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9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017 (CILC17) - 31 May-2 June 2017


Location : Amphithéâtre Buffon, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France


As part of AELINCO’s on-going programme of research activities and annual conferences, the broad aim of the CILC conferences is to provide language researchers an opportunity to present and communicate their work from a variety of corpus analysis perspectives, that is to say any research which attempts to account for attested language phenomena on the basis of empirical textual data. For CILC17, it has been decided that particular attention will be paid to phraseological units in specialised corpora (whether monolingual or multilingual). The assumption which underpins this topic is Sinclair’s (1991) "Idiom Principle", according to which language is made up of largely pre-fabricated elements which can most usefully be identified in text corpora through the use of statistical techniques. From this point of view, "Language" is seen primarily as a textual phenomenon, and as such is studied in terms of lexical co-occurrence, collocation, semantic preference, colligation, semantic prosody, and so on. More generally these terms can all be related to "Phraseology", understood here as the regular patterns of language which underlie all types of discourse. The particular aim of CILC17 is thus to examine the means by which corpus linguistics attempts to detect and analyse these kinds of units, with the ultimate aim of better understanding how they function in discourse and the language system, as well as to examine how phraseological units can be useful to related disciplines, notably terminology, second and foreign-language learning, languages for specific purposes, lexicography, specialised or pragmatic translation.

As well as the general conference theme, the conference committee invites contributions relating to the following 9 specific topics :

Corpus design, construction and typology

Corpus-based discourse analysis and literary analysis

Grammatical studies and corpora

Corpus-based lexicology and lexicography

Corpora, contrastive studies and translation

Corpus-based variation and language change

Corpus-based computational linguistics

Corpora, language acquisition and language teaching

Corpus linguistics and languages for specific purposes

(Source : Info Doc Atilf)