[Elsnet-list] CFP: Corpus Linguistics Conference 2009

Simms, Karl knsimms at liverpool.ac.uk
Wed Dec 3 14:30:46 CET 2008

Corpus Linguistics Conference 2009

University of Liverpool, UK 




Second Call for Papers 


Following the success of CL2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007, the Fifth Corpus
Linguistics Conference will take place from 20 July - 23 July 2009.  


It will be organised by the Universities of Liverpool, Birmingham and Lancaster
and will be hosted by the School of English, University of Liverpool. 


We are looking forward to an interesting programme and invite abstracts for 

papers, posters, work-in-progress reports, as well as workshops and colloquia 

covering any aspect of corpus linguistics. The conference begins with a workshop

and colloquium day on Monday 20 July; the main conference runs from Tuesday 21 

to Thursday 23 July, with the conference dinner on Wednesday 22 July. 


Plenary Speakers: 

Svenja Adolphs (University of Nottingham) 

Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University) 

Michael Hoey (University of Liverpool) 

Joybrato Mukherjee (University of Giessen) 

Mike Scott (University of Liverpool) 


We invite 5 categories of abstracts:  


PAPERS will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. Paper 

abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words (excluding word count for 



WORK-IN-PROGRESS REPORTS will be 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions. 

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words (excluding word count for


POSTER abstracts should be no more than 200 words (excluding word count for 



COLLOQUIA usually take the form of between 4 and 8 papers, with time for 

audience discussion. We will accommodate short colloquia (2 hours, about 4 

speakers) and longer colloquia (4 hours, about 8 speakers). Proposals should be 

no more than 1000 words (for colloquia of 2 hours) or 2000 words (for colloquia 

of 4 hours). The proposal should include a rationale for the colloquium, an 

indication of how much of the time will be allocated to audience discussion, and

an abstract for each of the proposed papers. 


WORKSHOPS usually include one or two short presentations and substantial 

audience participation. Workshops can take 1 or 2 hours. Proposals should be no 

more than 500 words (for a 1-hour workshop) or 750 words (for a 2-hour workshop)

and should describe the organisation of the workshop and the nature of the 

audience participation. Additionally, information on technical requirements 

should be provided. 


For colloquia and workshops we would encourage you to contact us ahead of the 

deadline if you have any questions. 


The language of the conference is English. 

All abstracts should be in English, though we encourage proposals for colloquia
to be given in languages other than English.


To submit an abstract go to the following URL and follow the instructions:




Closing date for abstracts: 23 January 2009. 


For more information please contact the Organising Committee: 

E-mail: CL2009liverpool.ac.uk 


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