International Conference for Learner Corpus Research (LCR 2021) — conference announcement

Dates: 23-25 September 2021


The LCR 2021 conference will be held at the University of Padua (Italy), at the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies.

The international conference for Learner Corpus Research (LCR) is organised under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association, which brings together researchers, language instructors and software developers with a common interest in the use of learner corpora for research on second language acquisition, as well as for the enhancement of language pedagogy and language assessment. The conference takes place every two years.

Theme: LCR and Language for Academic Purposes

Papers concerning any aspect of Learner Corpus Research are welcome.

Topics that are within the specific scope of LCR 2021 include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Language for Academic Purposes (LAP);
  • Language for Specific Purposes (LSP);
  • English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI);
  • English as a Lingua Franca (ELF);
  • Language Teaching, Assessment and Testing;
  • Corpora as pedagogical resources;
  • Multimodal learner corpora;
  • Software for learner corpus analysis;
  • Corpus-based transfer studies;
  • Data mining and other explorative approaches to learner corpora;
  • Statistical methods in learner corpus studies.


Chairs of the organising committee: Erik Castello and Katherine Ackerley (University of Padua)

Other members: Caroline Clark (University of Padua); Francesca Coccetta (Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice); Fiona Dalziel (University of Padua); Marta Guarda (University of Padua); María Belén Díez Bedmar (University of Jaén).

The link to the conference webpage and information about abstract submission will be provided later on.

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Silvia Bernardini (Università di Bologna – Italy) Ken Hyland (University of East Anglia – UK) Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – Germany)


Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies, University of Padua Via Beato Pellegrino, 28

35137 – Padua (Italy)


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