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LIV - Congresso Internazionale della Società di Linguistica Italiana

Call for Papers

The development of corpora for linguistic studies has been based on a strong lexicographical tradition, but it has been later extended to new perspectives, comprehending studies on phonetics, morphology, grammar, textual and pragmatic aspects.

Moreover, different research areas require resources specifically conceived and implemented, such as language pathology, L1 and L2 acquisition, studies on spoken language, linguistic variation.

In recent times, the perspectives of exploitation of linguistic resources have been further extended, thanks also to the technological innovation. The development of web communication contributed to both the building of very large new resources (web corpora), and the establishment of the definition of new writing practices: these factors turned the web into the leading mean to access written language, either passively or actively.

Moreover, the creation of multimodal resources (with audio and video sources) is nowadays improved and facilitated; this aspect has extended the potential researches regarding communicative events in natural contexts, allowing the interdisciplinary exploitation of data.

The congress aims to present an overview of big corpora and researches based on their exploitation in the main linguistic research areas.


The congress accepts proposals for oral and poster presentations on corpus-based linguistic researches.

In parallel, the congress accepts proposals for big corpora demo, corpora collections or corpus building initiatives, both Italian and international. The demonstration will be presented in a specific session (Demo Corpora session).

  • Spoken corpora

  • Written corpora

  • Old Italian corpora

  • Diachronic corpora

  • Corpora of classical and ancient languages

  • Web corpora and computer-mediated communication

  • Broadcast corpora

  • Specialized corpora

  • First language acquisition corpora (L1)

  • Learner corpora (L2)

  • Multilingual and parallel corpora

  • Speech-language pathology corpora

  • Sign language corpora

  • Multimodal corpora

  • Corpora and lexicography

  • Corpora and tools for philology

  • Corpora and language typology

  • Corpora and computation

  • Tools and languages for transcription, annotation, alignment, metadata and corpora dissemination

Important information

News and updates will be published on the congress website:

For the Demo Corpora session, the organizers will provide the web and logistic support. The demo presenters will provide their own for tech and multimodal supports.

Please note that all presenters have to be regular members of the SLI at the start of the congress.

Submission template, modalities, and deadlines

Proposals for Papers, Posters or Corpus demonstrations have to be submitted via EasyChair from 1st December 2019 to 30th January 2020 9th February 2020Link to EasyChair page.
Communication of acceptance will be sent within May 2020.

Proposals have to be sent in anonymized PDF format. Author’s names must be removed from the text of the abstract and from the properties of the PDF, to be find under the menu “File” of Adobe Acrobat (professional version). An anonymized abstract can be easily created with Microsoft Word, by clicking Export->PDF and unticking "document properties" under the options menu before saving; in this way the output PDF it's generated with blank metadata.

Proposals for Oral and Poster presentations (corpus based linguistic research) must have an abstract of 3.000-4.000 characters and must be accompanied by information describing the corpus used to achieve results. Please follow the stile sheet available at the following link: Download the submission template comprising the Corpus information sheet (DOCX format).

Proposals of Corpus Demonstration (Demo session of the Congress), please fill the Information sheet describing the corpus, available al the following link: Download the Corpus information sheet (DOCX format).


last update: 29-Jan-2020
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