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

Fourth Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2018)

2nd Call for Papers: APCLC 2018

Conference website:

The Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Association invites you to submit your papers to APCLC 2018 (17-19, September, 2018) in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Following on from the success of the previous conferences (Auckland 2012; Hong Kong 2014; Beijing 2016), we hope to again bring together academics from around the world, and from the Asia Pacific area in particular, in order to report on the developments in the use of corpora in linguistics, language learning, and translation studies. Through this conference, we aim to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and expertise and to lay the foundations for future developments in the application of corpus resources in Asia


Corpus Linguistics in Interdisciplinary & Asia Pacific Perspectives

Topics of interest

The conference invites the submission of papers reporting on research on topics, including, but not limited to:

    • corpora and discourse analysis
    • corpora and language acquisition & learning
    • corpora and lexical & grammatical studies
    • corpora and lexicography
    • corpora and pragmatics & sociolinguistics
    • corpora and translation studies
    • corpora and the web
    • corpora and natural language processing
    • corpora and machine translation
    • new technologies and methods in corpus analysis
    • theoretical issues in corpus analysis

Keynote speakers
Laurence ANTHONY (Waseda University, Japan)
Michael BARLOW (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Stefan EVERT (Friedrich-Alexander-Universitšt, Germany)
Michaela MAHLBERG (University of Birmingham, UK)
Naoaki OKAZAKI, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan<


Takamatsu city is in Kagawa Prefecture, located in the Shikoku Island, Japan. Takamatsu City is accessible via an 80-minute flight from Tokyo or a 105-minute train ride from Osaka.

The conference will be held in the conference centre, Sunport Takamatsu, which is conveniently located next to JR Takamatsu station (a 3 minute walk) and the JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu is a one-minute walk from the station.

Abstract submission

We invite submissions in the form of an abstract (300 words, excluding references). Submissions can be for:

    • a 20-minute paper (plus 10-minute discussion)
    • a poster
    • a one-day or half-day workshop (on September 16th)

The accepted authors should submit full or short papers for the online proceedings:

    • a 20-minute paper (max. 8 pages, including references)
    • a poster (max. 4 pages, including references)

Submission site

To submit an abstract, you have to first create an Easy Chair account as an author (if you do not already have one). Click on the following link and follow the instructions:

Important dates

May 10, 2018: Early-bird registration opens
May 10, 2018: Deadline for abstracts
May 31, 2018: Notification of acceptance
July 31, 2018: Submission of camera-ready copies of papers (4-8 pages)
July 31, 2018: Early-bird registration closes
September 16, 2018: Pre-conference workshops
September 17-19, 2018: Conference
September 20, 2018: Excursion


APCLC 2018 Co-chairs: Yukio Tono, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Hitoshi Isahara, Toyohashi University of Technology

Local Organizers Mariko Abe, Chuo University
Kiyomi Chujo, Nihon University
Yasutake Ishii, Seijo University
Toru Ishida, Kyoto University
Shin Ishikawa, Kobe University
Yuka Ishikawa, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Emi Izumi, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Kyoko Kanzaki, Toyohashi University of Technology
Yuichiro Kobayashi, Nihon University
Yoshiyuki Notohara, Doshisha University
Naoki Sugimori, Ritsumeikan University
Satoru Uchida, Kyushu University
Eiko Yamamoto, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University
Seok-Chae Rhee, Yonsei University
Hong Won Suh, Yonsei University
CK Jung, Yonsei University
Jae-ho Lee, Waseda University
Young Bin Song, Ewha Womans University

APCLA Committee

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




A description of the conference and location.


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.

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.


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