Symposium on Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar (LxGr2017)


Symposium Programme

Travel Information


The symposium will take place on Saturday 10 June 2017 at Edge Hill University.

The focus of the Symposium 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). Papers either report on corpus-based studies which examine different aspects of the interaction of lexis and grammar, or discuss theoretical or methodological issues related to the corpus-based study of lexicogrammar. We are particularly interested in studies that interrogate the system lexicogrammatically to get lexicogrammatical answers.

Participation is free. Coffee/tea and a light buffet lunch will be provided, but participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs. Please note that the number of places is limited, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to attend the symposium, or have any questions, please contact Costas Gabrielatos (

Programme Committee
Federica Barbieri  (Swansea University)
Tine Breban  (University of Manchester)
Kristin Davidse  (University of Leuven)
María Belén Díez-Bedmar (University of Jaén)
Eva Duran Eppler  (University of Roehampton)
Lise Fontaine  (Cardiff University)
Gaëtanelle Gilquin  (Université catholique de Louvain)
Nick Groom  (University of Birmingham)
Glenn Hadikin    (University of Portsmouth)
Andrew Hardie  (Lancaster University)
Sebastian Hoffmann  (University of Trier)
Andrew Kehoe (Birmingham City University)
Gabriel Ozon  (University of Sheffield)
Michael Pace-Sigge  (University of East Finland)
Magali Paquot  (Université catholique de Louvain)
Pascual Perez-Paredes  (University of Cambridge)
Paul Rayson  (Lancaster University)
Ute Römer  (Georgia State University)
James Thomas  (Masaryk University)
María Sánchez-Tornel (University of Murcia)
Benet Vincent  (Coventry University)
Stefanie Wulff  (University of Florida)

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