Provisional progamme

A provisional version of the programme is HERE This is a static, PDF version which will act as a placeholder until the app-based version is released. All papers are 20 minutes in length, with 10 additional minutes for questions. Adequate time has been provided to enable participants to move between locations at the end of each paper. Volunteers have already been assigned to chair each session (see PDF version of the programme for details).


Conference app

CL2019 will be a paperless conference, with the programme, abstracts and conference information available via the main web page and/or the conference app (printed versions are only available on request). The conference app was built by App.In.Conf. specifically for CL2019.

To download the app:

  • Go to App Store or Google Play and search for “AppInConf Conference & Events” and download the one with the icon seen below.
  • Open the downloaded app, click the plus sign and type in the code “CL2019” [in uppercase]. You will then be brought to the CL 2019 App.


Poster information

Presenting a poster @CLconf2019? If so, please print your poster in A0 size (portrait). If you are interested in getting your poster printed in Cardiff, why not contact: who may be able to help! @Print_Centre


Pre-conference workshops

We are delighted to announce that 10 workshops will be running on Monday 22nd July, the day before the main conference starts. Registration for workshops has now closed. 

All delegates who have registered for workshops will be sent joining instructions. Please ensure that you bring a laptop when attending workshops. 


Full-day workshops will run from 9.00-17.00 and will include two refreshment breaks and lunch. Morning half day workshops will run from 9.00-12.30 and will include one refreshment break and will be proceeded by lunch. Afternoon half day workshops will run from 13.30-17.00 and will include one refreshment break and will be preceded by lunch.

All workshop/main conference participants are invited to attend a plenary talk from Professor Svenja Adolphs entitled ‘What’s next for Corpus Linguistics?’ in the evening of the workshop day (at approx. 17.00hrs). The talk will then be followed by a drinks reception in the conference marquee.  For more information on conference events, see here.

No. Title Facilitator(s) Format/time
WK1 How to use Artificial Intelligence with Topic Modelling as part of Corpus linguistics and as a Discourse Analysis Method Bazil Solomon (Computing AI at Oxford Brookes University) Full-day
WK2 The 3rd Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics (WACL-3)


Click here to access the workshop homepage.

Mahmoud El-Haj (SCC, Lancaster University), Eric Atwell (CS, University of Leeds), Paul Rayson (UCREL, Lancaster University), Lama Alsudias (SCC, Lancaster University) Full-day
WK3 Taming multilevel complexity in corpus design – a workshop on text and video alignment of spoken and written native, non-native and translated speeches Silvia Bernardini (University of Bologna), Adriano Ferraresi (University of Bologna), Ilmari Ivaska (University of Bologna), Marta Kajzer-Wietrzny (Adam Mickiewicz University) Half-day: morning
WK4 Building and analysing a large general corpus: Exploring the Written BNC2014 with #LancsBox Vaclav Brezina, Carmen Dayrell, Mathew Gillings, Abi Hawtin, Tony McEnery, Andressa Rodrigues Gomide, Matt Timperley and Isolde van Dorst (Lancaster University) Half-day: morning
WK5 Challenges in the management of large corpora 7 (CMLC-7) Piotr Bański (IDS Mannheim), Adrien Barbaresi (BBAW Berlin), Hanno Biber (ÖAW Vienna), Evelyn Breiteneder (ÖAW Vienna), Marc Kupietz (IDS Mannheim) and
Harald Lüngen (IDS Mannheim)
Half-day: morning
WK6 Using CHAT and CLAN to build and investigate spoken bilingual corpora. Cathy Lonngren-Sampaio (University of Hertfordshire) Half-day: morning
WK7 Attractive, Interactive, Ready for the Web: Visualizing Your Data Using R Andres Karjus (University of Edinburgh) Half-day: afternoon
WK8 Using CorCenCC: Corpws Cenedlaethol Cymraeg Cyfoes – National Corpus of Contemporary Welsh Dawn Knight, Steve Morris, Tess Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Morris, Paul Rayson, Irena Spasić, Enlli Môn Thomas, Alex Lovell, Ignatius Ezeani, Steven Neale, Jennifer Needs, Scott Piao, Mair Rees, Lowri Williams, Laura Arman, Vigneshwaran Muralidaran, Bethan Tovey, Laurence Anthony, Thomas Michael Cobb, Margaret Deuchar, Kevin Donnelly, Michael McCarthy and Kevin Scannell. Half-day: afternoon
WK9 What Every Corpus Linguist Should Know About Type-Token Distributions and Zipf’s Law Stefan Evert (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität) Half-day: afternoon
WK10 From linguistic description to language learning: unlocking the value of the learner language in the Cambridge Learner Corpus Niall Curry (Cambridge University Press)  and Dr Pascual Perez-Paredes (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge) Half-day: afternoon


British Council and UKALTA colloquium


The British Council and UKALTA (UK Association for Language Testing and Assessment) will be holding a symposium entitled ‘Applications of corpus linguistics in assessing languages in the UK’. This will take place and will include 5 short papers, discussant and Q&As. A provisional abstract/outline for this event can be found HERE. This will be updated in due course.