[Corpora-List] Second Call for Participation: LxGr2018

Costas Gabrielatos Gabrielc at edgehill.ac.uk
Sat May 12 11:19:38 CEST 2018

Second Call for Participation

Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar (LxGr2018)

Saturday 16 June 2018, Edge Hill University, Main Building, Hub 2

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

For the abstracts, as well as travel and accommodation details, see here: https://ehu.ac.uk/lxgr

If you would like to attend the symposium please contact Costas Gabrielatos (gabrielc at edgehill.ac.uk<mailto:gabrielc at edgehill.ac.uk>).

There is no registration fee, as LxGr2018 is funded by the Department of English, History & Creative Writing, Edge Hill University. Also, 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.

Symposium Programme


10:15 – 10:50 Hala ALSHAHRANI, Claire BRIERLEY & James DICKINS (University of Leeds) The functional lexico-grammar of semantic prosody in the Quran

10:55 – 11:30 Lihong HUANG (Georgetown University) Lexicogrammar in Mandarin Chinese: The case of guo and le

11:35 – 12:10 Roberta PITTALUGA (Saint Petersburg State University) Russian verbs of motion: Valency Grammar as an instrument to explain and teach the meaning of prefixes

12:15 – 12:50 Bogdan BABYCH (University of Leeds) Unsupervised discovery of Construction Grammar representations from unannotated corpus for under-resourced languages

12:50 – 13:50 LUNCH

13:50 – 14:25 Zeping HUANG (Hong Kong Baptist University) Lexical Bundles in Conversation across English varieties: A Core-Periphery approach

14:30 – 15:05 Patrick HANKS & Sara MOŽE (University of Wolverhampton) Verb patterns, noun collocations, and grammatical metaphors

15:10 – 15:45 Benet VINCENT (Coventry University) The expression of obligation in student academic writing

15:50 – 16:25 James STRATTON (Purdue University) A corpus-based analysis of the adjective intensifiers well and proper in British English using the BNC1994 and the spoken BNC2014

16:30 – 17:05 Jennifer HUGHES (Lancaster University) Neural evidence for a single lexicogrammatical processing system

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