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RFP: AACL 2020

The 15thInternational American Association for Corpus Linguistics Conference (AACL2020) will take place September 18-19 2020 at Northern Arizona

The 15thInternational American Association for Corpus Linguistics Conference (AACL2020) will take place September 18-19 2020 at Northern Arizona University.  Previous AACL conferences have been held at the University of Michigan (1999, 2005), Northern Arizona University (2000, 2006, 2014), University Massachusetts-Boston (2001), IUPUI (2002), Montclair State University (2004), Brigham Young University (2008), University of Alberta (2009), Georgia State University (2011, 2018), San Diego State University (2013), and Iowa State University (2016).  There will also be a pre-conference workshop day on September 17. 
Main conference general program
Call for papers
We invite contributions on a broad and inclusive basis. There are three categories of proposals (full papers, posters and panels). All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the conference program committee. The conference will feature three thematic streams in the general program. The thematic streams are as follows:

1. Linguistic analyses of corpora as they relate to language use (e.g., register/genre variation, lexical and grammatical variation, language varieties, historical change, lexicography)
2. Application (the use of corpora in language teaching and learning, as well as other applied fields such as testing and legal research)
3. Tools and methods (corpus creation, corpus annotation, tagging and parsing, corpus analysis software)
Submission categories
There will be three categories of presentations at the conference:
Full papers
Consisting of a 20-minute talk followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Submissions should present completed research where substantial results have been achieved. (Work in progress should be submitted as a poster abstract.)  Abstracts should be 300 words (maximum), excluding the word count for references. 
Posters can present either results of completed research or work in progress.. We especially welcome poster abstracts that (a) report on innovative research that is in its early phases, or (b) report on new software or corpus data resources.  Abstracts should be 200 words (maximum), excluding the word count for references. 
Panels during the main conference offer an opportunity to group related papers together to allow for extended discussions.  Proposals for panels should include the abstracts for the individual presentations (300 words max), together with an introductory abstract (200 words max) introducing the overall goals of the panel.   Panels will be allocated time slots up to a maximum of 2 hours. 

Pre-conference Workshops
Half-day pre-conference workshops will take place on Thursday Sept 17.  Abstracts for submission (max. 300 words) should include a complete description of the half-day workshop (max time 3 hours).
Submission guidelines:
Submit abstracts to by January 30, 2020.
Cover page: Author(s) name(s); Affiliation; Contact information; Title; Submission Category and thematic stream
Abstract page: Submission category; Title; Abstract
Format: MS Word or PDF (the latter is necessary if the abstract contains specialized fonts).

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