#CFP 14th American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL)

14th American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL) Conference – September 20-22, 2018 in Atlanta, GA


The Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL (http://alsl.gsu.edu/) at Georgia State University (GSU) is excited to host the 14th Conference of the American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL), 20-22 September 2018 on the GSU main campus in downtown Atlanta, GA. Please mark your calendars!

Previous conferences of the American Association for (Applied) Corpus Linguistics have been held at different universities in North America starting in 1999: Northern Arizona University (2014, 2006, 2000), Iowa State University (2016), San Diego State University (2013), Georgia State University (2011), University of Alberta, Canada (2009), Brigham Young University (2008), University of Michigan (1999, 2005), Montclair State University (2004), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (2002), and University of Massachusetts-Boston (2001).

We are proud to have the following keynote speakers at AACL 2018:
· Tony Berber Sardinha, Catholic University of São Paulo
· Bethany Gray, Iowa State University
· Stefan Gries, University of California at Santa Barbara


The conference will feature pre-conference workshops, plenary talks, and paper and poster presentation sessions.

November 2017: First call for proposals
15 February 2018: Deadline for submission of abstracts
31 March 2018: Notification of decisions on abstracts
20 September 2018: Registration and pre-conference workshops
21-22 September 2018: Conference

Feel free to email the conference co-chairs at aacl2018@gmail.com if you have any questions. We hope you will consider joining us for AACL 2018 in Atlanta!

Viviana Cortes, Eric Friginal, Ute Römer (AACL 2018 co-chairs)

#CFP Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology Nov 2017 London


International Conference Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology€. Recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches.

London, 13-14 November 2017

Conference topics

The forthcoming international conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology: recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches will take place in London on 13 and 14 November, 2017.

The conference will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to phraseology and will invite submissions on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to: corpus-based, psycholinguistic and cognitive approaches to the study of phraseology, the computational treatment of multi-word expressions, and practical applications in translation, lexicography and language learning , teaching and assessment.

Submissions and publication

Submissions will be full-length papers not exceeding seven pages; each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the Programme Committee. The first call for papers will provide details on the submission procedure and on the conference schedule, including submission and notification deadlines.

It is our intention to have the proceedings published as a volume and also in the form of e-proceedings which will be available at the conference.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee features experts in different aspects of corpus-based and computational phraseology and includes:

Nicoletta Calzolari, Institute for Computational Linguistics
Jean-Pierre Colson, Université catholique de Louvain
Gloria Corpas, University of Malaga
Dimitrij Dobrovolskij, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Language Institute
Thierry Fontenelle, Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union
Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cyprus
Patrick Hanks, University of Wolverhampton
Ulrich Heid, University of Hildesheim
Miloš Jakubíček, Sketch Engine
Valia Kordoni, Humboldt University of Berlin
Simon Krek, University of Ljubljana
Pedro Mogorrón Huerta, University of Alicante
Johanna Monti, University of Sassari
Sara Moze, University of Wolverhampton
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Michael Oakes, University of Wolverhampton
Magali Paquot, Université catholique de Louvain
Carlos Ramisch, Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille
Violeta Seretan, University of Geneva
Yvonne Skalban, University of Wolverhampton
Kathrin Steyer, Institute of German language
Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Michael Zock, Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille

Conference Chair

The conference Chair is Prof. Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton.

Organisation and sponsors

The forthcoming international conference €˜Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology €“ Recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches€™ is jointly organised by the European Association for Phraseology EUROPHRAS, the University of Wolverhampton (Research Institute of Information and Language Processing) and the Bulgarian Association for Computational Linguistics.

Europhras and the Sketch Engine are the official sponsors of the conference.

Further information and contact details

The first call for papers is expected in January 2017 and registration will be open as from April 2017.

The conference website (http://rgcl.wlv.ac.uk/europhras2017/) will be updated on a regular basis. For further information, please email europhras2017@wlv.ac.uk.


4th Learner Corpus Research Conference, Bolzano, Italy, 5‐7 October 2017

4th Learner Corpus Research Conference
Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, 5‐7 October 2017


Abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair by Sunday 15 January 2017.

Notification of the outcome of the review process will be sent by 31 March 2017.

Call for Papers

Following the successful conferences in Louvain‐la‐Neuve (Belgium) in 2011, Bergen (Norway) in 2013 and Nijmegen (the Netherlands) in 2015, the 4th Learner Corpus Research Conference will be hosted by the Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism at EURAC Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. The conference, organized under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association, aims to be a showcase for the latest developments in the field and will feature full paper presentations, work in progress reports, poster presentations, software demos and a book exhibition.

The theme of LCR 2017 is “Widening the Scope of Learner Corpus Research”.

