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: