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Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar (LxGr)

LxGr2022 Friday 8 – Saturday 9 July 2022

This event is taking place online and can be accessed using MS Teams. All times are British Summer Time (BST).

Registration is now closed

Registration is free.

The symposium programme is included below. If you have any questions about the conference contact the organiser Costas Gabrielatos.

Symposium programme

Day 1: Friday 8 July 2022

Day 2: Saturday 9 July 2022

LxGr2022 programme committee

Bogdan Babych (Heidelberg University)
Federica Barbieri  (University of Swansea)
Belen Diaz-Bedmar (University of Jaén)
Eva Duran Eppler  (University of Roehampton)
Lise Fontaine  (Cardiff University)
Gaëtanelle Gilquin  (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Glenn Hadikin (University of Portsmouth)

Andrew Hardie  (Lancaster University)
Sebastian Hoffmann  (University of Trier)
Andrew Kehoe (Birmingham City University)
Stefania Maci (University of Bergamo)
Geraldine Mark (University of Cambridge)
Gabriel Ozon  (University of Sheffield)
Michael Pace-Sigge (University of East Finland)
Magali Paquot (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Pascual Perez-Paredes  (University of Murcia)
Paul Rayson (Lancaster University)
Ute Römer  (Georgia State University)
Serge Sharoff (University of Leeds)
Benet Vincent (Coventry University)
John Williams (University of Portsmouth)
Stefanie Wulff (University of Florida)

LxGr: Focus and format

LxGr is an annual symposium taking place in early/mid July.

Until recently, the symposium was held onsite, but LxGr2021 was held online. As the online event attracted a much larger number of presentations and participants, this is very probably the format it will have in the future.

The focus of LxGr is the interaction of lexis and grammar. The focus is influenced by Halliday’s view of lexis and grammar as “complementary perspectives” (1991: 32), and his conception of the two as notional ends of a continuum (lexicogrammar), in that “if you interrogate the system grammatically you will get grammar-like answers and if you interrogate it lexically you get lexis-like answers” (1992: 64).

LxGr primarily welcomes papers reporting on corpus-based research on any aspect of the interaction of lexis and grammar, and is particularly interested in studies that interrogate the system lexicogrammatically to get lexicogrammatical answers. However, position papers discussing theoretical or methodological issues are also welcome, as long as they are relevant to both lexicogrammar and corpus linguistics. More specifically, studies can …

  • focus more on the lexis or grammar end of the continuum, or adopt an integrative approach.
  • discuss different interpretations of the nature of lexicogrammar.
  • operate within any theoretical approach that takes into account the interaction of lexis and grammar; e.g. Construction Grammar, Lexical Grammar, Pattern Grammar, Systemic Functional Grammar, Valency Grammar.
  • discuss empirical findings in need of theoretical interpretation.
  • adopt a synchronic or diachronic approach.
  • examine any language, or compare different languages.
  • examine L1 and/or L2 use.
  • discuss the implications of the findings of corpus-based lexicogrammatical research for applied linguistics (e.g. forensic linguistics, lexicography, language acquisition, language processing, language teaching, language testing and assessment, translation, sociolinguistics, discourse studies).
  • report on the development of relevant research resources or applications (e.g. language teaching, translation, critical discourse studies).

Full papers are allocated a total of 35 minutes (including 10 minutes for discussion).
Work-in-progress reports are allocated a total of 20 minutes (including 5 minutes for discussion).

There are no parallel sessions.

Participation is free.

If you have any questions regarding the LxGr symposium, please contact the organiser, Costas Gabrielatos.

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