The workshop will be held in conjunction with Joint East Asian Studies Conference, hosted by the British Associations of Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies. It calls for papers representing original and up-to-date research pursued in the fields of Asian linguistics and literary studies which exemplify the use of modern language corpora and related computational technology. Papers focusing on the importance of corpus material and methodology in empirical literary and linguistic studies in East Asian languages, i.e. Chinese, Japanese and Korean, will be particularly welcome. The rapid and conspicuous progress made by natural language engineering in generating and processing quantitative linguistic data has provided us with a solid and promising technical platform for modern humanistic research. However, it would seem that when compared with contemporary linguistics in major western languages, the great potential brought about language technology has not been fully explored in modern literary and linguistic research in Asian languages. Therefore, the main purpose of the workshop is to explore the various possibilities of using corpora and computer-aided tools in studying literary/non-literary/translated texts, e.g. the construction and annotation of purpose-specific language corpora; the extraction of meaningful units from corpus texts; the use of quantitative methods in the detection and analysis of stylistic variations in literary texts, etc. Authors of accepted abstracts will be encouraged to submit a full version of their papers for possible publication with an established academic publisher.
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