2nd Call for papers

AELINCO – the Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics – and the conference committee of CLILLAC-ARP – the Centre for Interlanguage, English Linguistics, Lexicology and Corpus research based at Université Paris Diderot, in collaboration with UFR EILA  – the Department of Intercultural and Applied Language Studies – are delighted to announce the

9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017 (CILC17)

from 31 May to 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:

  1. Corpus design, construction and typology
  2. Corpus-based discourse analysis and literary analysis
  3. Grammatical studies and corpora
  4. Corpus-based lexicology and lexicography
  5. Corpora, contrastive studies and translation
  6. Corpus-based variation and language change
  7. Corpus-based computational linguistics
  8. Corpora, language acquisition and language teaching
  9. Corpus linguistics and languages for specific purposes

Instructions for presentations

Papers should be presented in English, French or Spanish. Papers should last no more than 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. 

 Instructions for submissions

Submissions should be written according the following guidelines:

  • An extended abstract in English, French or Spanish, between 450-550 words, not counting Bibliography. Authors should present a main argument, aims, theoretical framework and some results. The abstract will be submitted to review and should be formatted in the following style:
    • Name, first name, afiliation
    • Title, centred, bold, font Times New Roman 14 pts,
    • Keywords, italics, font Times New Roman 12 pts, below the title,
    • Main text, justified, font Times New Roman 12 pts, linear interspacing 1,
    • No references to the author(s),
    • Bibliography. 
  • short summaryin English, French or Spanish, between 150-200 words, no Bibliography, using the same guidelines as the extended abstract, PDF Formation.
  • The author(s) should assign the paper to one of the 9 specific topics mentioned above.
  • Submissions can be made using thelinkon the Conference website (Submit here). 

Modification Deadlines

  • 31 Dec 2016                       Deadline for submissions
  • 7 Mar  2017                        Notification of acceptance
  • 15 Mar 2017                       Start of registration
  • 21 Apr 2017                       End of registration for the authors      
  • 30 May 2017                      End of registration

Registration Fees


Up to 5th of May 2017

After 5th of May 2017

Participant member of AELINCO (http://www.aelinco.es)

95 Euros

115 Euros

Participant non member of AELINCO

115 Euros

135 Euros


30 Euros

50 Euros

Gala Dinner 50 Euros 50 Euros

Information, submissions and on-line registration: 

Contact: Natalie Kubler and Stéphane Patin  : cilc2017@sciencesconf.org


  • A selection of papers to appear in the series IULMA Monographs (Interuniversity Applied Modern Languages Institute, Valencia, Spain) <http://www.iulma.es/index.php/iulma-monographs/?lang=en>
  • A selection of papers to appear in UPV SCIENTIA (University Polytechnic Valencia) collection "Estudios de Lingüística Aplicada" (Studies in Applied Linguistics)
  • A selections of papers to appear in PUV (Press University Valencia), English in the world. 

The CICL17 conference committee looks forward to receiving your proposals and to meeting you in Paris 2017.

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