IVACS 2020 Registration Now Open!

The registration form for the Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies Conference 2020: Corpus Linguistics: Methods, Approaches, Applications at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick is now open.

  • The registration fee includes a conference pack, Wi-Fi access, four coffee breaks, two lunches and the welcome reception.
  • The early bird rate of €260 will be​ available until 31 March 2020, after which the full rate of €320 will apply.
  • Delegates availing of the student rate must show student ID at the IVACS 2020 registration desk. Student rate of €150 will apply.
  • The conference dinner (optional) can be purchased separately for €30 when registering. This cost does not include alcoholic or other beverages (a cash bar is available at the venue). Please indicate dietary requirements on the registration form.

Registration: Click here to access registration form.

Accommodation: Special hotel rates for IVACS 2020  are available until the end of April.

IVACS 2020 Abstract Submission Extension

Due to popular demand, the IVACS 2020 Committee have agreed to extend the abstract submission date for the 10th IVACS biennial conference to 27 January 2020.
 
Queries welcome at IVACS2020[at]gmail[dot]com.

Abstract Submission and Timelines

Full papers will involve a 20-minute presentation, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Posters can present work in progress or summaries of completed studies, research projects or other innovations. Posters will be printed in Portrait A0 Size.

Abstracts will be 300 words (not including reference list, if any).

Submission of abstracts: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ivacs2020

Revised submission date: 27 January 2020 (23.55 GMT)

Conference Theme

Corpus Linguistics: Methods, Approaches, Applications

Strands

Strand 1: Corpus Methods and Innovations

Strand 2: Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics and Discourse

Strand 3: Corpus Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Strand 4: Corpus Linguistics, Literature, Texts and Register

Strand 5: Corpus Linguistics and Speech

Strand 6: Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

Further details on the different strands are available here: IVACS Strands 2020

Abstract Submission Guidelines for IVACS 2020

Step-by-step guide for EasyChair submissions (PDF)

The deadline for submissions for IVACS 2020 is fast approaching, so we’ve responded to some FAQs from authors with a useful guide (with screenshots) on how to submit using EasyChair. Please see the IVACS 2020 Call for Papers for further information and follow us on @IVACS2020 for all the latest conference news.

You can download these instructions in PDF format here: EasyChair Abstract Submission for Authors


Before you submit

  • All users need to have or create an EasyChair account. Registering for EasyChair is free and takes a few minutes to verify. If you experience any difficulties with any steps of the submission process, please contact IVACS2020[at]gmail[dot]com.

    How to submit your abstract

    1.    Log in to EasyChair and go to the submission link below.

    Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ivacs2020

    2.    Select Enter as an Author.

    3.    Please read the IVACS 2020 Submission Instructions at the top of the page, if you have not already done so.

    4.    Under Address for Correspondence, please include details of all authors.

    5.    Under Title and Abstract, enter details as plain text (i.e. unformatted text).

    You must not include identifying information in this section (e.g. name or institution).

    Abstracts should be no more than 300 words (the system will accommodate a word count of 10% under or above 300).

    Please do not include references in the abstract text box. You will be able to include references, graphs and/or images in the accompanying PDF document (submitted under Files).

    6.    Under Keywords, enter one keyword (or keyword phrase) per line.

    7.     Under Topics, choose the relevant strand by ticking the relevant boxes.

    Strand 1 – Corpus Methods and Innovations

    Strand 2 – Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics and Discourse

    Strand 3 – Corpus Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

    Strand 4 – Corpus Linguistics, Literature, Texts and Register

    Strand 5 – Corpus Linguistics and Speech

    Strand 6 – Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

    8.    Under Files, upload the PDF version of your abstract.

    Please ensure that this document is anonymised and includes (1) the title of your submission, (2)your abstract, and (3)references (if any).

    In your PDF submission, please use Times New Roman pt. 12, left alignment along with the same abstract text submitted above. You may include images or other visual elements, if any. You may also include a list of references in the PDF file.

    9.    When you have completed all the required fields, press the Submit button at the bottom of the page. You will receive confirmation from EasyChair when your abstract has been successfully submitted.


    We hope that helps. We’re looking forward to receiving your abstracts!

Download this guide with screenshots in PDF format here: EasyChair Abstract Submission for Authors

Call for Papers – The 10th IVACS Biennial Conference 2020

The 10th biennial conference celebrates 20 years of collaboration across the IVACS research network. Focusing on the theme of Corpus Linguistics: Methods, Approaches, Applications, it is intended to promote reflection on both the achievements and challenges in the field.

We are particularly interested in papers in but not limited to the following areas:

Strand 1 – Corpus Methods and Innovations

Strand 2 – Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics and Discourse

Strand 3 – Corpus Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Strand 4 – Corpus Linguistics, Literature, Texts and Register

Strand 5 – Corpus Linguistics and Speech

Strand 6 – Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

Further details on the different strands are available here: IVACS2020 CfP

Abstract Submission and Timelines

Full papers will involve a 20-minute presentation, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Posters can present work in progress or summaries of completed studies, research projects or other innovations. Posters will be printed in Portrait A0 Size.

Abstracts will be 300 words (not including reference list, if any).

