Dear all, The APCLC 2016 is the third of the Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference series under the auspices of Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Association. It is going to be held at Beihang University, Beijing, China from Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October 2016. The whole event consists of a pre-conference workshop and the main conference which comprises plenary talks, symposia and concurrent sessions. The pre-conference workshop on Friday 21 October 2016 will be run by Tony McEnery, Michael Barlow and colleagues. The central theme is Corpus research moving forward and beyond, with sub-themes, including, but not limited to: 1) New technologies and methods in corpus research 2) Cross-fertilizations in corpus research 3) Corpora and cross-linguistic and cultural studies 4) Corpora and discourse studies 5) Corpora and language acquisition and learning 6) Corpora and lexicography and translation: In memory of Richard Xiao Plenary speakers We are honored to announce the following confirmed plenary talks. Monika Bednarek (University of Sydney, Australia) Corpus Linguistics and Profanity (‘bad’ language, swear words, curse words, taboo words…) Susan Hunston (University of Birmingham, UK) What do the numbers mean? The use of quantitative information in Corpus Linguistics Maocheng Liang (Beijing Foreign Studies University, China) Corpus linguistics in the Big Data era: opportunities and challenges Tony McEnery (University of Lancaster, UK) A new look at learner language - The Trinity Lancaster Corpus Ute Römer (Georgia State University, USA) Learner corpora, emerging constructions, and language teaching A list of Symposia 1. Corpus-based translation studies Convener: Jiajin Xu (Beijing Foreign Studies University) 2. An intratextual analysis on English representation of Lao-Tzu (Laozi) Convener: Wenzhong Li (Beijing Foreign Studies University) 3. Recent trends of Corpus Linguistics in Korea Convener: Chae Kwan Jung (Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation) 4. Information retrieval and semantic computing Convener: Alex C. Fang (City University of Hong Kong) 5. Pedagogically-oriented corpus study Convener: Anping He (South China Normal University) All abstracts should be written in English, in the stylistic format suggested in the APCLC 2016 abstract template, and restricted within the length of 300 words, including references. Abstracts should be sent to APCLC3@hotmail.com no later than May 30, 2016. All received abstracts will be blind reviewed by two experts. Contributors will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by July 30, 2016. Please click here to download APCLC_conference_Abstract_Template.doc Important Dates May 30: deadline for abstract submission July 30: notify contributors of acceptance of abstracts August 20: end of early bird registration September 20: end of main registration October 21: pre-conference workshop October 22-23: main conference Conference website: http://fld.buaa.edu.cn/info/1050/2594.htm Corpus Linguistics Society of China: http://www.corpuschina.org/?lang=en Looking forward to meeting you in Beijing.