Call for papers

The 10th bi-annual Teaching and Language Corpora Conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 12th – 14th July 2012. Pre-conference workshops and tutorials will be offered on 11th July. The conference will bring together practitioners and theorists with a common interest in the use of corpora for:

  • first and second language teaching and learning (including data-driven learning materials and student-centred linguistic investigation)
  • language awareness raising
  • teaching languages for specific purposes
  • teaching interpreting and translation
  • teaching culture and history
  • teaching literature
  • teaching inter-cultural communication
  • developing pedagogic grammars and learner dictionaries
  • teacher education
  • research on second language acquisition

The corpus resources can include:

  • general corpora
  • LSP corpora
  • written and spoken coropora
  • multimodal corpora
  • simplified corpora
  • learner corpora
  • web as a corpus

TaLC2012 invites proposals for position papers, reports of work in progress, case-histories of successful corpus applications, and introductions to relevant new resources. Proposals may be for 20-minute papers, posters, or software demonstrations. We also welcome proposals for pre-conference tutorials and workshops. The workshops should be 2.5 – 3 hours long and involve hands-on activities. The official language of the conference will be English.

All proposals should be approximately 500 words, excluding references. Authors are requested to refrain from citing their own work to preserve anonymity. The proposals should be sent to the following address: talc10(at) The deadline for submission of papers, posters and software demos is 31 January 2012. The deadline for submission of pre-conference workshops and tutorials is 29 February 2012.

All proposals will be blind reviewed. Authors of those selected for presentation at the conference will be notified in the middle of April. The authors will be required to prepare written versions of their presentations in the form of short papers of 2,500-3000 words to be submitted by 31 May 2011. The papers will be included in an unedited volume of the conference proceedings, which will be published on a CD and distributed to the all the participants during the conference. Selected full-length papers will be published in an edited volume with a leading international publisher after the conference.


Conference organizer:

Agnieszka Lenko
Institute of Applied Linguistics
University of Warsaw

Browarna 8/10
00-311 Warsaw, Poland

conference e-mail: talc10(at)
conference website:

fax: +48 22 8261391