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
• 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.
• 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.
Markus Bader (Univ. Frankfurt)
Claire Gardent (CNRS, Loria, Univ Nancy)
Joakim Nivre (Univ. Uppsala)
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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