*ICAME 37 Conference*
*The Chinese University of Hong Kong*
*May 25 - 29, 2016*
*FIRST CIRCULAR and CALL for PAPERS*
The next ICAME conference – ICAME 37 – will take place at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th May, 2016. It will be the first ICAME conference in Asia, and with that in mind, we have chosen the conference theme: *Corpus Linguistics across Cultures*.
Hong Kong is ‘Asia’s World City’, with direct flights from around the globe. We hope that as many of you as possible will come, and perhaps stay a few extra days. Accompanying persons will be very welcome.
The conference will follow the typical ICAME format: on the Wednesday afternoon, we will start with pre-conference workshops, and in the early evening there will be the first plenary and a reception. Other regular events will include the conference excursion on the Friday evening, and the gala dinner on Saturday evening (this time, Chinese-style!). The conference will end at lunchtime on Sunday.
*Conference Venue and Accommodation *The conference will be held on campus at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (http://www.cuhk.edu.hk), which is located in Shatin, north of downtown Hong Kong. The venue is within walking distance of the main conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency, which is on the university campus (http://hongkong.shatin.hyatt.com). Alternative accommodation options will also be available. Further information will be provided on the conference website (and in future circulars) before registration opens.
*Academic Programme *The programme will consist of full papers, work-in-progress reports, a poster session, software demonstrations, as well as invited plenary talks. The following speakers have agreed to give plenaries at the conference:
*Douglas Biber*, Northern Arizona University
*Ken Hyland*, University of Hong Kong
*Pam Peters*, Macquarie University, Sydney
*Josef Schmied*, Technische Universitšt Chemnitz
*Edgar W. Schneider*, Universitšt Regensburg
There will also be a small number of pre-conference workshops.
*Social Programme *On Friday evening, there will be an excursion to downtown Hong Kong. This will include a boat trip on Victoria Harbour. Dinner will be served on the boat, and at 8pm, participants will be able to experience the ‘Symphony of Lights’, a laser and music show that illuminates both sides of the harbour, and shows Hong Kong’s world-famous skyline at its best. Further information will be provided in due course.
*Conference theme *The theme of this year’s conference is ‘*Corpus Linguistics across Cultures*’.
*Call for Papers *We invite submission of abstracts for full papers, work-in-progress reports, software demonstrations, and posters on any topic related to the conference theme.
Papers must be relevant to corpus-linguistic description, analysis and methodology. They must focus on the English language (from a diachronic and/or synchronic and/or comparative/contrastive perspective) and should present original concepts, data and/or methods.
*Full papers* will be 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. *Work-in-progress reports* will be 15 minutes, including 5 minutes for discussion. *Software demonstrations* will be 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion.* Posters.* Presenters will briefly (about 5 mins) introduce their posters during a special plenary session. Posters must be maximum A0 size (portrait), and will be on display during the whole conference.
*Submission of abstracts *Abstracts should be between 400 and 500 words (excluding references) and should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts if at least one paper is co-authored.
Abstracts must be submitted via *the EasyAbs online system <http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/ICAME37>*
The *deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 NOVEMBER 2015*. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously; notifications of acceptance will be sent out beginning on 15 December 2015. Conference registration will open on 15 January 2016.
Pre-conference workshops will be held on the afternoon of 25 May 2016. If you would like to convene a workshop, send your proposed topic to the organizers at ICAME37 at cuhk.edu.hk, by 15 October 2015. Workshop topics and speakers must be confirmed by 15 December 2015.
The ICAME 37 website is at *http://www.eng.cuhk.edu.hk/eng/web/icame37 <http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eng.cuhk.edu.hk%2Feng%2Fweb%2Ficame37&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNE6R4_83ifn3QlX40lboP1tCMYFUA>* and will be updated regularly. For all communication, please use the conference email address: ICAME37 at cuhk.edu.hk.
We look forward to welcoming you to Hong Kong in 2016.
On behalf of the ICAME 37 Organising Committee
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