I Workshop on Spoken Corpus Linguistics

December 13-14, 2018, Universitat de València

LingCor 2018

The 2018 LingCor Workshop is organised within the framework of a research project to produce the corpus “Parlars. Corpus Oral del Valencià Coloquial” (‘Languages. Spoken Corpus of colloquial Valencian’), funded by the Valencian Government (ref. GV/2017/094).

The first edition of the International Workshop on Spoken Corpus Linguistics aims to be a forum for discussion among linguists working on a spoken corpus methodology. The conference focuses on the construction of text corpora (data collection, selection of informants, dialectal and sociolectal divisions, labelling and annotation of the corpus) as well as on the exploitation and corpus-based studies (phonetics, morphosyntax, semantics and pragmatics). Although proposals including all theoretical approaches and all the topics about oral corpus linguistics are accepted, the main topics are:

Invited speakers

Prof. Anke Lüdeling

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Martin Hilpert

Université de Neuchâtel

Prof. Antonio Briz Gómez

Universitat de València

Prof. Xosé Luís Regueira Fernández

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Provisional programme

Booklet of abstracts now available

All the talks will take place in the Enric Valor conference room (1st floor), at the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication (Universitat de València).
December 13
9.00 to 9.15 Registration
9.15 to 9.30 Presentation
9.30 to 10.30 Invited talk: Anke Lüdeling (Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Optionality and variation in spoken learner language
10.30 to 11.00 Vicent Beltran (Universitat d'Alacant), Miquel Esplà (Universitat d'Alacant), Maribel Guardiola (Universitat d'Alacant), Sandra Montserrat (Universitat d'Alacant), Carles Segura (Universitat d'Alacant) & Andreu Sentí (Universitat de València) A colloquial and dialectal conversational corpus for Valencian Catalan: Parlars
11.00 to 11.30 Break
11.30 to 12.00 Anne Breitbarth (Ghent University), Anne-Sophie Ghyselen (Ghent University), Melissa Farasyn (Ghent University) & Jacques Van Keymeulen (Ghent University) A parsed corpus of Southern Dutch dialects
12.00 to 12.30 Giulia Bossaglia (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) & Lucia De Almeida Ferrari (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) Methods, resources and some results of the C-ORAL-BRASIL project for Brazilian Portuguese spoken corpora
12.30 to 13.00 Victoria Vázquez Rozas (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) & Mario Barcala (NLPgo) The ESLORA Corpus of Spoken Spanish: Design, Compilation and Search Engine
13.00 to 13.30 Miriam Bouzouita (Ghent University) In Search of New Transcription & Annotation Methods The Collaborative Game-Based Approach
13.30 to 15.00 Lunch
15.00 to 15:30 Adrián Cabedo Nebot (Universitat de València) Problemas en el diseño de un corpus oral: el corpus Ameresco
15.30 to 16.00 Marta Albelda Marco (Universitat de València) & Maria Estellés Arguedas (Universitat de València) Problemas y soluciones en el diseño y construcción del corpus Ameresco
16.00 to 16.30 Break
16.30 to 17.30 Invited talk: Antonio Briz (Universitat de València) Los corpus de conversaciones coloquiales. La elaboración del corpus AMERESCO (español coloquial en América)
December 14
9.00 to 10.00 Invited talk. Martin Hilpert (Université de Neuchâtel) Construction Grammar and the analysis of spoken language
10.00 to 10.30 Fien De Latte (Ghent University), Renata Enghels (Ghent University) & Linde Roels (Ghent University) El lenguaje juvenil como catalizador del cambio lingüístico en el siglo 21: estudio contrastivo de los corpus COLAm y CORMA
10.30 to 11.00 Ana Albalat Mascarell (Universitat Politècnica de València) & Maria Luisa Carrió (Universitat Politècnica de València) La construcción de la intersubjetividad en el discurso político: Análisis de los marcadores de compromiso en la campaña electoral del 26-J
11.00 to 12.30 Break + poster session
12.30 to 13.00 Marta Albelda Marco (Universitat de València) Variación de la atenuación según el género discursivo: un estudio de corpus
13:00 to 13.30 Carolina Figueras (Universitat de Barcelona) & M. Amparo Soler (Universitat de València) Atenuación, ilocución e imagen
13.30 to 15.00 Lunch
15.00 to 15.30 Romain Isely (ELCF, University of Geneva), Isabelle Racine (ELCF, University of Geneva), Sylvain Detey (Waseda University) & Julien Eychenne (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) Processing native and non-native speech corpus data: a phonological illustration with the French schwa
15.30 to 16.00 Esteve Clua (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) & Miquel Salicrú (Universitat de Barcelona) Aplicacions de la lògica difusa a l'anàlisi dels corpus dialectals: classificació de les varietats de frontera
16.00 to 16.30 Break
16.30 to 17.30 Invited talk: Xosé Luís Regueira (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) Corilga: un corpus anotado multinivel para estudiar la variación y el cambio en la lengua hablada
17.30 to 17.45 Closing
Poster session: December 14 from 11.00 to 12.30
Noelia de La Torre Martínez (Universitat de València) L'atenuació en el català i l'espanyol de València: anàlisi contrastiva
Irantzu Epelde (CNRS) Dialect contact in a Basque valley
Hanna Jokela (University of Turku) & Milla Luodonpää-Manni (University of Turku) Construing scientific knowledge and politeness in ten doctoral defenses held in Finnish and in French – an exploratory study of spoken academic discourse
Julia Kaiser (IDS Mannheim), Evi Schedl (IDS Mannheim) & Thomas Schmidt (IDS Mannheim) Building up a multi-purpose reference corpus of spoken interactions
Juan Lorente Sánchez (Universidad of Málaga) Give it me back on our wedding day: On the alternative double object construction on spoken Asian varieties of English
Nausica Marcos Miguel (Denison University) & Claudia Sánchez-Gutiérrez (University of California, Davis) A Spanish Second Language Classroom Corpus: Discussing its Construction and Shareability
David Navarro Ciurana (Universitat de València) El valor atenuante del discurso directo de pensamiento en el español de América
Anastasia Panova (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscou) & Ruprecht von Waldenfels (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) A collection of non-standard spoken Russian corpora: approaches, tools and research

