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).
Register for the symposium
Registration is free.
The symposium programme is included below. If you have any questions about the conference contact the organiser Costas Gabrielatos.
Day 1: Friday 8 July 2022
9:00 am – 9:30 am WELCOME
9:30 am – 10:30 am GUEST SPEAKER
Magali PAQUOT (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Investigating phraseological complexity in learner language: From collocations to collostructions and other lexicogrammatical structures
10.30 am – 11.00 am BREAK / CHAT
11.00 am – 11.35 am
Paulina VALENZUELA-LAGOS & Sy-Ying LEE (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
The applicability of reading illustrated books with learners of Spanish as a foreign language: A corpus analysis
11.40 am – 12.15 pm
Tan GEDIK (Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Germany)
Creating lexicogrammatical language materials: A practical guide for foreign language teachers
12.20 pm – 12.40 pm
Tomasz MICHTA (University of Bialystok, Poland)
A dictionary of legal collocations: Looking back and looking forward [WIP]
12.45 pm – 1.15 pm BREAK / CHAT
1.15 pm – 1.50 pm
Leila GHOLAMI (Arizona State University, USA)
Formulaic vs. non-formulaic constructions in second language writing: A text-analytic learner corpus research
1.55 pm – 2.15 pm
Sangeun KIM (University of Exeter, UK)
Do stance constructions become more formulaic in L2 academic writing development?
2.20 pm – 2.40 pm
Mirjam WEDER (University of Basel, Switzerland)
How formulaic sequences link to larger rhetorical patterns: The case of the German formulae “Fakt ist” and “Tatsache ist” [WIP]
2.45 pm – 3.15 pm BREAK / CHAT
3.15 pm – 3.35 pm
Yating TAO (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Valency patterns of ‘take’ in Hong Kong English [WIP]
3.40 pm – 4.15 pm
David CALLAGHAN (University of Birmingham, UK)
“I’m beginning to wonder what it’s for”: A corpus-based investigation into lexicogrammatical incongruency and its relation to irony.
4.20 pm – 4.55pm
Xiaolong LU (University of Arizona, USA)
A corpus study of headless compound chi-zao in Chinese: A constructionalization approach
5.00pm – 5.30 pm DAY 1 WRAP-UP & DISCUSSION
Day 2: Saturday 9 July 2022
9.30 am – 10.00 am WELCOME
10.00 am – 10.35 am
Sugene KIM (Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Japan)
A corpus study of the linking adverbial ‘beside’
10.40 am – 11.15 am
Susan HUNSTON (University of Birmingham, UK)
The other grammarian’s dream: Constructions as the most delicate grammar
11.15 am – 11.45 am BREAK / CHAT
11.45 am – 12.20 pm
Quentin FELTGEN (Ghent University, Belgium)
The grammatical organization of synonymy: Evidence of nestedness in a paradigm of schematic constructions
12.25 pm – 1.00 pm
Laura ESTEBAN-SEGURA & Vanessa DÍAZ-GONZÁLEZ (Universidad de Málaga, Spain)
A study of the understood reflexive object alternation in early modern English
1.00 pm – 1.30 pm BREAK / CHAT
1.30 pm – 2.05 pm
Aysel Şahin KIZIL (İzmir Bakırçay University, Turkey), Lee MCCALLUM & Benet VINCENT (Coventry University, UK)
Adopting a phrase-frame approach to investigate a corpus of research article introductions: Methodological issues
2.10 pm – 2.45 pm
Flavio PISCIOTTA (University of Bologna, Italy)
Not all subjects are “raised” equally: The alternation between the constructions with sembrare (‘seem’) in written and spoken Italian
2.45 pm – 3.15 pm BREAK / CHAT
3:.15 pm – 3.50 pm
Aleksandra MILOSAVLJEVIĆ (Institute for the Serbian Language of SASA, Serbia)
Concessive conjunctions in Serbian: Subordinators and/or coordinators?
3.55 pm – 4.30 pm
Marta PETRAK (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Word-formation as a complex product of lexico-grammatical relations: A study of Croatian nouns prefixed with nad- and pod-
4.30 pm – 5.00 pm DISCUSSION & FEEDBACK
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)
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.