The 9th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Biennial Conference 2018
University of Malta, Valletta, 13th – 15th June 2018
Corpus Linguistics: languages, communities, mobility
The IVACS network aims to connect corpus researchers and postgraduates internationally. The 9th biennial conference builds on the success of the previous eight IVACS conferences held at the Universities of Limerick (2002, 2008), Belfast, (2004), Nottingham (2006), Edinburgh (2010), Leeds (2012), Newcastle (2014), and Bath Spa (2016).
The theme of the 9th international conference is Corpus Linguistics: languages, communities, mobility and it is intended to reflect a deeper awareness of the central role played by languages, and language varieties, in our increasingly fluid societies. Through the use of corpus linguistics, the conference will draw on the diverse fields of study that can contribute to understanding the issues and concerns, as well as advantages and richness, that are found as communities experience increasing mobility. We are particularly interested in papers which draw on applied corpus research in the following areas, though these are in no way exclusive:
Corpus Linguistics, mobility and communities
CL and social mobility;
CL, language and migration;
CL and integration;
Using CL to explore language in minority contexts;
CL and diversity in communities;
CL and high-stakes testing;
CL and xenophobia.
Corpus Linguistics and Analysing Discourse
CL and real word contexts, e.g. Media Discourse, Classroom Discourse; Workplace Discourse, Academic Discourse;
CL and approaches to discourse analysis, e.g. Conversation Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis;
Corpus Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Learner corpus research;
CL and teacher education;
CL and English as an International Language (EIL)
CL and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF);
CL and Second Language Acquisition;
CL and Bilingualism.
Corpus methods and innovations
Critical reflections on corpus methods;
Innovations in Corpus design;
Innovative corpus tools;
Advances in quantitative and qualitative approaches to analysing corpora.
Corpus Linguistics, Texts and Literature
CL and Translation Studies;
CL and Literary Linguistics;
Corpus Linguistics and Speech
CL Speech Technology;
CL and Multimodality;
Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics
CL and language change;
CL and language varieties;
CL and language variation;
CL and minority language studies.
Corpus Linguistics and Historic Linguistics
Building historic corpora;
Analysing historic corpora;
Papers focusing on languages other than English, as well as language varieties and dialects are most welcome.
Submission of Abstracts
Full papers will involve a 20-minute presentation, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 19th December, 2017
Outcome of CfP: 31st January, 2018
Abstract specifications for full papers:
250 – 350 words in length (including references, if any)
Written in Times New Roman font and saved as a docs file
Page 1 will include: Title; Presenter(s); Affiliation(s); Email address(es), plus abstract
Page 2 will be anonymised and will include: Title and abstract only.
Submit abstract to: IVACS2018@um.edu.mt