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The 44th annual conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME44) is hosted by the North-West University in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, from 17 to 21 May 2023. The conference format will be hybrid, with on-site and on-line participation possible.

The conference theme is “English going places, Corpora crossing spaces”. Participants are invited to reflect on how the diffusion of English across spaces – physical, virtual or metaphorical – contributes to shape the language.

Confirmed keynote speakers are:
Alexandra Esimaje (Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria) “Challenges of doing corpus linguistics in Africa”
Haidee Kotze (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) “Protean invisibilities: A corpus-based perspective on the role of translation in language variation and change in global Englishes”
Christiane Meierkord (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany) “Corpora crossing disciplinary borders: ICE Uganda meets sociolinguistics, anthropology and ethnography”
Mike Scott (Lexical Analysis Software & Aston University, United Kingdom) “News Downloads and Text Coverage: Case Studies in Relevance”

Submission Guidelines
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Full papers (20 minutes presentation,10 minutes discussion) describing the findings of new research projects involving the study of the English language by means of corpora.
Work-in-Progress reports (10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion) describing ongoing projects prior to final results.
Posters describing new ideas or new findings.
When submitting your abstract, please indicate in the title line whether you wish to be considered for a full paper, WiP report or poster.

Please submit your abstract via EasyChair at
The submission deadline for early review (before Christmas) is 2 December 2022, and otherwise 23 December 2022 for review done by end of January 2023.

The conference will be held in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, at the Emerald Resort. The resort simultaneously provides the venue and accommodation. It is about 95km away from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Transport from the airport be arranged to conference attendees who require it on the two days prior to the conference, and back to the airport after the completion of the conference, as there are no direct public transport options linking the airport and Vanderbijlpark. There is a direct connection by highway, for attendees who want to rent a vehicle or book a taxi/Uber in the alternative.

All questions about submissions or the conference should be emailed to the conference organiser, Bertus van Rooy, using e-mail address a.j.vanrooy [at]

More information is also available on the conference website - ICAME44 | - but it is continuously being updated with further information.