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CLiF 2016

at Indiana University

Corpus Linguistics Fest 2016

June 6-10, 2016

Indiana University, Bloomington


Corpus Linguistics has become important in Linguistics, not only as a methodology, but also as a theory. Corpus Linguistic methods are often used for exploring linguistic patterns, yet the techniques and methodologies may not be very intuitive for linguists or at odds with the type of research done in some parts of the field.  The Corpus Linguistics Fest (CLiF) at Indiana University will be a week-long event to provide a space for linguists, psycholinguists, computational linguists, and anyone else wishing to explore the use of corpus data and to understand the methodologies and practices of Corpus Linguistics.  With theoretical and practical sessions Monday-Thursday, participants will have chances to develop skills through courses on:

  • Statistical methods for corpora (using R) (Amir Zeldes)
  • Tools for annotating and searching corpora (Stefanie Dipper)
  • Learner corpora and Second Language Acquisition research (Anke Lüdeling)

In addition, the Friday of CLiF will feature workshop-style (refereed) presentations targeted at younger researchers. Papers based on these presentations will be published in online proceedings.

***NEW*** We will have an evening lecture by Naomi Feldman on Tuesday evening and an informal dinner on Thursday evening.

With the relaxed environment of the fest, the small collegiate town (Bloomington, IN), and the friendly discussions covering a range of expertise, students and researchers are sure to have a stimulating week.


Sandra Kübler

Markus Dickinson

Webmasters: Yue Chen, Daniel Dakota

With support from:

Department of Linguistics, IU

Cognitive Science Program, IU

College Arts & Humanities Institute, IU

Institute for Advanced Studies, IU

Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, IU


For more information about the conference, please send an email to