The Fourth Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference will be held in Takamatsu city, Kagawa prefecture, Japan, September 17-19th, (Excursion Sept 20th) 2018

Third Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2016)


APCLC 2016 is the third of the Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference series under the auspices of Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Association. It was held at Beihang University, Beijing, China from Friday 21 October 2016 to Sunday 23 October 2016. (Conference website.) The conference successfully brought together corpus researchers from around the Asia-Pacific region and other parts of the globe for a reunion, to discuss issues of interest and to exchange ideas and methods for research in this fast changing discipline. The whole event consisted of a preconference workshop and the main conference which comprises special symposiums and concurrent sessions

Preconference workshop. The main conference was preceded by a workshop day on Friday 21 October 2016, run by Tony McEnery and Michael Barlow and colleagues.

Conference themes. The central theme was Corpus research moving forward and beyond, with the following subthemes

New technologies and methods in Corpus research
Cross-fertilizations in corpus research
Corpora and cross-linguistic and -cultural studies
Corpora and discourse studies
Corpora and language acquisition and learning
Corpora and lexicography and translation

Important Dates
May 30: deadline for abstracts submission
July 30: notify contributors of acceptance of abstracts
August 20: end of early bird registration
September 20: end of main registration
October 21: preconference workshop
October 22-23: main conference
October 24: informal cultural tour in Beijing

Plenary speakers
Maocheng Liang (Beijing Foreign Studies University, China)
Susan Hunston (University of Birmingham, UK)
Tony McEnery (University of Lancaster, UK)
Ute Romer (Georgia State University, USA )
Monika Bednarek (University of Sydney, Australia)

Second Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2014)

Professor Winnie Cheng hosted a very successful conference at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, in March 2014. Around 200 participants gathered from the Asia Pacific region as well as Europe and the Americas.

Inaugural APCLC (2012)

The First Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference was held at the University of Auckland in New Zealand in 2012. For more information, go to the conference website or view a presentation of conference photos.


The Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Association aims to promote the study and development of corpus linguistics research and applications in the Asia-Pacific Region. Through the website, the Association provides news on organisations and conferences related to corpus linguistics. One important purpose of the Association is to maintain the continuity of the Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conferences and to provide a mechanism for selecting the location of future conferences.


Random foliage

The Korean Association for Corpus Linguistics held its inaugural meeting in December 2012 at Pusan National University in Busan.

Steering Committee for APCLA

A steering committee has been formed in order to create an institutional structure for the holding of future conferences in the Asia-Pacific region. The following corpus linguists have agreed to take part in the committee.

Michael Barlow (chair)
Monika Bednarek
Winnie Cheng
Hitoshi Isahara
CK Jung
Deny Kwary
Yukio Tono
Naixing Wei