Category Archives: Conferences

Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC) 2022 deadline has been extended to February 7th 2022

The Call for Papers deadline for Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC) 2022 been extended to February 7th 2022

The TaLC 2022 conference will place 13th-16th July 2022 at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Plenary speakers: Michael McCarthy, Fanny Meunier, Shelley Staples and Henry Tyne


Call for Papers

Submission link for abstracts

Conference website

Conference registration opens on February 21st 2022

Approaches to Digital Discourse Analysis 3 (ADDA 3)

May 13-15, 2022, St. Petersburg, Florida

Conference website:

Conference themes

Papers are invited from discourse scholars from different traditions focusing on digital discourse and other relevant fields, among others:

Research methods in digital discourse analysis
Theoretical approaches to digital discourse analysis
Critical digital discourse analysis
Micro analysis of digital discourse
Digital genres
Discourse and identities in the digital world
Multimodality and digital discourse
Conflict in digital discourse
Digital discourse and the professions
Digital service encounters
Political discourse in the digital age
Gender and digital media
Digital discourse and journalism
Digital discourse and education
Digital discourse and health
Digital discourse and society
Digital discourse in gaming
Any other relevant topics related to digital discourse

Important dates

Panel proposals deadline October 1, 2021
Notification of acceptance of panels will be sent by November 1, 2021
Individual paper proposals deadline November 15, 2021
Notification of acceptance of individual papers will be sent by Jan 31, 2022

6th Corpora & Discourse International Conference 2022

26-28 August 2022, Bertinoro, Italy

Conference website:
(Twitter: @ConfDisc #cads2022)

Deadline for submission: April 2nd 2022

Notification of acceptance: May 27th 2022

Full CFP here

Corpus & Discourse Conference 2022 is the 6th edition and celebrates the 20th anniversary since the first conference. CADSConf2022 will be held in the Medieval hill town and fort of Bertinoro in Emilia-Romagna, Italy from Friday morning 26 Aug – 28 Aug 2022. The conference is organised by members of the Corpora, Linguistics, Technology (CoLiTec) research centre at Bologna Unviersity’s Department of Interpreting and Translation Studies (DIT), and by the SiBol group.

Corpora and Discourse International Conference showcases research which combine corpus linguistics and discourse analysis in all forms and under all names. This might include work that self-describes as: corpus-assisted discourse studies, corpus-based (critical) discourse studies, corpus-based sociolinguistics, corpus-driven discourse studies, corpus pragmatics, corpus stylistics, corpus-informed discourse studies or corpus & discourse work that does not go under any particular label. Our aim is simply to bring together all researchers who are interested in how discourse/s are structured, patterned or received and who use corpus linguistics in their work.

Conference themes

We encourage different kinds of paper. Please specify in your abstract which you are proposing. Please send your abstract in Word format without personal identification and with covering letter to our e-mail: Call for papers closes on April 2nd 2022. Notification of acceptance by May 27th.

Research papers

We invite papers which include corpus approaches to:

discourse organisation, including cohesion and coherence, lexical priming
scientific, technological and medical discourse
discourses of political institutions, political and media interaction
new media, social media, hybrid text types
academic and educational discourses
studies of historical documents
discourse analyses of socially important issues
language ideology and /or policy
discourse/s and identity
translation studies
stylistics and literary studies
discourse/s in language acquisition and language teaching
discourse/s in languages for specialised purposes
investigations of non-literal language in discourse (e.g. metaphor, metonymy, irony)
comparative studies of different discourse/s and discourse types
comparative studies of discourse/s and/or language change over different periods of time
investigations of cultural and cross-cultural topics

Position papers

We also welcome papers which include reflective considerations on theoretical-methodological issues. These might include discussion of questions such as:

How is the combination of corpus methodologies and discourse analysis developing?
What are the potential future directions of corpus and discourse analysis?
What counts as best practice and are there any practices best avoided?
How can we increase our awareness and reflexivity as researchers in this field?
What forms can triangulation in corpus and discourse take?
Searching for similarities; searching for absences from a corpus.
What new software may be of particular relevance to the area?
What challenges do particular forms of corpus and discourse face? (e.g. analysis of social media, hybrid media, responsive analysis of fast-moving topics, analysis of historical discourse/s etc.)
What can a corpus and discourse approach do with big data that was not collected/designed for corpus work?
Pure’ research, applied research, and committed (or ‘caring’) research into discourse using corpora. How are they defined? What are their relative merits? Are they always compatible?

