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XII International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2020)

May 21 to 23, 2020

The Spanish Association of Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO) and the Bergamo organizing committee of this annual conference edition are pleased to invite you to the 12th International Conference of Corpora Linguistics (CILC2020), which will take place from 21 to 23 May 2020 at the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Bergamo, Italy.


The two cornerstones of the conference will be the analysis of specialized discourse from a Corpus Assisted discourse analytical perspective and a Translation Studies approach. In consideration of the various facets of specialized communication, the theme proposed will focus on the metadiscursive mechanisms and persuasive, ideological or evaluative models that guide the textual production of multiple communities of practice (in terms of building group or gender identity, inclusion or rejection of otherness, etc.), despite the alleged objectivity and lack of emotionality of specialized communication.
These aspects also include the applications of Corpus Linguistics parameters aimed at investigating and clarifying the translation process through the use of parallel and / or comparable corpora of specialized texts, in order to define a theoretical-methodological framework for translatological research and to shed light on the possible role(s) played by translation in current social changes.
The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:
♣ Mona Baker (University of Manchester)
♣ Paul Baker (University of Lancaster)
♣ Sara Laviosa (University of Bari Aldo Moro)
♣ Giovanni Parodi (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso)
During the conference, a round table on the central themes of the meeting will be held, amongst others, by:
♣ María Luisa Carrió Pastor (Universitat Politècnica de València)
♣ Tony McEnery (University of Lancaster)
♣ Alan Partington (University of Bologna)
Prospect speakers are encouraged to submit abstract proposals contributing to any one of the nine AELINCO thematic panels:
1. Design, compilation and types of corpora.

2. Speech, literary analysis and corpora.

3. Corpora-based grammar studies.

4. Corpus-based lexicology and lexicography.

5. Corpora, contrastive studies and translation.

6. Corpora and linguistic variation.

7. Corpus-based computational linguistics.

8. Corpora language acquisition and teaching.

9. Special uses of corpus linguistics.
Each participant can submit a maximum of two proposals in English, Spanish or Italian from 15 October 2019 (as soon as the CILC2020 website is fully operational), until 15 January 2020, the deadline for submission. Specific instructions for sending and the information sheet are found on the following web page:
The proposals will have to be sent via the EasyChair platform (, indicating the selected panel. Each proposal can only be included in one single panel. The notification of acceptance will be communicated on March 30, 2019.
A selection of the papers presented at the CILC2020 conference will be published in a volume of the Linguistic Insight series (Peter Lang), while the best papers presented by young researchers will be published in a volume of the Cerlis Series (
Any questions, suggestions or requests can be sent to the address
For more detailed information on the organization of the CILC2020, please visit the web page
We invite you to send this invitation to all scholars who might be interested.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Bergamo!
The organizing committee of the CILC2020,


Giovanni Garofalo

Luisa Chierichetti

Stefania Maci

Andrés Ortega Garrido