[CfP] Symposium on Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar

Symposium on Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar

First Call for Papers
The symposium will take place on Saturday 10 June 2017 at Edge Hill University.
The focus of the Symposium is the interaction of lexis and grammar. The focus is influenced by Halliday’s view of lexis and grammar as “complementary perspectives” (1991: 32), and his conception of the two as notional ends of a continuum (lexicogrammar), in that “if you interrogate the system grammatically you will get grammar-like answers and if you interrogate it lexically you get lexis-like answers” (1992: 64).
We welcome papers reporting on corpus-based studies which examine any aspect of the interaction of lexis and grammar, or discuss methodological issues related to the corpus-based study of lexicogrammar (e.g. annotation, metrics). We are particularly interested in studies that interrogate the system lexicogrammatically to get lexicogrammatical answers. The studies may …
  • focus more on the lexis or grammar end of the continuum, or adopt an integrative approach.
  • offer different interpretations of the nature of lexicogrammar.
  • examine any language, or compare different languages.
  • adopt a synchronic or diachronic approach.
  • 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).
  • discuss the implications of a lexicogrammatical approach for applied linguistics (e.g. lexicography, language teaching, translation, (critical) discourse studies).
  • develop relevant research/teaching resources.
See here for the programme of last year’s symposium.
Presentations will be allocated 35 minutes (including 10 minutes for discussion). Please send an abstract of 500 words (excluding references) to Costas Gabrielatos (gabrielc@edgehill.ac.uk). Please make sure that the abstract clearly specifies the research questions or hypotheses, the corpus and methodology, and the main findings.
The deadline for abstract submission is 12 March 2017. Abstracts will be double-blind reviewed, and decisions will be communicated by 9 April 2017.
Participation is free. Coffee/tea and a light buffet lunch will be provided, but participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs. Please note that the number of places is limited, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, please see the symposium webpages (https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/english/research/conferences/lxgr2017), or contact Costas Gabrielatos (gabrielc@edgehill.ac.uk).
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