Formulaic Language Research Network

Swansea 2016 programme

We are pleased to announce the following programme for the FLaRN 2016 workshop to be held on Friday 22nd January 2016 in Swansea, UK. The workshop will take place in the James Callaghan lecture theatre at Swansea University’s Singleton campus. It is building number 4 on this map. You can find further information about getting to Swansea at the bottom of this page.

Please note that for the computer session in the afternoon you could indicate on the registration form if you can bring your own laptop.

Time Speaker
9.00 – 9.30am Registration and Coffee
9.30 – 11.00am Plenary: Prof Florence Myles, Essex
The psycholinguistic construct of formulaicity in second language learners
11.00 – 11.40am Maha Aldhahi
Formulaic sequences as cross-cultural communication
11.40am – 12.20pm Alice Violet
Using grammatical criteria to identify formulaic sequences: the example of nominal determination
12.20pm-1.00pm Lunch
1.00 – 1.40pm Jiaoyue Chen
A combined insight into formulaic language: formulaic strings and lexical bundles in Chinese university students’ written texts
1.40 – 2.20pm David O’Reilly
Identifying and analysing formulaic sequences in L2 production
2.20 – 3.00pm Coffee break
3.00 – 4.30pm Andy Buerki: computer practical
Automatic identification of formulaic sequences in (fairly) big data: Practical introduction to a procedure
4.30 – 5.00pm Concluding remarks: Prof Alison Wray
5.00 – 6.00pm Wine reception

Getting to Swansea

Swansea University is set in mature parkland and botanical gardens, overlooking Swansea Bay beach in south-west Wales, UK.

Swansea University is easily accessible by road, rail and air. Cardiff International Airport is less that an hour away and the M4 motorway, the main East-West arterial route from London, passes through the northern outskirts of Swansea. Swansea can also be reached by coach or train from Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, London Heathrow and Gatwick etc. For those travelling by car, the university postcode is SA2 8PP.

Swansea railway station is on the main west coast line from London Paddington, less than three hours away. Train bookings can be made through a variety of sources including:

There are also frequent bus services to the university campus from the train station (no. 4, every 12-15 mins) and bus station in the centre of town (nos. 4, 43, 53, 82 etc).