Call for Papers
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the Helsinki Corpus of English Texts,
the first comprehensive historical corpus of the English language, the Research Unit for
Variation, Contacts, and Change in English (VARIENG) is organising an academic
conference with a difference. VARIENG is pleased to invite colleagues involved in the
development and use of English historical corpora for five days of workshops, thematic
sessions, and open discussions, on a variety of topics concerning historical corpus
linguistics. Emphasis will be placed on looking ahead at where the discipline is headed
in terms of both new developments in digital humanities and cross-disciplinary
interfaces between corpus compiling and linguistic methodologies.
Abstracts are invited for 30 minute presentations including discussion as well as for
posters and corpus or software demonstrations to be held at Corpus Plaza, the common area at the
In addition to general sessions, various other events will also be
organised. Thematic sessions will be held on the following topics.
Abstracts of 200-300 words may be submitted electronically for the general and thematic sessions, poster presentations, and corpus or software demonstrations by using our Easy Abstracts page on the Linguist List at http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/hcf2011. Please do not include your name or affiliation in the abstract file itself, but do mention whether your contribution is intended as a 30 min presentation, poster, or corpus/software demonstration.
If you have any questions or problems, please send an email to email@example.com.
deadline for abstract submission has been extended to February 1, 2011. Letters of acceptance will be
sent by March 1, 2011.