John M Kirk

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Research Presentations

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers, Research Seminar papers, Invited Guest Lectures


2022  

'The Ulster material in the Digital Lexical Atlas of Scotland'. proposed for NPIE7 (New Perspectives on Irish English 7), Cork, 6-8 June 2022.

'Pragmatic Speech Realism in Scottish Dramatic Texts, 1950-2020', proposed for 3rd World Congress on Scottish Literature, Prague, 22-26 June 2022 [postponed 2021 & 2020]

2021    

            (with Markus Pluschkovits) 'The Digital Lexical Atlas of Scotland: An Introduction and some First Results'. FRLSU13, München. 

2020

'The Digital Lexical Atlas of Scotland Corpus: New Opportunities for Researching the Vocabulary of Scots', presented at ICAME41: Language and Linguistics in a Complex World: Data, Interdisciplinarity, Transfer, and the Next Generation, Heidelberg, 20-23 May, 2020.

2019

'On the Digitisation of Lexical Survey Material', Symposium on Scots Words and Phrases in the Contemporary World: Back to the Future. University of Edinburgh, 8-                     9 April.


'The SPICE-Ireland Corpus as a Research Resource for the Pragmatics of Irish English', Symposium on New Approaches to Irish English (Corpus) Pragmatics, Technische-Universität Dortmund, 26-27 April.
'Second Generation ICE Corpora: Textual Categories and Changing Language Worlds', 24th IAWE Conference, University of Limerick, 20-22 June.
'International Comparable Corpus: Introducing the English Component', ICC Workshop proceding Corpus Linguistics 2019, Cardiff, 22 July.
'Digitising the Linguistic Atlas of Scotland: Scope and Potential of a new Corpus', 8ICLCE Bamberg, 26-28 September.

2018

'The Pragmatics of Intonation: Fall-rise Tones in the SPICE-Ireland Corpus', NPIE5, Potsdam, 25-27 April.
'The Pragmatics of Intonation: Fall-rise Tones in the SPICE-Ireland Corpus', ICAME39, Tampere, 30 May – 3 June.
'ICE and Climate Change: Melting or Consolidation?' English Linguistics Staff Research Seminar, University of Vienna, 15 June.
'The Pragmatics of Intonation: Fall-rise Tones in the SPICE-Ireland Corpus', ISLE5, London, 17–20 July.
'Pragmatic Discourse Markers in Scots', FRLSU12, Glasgow, 23–25 August.
'Introducing the International Comparable Corpus', UCCTS, Louvain-La-Neuve, 12-14 September.

2017

(with Gerald Nelson) ‘Review of the ICE Project 2016/17’, Plenary Session, ICAME38, Prague, 25 May.
(with Vander Viana) ‘How Homogenous are Academic Registers in ICE? A Corpus-driven Approach’, Research Paper, ICAME38, Prague, 24-28 May.
(with Anna Cermáková) ‘An International Comparable Corpus’, Short Research Paper, Challenges in the Management of Large Corpora Workshop, Birmingham, 24 July.
(with Anna Cermáková) ‘From ICE to ICC: A proposal for an International Comparable Corpus’, Research Paper, Corpus Linguistics 2017, Birmingham, 24-28 July.

2016

'What's a Corpus? Reviewing the International Corpus of English Project' Invited Research Seminar, Charles University, Prague, 7 December.
'Corpora and the Spoken Language: Resolving the Paradox'. Invited Public Lecture, Charles University, Prague, 6 December.
'Corpora and the Spoken Language'. invited Research Seminar, National University of Singapore, 9 November.
'Empirical Pragmatics and Corpus Annotation'. Invited Workshop at GAL Research School for Methods in Empirical
Pragmatics (MeEP), Bonn, 12-14 September.
'WELL as a Pragmatic Discourse Marker in the SPICE-Ireland Corpus'. New Perspectives on Irish English 4, Bergen, 5-7 July.
(with Gerry Nelson) ' Taking Stock of the International Corpus of English'. ICAME37, Hong Kong, 25-29 May.
(with Simon Sauer) 'Putting the ICE- and SPICE-Ireland Corpora into ANNIS: Some Critical Refections'.
Korpuslinguistk- und Digital Humanities-tag, Technische Universität Dresden, 29 January.

2015

'Corpus Annotation: Speech Acts and the Description of Spoken Registers', Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster 21-24 July.
'Corpus Pragmatics'. Korpuslinguistk- und Digital Humanities-tag, Technische Universität Dresden, 17 July.
'Scots and Scottish English: Convergence, Dialectisation and Genrification'. Invited Guest Research Seminar, Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 2 June.
'WELL as a Pragmatic Discourse Marker', ICAME36, Trier, 27-31 May.
(with Simon Sauer) 'How to get more out of a corpus: a generic multilayer corpus query interface', ICAME36, Trier, 27-31 May.
'The International Corpus of English: Whence and Whither?' Workshop on ICE at ICAME36, Trier, 26 May.
(with Simon Sauer)  'New Insights into Existing ICE Data with a new Corpus Architecture', Workshop on ICE at ICAME36, Trier, 26 May.
'Celtic Languages: An Overview', Invited Guest Lecture, as part of Celtic Day, Dies Academicus, Technische Universität Dresden, 6 May.

2014

'The Mandative Subjunctive and Linguistic Change: Where does Irish Standard English Fit In?' ISLE3. Zurich. 24–27 August.
'Teaching Corpus Linguistics: What should we be doing?' TALC11, Lancaster University. 20–23 July. 
'Kind-of and Sort-of as Pragmatic Discourse Markers: Epistemic and Face-Negotiating Functions', IVACS7, Newcastle University. 19–21 June.
'Spoken Corpora: The Paradox of Transcription', Corpus Linguistics in the South 7. UCL. 31 May.
'The Progressive and Durativity in Irish Standard English' ICAME35, Nottingham. 30 April – 4 May.
'The Present Perfect and Perfectivity and Irish Standard(ised) English: A Re-assessment', Pre-ICAME35 Workshop on Perfect and Perfectivity Re-assessed through Corpus Studies. 30 April.
'Language and Culture: what does that linking “and” signify? Invited Guest Lecture, Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft, Universität des Saarlandes, 14 January.
"The SPICE of Life: Pragmatic and Prosodic Functionality in Spoken Standardised Discourse", Invited Guest Research Seminar, Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft, Universität des Saarlandes, 14 January.

2013

'You did that, didn't you?” “Kind of.” Pragmatic Discourse Markers and the Negotiation of Face', Invited Guest Lecture, Sprachenzentrum, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt an der Oder, 4 December.
'Northern Ireland: Aspects of Language and Culture', Invited Guest Lecture, Sprachenzentrum, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt an der Oder, 4 December.
'Speech Realism on the Stage', ASLS Language Conference, Edinburgh, 9 November