Symposium on Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar

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).

We welcome papers reporting on corpus-based studies which examine any aspect of the interaction of lexis and grammar, or discuss methodological issues related to the corpus-based study of lexicogrammar (e.g. annotation, metrics). We are particularly interested in studies that interrogate the system lexicogrammatically to get lexicogrammatical answers. The studies may …

  • focus more on the lexis or grammar end of the continuum, or adopt an integrative approach.
  • offer different interpretations of the nature of lexicogrammar.
  • examine any language, or compare different languages.
  • examine L1 and/or L2 use.
  • adopt a synchronic or diachronic approach.
  • 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 the implications of a lexicogrammatical approach for applied linguistics  (e.g. lexicography, language teaching, translation, (critical) discourse studies).
  • develop relevant research/teaching resources.

See here for the programme of last year’s symposium.

Presentations will be allocated 35 minutes (including 10 minutes for discussion). Please send an abstract of 500 words (excluding references) to Costas Gabrielatos (gabrielc@edgehill.ac.uk). The abstract should specify the research questions or hypotheses, the corpus and methodology, and the main findings.

The deadline for abstract submission is 12 March 2017. Abstracts will be double-blind reviewed, and decisions will be communicated by 9 April 2017.

Programme Committee
Federica Barbieri  (Swansea University)
Tine Breban  (University of Manchester)
Kristin Davidse  (University of Leuven)
Belen Diaz-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)

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.

See below for travel and accommodation information.

If you have any questions, please contact Costas Gabrielatos (gabrielc@edgehill.ac.uk).

Travel Information

Please note that Edge Hill University is located in Ormskirk.

St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP

For maps, and details on road and rail routes, please see here: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/location

If you have any queries, please email Costas Gabrielatos: gabrielc@edgehill.ac.uk

Accommodation

Please note that Ormskirk doesn’t have any hotels within short walking distance from the university or the bus station.

Coming by train

The most straightforward option is to stay in Liverpool at a hotel near Liverpool Central or Moorfields train stations, and take the train to Ormskirk. There are quite a few hotels very near these stations (up to 10 minutes’ walk), and trains to Ormskirk run every 15 minutes. The train journey is 30 minutes from Moorfields and 35 minutes from Liverpool Central. Once in Ormskirk, you can take the EL1 bus to Edge Hill University (the bus station is no more than 5 minutes’ walk from the train station). The EL1 bus comes every 20 minutes, and takes about 5 minutes to the university. Overall travel time from Liverpool to Edge Hill University is about 45-60 minutes (depending on the hotel and train station).

Hotel near Moorfields train station:

Hotels near Liverpool Central train station:

Alternatively (particularly if you’re coming from the North of England), you could stay at Preston (preferably near the train station) and take the train to Ormskirk. The train journey from Preston to Ormskirk is 30-35 minutes. However, please note that the Preston-Ormskirk connection is infrequent: trains run every 90 minutes or so. Once in Ormskirk, you can take the EL1 bus to Edge Hill University (the bus station is no more than 5 minutes’ walk from the train station). The EL1 bus comes every 20 minutes, and takes about 5 minutes to the university. Overall travel time from Preston to Edge Hill University is about 50 minutes.

Hotels within short walking distance from Preston train station:

 Coming by car

There are a few hotels within short driving distance from Edge Hill University:

  • Innkeeper’s Lodge Ormskirk, Springfield Road, Aughton, Ormskirk L39 6ST, United Kingdom (10 minutes’ drive to Edge Hill University).
  • Premier Inn, 544 Southport Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk L40 9RG (15 minutes’ drive to Edge Hill University).
  •  Premier Inn Liverpool NorthNorthern Perimeter Road,, Netherton, Merseyside L30 7PT (20 minutes’ drive to Edge Hill University).

 If you have any queries, please email Costas Gabrielatos: gabrielc@edgehill.ac.uk

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