Talk is cheap, they say, but to the participants, memories of TaLC are precious. Some of these memories are captured in this unsystematic and uncensored collection of pictures snapped by Bill Fletcher during the 2002 Teaching and Language Corpora conference organized by Guy Aston cum suis in Bertinoro Italy.
Academic ProgramTaken almost as an afterthought when it dawned on me that all good things really do come to an end.
CollocationsLike words, corpus linguists are known by the company they keep. These photos offer haphazard glimpses of both familiar and random collocations. No attempt was made to detect or document colligations.
Without context, language is meaningless, as is life itself. The context of Bertinoro and surroundings added special meaning to our lives that week.
Video ClipsFrom the Festa dell'Unità. All right, they're blurry and jerky, they've got tinny sound, but still they are not too shabby for a pocketable camera sold mainly for still pictures (FujiFilm Finepix 4700). Requires Windows Media Player.
Links to Your Pictures from TaLC 2002 Go Here!
But only if you send them to me.
Paul Thompson, University of Reading
Pictures from Ute Römer, University of Cologne
Pictures from Priscilla Tosqui, São Paulo
TaLC (indeed, Universal!) Anagram Checker
Get a head start on your winning TaLC Granada 2004 T-shirt!
All Large-Format (1280 x 960) photos in zip files by category
These files are huge -- don't attempt download with a slow connection!
Academic (2.5 MB)
Collocations Part 1 (7 MB)
Collocations Part 2 (8 MB)
Context (6.5 MB)