Corpora and Representativeness
3-4 May 2018 Nanterre (France)

Call for papers

The deadline for submitting abstracts is extended to December 17th, 2017!


AFLiCo JET 2018 invites linguists, including junior researchers, to submit proposal that address the following themes (this is an open-ended list):

  • Bias in corpora
  • Material issues in corpus building
  • Theoretical issues in corpus building
  • The use of different types of corpora in a complementary fashion in linguistic analysis
  • Balance, size, distribution in corpora representativeness
  • Spoken/multimodal vs written/textual corpora
  • Automatization in corpus building

Guidelines for submission:

Anonymous abstracts for 20-minute presentations (+ 8 minutes for questions) should include a title and a short bibliography. They should not exceed 500 words (exclusive of references, tables, and figures). They can be in English or in French.

Abstracts should clearly state the following:

  • research question(s)
  • approach(es)
  • subfield (e.g. semantics, pragmatics, gesture studies, corpus linguistics, NLP, etc.) method(s)
  • data
  • expected or confirmed results.

Include three to five keywords specifying the (sub)field, the topic, and the approach.

Submit your abstract as a file via the "Submit" module on this website (left column). First you will need to create an account on, if you do not already have one, then click on “Submissions” then “Submit an abstract”. As usual, abstracts must be anonymous. No explicit reference to the author(s) is allowed. If you need help, let us know via the contact form. Each abstract will be double-blind peer reviewed. 

The deadline for all abstracts is December 8th, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent around January 10th, 2018.

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