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International Journal of Corpus Linguistics Special Issue on COVID-19: Call for Abstracts

As there is currently much interest in the language relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics welcomes abstracts for a Special Issue on the theme of COVID-19. Articles which present clear innovation in, and implications for, corpus linguistics theory and methods are particularly welcome, though this is not essential. Studies can be based on data from any language, but articles should be written in English. We welcome proposals for full research articles (approximately 8,000 words in length) or short articles which introduce a tool or resource for corpus linguistic studies of COVID-19 (approximately 3-4,000 words).

We are inviting abstracts for this special issue. Abstracts should be between 500 and 1,000 words in length and should contain the following information: i.) title; ii.) authors’ names and correspondence details; iii.) indication as to whether the submission will be a full or short article; iv.) article aims/objectives; v.) data and methods of analysis; vi.) (provisional) findings; vii.) (provisional) conclusions and implications. Abstracts should make the article’s relevance to corpus linguistics theory and/or methods clear. Please submit abstracts by email to Michaela Mahlberg (m.a.mahlberg@bham.ac.uk) and Gavin Brookes (g.j.brookes@lancaster.ac.uk) by 10th August 2020. We aim to publish accepted articles early in 2021.

Timetable for special issue:
Abstract submission: 10th August 2020
Decisions on abstracts: 17th August 2020
Submission of full papers: 31st October 2020
Target publication date: Early 2021