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Klagenfurt Conference on Corpus-Based Applied Linguistics


Dear participants,

Please find the updated information on the upcoming CALK14 conference - the final list of participants and the conference schedule.


We are looking forward to seeing you all here soon!


Best regards,

Conference Organizers


P.S. For those who have not registered please do so soon as the regular registration fees apply only till Friday this week (12.09.2014)!








Important dates:


Conference dates:

25th September – 27th September 2014


Early registration

23rd June – 12th September 2014


Late registration:

13th September – on site




bank account updated

  Registration form doc  pdf 

Online registration



Klagenfurt Conference on Corpus-Based Applied Linguistics (CALK14)


Call for Papers – Extended period of submission!


 The Department of English and American Studies, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, is happy to announce the Klagenfurt Conference on Corpus–based Applied Linguistics (CALK14) to take place in Klagenfurt, Austria, from Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th, September 2014.


Within a broad understanding of Applied Linguistics as the linguistics-informed engagement with language issues in the social world, papers are invited which focus on corpus-based approaches to such issues. In particular, papers are welcome in the more focused thematic strands of Corpus Linguistics and Language Assessment, Language Contact and Multilingualism in World Englishes, Discursive Practices across Professional Fields and the Sociolinguistics of Multilingual (e-)Writing.

Selected contributions will be invited for publication.


The official language of the conference is English.


The four thematic focuses are:


Corpus Linguistics and Language Assessment

invites papers using corpus linguistic methodology to describe learner language and, ideally, using such description as a basis for studying the validity of language tests or assessment systems. Papers dealing with error classification approaches are particularly welcome as are papers focusing on feedback as well as on test validation or validation theory per se.

(conveners: Günther Sigott & Nikola Dobrić)


Discursive Practices across Professional Fields

invites papers and data workshops on helping-professional discourse such as therapeutic, counseling, coaching and medical discourse as well as other types of professional conversations. The aim is to deepen our understanding of the particularities within and across the respective helping-professional practices and to highlight the practical contribution that applied linguistic research makes to these professional practices.

(convener: Eva-Maria Graf)


Language Contact and Multilingualism in World Englishes

invites papers from researchers working on aspects of World Englishes that take into account language contact and the bi/multilingual settings of varieties of English. Submissions addressing the following topics are particularly encouraged:

- contact-induced characteristics of World Englishes

- borrowing and codeswitching in World Englishes

- the expression of local identities through English

- the shining through of cultural conceptualizations in English varieties

- the use of English in multilingual contexts

- the genesis of varieties of English due to contact and bi/multilingualism


(convener:Alexander Onysko)


The Sociolinguistics of Multilingual (e-)Writing

invites papers and data workshops examining the form and significance of anglophony within other -language written texts/writing practices, employing frameworks of analysis which transcend more traditional linguistic code-switching accounts. In particular, but not exclusively, sociolinguistically and social semiotically oriented research is welcome which orients to ‘(trans-)languaging’, ‘metrolingual’, ‘transidiomatic’ and related conceptualisations of such writing and/or addresses the inherent multimodal context of much of such current multilingual literacy practice.

(convener: Allan James)


€ 70 (students) / € 100 (regular) / € 120 (late registration)


Plenary speakers (confirmed):

Christiane Dalton-Puffer, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Bernd Kortmann, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany


Further information on registration, accommodation and travel:



To register for the conference, please transfer the conference fee (€ 70 students / € 100 regular / € 120 late registration) to the following bank account stating “conference fee CALK14” on your payment.


Bank account information UPDATED:


Raiffeisenlandesbank Kärnten

BLZ: 39000

Konto Nummer: 2.515.039

IBAN: AT42 3900 0000 0251 5039


Innenauftrag: AW7112500002

Kurzbezeichnung: CALK14


Please note that early registration is open from 1st of June to 12th September 2014


For late registration and registration on site, the conference fees can be paid in cash at the registration desk during the conference.


If you have registered as a student, please show a proof of student enrollment at the registration desk.


Conference dinner will be held at the Lindner Seepark Hotel ( on Friday 26th September at 19h. The price will be 35 EUR and will include two drinks.




The following hotels are available as conference hotels. They are all close to the conference location (University of Klagenfurt). We have arranged for a reduced nightly rate at these hotels. Please mention CALK14 when you book your rooms in order to get the special rate.


List of hotels with nightly rates:


Hotel Seepark (

10 rooms (standard; single (Euro 109) or double (Euro 126.50); incl. breakfast)

10 rooms (superior (with balcony and facing the lake); single (Euro 139) or double (Euro 156.50); incl. breakfast) – reserved until June 30, 2014


Hotel Weidenhof (

15 single rooms (Euro 67) or double rooms (Euro 110) incl. breakfast  – reserved until August 25, 2014


Pension Wachau (

5 single rooms (Euro 51)

10 double rooms (Euro 44 per person / as single rooms Euro 51) incl. breakfast – reserved until beginning of September


Hotel Rösch (

20 single (Euro 70) / double rooms (Euro 110) incl. breakfast – reserved until middle of August


Hotel Plattenwirt (

20 single (Euro 96) or double (Euro 155) incl. balcony / terrace (45 m)

5 single (Euro 85) or double (Euro 125) (20 m) –    reserved until July 15, 2014




The University of Klagenfurt can be reached by plane, train or car.


For travel by car on highway A2, take exit “Klagenfurt West (Minimundus)”.

Arrival by train at Klagenfurt main station (Hbf): Take the bus to University (runs approx. every half hour) or take a taxi from the train station. For train connections check:


Klagenfurt is served by a small international airport and buses run from the airport to the city center where you can change connection to go to university.

More information at:

  Preliminary Conference Schedule
Preliminary Conference Schedule

Conference committee:

Nikola Dobrić    

Eva-Maria Graf    

Allan James    

Alexander Onysko   

Günther Sigott

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