10th International Corpus Linguistics Conference (CL2019)


January 14, 2019 all-day
United Kingdom

Date: 23-Jul-2019 – 27-Jul-2019
Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Dawn Knight
Web Site: http://www.cl2019.org

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Jan-2019

The 10th International Corpus Linguistics Conference (CL2019) will take place in the week of 22 – 26th July 2019 at Cardiff University. Corpus Linguistics is a biennial conference which has been running since 2001 and has been hosted by Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool, and the University of Birmingham. This will be the first time that the conference will be held at Cardiff University, Wales. We are planning a range of exciting entertainment as part of the conference, including opt-in walking and open-top bus tours, conference receptions, and the conference dinner which to be held at the iconic Principality Stadium (the home of Welsh rugby) and will feature local duo Little Rock. Further information on the conference fees, events and planned entertainment can be found on our website (although please note that you will not be able to formally register until the early bird registration link becomes live on 14 February 2019). There will a pre-conference workshop day on Monday 22 July. Coordinators can propose to hold half-day or full-day workshops (lunch is provided). The main conference will take place from 23 – 26 July, 2019.


We are proud to have the following plenary speakers at CL2019:

– Svenja Adolphs, The University of Nottingham [Opening plenary on Monday 22nd July]
– Tony McEnery, Lancaster University
– Bróna Murphy, The University of Edinburgh
– Hilary Nesi, Coventry University
– Elena Semino, Lancaster University

We invite contributions on a broad and inclusive basis. There are 3 categories of proposals (full papers, posters and panels). All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the conference programme committee. The conference will feature four thematic streams and a general programme. The thematic streams are as follows:

Stream A: Corpus Methodologies
Stream B: Applications of Corpus Linguistics
Stream C: Discourse, History and Society
Stream D: Language Learning and Teaching

Papers focusing on languages other than English, and non-native varieties of English are particularly welcome.

Submission information:

We particularly encourage submission of abstracts from early-career researchers, including postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers.
To submit a proposal for the main conference, go to the CL2019 proposal portal on EasyChair ( https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cl20190 ). At your first visit, you will need to register for the conference proposal system, and thereafter you will be able to access the site with your user name and password. Individuals can submit more than one proposal but will be limited to two acceptances (as lead author). Please note that proposals can be entered into the system at any time before the deadline, but that the proposal remains open for editing at any point up until the deadline of midnight (GMT) on 14th January 2019.

There are 3 categories of proposals:

– Full papers
Consisting of a 20-minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Submissions should present either complete research, or research in progress where at least some substantial results have been achieved. Work in progress which has yet to produce results can instead be submitted as a poster abstract. We are requesting extended abstracts (750-1500 words, excluding the word count for references), as we do not plan to produce a volume of conference proceedings. The extended abstracts will be published electronically shortly in advance of the conference.

– Posters
Posters can present either results of completed research or work in progress. Abstracts should be 250-500 words, excluding the word count for references. We especially welcome poster abstracts that (a) report on innovative research that is in its earliest phases, or (b) report on new software or corpus data resources.

– Panels
Panels during the main conferences offer an opportunity to group related papers together to allow extended discussions. Abstracts of 1500 words (excluding references) are to be submitted on behalf of all speakers, with an introduction specifying the relationship between the topics before details on individual presentations (including names/affiliations of all speakers) are given. Abstracts are to be submitted by the panel convenor(s). Panels will be allocated 1 hour 40 minutes.

For the pre-conference workshop you can propose either a half-day or a full-day event. Proposals should be 1000 words for a half-day or 1500 words for the full-day (excluding references). They should also provide details on whether the workshop will need a computer lab or any other technical requirements.

Pre-conference proposals should be sent directly to the conference email account: cl2019@cardiff.ac.uk, with a subject line that begins: [cl2019-pcw]

The full call for papers can be found here: http://www.cl2019.org/index.php/call-for-papers/

For further information about CL2019 visit our website: www.cl2019.org