We are pleased to announce the 7th international conference Grammar and 
Corpora. The conference will take place in Paris, France, on 15-17 November 

In recent years, the availability of large annotated and searchable corpora, 
together with a new interest in the empirical foundation and validation of 
linguistic theories and descriptions has sparked a surge of novel and 
interesting work using corpus methods to study the grammar of natural 
languages. However, a look at relevant current research on the grammar of 
Romance, Germanic and Slavic languages reveals a variety of different 
theoretical approaches and empirical foci. This state of affairs provides an 
ideal basis for a fruitful exchange of ideas between different research 

In addition to deepening our knowledge and understanding of individual 
languages, corpus-oriented work on grammar has wider implications that concern 
methodological as well as theoretical aspects. Relevant topics and research 
questions concern 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 

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:

        • Corpus-based studies on the grammar of Romance, Germanic and Slavic 

                • The use of (large) corpora in the description of patterns of 
grammar from both a language-specific and a contrastive/cross-linguistic 
                • The identification and formal modelling of (different types 
of) synchronic linguistic variation using corpus methods
                • New insights into the connection between linguistic variation 
and change made available by inspecting “language change in progress” in large 
                • The use of advanced corpus-linguistic and statistical methods 
in historical linguistics as a means to compensate for the relative scarcity of 

        • Theoretical and methodological issues pertaining to corpus-oriented 
research on grammar: 

                • Tools, methods and techniques in corpus assembly, annotation 
and analysis 
                • The interaction between corpus linguistics and computational 
                • The interaction between corpus linguistics and linguistic 
                • The use of statistical and quantitative methods in detecting 
patterns of grammar
                • The impact of corpus-based vs. corpus-driven approaches on 
our view/understanding of grammar

A subset of these issues will be the focus of several invited keynotes, and of 
a poster session.

Second call for papers : April 15th 2018
Submission deadline    : June 1st 2018
Notification to authors  : June 20th 2018

We invite submissions for 25-minute oral presentations (plus 10 minutes for 
discussion) and for poster presentations. 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 

Submissions must comply with the following guidelines:
        • They must remain fully anonymous.
        • They should be no more than 1 page written in 12 point Times New 
Roman font with up to 1 additional page for data, figures and references.
        • They must be submitted as a PDF file.
        • All abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair system.

Submission Procedure:

        • Login at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gac2018 
        • Enter your EasyChair username and password and log in.
        • If you do not have an EasyChair account, click on "create an account" 
and fill out the form.
        • Click "New Submission" at the top left of the page.
        • By following the instructions, fill in the form, upload your abstract 
(in English or in French) via "Uploads", and then submit.
        • After submitting your abstract successfully, you should receive an 
e-mail from EasyChair that you have successfully submitted your abstract.

Web site 
Invited Speakers
Markus Bader (Univ. Frankfurt)
Claire Gardent (CNRS, Loria, Univ Nancy)
Joakim  Nivre (Univ. Uppsala)

Program Committee 
A. Abeillé     (U. Paris Diderot)
H. Burnett    (Cnrs & U. Paris Diderot)
B. Crabbé    (U. Paris Diderot)
B. Fagard    (Cnrs, Lattice)
J. Ginzburg  (U. Paris Diderot)
L. Liégeois   (U. Paris Diderot)
P. Miller        (U. Paris Diderot)
J. Nerbonne (U. Freiburg)
S. Prevost    (Cnrs, Lattice)
B. Trawinski (U. Mannheim)

Anne Abeillé   :  abei...@linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr 
Benoit Crabbé:  benoit.cra...@linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr 
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