Call for Papers

The 2018 LingCor Workshop invites linguistics researchers on spoken corpora to send proposals. Each author can submit a proposal as a single author and another one as co-author.

The Workshop consists of plenary sessions with guest speakers, of oral presentations (20 minutes long and with 10 minutes for discussion) and one poster session. Your talk or poster proposals shall be submitted via EasyChair (use this link to send your proposal: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lingcor2018).

Proposals shall not exceed 600 words (excluding bibliography) and shall be submitted in Times New Roman font size 12, with 1.5 spacing and with 2.5-cm margin on all sides. Proposals shall be anonymous and, thus, cannot include explicit references to the author(s) nor to unpublished works of the author(s).

Proposals can be submitted in English, Catalan or Spanish.

In addition, a selection of the works presented in the workshop will be proposed for publication in an especial issue of the journal Zeitschrift für Katalanistik (Journal of Catalan Studies).

Important Dates


The registration is now open until November, 30, 2018.

Note that registration is mandatory for all attendees of the conference. The registration fee is only required to those attendees that will be presenting a paper. For the rest of attendees registration is for free.

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Registration fee

Standard registration fee is 50€. Undergraduate students or unemployed people have a special 30€ fee and shall prove their situation at the moment of the registration.


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Certificate and receipt

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Scientific Committee

Marta Albelda (Universitat de València), Núria Alturo (Universitat de Barcelona), Dolores Azorín (Universitat d'Alacant), Miriam Bouzouita (Universiteit Gent), Josefina Carrera-Sabaté (Universitat de Barcelona), Ernestina Carrilho (Universidade de Lisboa), María-Luisa Carrió-Pastor (Universitat Politècnica de València), Emili Casanova (Universitat de València), Jaume Corbera (Universitat de les Illes Balears), Bert Cornillie (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Miquel Esplà (Universitat d'Alacant), Maria Estellés (Universitat de València), Inés Fernández-Ordóñez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Elisa Fernández-Rei (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), Mikel Forcada (Universitat d'Alacant), Mar Garachana (Universitat de Barcelona), Pedro Gras (Universiteit Antwerpen), Johannes Kabatek (Universität Zürich), Maria-Rosa Lloret (Universitat de Barcelona), Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Josep Martines (Universitat d'Alacant), Vicent Martines (Universitat d'Alacant), Brauli Montoya (Universitat d'Alacant), Sandra Montserrat (Universitat d'Alacant), Pere Navarro (Universitat Rovira i Virgili), Florent Perek (University of Birmingham), Manel Pérez-Saldanya (Universitat de València), Clàudia Pons-Moll (Universitat de Barcelona), Pilar Prieto (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Claus Pusch (Universität Freiburg), Joan-Rafael Ramos (Universitat de València), Xosé-Luís Regueira-Fernández (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), Josep Ribera (Universitat de València), Leonor Ruiz-Gurillo (Universitat d'Alacant), Pelegrí Sancho (Universitat de València), Andreu Sentí (Universitat de València), Juan-Andrés Villena-Ponsoda (Universidad de Málaga).

Organising Committee

Vicent Beltran (UA), Miquel Esplà (UA), Maribel Guardiola (UA), Jesús Jiménez (UV), Maria Josep Marin (UV), Sandra Montserrat (UA), Carles Segura (UA), Andreu Sentí (UV), Manuel Badal (UV), Paula Cruselles (UV), Caterina Martinez (UA), Anqi Tang (UV).