The 10th International Corpus Linguistics Conference (CL2019) will take place in the week of 22 – 26th July 2019 at Cardiff University. Corpus Linguistics is a biennial conference which has been running since 2001 and has been hosted by Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool, and the University of Birmingham. This will be the first time that the conference will be held at Cardiff University, Wales.


Plenary speakers

We are proud to have the following plenary speakers at CL2019:

 Opening plenary (Monday 22nd July)

Keynote speakers

Pre-conference workshop

There will be a pre-conference workshop day on Monday 22nd July. Coordinators can propose to hold half-day or full-day workshops (lunch is provided). See details here.


Main conference

Call for papers

We invite contributions on a broad and inclusive basis. There are 3 categories of proposals (full papers, posters and panels). All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the conference programme committee. The conference will feature four thematic streams and a general programme. The thematic streams are as follows: :

Stream A: Corpus Methodologies

  • Critical explorations of existing measures and methods in corpus linguistics
  • New methods and techniques in corpus development, annotation and analysis
  • New tools and techniques developed in corpus-based computational linguistics
  • Advances in quantitative techniques

Stream B: Applications of Corpus Linguistics

  • Literary linguistics
  • Lexicography
  • Translation studies
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Uses of corpus methodologies in real-world contexts

Stream C: Discourse, History and Society

  • The uses of corpora in discourse analysis
  • Corpus approaches to the study of new media
  • The uses of corpus approaches in historical linguistics
  • Uses of corpus approaches in social research

Stream D: Language Learning and Teaching

  • Learner corpus research
  • Corpus-based work in language teaching, including LSP and LAP
  • Corpora in second language acquisition studies
  • Direct uses of corpus resources or techniques in language learning contexts
  • Development of learning and teaching materials

Papers focusing on languages other than English, and non-native varieties of English are particularly welcome.

General programme

For the general programme, we invite contributions on a broad and inclusive basis. There are 3 categories of proposals (full papers, posters and panels). All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the conference programme committee (see here for details). For formatting guidelines, please see here.


Full papers

Consisting of a 20-minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Submissions should present either complete research, or research in progress where at least some substantial results have been achieved. Work in progress which has yet to produce results can instead be submitted as a poster abstract. We are requesting extended abstracts (750-1500 words, excluding the word count for references), as we do not plan to produce a volume of conference proceedings. The extended abstracts will be published electronically shortly in advance of the conference.


Posters can present either results of completed research or work in progress. Abstracts should be 250-500 words, excluding the word count for references. We especially welcome poster abstracts that (a) report on innovative research that is in its earliest phases, or (b) report on new software or corpus data resources. Posters should be printed in portrait, A0 size.


Panels during the main conference offer an opportunity to group related papers together to allow for extended discussions. Abstracts of 1500 words (excluding the word count for references) are to be submitted on behalf of all speakers, with an introduction specifying the relationship between the topics before details on individual presentations (including names and affiliations of all speakers) are given. Abstracts are to be submitted by the panel convenor(s). Panels will be allocated 1 hour 40 minutes.

Submission information

The deadline for submissions was 14th January 2019, so has now passed.