LINGUIST List 27.853

Tue Feb 16 2016

Calls: Computational Ling, Lexicography, Linguistic Theories, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 16-Feb-2016
From: Costas Gabrielatos <>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics in the South: Corpus Studies at the Lexis-Grammar Interface
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Full Title: Corpus Linguistics in the South: Corpus Studies at the Lexis-Grammar Interface
Short Title: CLS

Date: 02-Apr-2016 - 02-Apr-2016
Location: Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Costas Gabrielatos
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Linguistic Theories; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

Corpus Linguistics in the South 12: Corpus studies at the lexis-grammar interface

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).

As in all CLS events, participation is free. Coffee/tea and a light buffet lunch will be provided, but participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs. Please note that the number of places is limited, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like to register for this event, or require further information, please contact Costas Gabrielatos (

2nd Call for Papers:

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 theoretical and/or 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 ( Please make sure to specify the research questions or hypotheses, the corpus and methodology, and the main findings.

The deadline for abstract submission is 29 February 2016. Abstracts will be double-blind reviewed, and decisions will be communicated by 9 March 2016.

The following colleagues have kindly accepted to review abstracts:

Federica Barbieri (Swansea)
Gaëtanelle Gilquin (Université catholique de Louvain)
Nick Groom (University of Birmingham)
Andrew Hardie (Lancaster University)
Sebastian Hoffmann (University of Trier)
Andrew Kehoe (Birmingham City University)
Gabriel Ozon (University of Sheffield)
Magali Paquot (Université catholique de Louvain)
Pascual Perez-Paredes (University of Cambridge)
Paul Rayson (Lancaster University)
Ute Römer (Georgia State University)
María Sánchez-Tornel (University of Murcia)
Nick Smith (University of Leicester)
Eivind Torgersen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Benet Vincent (University of Birmingham)
Stefanie Wulff (University of Florida)

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