Research posters

For work-in-progress, projects in the early stages of development or descriptions of new corpora, we encourage poster presentations.

CFPM Digital genres and Open Science

International Conference, 26-27 May, 2022. University of Zaragoza (Spain)


Submissions on all aspects of digital genres for science communication are welcomed, but contributions addressing the theme of digital genres and Open Science are particularly encouraged. This includes, but is not limited to, papers addressing issues such as:​

  1. Theories and methods for the study of digital genres for Open Science 
  2. Discourse and multimodal studies of digital genres for research communication
  3. Digital genres for scientific knowledge dissemination and public engagement
  4. Processes of recontextualization and generic hybridization in science communication online
  5. Open Science practices, Open Access publishing and open peer review
  6. Studies on perceptions towards Open Science practices
  7. Digital literacies, Languages for Academic Purposes and pedagogies for professional development

Important dates

Deadline for abstracts: January 30th, 2022

Notification of acceptance: February 20th, 2022

Early registration: No later than March 30th, 2022

Deadline for standard registration: May 16th, 2022

The International Conference for Learner Corpus Research – LCR 2022 University of Padua


The International Conference for Learner Corpus Research (LCR 2022) will be held at the University of Padua (Italy), at the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies ( on 22-24 September, 2022.

The LCR2022 Conference aims to showcase the latest developments in the field of learner corpus research regarding the description of learner language and the design of innovative methods and tools to analyse it. 

The conference will feature keynote lectures, full paper presentations, work in progress reports, poster presentations, software demonstrations and a book exhibition. Pre-conference workshops are also planned. 

Keynote speakers

–          Silvia Bernardini (Università di Bologna, Italy)

–          Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)

–          Hilary Nesi (Coventry University, England)


All topics related to learner corpus research based on any language are welcome. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Language for Academic Purposes; 
  • Language for Specific Purposes;
  • Language Teaching, Assessment and Testing;
  • Learner corpus-based SLA studies;
  • Corpora as pedagogical resources;
  • Multimodal learner corpora;
  • Software for learner corpus analysis;
  • Corpus-based translation studies;
  • English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI);
  • English as a Lingua Franca (ELF);
  • Data mining and other explorative approaches to learner corpora;
  • Statistical methods in learner corpus studies.


Abstracts, written in English, should be between 600 and 700 words (excluding a list of references) and should provide the following:

–          clearly articulated research question(s) and its/their relevance;

–          the most important details about research approach, data and methods;

–          (preliminary) results and their interpretation.

Abstracts will be submitted through EasyChair. Abstract submission will open on 18 November 2021 and the deadline for submission is 23 January 2022. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee. Notification of the outcome of the review process will be sent by 31 March 2022.

Further information is available at


Monday 22 – Friday 26 August 2016

Call for papers


Seminar scope
For over thirty years, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has been defined by various authors as a learning-centred approach to language teaching where the goal of the learners is to use English in a particular domain (Hutchinson & Waters, 1987; Paltridge & Starfield, 2013). Yet, ESP teaching practices remain extremely varied depending on practitioners, institutions and countries. This seminar focuses on today’s diversity of ESP teaching and learning in Europe and further afield. However, beyond the richness of pedagogical varieties, it also raises the question of the theoretical foundations of ESP practices and, as such, welcomes papers on all aspects and issues of ESP didactics.

Abstract submission and deadlines

Participants are invited to submit a 200-word abstract of their proposed papers directly to all four convenors of the seminar before 28 February 2016. They will be informed of the convenors’ decision by 31 March 2016.

Submission format
• First name and surname
• Institutional affiliation
• E-mail (please, limit to one address)
• Title of paper
• Abstract (max. 200 words)
• Equipment needed (all seminar rooms will be equipped with a computer and a

Danica Milosevic (Serbia)
Alessandra Molino (Italy)
Cédric Sarré (France)
Shona Whyte (France)