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CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite proposals across the categories: individual papers, posters and panels. All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the conference programme committee. The conference will feature six thematic streams and a general programme. The thematic strands are as follows:

Strand 1 – Corpus Methods and Innovations: Innovations in Corpus Design, Analysis and Annotation Tools; Critical Reflections on Corpus Methods; Advances in Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Analysing Corpora; Innovations in Statistics for CL.

Strand 2 – Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics and Discourse in Context: Corpus Approaches to Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis; Corpus Pragmatics; Historical Corpus Linguistics; CL and Real-World Contexts e.g. Forensic Linguistics, Media Discourse, Healthcare Discourse, Classroom Discourse; Workplace Discourse.

Strand 3 – Corpus Linguistics and Applied Linguistics: Learner Corpus Research; CL and Second Language Acquisition; Data-Driven Learning; CL for Materials Development; CL and Teacher Education; CL and Lexicography.

Strand 4 – Corpus Linguistics, Literature, Texts and Register: CL and Register Studies; Corpus Stylistics; CL and Literary Linguistics; CL and Translation Studies.

Strand 5 – Corpus Linguistics and Speech: CL Speech Technology; CL and Multimodality; Spoken Corpora; Corpus Phonology.

Strand 6 – Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics: CL and Language Change; Language Varieties and Variation; CL and Minority Language Studies.

Papers focusing on sign language and languages other than English are particularly welcome.

 

Pre-Conference Workshops

For pre-conference workshops, we invite proposals for either half day or full day events. Proposals should be 1,000 words for a half day or 1,500 words for the full-day, excluding word count for references. Pre-conference proposals should be sent directly to the conference email account: academicCL2021@ul.ie.

General programme

For the general programme, we invite contributions across 3 categories of proposals: individual papers, posters and panels. All proposals will be peer-reviewed.

Individual papers (10 minute pre-recorded presentation, plus live online Q&A)

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 should be submitted as a poster abstract. Abstracts will be 300 words. References are not included in the 300-word limit and reference lists must use APA 7th Referencing Style.

 

Posters

Posters can present either results of completed research or work in progress. Abstracts will be 300 words. References are not included in the 300-word limit and reference lists must use APA 7th Referencing Style. We especially welcome poster abstracts that (a) report on innovative research that is in its early phases, or (b) report on new software or corpus data resources. Posters will be uploaded to the online platform in advance.

Panels

Panels during the main conference offer an opportunity to group related papers together on a focused topic to allow for extended discussions. For pre-recorded panels, each speaker will be allocated 10 minutes for the pre-recording,  subject to a total of 50 minutes for all speakers. . It is the responsibility of the Panel Organiser to curate the papers for the panel and to submit it all as one abstract. The panel abstract should include: 1) an introduction specifying the relationship between the papers; 2) a summary list of the details of the individual presentations with paper titles, presenter(s) names and affiliations; 3) An abstract of 300 words for each paper in the panel presentation. References are not included in the 300-word limit and reference lists must use APA 7th Referencing Style.

 

The new deadline for submissions is 23.59 GMT on the 12th of  February, 2021.

 

How to submit

Abstracts may be submitted via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/cfp/CL2021

 

Contact

Enquiries to academicCL2021@ul.ie. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest conference news and to connect with the #CL2021 community.