Conference Announcements

IVACS 2018

9th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 – Fri, 15 Jun 2018

The IVACS network aims to connect corpus researchers and postgraduates internationally. The 9th biennial conference builds on the success of the previous eight IVACS conferences held at the Universities of Limerick (2002, 2008), Belfast, (2004), Nottingham (2006), Edinburgh (2010), Leeds (2012), Newcastle (2014), and Bath Spa (2016).


The theme of the 9th international conference is Corpus Linguistics: languages, communities, mobility and it is intended to reflect a deeper awareness of the central role played by languages, and language varieties, in our increasingly fluid societies. Through the use of corpus linguistics, the conference will draw on the diverse fields of study that can contribute to understanding the issues and concerns, as well as advantages and richness, that are found as communities experience increasing mobility. We are particularly interested in papers which draw on applied corpus research in the following areas, though these are in no way exclusive:

Corpus Linguistics, mobility and communities

Corpus Linguistics and Analysing Discourse

Corpus Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Corpus methods and innovations

Corpus Linguistics, Texts and Literature

Corpus Linguistics and Speech

Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

Corpus Linguistics and Historic Linguistics

Papers focusing on languages other than English, as well as language varieties and dialects are most welcome.

Submission of Abstracts

Full papers will involve a 20-minute presentation, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts:  19th December, 2017

Outcome of CfP:                            31st January, 2018

Abstract specifications for full papers:

  • 250 – 350 words in length (including references, if any)
  • Written in Times New Roman font and saved as a docs file
  • Page 1 will include: Title; Presenter(s); Affiliation(s); Email address(es), plus abstract
  • Page 2 will be anonymised and will include: Title and abstract only.
  • Submit abstract to:

Centre for English Language Proficiency, University of Malta
Conference Website:
University of Malta (Valletta Campus)

St Paul Street, Valletta
Valletta, Valletta