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Symposium on Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar

Online (MS Teams)
Organization: Edge Hill University
Categories: Digital Humanities, Lingustics, Pedagogy
Event Date: 2024-07-05 to 2024-07-06 Abstract Due: 2024-04-07


Deadline for abstract submission: Friday 15 March 2024

The symposium will take place online on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July 2024.

Invited Speakers

Lise Fontaine  (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières): Reconciling (or not) lexis and grammar

Ute Römer-Barron (Georgia State University): Phraseology research in second language acquisition

LxGr primarily welcomes papers reporting on corpus-based research on any aspect of the interaction of lexis and grammar — particularly studies that interrogate the system lexicogrammatically to get lexicogrammatical answers. However, position papers discussing theoretical or methodological issues, and descriptions/demonstrations of tools or resources  are also welcome, as long as they are relevant to both lexicogrammar and corpus linguistics.

If you would like to present, send an abstract of 500 words (excluding references) to lxgr@edgehill.ac.uk.


Abstracts will be double-blind reviewed by members of the Programme Committee.

Abstracts for research papers should specify the research focus (research questions or hypotheses), the corpus, the methodology (techniques, metrics), the theoretical orientation, and the main findings. Abstracts for position papers should specify the theoretical orientation and the potential contribution to both lexicogrammar and corpus linguistics. Abstracts for tools or resources should provide a clear description of the main functions, and specify the potential contribution to both lexicogrammar and corpus linguistics.


Studies can …


·         focus more on the lexis or grammar end of the continuum, or adopt an integrative approach.

·         discuss different interpretations of the nature of lexicogrammar.

·         operate within any theoretical approach that takes into account the interaction of lexis and grammar (e.g. Construction Grammar, Lexical Grammar, Pattern Grammar, Systemic Functional Grammar, Valency Grammar).

·         discuss empirical findings in need of theoretical interpretation.

·         adopt a synchronic or diachronic approach.

·         examine any language, or compare different languages.

·         examine L1 and/or L2 use.

·         discuss the implications of the findings of corpus-based lexicogrammatical research for applied linguistics (e.g. forensic linguistics, lexicography, language acquisition, language processing, language teaching, language testing and assessment, translation, sociolinguistics, discourse studies).

·         report on the development of relevant resources for research and/or applications (e.g. language teaching, translation).

Full papers will be allocated 35 minutes (including 10 minutes for discussion). 

Work-in-progress reports will be allocated 20 minutes (including 5 minutes for discussion).

There will be no parallel sessions.

Participation is free.

For more information, and details of past symposia, visit the LxGr website: https://ehu.ac.uk/lxgr. 

If you have any questions, contact the organiser, Costas Gabrielatos (gabrielc@edgehill.ac.uk).



Costas Gabrielatos