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XII International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2020)

May 21 to 23, 2020


University of Bergamo (Italy)

May 21-23, 2020


 XII International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2020)

The twelfth edition of the International Congress of Corpus Linguistics (CILC) promoted by AELINCO (Spanish Association of Corpus Linguistics) will be held at the University of Bergamo (Italy), from May 21 to 23, 2020, and will be organized by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Foreign Cultures of said University.

The members of the organizing committee belong to CERLIS (Research Centre on Languages for Specific Purposes), founded in 1999 within the University of Bergamo to promote research in the area of languages for specific purposes both at a synchronic and a diachronic level. For this reason, CILC 2020 will focus on two core topics, i.e. Corpus-Assisted Specialized Discourse Analysis and Translation Studies. The goal of this new edition is to foster research on the ideological or evaluative patterns that guide the textual production of multiple communities of practice (in terms of the construction of identity, ethnicity, gender, etc.) at different text levels, despite the alleged objectivity and absence of emotion attached to professional settings.

Likewise, special attention will be paid to the applications of corpus linguistics aimed at investigating and clarifying the translation process through parallel and / or comparable corpus of specialized texts. The idea of corpus-assisted ​​translation research, first proposed by Mona Baker, has generated the new paradigm of corpus-based translation studies, which offers a hybrid methodology according to which corpora must provide the necessary empirical basis for descriptive studies on translation.
In accordance with the objectives of AELINCO, proposals that contribute to the general development of corpus linguistics will also be accepted, provided that they fall under one of the nine topic panels of the congress:
1. Design, compilation and types of corpora
2. Speech, literary analysis and corpora
3. Corpus-based grammar studies
4. Lexicology and lexicography based on corpora
5. Corpora, contrastive studies and translation
6. Corpora and linguistic variation
7. Computational linguistics based on corpora
8. Corpora and the acquisition and teaching of language
9. Specific uses of corpus linguistics
Four invited key speakers have already confirmed their attendance: Mona Baker (University of Manchester), Paul Baker (University of Lancaster), Giovanni Parodi (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso), Sara Laviosa (University of Bari).
The first CFP, website and email address will be available in late September 2019.
It will be a pleasure to meet you all in Bergamo!
Best regards from the organizing committee of CILC20.