Conference Venue: European Academy Bozen/Bolzano – EURAC Research

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Philip Durrant (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.)
Stefania Spina (Università per Stranieri Perugia, Italy)
The keynote speakers will adress the theme of LCR 2017 in their respective lectures on L1 writing  development and Learner Corpus Research, quantitative methods in Learner Corpus Research, and Learner Corpus Research and Italian as L2. We welcome papers that address all aspects of Learner  Corpus Research, in particular the following ones:

* Corpora as pedagogical resources
* Corpus‐based transfer studies
* Data mining and other explorative approaches to learner corpora
* English as a Lingua Franca
* Error detection and correction of learner language
* Extracting language features from learner corpora
* Innovative annotations in learner corpora
* Language for academic/specific purposes
* Learner varieties
* Learner corpora for less commonly taught languages
* Learner Corpus Research and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
* Learner Corpus Research and Natural Language Processing
* Links between Learner Corpus Research and other research methodologies (e.g. experimental methods)
* Search engines for learner corpora
* Statistical methods in learner corpus studies
* Task and learner variables

There will be four different categories of presentation:

* Full paper (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion)
* Work in Progress (WiP) report (10 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion)
* Corpus/software demonstration
* Poster
* The Work in Progress reports and posters are intended to present research still at a preliminary stage and on which researchers would like to get feedback.

The language of the conference is English.

Your abstract should be between 600 and 700 words (excluding a list of references). Abstracts should  provide the following:
* clearly articulated research question(s) and its/their relevance;
* the most important details about research approach, data and methods;
* the main results and their interpretation.

Abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lcr2017) by Sunday 15 January 2017. Please follow instructions provided on the conference website (http://lcr2017.eurac.edu).
Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee. Notification of the outcome of  the review process will be sent by 31 March 2017.

The LCR 2017 organising committee
Andrea Abel (EURAC Research)
María Belén Díez‐Bedmar (Universidad de Jaén)
Daniela Gasser (EURAC Research)
Aivars Glaznieks (EURAC Research)
Verena Lyding (EURAC Research)
Lionel Nicolas (EURAC Research)

The LCR 2017 scientific committee
Andrea Abel (EURAC Research)
Katherine Ackerley (Università degil Studi di Padova)
Annelie Ädel (Dalarna University)
Nicolas Ballier (Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7)
María Belén Díez‐Bedmar (Universidad de Jaén)
Marcus Callies (Universität Bremen)
Erik Castello (Università degil Studi di Padova)
Francesca Coccetta (Università Ca’Foscari Venezia)
Pieter de Haan (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
Hilde Hasselgård (Universitet i Oslo)
Sandra Deshors (New Mexico State University)
Ana Diaz‐Negrillo (Universidad de Granada)
Michael Flor (ETS)
John Flowerdew (City University of Hong Kong)
Lynne Flowerdew (independent researcher)
Fanny Forsberg Lundell (Stockholm University)
Gaëtanelle Gilquin (University of Louvain)
Sandra Götz (Justus Liebig Universität Gießen)
Solveig Granath (Karlstad University)
Sylviane Granger (Universtié catholique de Louvain)
Nicholas Groom (University of Birmingham)
Jirka Hana (Charles University Prague)
Shin’ichiro Ishikawa (Kobe University)
Jarmo Harri Jantunen (University of Jyväskylä)
Scott Jarvis (Ohio University)
Marie Källkvist (Lund University Sweden)
Agnieszka Lenko‐Szymanska (University of Warsaw)
Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt‐Universität Berlin)
Carla Marello (Università degil Studi Torino)
Fanny Meunier (Universtié catholique de Louvain)
Detmar Meurers (Universität Tübingen)
Florence Myles (University of Essex)
Susan Nacey (Hedmark University College)
Lionel Nicolas (EURAC Research)
Michael O’Donnell (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Signe Oksefjell Ebeling (Universitetet i Oslo)
Magali Paquot (Universtié catholique de Louvain/FNRS)
Pascual Pérez‐Paredes (University of Cambridge)
Tom Rankin (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Paul Rayson (UCREL, Lancaster University)
Ute Römer (University of Michigan)
Anna Siyanova‐Chanturia (Victoria University of Wellington)
Jennifer Thewissen (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Nina Vyatkina (University of Kansas)
Heike Zinsmeister (Universität Hamburg)

For inquiries, contact Andrea Abel: Andrea . Abel @ eurac . edu

@CALICOnsortium conference 2017 Multilingualism and Digital Literacies NAU May 16-20



CALICO 2017 34th ANNUAL CONFERENCE Multilingualism and Digital Literacies

Northern Arizona University
May 16-20
Workshops: Tuesday, May 16 – Wednesday, May 17, and Saturday, May 20
Opening Reception and Keynote: Wednesday, May 17
Presentation Sessions: Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19
Technology Showcase and Poster Session: Thursday, May 18


