Call for papers

We are pleased to announce that the Graduate Student Conference in Learner Corpus Research 2023 will be hosted by the Institute for Applied Linguistics at Eurac Research and will take place virtually on 25-26-27 October 2023

The main aim of the Conference, as in the previous edition, is to offer a space for MA and PhD students to discuss their ongoing projects and receive feedback from early career researchers as well as senior researchers in the field of Learner Corpus Research, while expanding their professional network.

The central theme of this year’s conference is called “Bridging Borders”: borders are intended here as physical, ideological and theoretical-methodological barriers, as well as professional boundaries between young and senior researchers.  

We welcome submissions from MA and PhD students, as well as former students who have earned their Master’s degree prior to the conference, regardless of their current formal student status. Researchers who already hold a doctoral degree are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend as non-presenting delegates, helping to ensure the high quality of the event and to foster the careers of students within the field of LCR.

The language of the conference is English, the conference platform will be Zoom, and there will be no conference fee. 

Submissions guidelines 

All topics related to  Learner Corpus Research based on any language and from any perspective are welcome, including but not restricted to the following areas of interest:

Abstracts should provide the following: 

You may apply for one of the following: 

You are welcome to submit more than one contribution, but please note that you can be the first author of only one contribution. 

Digital posters are to be created in PowerPoint and submitted with a short video (max. 3 minutes) prior to the start of the conference. They will be made available throughout the conference for asynchronous comments and questions. 

A paper is a 20-minute talk, given live. Presenters will have the possibility to share a PowerPoint (or similar) presentation from their own computer. A Q&A session of 5-10 minutes will follow each talk. 

Instructions for poster and paper presenters, along with deadlines, will be sent out upon acceptance. We will also set up an accessible ‘Help Center’ to provide support with the digital platform, including the technical aspects of ‘sharing’ a presentation online. 

Abstracts should be submitted through ConfTool. If you do not have a ConfTool account yet, you will be required to create one. Follow this link to the submission platform

Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2023 (extended until 15 April 2023)

Word limit for abstracts: 300 words excluding references. Please copy your abstract and paste it in the Abstract field in ConfTool. Do not include your name or affiliation in the abstract. 

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by our Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent out in June 2023. 

Further information 

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