. More recently, he has given
invited keynote/plenary addresses at international symposia on Language
Education, Lexicography and L2 Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Yukio Tono (Japan)
Dr. Yukio Tono is Professor at Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies,
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He has compiled the JEFLL Corpus.
His latest publications include A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese and Corpus-based Language Studies.
Information for Presenters
Call For Papers (Ended in October 2012) Our symposium focuses on learner corpus (LC) studies from varied perspectives.
Although submissions of the papers based on or related to the ICNALE will
be particularly welcomed, we are happy to consider other submissions concerning
the conference themes above. Accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings and some of them will be considered for inclusion in the book.
The LCSAW2013 Organizing Committee cordially invites potential participants
to send in a 150-200 word abstract as well as your personal information
via online form no later than October 15, 2012.
Paper Submission (By January 31, 2013)
Presenters need to send a full paper by the end of January.All the manuscript
will be peer-reviewed. Full paper template (for MS Word 2007/2010 and MS Word 2003).
After the review, you will be asked to send a revised camera-ready version
by February 20.
Registration (By February 28, 2013)
Presenters also need to register from the online registration form.
Symposium (March 23-24)
Authors need to attend the symposium and make an oral presentation. All papers are allotted 20 minutes for
presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion.
If you like to cancel your presentation, contact the organizer ASAP.
The presentation hall is equipped with a Windows 7 notebook computer .
You can use the MS Powerpoint 2010 and other Office programs. Please do
not forget to bring your ppt data.
If you need an entry visa to Japan, please contact the organizer. You need
to begin to prepare the documents well in advance.
The symposium is supported by MEXT's Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research,
School of Languages & Communication, Kobe University, Intercultural
Research Center, Kobe University, The Kobe Shimbun , Hyogo Prefectural
Board of Education