Fourth Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2018)

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Fourth Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2018)

Final Call for Papers: APCLC 2018

*** Extended deadline: 31 May, 2018 ***

Conference website (new):

The Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Association invites you to submit your papers to APCLC 2018 (17-19, September, 2018) in Takamatsu City, Japan.

Following on from the success of previous conferences (Auckland 2012; Hong Kong 2014; Beijing 2016), we hope to again bring together academics from around the world, and from the Asia Pacific area in particular, in order to report on the developments in the use of corpora in linguistics, language learning, and translation studies. With this conference, we aim to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and expertise and to lay the foundations for future developments in the application of corpus resources in Asia and the Pacific.


Corpus Linguistics in Interdisciplinary & Asia Pacific Perspectives


The conference invites the submission of papers reporting on research on topics, including, but not limited to:

corpora and discourse analysis
corpora and language acquisition & learning
corpora and lexical & grammatical studies
corpora and lexicography
corpora and pragmatics & sociolinguistics
corpora and translation studies
corpora and the web
corpora and natural language processing
corpora and machine translation
new technologies and methods in corpus analysis
theoretical issues in corpus analysis


Laurence ANTHONY (Waseda University, Japan)
Michael BARLOW (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Stefan EVERT (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Germany)
Michaela MAHLBERG (University of Birmingham, UK)
Naoaki OKAZAKI (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)


Takamatsu city is in Kagawa Prefecture, located in the Shikoku Island, Japan. Takamatsu City is accessible via an 80-minute flight from Tokyo or a 105-minute train ride from Osaka.

The conference will be held in the conference centre, Sunport Takamatsu, which is conveniently located next to JR Takamatsu station (a 3 minute walk) and the JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu is a one-minute walk from the station.


APCLC 2018 invites submissions in the form of a 300-word abstract (excluding references). Submissions can be for:

- a 20-minute paper (plus 10-minute discussion)
- a poster
- a one-day or half-day workshop (on September 16th)

The accepted authors should submit full or short papers for the online proceedings:

- a 20-minute paper (max. 8 pages, including references)
- a poster (max. 4 pages, including references)

Submission site:

To do this, you have to first create an Easy Chair account as an author. Click on the following link and follow the instructions:


Early-bird registration open: 31 May, 2018
Deadline for abstracts: 31 May, 2018
Notification of acceptance: 20 June, 2018
Early-bird registration close: 10 August, 2018
Submission of camera-ready copies of papers (4-8 pages): 20 August, 2018
Pre-conference workshops: 16 September, 2018
Main conference: 17-19 September, 2018
Excursion: 20 September, 2018


APCLC 2018 Co-chairs:
Yukio Tono, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Hitoshi Isahara, Toyohashi University of Technology

Local organizers:
Mariko Abe, Chuo University
Kiyomi Chujo, Nihon University
Toru Ishida, Kyoto University
Yasutake Ishii, Seijo University
Shin Ishikawa, Kobe University
Yuka Ishikawa, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Emi Izumi, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Kyoko Kanzaki, Toyohashi University of Technology
Yuichiro Kobayashi, Nihon University
Yoshiyuki Notohara, Doshisha University
Naoki Sugimori, Ritsumeikan University
Satoru Uchida, Kyushu University
Eiko Yamamoto, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University
Seok-Chae Rhee, Yonsei University
Hong Won Suh, Yonsei University
CK Jung, Yonsei University
Jae-ho Lee, Waseda University
Young Bin Song, Ewha Womans University

APCLA Committee:

Michael Barlow, University of Auckland
Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney
Winnie Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hitoshi Isahara, Toyohashi University of Technology
CK Jung, Yonsei University
Deny Kwary, Universitas Airlangga
Yukio Tono, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Naixing Wei, Beihang University

APCLA website: