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N° 4 – Corpus linguistics and the lexicon

Deadline for sending in papers accepted: February 2009

The e-journal Lexis is planning to publish its fourth issue, devoted to corpus linguistics and the lexicon, in September 2009.

Guest editors
Diana Lewis, Henri Béjoint et François Maniez, Université Lumière – Lyon 2.

Corpus linguistics and the lexicon

Over the past two decades, monolingual and bilingual lexicography, as well as lexical semantics, have been transformed by the use of electronic corpora, and particularly by the study of co-occurrence phenomena. The
publication of dictionaries in electronic form brings new challenges of providing fine-grained lexical description and of developing new ways of organizing lexicographic information. For issue no. 4 of
Lexis, on the theme ‘Corpus linguistics and the lexicon’, papers are invited on topics such as the following (this is a non-exhaustive list):

  • the contribution of corpus-based research to fine-grained lexical description and to comprehensive coverage of the semantic, syntactic and other aspects of the lexicon;

  • the impact of corpus use on the macrostructure and the microstructure of monolingual and bilingual dictionaries 

  • the use of parallel (aligned) corpora in multilingual lexicography;

  • the use of monolingual or multilingual corpora in the analysis of the lexicons of specialist genres;

  • the design and building of corpora for lexical-semantic research or for lexicography;

  • the application of statistical methods to data from corpora.

Papers may describe previous work from a metalexicographic perspective or they may describe new corpus-based work that focuses on any aspect of the lexicon.

How to submit

Manuscripts may be written in French or in English, and should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 10 lines in French and in English, as well as a list of the relevant key words. They should be sent to the Editor of Lexis, Denis Jamet as email attachments (Word and pdf), and will be refereed by two members of the international evaluation committee. Manuscripts may be rejected, accepted subject to revision, or accepted as such. There is no limit to the number of pages.

  • Deadline for sending in abstracts: October 2008.

  • Deadline for sending in papers accepted: February 2009.

Abstracts and articles will be sent via email at


  • May 2008: call for papers

  • October 2008: deadline for sending in abstracts to Lexis

  • November 2008: Evaluation Committee’s decisions notified to authors

  • February 2009: deadline for sending in papers

  • March to May 2009: proofreading of papers by the Evaluation committee

  • June to September 2009: authors’ corrections

  • September 2009: deadline for sending in final versions of papers.

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