40th ICAME Conference

We’re looking forward to hosting the 40th ICAME conference from June 1–5, 2019 at the Université de Neuchâtel. The conference will take place at the Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines, only a few steps from the shores of Lac Neuchâtel.

The theme for ICAME40 is Language in Time, Time in Language.

Keynote speakers:

  • Joan Bybee (New Mexico)
  • Lisa Lim (Hong Kong)
  • Monika Bednarek (Sydney)
  • Natalia Levshina (Leipzig)
  • Raj Mesthrie (Cape Town)

We invite abstracts for full papers, work-in-progress reports, software demos, and posters on any topic relating to English(es); contributions related to the conference theme are especially encouraged. All abstracts (max. 500 words; incl. references) must be anonymous and should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts if at least one paper is co-authored.


We have accepted the following pre-conference workshops for ICAME40:

WS1: Big data and the study of language and culture: Parliamentary discourse across time and space
(Convenors: Jukka Tyrkkö, Minna Korhonen & Haidee Kruger)

WS2: Languages in time, time in languages: Phraseological perspectives
(Convenors: Anna Čermáková, Hilde Hasselgård, Thomas Egan & Sylvi Rørvik)

WS3: Register approaches to language variation and change in English(es)
(Convenors: Elena Seoane & Douglas Biber)

WS4: Corpus approaches to social media
(Convenors: Sofia Rüdiger & Daria Dayter)

If you would like to submit to one of these workshops, please select the respective short title under ‘topic’ in the submission system (rather than ‘main conference’). For questions on the topics of the workshops, please contact the convenors directly.

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Avenue du Premier-Mars 26, 2000 Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel , Switzerland

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