TaLC2020 main conference

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Contact us by email: talc2020@univ-perp.fr

We are delighted to have the following speakers at TaLC2020: Maggie Charles (University of Oxford), Mark Davies (Brigham Young University), Sylvain Detey (Waseda University), François Maniez (University of Lyon 2), Pascual Pérez-Paredes (Universidad de Murcia – University of Cambridge).  Titles and abstracts for plenaries can be found in the downloadable book of abstracts (see below). Plenary talks will be streamed on the 16th and 17th of July. Each plenary will be followed by a synchronous exchange with the speaker – access codes for zoom sessions will be sent out by email to all registered participants. Plenaries and discussions will also be livestreamed for open-view access (viewing only, no participation).

The programme for the week beginning Monday 13th of July can be downloaded (last updated 13/07/20). Because of timezone differences, some synchronous sessions may not suit all participants. Therefore, all synchronous sessions will be recorded and made available to registered participants. Click here to download the conference poster.

Click here to download the abstracts for all plenaries, papers and posters (last updated 14/07/20). All papers are organised into themed strands. You should refer to the book of abstracts to find out which strand a particular author or paper is in. All strands will have their own synchronous discussion session on the 16th or the 17th of July.

Registration is open to all, presenters and non-presenting participants alike (up to the 18th of July – contact organisers if you have any problems). Access to the full online conference will only be made available to registered participants. The  enrolment fees for TaLC2020 are: 40€ (full academic/professional) / 20€ (reduced rate). See below for information on registration.

All papers and poster presentations can be viewed using the stranded playlists below (click to view – password access only – if you have problems with the password check your vpn). To leave a comment or a question, you can either use the online pad (password access only) or the comment+like feature in Vimeo. To activate this feature, you simply have to click on the small Vimeo logo in the bottom-right corner of the presentation you are viewing. Please remember to keep questions clear and courteous – on the French Vimeo interface it says: souvenez-vous de rester cool et de la jouer fair play! Spot the English borrowing 😉

All live-streamed sessions on the 16th and 17th of July (opening ceremony, strand discussions, poster session, keynote speaker discussions, etc.) will be available following the conference in the Plenary and livestream archive below. There is also a pad for any comments and questions relating to these sessions.

TaLC2020 highlights (public access)

Strand 1 papers (Data-driven learning) – click on pad to leave comments and questions

Strand 2 papers (Specific/academic purposes, specialised language and specialised corpora) – click on pad to leave comments and questions

Strand 3 papers (Acquisition, interlinguistic/comparative studies, translation, linguistic approaches) – click on pad to leave comments and questions

Strand 4 papers (Classroom teaching/learning, teacher training, tools and resources for teachers/learners, planning and programmes) – click on pad to leave comments and questions 

Strand 5 papers (Writing, discourse, text) – click on pad to leave comments and questions 

Strand 6 posters – click on pad to leave comments and questions

Plenary and livestream archive – click on pad to leave comments and questions

Workshop archive

Registration

Registration is open to all, presenters and non-presenting participants alike (up to the 18th of July). Access to the full online conference will only be made available to registered participants. The revised enrolment fees for TaLC2020 are: 40€ (full academic/professional) / 20€ (reduced rate). Register online by clicking here. For first timers, click on « Create account ». Once you have created an account, you can register for the conference. Please make sure to click on the correct professional status or « Category » before submitting your registration form. The « Payment » page should appear following registration (you can actually pay later on, by going into « My registration > Amount to pay »). The online payment will take you to a page in French which features the University of Perpignan logo. You will be asked to confirm payment (« Veuillez confirmer… ») by clicking on the green box displaying the amount to pay; this takes you to a standard online secure card payment form. And at the end, don’t foget to click on the final green box « Valider » (« Cliquez sur Valider pour terminer votre inscription… ») otherwise registration will not be completed. If you receive the following email, you know you got it right. If you don’t get this email, then you’re not paid up. Sometimes, a change of browser can help if things aren’t going well.

       [talc2020] Registration confirmation

       Dear XXXX,

       Your registration is confirmed for Teaching and Language Corpora Conference.

       Summary of your registration…

Click here to see screen by screen online payment procedure. Good luck!

Workshops

A range of conference workshops are on offer during TaLC2020:

  • WORKSHOP 1: Exploring language using VersaText (James Thomas) FULL
  • WORKSHOP 2: Designing pedagogical materials using interactive data-driven learning (iDDL) with multilingual learner corpora (Aleksey Novikov, Adriana Picoral, Bruna Sommer, Ola Swatek, Nicole Schmidt, Ashley Velazquez and Shelley Staples) FULL
  • WORKSHOP 3: Direct and indirect applications of learner and expert corpora to language teaching and learning: a top-down and bottom-up approach (Niall Curry and Jane Seely) FULL
  • WORKSHOP 4: Multivariate exploratory techniques for linguists with R (Guillaume Desagulier) FULL
  • WORKSHOP 5: Travel to Perpignan with French lessons (Gwladys Coll and Olivier Douillet) FULL

Workshops are open to all registered participants (on a first come first served basis – participants can attend as many workshops as they wish). See the workshops page for more information and to sign up! Workshops will take place from the 13th to the 15th of July. See the programme above. Workshops will either be recorded or will have a notebook or pre-recorded material, thereby making them accessible to participants unable to attend synchronously.

Social programme

Bastille day fireworks, les jeudis de Perpignan street arts and music, French language classes, visits, canoeing… (Just so you know what would have been!)

The new revised social programme is just as good (or almost) and involves T-shirts:

  • Pole dance performance by our very own Laurie Buscail on Thursday 16th of July followed by a …
  • … virtual visit of Perpignan and region (in easy French) before our fancy-dress « apéro zoom » (prize for most original drink and most original fancy-dress – chance to win a Perpignan University TaLC2020 T-shirt!) Our challenge: get as many participants in the same zoom room together at the same time!
  • Quiz hosted by the organising team on Friday 17th of July (chance to win a Perpignan University TaLC2020 T-shirt!). Teams (4 people max; individuals welcome too) register by sending the name of their team by email: talc2020@univ-perp.fr. Simple rules, questions for all people, all countries, all levels on all topics … including corpora … and language … and other stuff as well!
  • Conference Art exhibition/competition: throughout the conference, send us photos of your TaLC2020-related drawings, paintings, sculptures, mess … whatever! (chance to win a Perpignan University TaLC2020 T-shirt!)
  • Coastal walk and virtual visit of Paulilles followed by snorkelling on Saturday 18th of July or Sunday 19th of July (depending on the weather); conference picnic on the beach

 

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