#CFP CLS12: Corpus studies at the lexis-grammar interface NEW deadline March 10

CLS12 will take place on Saturday 2 April 2016 at Edge Hill University.

The focus of CLS12 is the interaction of lexis and grammar. The focus is influenced by Halliday’s view of lexis and grammar as “complementary perspectives” (1991: 32), and his conception of the two as notional ends of a continuum (lexicogrammar), in that “if you interrogate the system grammatically you will get grammar-like answers and if you interrogate it lexically you get lexis-like answers” (1992: 64).

We welcome corpus-based papers which examine any aspect of the interaction of lexis and grammar, or to extend Halliday’s conception, studies which interrogate the system lexicogrammatically to get lexicogrammatical answers. The studies …

-may be located more towards the lexis end or the grammar end of the continuum.
-may be descriptive, theoretical or applied (e.g. related to language teaching).
-may (but don’t need to) be situated within any theoretical approach that recognises the combination or interaction of lexis and grammar (e.g. Construction Grammar, Lexical Grammar, Pattern Grammar, Systemic Functional Grammar).
-may be synchronic or diachronic.
We also welcome papers which discuss methodological issues related to the corpus-based study of the lexis-grammar interface.

Presentations will be allocated a total of 40 minutes (including at least 10 minutes for discussion).

Please send an abstract of 400-500 words (excluding references) to Costas Gabrielatos (gabrielc@edgehill.ac.uk). Please make sure to specify the research questions or hypotheses, the corpus and methodology, and the main findings.


The deadline for abstract submission is 10 March 2016. Abstracts will be double-blind reviewed.

More info: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/english/research/conferences/cls12/