The LCA  initiates the biennial Learner Corpus Research Conferences.

The LCR 2019 conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland on 12-14 September, 2019.

Previous LCR conferences were:

The LCA Board already welcomes proposals for the organisation of LCR2021! Please contact María Belén Díez Bedmar, LCA conference officer, for further details.



The LCA also maintains a calendar of events related to learner corpus research. Please send us info about related conferences, workshops, etc via the contact form.


“Learner Corpus Research – Theory and practical applications” @ University of Bremen
Aug 27 – Aug 31 all-day

The faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany, is pleased to announce that it will host a summer school on Learner Corpus Research in August 2018, organised under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association.

The aim of the event is to introduce researchers into the field of Learner Corpus Research through a series of overview lectures and hands-on sessions. The summer school is targeted at both young researchers, e.g. PhD students who have recently embarked on a learner corpus project, but also more experienced researchers from neighbouring fields such as corpus linguistics, SLA or LTA who want to know more about this dynamic, interdisciplinary field of research.

The following topics will be covered:
– an overview of the field of LCR and its resources
– learner corpus methodology and annotation
– statistics for the analysis of learner corpus data
– combining learner corpora with other data types in SLA research
– a selection of elective modules (consisting of a lecture and hands-on session) depending on the needs and interests of the participants

The classes are taught by an international team of leading experts in the field. Participants will also have the opportunity to give a brief presentation on their project and meet one of the teachers to discuss their projects individually.


– registration fee: EUR 55
– no tuition fees
– small bursary for international PhD students towards their travel expenses

Online registration opens on Friday, January 26th, at noon. For practical reasons, the number of participants is restricted to 22 people. In order to register, download our application form, fill it in and sent it by e-mail to Mrs. Reinhilt Schultze at

Best wishes
Marcus Callies

LCR2019 @ Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day

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