Submission of abstracts: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ivacs2020

Important Dates

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 20th December, 2019

Outcome of CfP:  24th January, 2020

Other Details

Conference Registration: Details to follow on IVACS website: ivacs.mic.ul.ie

Accommodation: Information regarding accommodation will be available on IVACS website soon.

Plenary Speakers

  • Carolina Amador-Moreno, University of Extremadura
  • Bethany Gray, Iowa State University
  • Christoph Rühlemann, Albrecht-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

Follow @IVACS2020 on Twitter or use the hashtag #IVACS2020 to explore the latest conference news and to connect with fellow researchers.

Save the date!

We are delighted to announce the dates and venue for the tenth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Conference. Next year’s conference will be held in Limerick on the 25th and 26th of June, 2020. It will mark 20 years of the IVACS research centre and network so it will be a
special occasion for us and we hope you can join us.

A Call for Papers will follow in the coming months. Follow @IVACS2020 on Twitter or use the hashtag #IVACS2020 to explore the latest conference news and to connect with fellow researchers.

Conference: The 10th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies International Conference

Conference theme: TBC

Location: Limerick

Dates: 25–26 June 2020

CfP: Coming soon!

IVACS Symposium 2019 Programme

The IVACS Symposium 2019 Programme is now available to download. 

This year’s event features speakers from TU Dortmund, Leeds Beckett University, Linnaeus University, Cardiff University, Mary Immaculate College, Universität Zürich, Cambridge University, Free University of Bolzano, Universität Osnabrück, Universität Paderborn, Leiden University & INALCO-Sorbonne Paris.

The Symposium will be held in TU Dortmund on the 29th of March, 2019. Please register via the TU Dortmund registration form. Information on accommodation and travel can also be found on our website here.

For all the latest conference news, follow us on Twitter at @IVACS2019.

IVACS One-Day Symposium 2019 Registration

The Annual IVACS One-Day Symposium will this year be hosted by the Institute of British and American Studies at TU Dortmund University. This edition’s main theme is ‘Corpus Linguistics and the Classroom‘.

Registration

Those wishing to attend the symposium are kindly asked to register here.

Please note: An informal pre-symposium get-together (dinner and drinks) is proposed for the night before (28th of March) in Dortmund (venue to be announced later). You can register for the get-together using the link above.

For further registration information, please visit: http://englisch.tu-dortmund.de/cms/de/400_Forschung/Konferenzen/IVACS-2019/index.html

Please see here for the Call for Papers.

Please see here for Travel Information.

Follow @IVACS2019 on Twitter for the latest news!

Header image: Holger H. [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

IVACS One-Day Symposium 2019

The Annual IVACS One-Day Symposium, which will be hosted by the Institute of British and American Studies, Dortmund University, will be held on the 29th March, 2019. The venue for the symposium is the IBZ Conference Centre in the University of Dortmund.

This edition’s main theme is ‘Corpus Linguistics and the Classroom’, including:

  • Data-driven learning in the language classroom
  • Corpus linguistics and insights for language teaching
  • The use of corpus linguistics in the literature classroom
  • The use of corpus linguistics in the study of histories, cultures and literacies
  • Corpus linguistics and intercultural communicative competence
  • Corpus Linguistics in the context of CLIL
  • Corpus linguistics in the context of English as a Lingua Franca
  • Corpus linguistics in the context of the educational accommodation of recent immigrants
  • Corpus linguistics and translation
  • The use of corpora in the teaching of language varieties
  • Non-native speaker corpora
  • Learner corpus research
  • Learner assessment corpora
  • Corpora of academic speaking and writing
  • Corpora of minority languages and norms for teaching

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words (excluding references). 
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is the 23rd of November 2018.

Outcome of CfP: December 14th, 2018.

Abstracts should be sent by email, as MS Word documents to: 
kieran.harrington@tu-dortmund.de 

Convenors are Kieran Harrington and Patricia Ronan.

Please note that there are direct flights from London Stansted and London Luton into Dortmund Airport with Ryanair and Easy Jet, and there are flights from various English, Irish and other European airports into Dusseldorf International Airport, which is only an hour away by train from a direct stop in Dortmund University.

NEW! Click on the following link for detailed transport information: Travel Transport and Accommodation for IVACS Dortmund 2019.

Download the Call for Papers and follow @IVACS2019 on Twitter for all the latest IVACS news.

Winner of the IVACS Travel Grant 2018 Announced

The IVACS 2018 Organising Committee are pleased to announce that the winner of the IVACS 2018 Travel Grant is Mathew Gillings!

Mathew is a researcher and associate lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Faculty of Arts, in Lancaster University, and will present his paper ‘Using corpus linguistic methods to uncover verbal cues to deception’ at the 9th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies Conference in the University of Malta next month (13–15 June 2018). 

The theme of this year’s IVACS conference is “Corpus Linguistics: Language, Communities & Mobility” and is intended to reflect a deeper awareness of the central role played by languages and language varieties in our increasingly fluid societies. Through the use of corpus linguistics, the conference will draw on the diverse fields of study that can contribute to understanding the issues and concerns, as well as advantages and richness, that are found as communities experience increasing mobility.

We congratulate Mathew on his excellent abstract for this year’s conference, which can be accessed below.