9th Symposium on Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar (LxGr2024)

5-6 July 2024 (online)



Deadline for abstract submission: Friday 15 March 2024


Invited Speakers
Lise Fontaine  (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières): Reconciling (or not) lexis and grammar
Ute Römer-Barron (Georgia State University): Phraseology research in second language acquisition


LxGr primarily welcomes papers reporting on corpus-based research on any aspect of the interaction of lexis and grammar — particularly studies that interrogate the system lexicogrammatically to get lexicogrammatical answers. However, position papers discussing theoretical or methodological issues, and descriptions/demonstrations of tools or resources  are also welcome, as long as they are relevant to both lexicogrammar and corpus linguistics.

If you would like to present, send an abstract of 500 words (excluding references) to [email protected].

Abstracts will be double-blind reviewed by members of the Programme Committee.

Abstracts for research papers should specify the research focus (research questions or hypotheses), the corpus, the methodology (techniques, metrics), the theoretical orientation, and the main findings. Abstracts for position papers should specify the theoretical orientation and the potential contribution to both lexicogrammar and corpus linguistics. Abstracts for tools or resources should provide a clear description of the main functions, and specify the potential contribution to both lexicogrammar and corpus linguistics.

Studies can:

  • focus more on the lexis or grammar end of the continuum, or adopt an integrative approach.
  • discuss different interpretations of the nature of lexicogrammar.
  • operate within any theoretical approach that takes into account the interaction of lexis and grammar (e.g. Construction Grammar, Lexical Grammar, Pattern Grammar, Systemic Functional Grammar, Valency Grammar).
  • discuss empirical findings in need of theoretical interpretation.
  • adopt a synchronic or diachronic approach.
  • examine any language, or compare different languages.
  • examine L1 and/or L2 use.
  • discuss the implications of the findings of corpus-based lexicogrammatical research for applied linguistics (e.g. lexicography, language learning, language processing, language teaching, language testing and assessment, translation, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, forensic linguistics).
  • report on the development of relevant research resources, tools, or applications.

Full papers will be allocated 35 minutes (including time for discussion). 

Work-in-progress reports will be allocated 20 minutes (including time for discussion).

There will be no parallel sessions.


If you have any questions, contact the organiser, Costas Gabrielatos ([email protected]).