Dear All,

You are cordially invited to the international symposium Spoken Language Across Time celebrating the launch of the London–Lund Corpus 2 (LLC–2) of spoken British English, half a century after the launch of the first London–Lund Corpus. To this end, we are pleased to present an excellent line-up of prominent researchers with an interest in the nature of spontaneous speech in real communicative situations. Confirmed speakers are:

  • Professor Herbert Clark, Stanford University (Keynote speaker)
  • Professor Bas Aarts, University College London
  • Professor Karin Aijmer, Gothenburg University
  • Professor Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University
  • Dr Robbie Love, University of Leeds
  • Dr Susan Reichelt, University of Greifswald
  • Professor Gunnel Tottie, University of Zurich

The symposium takes place on Friday, 20 September 2019 at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Sweden. All are welcome to attend and participation is free of charge, but registration in advance is required. Registration is open until 13 September.

For more information about the symposium and the link for registration, please see the symposium website athttps://www.sol.lu.se/en/subjects/engelska/llc2/international-symposium-spoken-language-across-time/.

Link to the official LLC–2 website: https://www.sol.lu.se/en/subjects/engelska/llc2/

The symposium is arranged with the support of The Birgit Rausing Language Programme and the Royal Society of Letters at Lund.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at llc2@englund.lu.se.

Best wishes,

The organisers (Nele Põldvere, Victoria Johansson and Carita Paradis)