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A Mailing List of Corpus Linguistics in Spanish

Conference on Corpus Linguistics for Spanish (CLICE 2018)

In the last Conference on Corpus Linguistics for Spanish (CLICE 2018), co-organized by Wor(l)ds Lab’s member Manuel Alcántara-Plá, participants discussed the need to have a mailing list for researchers on Spanish and Corpus Linguistics. We committed ourselves to creating it and here it is. Our lab will be in charge of its management and we encourage all interested researchers/groups to subscribe and participate: Linguistica-corpus-espanol-l.

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Conference on Corpus Linguistics for Spanish (CLICE 2018)

Conference on Corpus Linguistics for Spanish (CLICE 2018)

Wor(l)ds Lab has been part of the organization of the Conference on Corpus Linguistics for Spanish (CLICE 2018) in Florence (Italy). The goal of this congress is to stimulate the conversation between researchers using Corpus Linguistics for the study of Spanish. To this end, we discussed the current status of Corpus linguistics, and we shared new perspectives and approaches in the use of corpora. Besides the presentations of research projects and results, CLICE hosted workshops and demonstrations of different resources and tools.

Most of the works presented in CLICE have been published in two special numbers of the journal CHIMERA: Romance Corpora and Linguistic Studies: Vol 5, No 1 (2018) and Vol 5, No 2 (2018).

 

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New Publication: “Palabras invasoras. El español de las nuevas tecnologías”

Palabras Invasoras. El español de las nuevas tecnologías.

Manuel Alcántara-Plá, member of Wor(l)ds Lab, has published a new book on how the study of neologisms can help us to understand our behavior using new technologies. The title is Palabras invasoras. El español de las nuevas tecnologías (Invading Words. The Spanish of the New Technologies).

While most of critical studies devoted to neologisms focus on where they come from/which form they have, Alcántara-Plá invites us to look at the meanings they convey. As he points out, meaning is what changes our lives and what influences our way of thinking. The most important invasion with technological vocabulary is not a linguistic, but a cultural one. This book explains why in a clear and accurate way using many examples from our everyday Spanish.