Call for papers

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The Ghent University Research Group on Linguistic Meaning & Structure (GLIMS) is pleased to announce the 9th international conference on Grammar and Corpora (GaC), which will be held on-site at Ghent University, Belgium, from Thursday, 30 June 2022, to Saturday, 2 July 2022.

The conference seeks to provide a forum for fruitful exchange of ideas between researchers over topics and issues such as the creation and relative merits of different types of corpora, new annotation and parsing techniques, the use of advanced statistical methods and models, the triangulation of corpus data with methods from psycholinguistics and other neighbouring disciplines, the discourse-grammar interface, and more generally the impact of corpus linguistics on linguistic theory.

We welcome submissions that enhance our knowledge and understanding of individual languages through the use of corpus methods in the description and theoretical analysis of the grammar of natural languages, and/or the implications of corpus-linguistic work for our discipline at large. Focal areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • the use of corpora in the description of grammatical patterns (including the discourse-grammar interface, grammatical aspects of code-switching etc.) from language-particular or contrastive/crosslinguistic perspectives
  • tools, methods and techniques in the assembly, annotation and grammar-related analysis of corpora
  • the characteristics and relative merits of (combinations of) different types of corpora in the study of grammatical patterns
  • the use of statistical and quantitative methods and the triangulation of corpus-linguistic results with data from other (e.g. experimental) approaches
  • the interaction of corpus linguistics with neighbouring disciplines such as computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, translation studies, etc.
  • the identification and modelling of (different types of) grammatical variation using corpus methods and the link between synchronic variation and change-in-progress
  • the use of advanced corpus-linguistic and statistical methods in historical linguistics
  • the impact of corpus linguistics on our understanding of grammar, language change and the foundational concepts of linguistics at large

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We invite submissions for 20-minute oral presentations (plus 10 minutes for discussion). The conference language is English.

The deadline for all submissions is 30 November 2021. Abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair (you may have to create an EasyChair account first). Each individual may submit up to two abstracts: one as sole or first author, one as second author. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be given by 15 March 2022.

Abstracts should be fully anonymous and clearly state the research question(s), approach, method, data, and (expected) results. They should not exceed 500 words, excluding data, figures, and references. They must be submitted as a PDF file through EasyChair. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers of the programme committee.


05 December 2021: deadline for abstract submission (extended from 30 November)

15 March 2022: notification of acceptance/rejection

01 April 2022: registration opens

01 May 2022: deadline for revised abstracts, if accepted

31 May 2022: end of early-bird registration

30 June – 2 July 2022: conference