In the recent years, the availability of large annotated and searchable corpora, together with a new interest in the empirical foundation and validation of linguistic
theory and description, has sparked a surge of novel and interesting work using corpus methods to study the grammar of natural languages. However, a look at the relevant
research on the grammars of English, as well as other Germanic, Romance or Slavic languages which is currently available, reveals a variety of different theoretical
approaches and empirical foci, which can be traced back to different philological and linguistic traditions. Still, this state of affairs should not be seen as an obstacle;
it arguably provides an ideal basis for a fruitful exchange of ideas between different research paradigms.
In addition to deepening our knowledge and understanding of individual languages, corpus-oriented work on grammar has wider implications, concerning methodological as well as theoretical aspects. Relevant topics and research questions include e.g. annotation schemata for (larger) syntactic units and syntactic relations, the increased use of (advanced) statistical methods and models in linguistics, the relation and boundary between grammar and discourse, and more generally the interface between corpus linguistics and linguistic theory.
New deadline for abstract submission: 4 May 2020
Notification of acceptance: 6 June 2020
Registration deadline: 15 July 2020
Conference: 25-27 November 2020
We welcome submissions that explore the use of corpus methods in the description and theoretical analysis of the grammar of natural languages. Focal areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
We invite submissions for 20-minute oral presentations (plus 10 minutes for discussion). Abstracts should clearly present a specific thesis statement and include a description of the topic, approach, and conclusions. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers.
Submissions must comply with the following guidelines: