Teaching & Language Corpora Conference 2020

13-17 July


You will find the programme and the abstracts (downloadable PDF) on the conference website: https://langident.hypotheses.org/talc2020/talcmainconference


The TaLC2020 main conference will be taking place fully online. Registration is now possible online – see details below.

The revised enrolment fees for TaLC2020 are: 40€ (full academic/professional) / 20€ (reduced rate).

Register online by clicking here.


  1. WORKSHOP 1: Exploring language using VersaText (James Thomas)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. WORKSHOP 4: Multivariate exploratory techniques for linguists with R (Guillaume Desagulier)
  5. WORKSHOP 5: Travel to Perpignan with French lessons (Gwladys Coll and Olivier Douillet)


Plenary talks will be streamed on the 16th and 17th of July. Each plenary will be followed by a synchronous exchange with the speaker.

The plenaries should be no longer than 40 mins + a 5 min introduction by the handler. This gives us a short break before going to the live discussion. Of course, speakers can’t go on since their plenaries are pre-recorded, so as to make sure we get a good, hitch-free talk. The following panel is the live bit. Again, it’s an hour slot, but there’s no need to last the hour. Generally though, things take a bit longer online, hence the longer slot. I’ll be asking panel chairs to liaise with the keynotes (to maybe prepare a couple of questions to get started) and I’ll also ask them to handpick a panel of trustworthy colleagues to be active in the discussion. It takes the pressure off the plenary speaker and ensures a quality discussion, with no awkward silent bits.

Panel discussions and livestream events will be available for viewing only by the general public. All registered participants will be able to participate via zoom.Regarding the programme, we would point out that this is a first draft and may have to be altered. The timeslots for the workshops are all pretty much fixed except for the French lessons where several different slots may be offered to those who signed up. The R workshop is now full, and the others are filling up fast.

Papers and posters

All posters and papers online from the 13th in a sort of online library, accessed with a password. Thus viewing can take place from the 13th with use of comment feature in vimeo to interact. Each strand of grouped papers (according to themes/topics) will have a chair who will oversee aysnchronous viewing (keeping track of Q+A with authors) over the week and then lead a synchronous strand discussion in which they put questions to the authors, discuss issues arising, etc.


URL (updated every day): https://f.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/6396/files/2020/06/Papersandposters230620.pdf

Website: https://langident.hypotheses.org/talc2020/talcmainconference


For the duration of the conference, from the 13th to the 18th, we will be activating the download function making it possible for registered participants to download videos. We are doing this since several of you have written to say that you would not have a reliable internet service during the whole week. We would point out that downloading is only intended for personal viewing, and if you wish to share any material with people who are not registered, then author agreement should be sought. Following the conference, the download function will be deactivated.