The 8th Symposium on Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar will take place online over three days: Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Saturday 8 July 2023.
Presenters and presentation titles are listed below.
The book of abstracts is available on and Research Gate.
The symposium programme, and registration details, will be communicated soon.
Participation is free.
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Gaëtanelle Gilquin (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium): Construction grammar and lexico-grammar, and why they matter to each other

Thomas Herbst (Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Germany): Corpora – Collocation – Constructions

Susan Hunston (University of Birmingham, UK): Constructions and their Networks: Using system networks to derive constructions from grammar patterns


Heesun CHANG (Texas A&M University, USA): Corpus-based analysis of lexico-grammatical features of international teaching assistants

Jonathan DUNN (University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand): Productivity as abstractness in computational construction grammar

Quentin FELTGEN (Ghent University, Belgium): The diachronic shaping of constructional meaning: A frequency trajectory cluster-based method to explore the emergence of polysemy

Victoria FENDEL (University of Oxford, UK): Giving gifts and doing favours: Support-verb constructions with χάριν in classical literary Attic

Lise FONTAINE (Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada): The ragged middle: a functional approach to lexis

Susanne HANDL (LMU München, Germany): Verbal binomials – a gradual phenomenon between coordination, construction and lexical unit

Marin KEŽIĆ (University of Zagreb, Croatia): When was the last time your construction’s meaning went undetermined? On the indeterminate aspectual behavior of go un-participle constructions

Mauro LE DONNE (University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy): Scraping the bottom of the corpus: Exploring lexical emergence in Italian time-stamped corpora

Ni LI (Ocean University of China and Idaho State University, USA): Collocation processing in Chinese EFL learners with a wider range of proficiency – based on the L2-textbook frequency

Ling (Kathy) LIN & Yang ZHANG (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China): Part-of-speech patterns in research articles: A cross-sectional analysis

Jiqiang LU & Caroline GENTENS (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium): Different speaker-related uses of “I think”: Disentangling pure subjective and epistemic modal uses

Xiaolong LU (University of Arizona, USA): Quantifying the “big mess” construction in Chinese: A construction grammar approach

Frane MALENICA (University of Zadar, Croatia): Schematicity and productivity of synthetic compounds in English and Croatian

Seval ÖZEN (Germany): Deviation patterns of multi-word verbs in the writings of Turkish speaking EFL learners

Suzy PARK (Yonsei University, South Korea): A lexicogrammatical approach to analyzing the Korean MWE kes kathta as a pragmatic marker

Shuyi Amelia SUN & Kevin JIANG (Jilin University, China): Acknowledging limitations in PhD theses across disciplines: A phrase-frame approach

Margo VAN POUCKE (Macquarie University, Australia): Engagement in (pseudo-)medical menopause discourse on YouTube

Chenghui WU (University of International Business and Economics, China): The semantics of credibility concepts and a lexicographic development of corporate online credibility dictionary (COCD) for corpus-based text analysis

Detong XIA (Southeast University, China): Exploring phrase frames across rhetorical functions in workplace request emails

Dongchen YAO (University of Queensland, Australia): Factors influencing the errors of number marking in English nouns: A study of Chinese learners of English