CALICO is a professional organization whose members research the informed and innovative uses of technology in foreign/second language learning and teaching. CALICO’s conferences bring together educators, administrators, materials developers, researchers, government representatives, vendors of hardware and software, and others interested in the field of computer-assisted language learning. Proposals may explore the conference theme or address any area of technology pertaining to language learning and teaching. Presentations may be in either traditional or practitioner research styles, grounded in theory and/or methodology, covering topics in language acquisition and integration of software and technology into the learning environment. A formal paper need not accompany a presentation at the conference. However, presenters are encouraged to submit a formal paper for review to the CALICO Journal, on the same topic (or any other).
The proposal and its guidelines will require the following information: title, type of presentation, 100-word abstract, 300-word description, presenter/co-presenter contact information, and technology needs.
Five types of presentation formats are available:
Workshop (pre- or post-conference, hands-on; half-day, full-day or two-day presenter’s choice)
Technology Showcase (a two-hour informal event during one evening of the conference)
Poster Session (in conjunction with the Showcase)
Presentation (30-minute individual presentation)
Panel discussion (90-minute regular presentation designed for multiple presentations and presenters on a specific topic)

13th Corpus Linguistics in the South 26 November


Corpus Linguistics in the South 13 SCALE AND GRAIN IN CORPUS LINGUISTICS

University of Suffolk, Waterfront Lecture Theatre 1
Saturday 26 November 2016

10 – 10:45 Opening coffee/refreshments and discussion

10:45 Brief welcoming remarks

11 – 11:30 The Hillary Clinton emails: corpus linguistics meets the real world
Rachele de Felice, University College London

11:30 – 12:00 Grain and scale: Looking at small data sets in broader sociocultural contexts
Colleen Cotter, Lisa McEntee-Atalianis and Danniella Samos
Queen Mary University of London and (LMA) Birkbeck, University of London

12:30 – 1:00 Obviously native: uses of adverbs in native and advanced learner language in spoken English Pascual Pérez-Paredes and Camino Bueno
University of Cambridge and (CB) Universidad Pública de Navarra

Break for lunch at cafés surrounding Waterfront building

2:00 – 2:30 Corpus linguistics and news representations: a corpus-assisted framing analysis of mental health and arts participation messages in the British press
Dimitrinka Atanasova and Nelya Koteyko, Queen Mary University of London

2:30 – 3:00 From colony to text: the Twitter essay as a theoretical and corpor(e)al challenge
Diana ben-Aaron, University of Suffolk

3:00 Brief closing remarks
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Dr Diana ben-Aaron at d.ben-aaron@uos.ac.uk by 24 November. As always with CLS, there is no charge for participants. Light refreshments will be provided and an informal dinner meetup will be arranged for those arriving on Friday night.
The University of Suffolk is located on the Ipswich waterfront, within walking distance of the train station (ca 75 mins to London) and National Express coach stop. A scalable map, campus map and links to other information are here. There are a number of inexpensive hotels in Ipswich and we are happy to advise on practical arrangements.


First post below

We are pleased to announce that the 13th Corpus Linguistics in the South event will take place on Saturday, 26 November 2016, at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich. For this session we would like to continue the focus on theory and methodology, asking:

– How do we select data sets and units of analysis?
– How is this influenced by scale of resources?
– How does this affect our findings?

– How do these objects of study relate to speaker/reader interactions with the original texts?

– How can we ensure that our analyses bear relevance to these interactions?

Corpus work has enabled the identification of new linguistic objects of study, as well as the re-examination of  pre-existing categories in syntax, semantics, varieties and genres. Advances in data processing have enlarged our ability to investigate new categories. However, if corpus linguistic findings are to be relevant for other branches of linguistics, we need to problematise the correspondence between our methodological choices and the way the texts are used in situ by users or populations. This is particularly relevant as digital texts enable new kinds of displays and uses. With some kinds of new media, such as games, basic default units of analysis may be difficult to define. Even with more traditional texts there are questions to be asked about our categories, such as what is a meaningful unit of time in diachronic research?

These questions offer the opportunity to dig deeper into previous CLS topics, such as small and large corpora as discussed at Sussex last spring, as well as public and professional discourse, and social media. Thus we welcome proposals which respond to any of the questions above, or other questions relating to the construction and role of categories in our analysis:

Presentations should be 30 minutes in length, and will be followed by time for discussion. If you would like to participate, please send a short (250 word) abstract by 15 October tod.ben-aaron@ucs.ac.uk, as an attachment without name or affiliation. Acceptance of submitted abstracts will be notified at the beginning of November.

Contact person:

Dr Diana ben-Aaron
Lecturer in English
University of Suffolk, Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ
@diana180 | d.ben-aaron@uos.ac.uk | www.uos.ac.uk/english