Call for papers

3rd Call for Papers_LCR2019 – pdf

The 5th Learner Corpus Research Conference will be hosted by the Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland) on 12-14 September, 2019. It will be the fifth in the series of successful conferences, which took place in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) in 2011, Bergen (Norway) in 2013, Cuijk (the Netherlands) in 2015 and Bolzano/Bozen (Italy) in 2017. The conference is organised under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association. Its aim is to bring together researchers, software developers and language teachers with a common interest in the use of learner corpora for research on second language acquisition, as well as for the enhancement of language pedagogy and language assessment. More specifically, the LCR2019 Conference aims to showcase the latest developments in the field of learner corpus research regarding the description of learner language and the design of innovative methods and tools to analyse it. The conference will feature keynote lectures, full paper presentations, work in progress reports, poster presentations, software demonstrations and a book exhibition.


Keynote speakers

The following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation in the conference:

  • Magali Paquot (Université catholique de Louvain)
  • Piotr Pęzik (University of Łódź)
  • Luke Plonsky (Northern Arizona University)
  • Nick Saville (Cambridge English Language Assessment)


We welcome papers that address all aspects of Learner Corpus Research, in particular the following ones:

  • Corpora as pedagogical resources
  • Corpus-based transfer studies
  • Data mining and other explorative approaches to learner corpora
  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • Error annotation
  • Innovative ways of annotating, searching and analysing  learner corpora
  • Language testing and assessment
  • Learner Corpus Research (LCR) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Looking for criterial features
  • Language for academic/specific purposes
  • Learner corpora for less commonly taught languages
  • Learner corpus research and Natural Language Processing
  • Combined use of learner corpus data and other data types (e.g. experimental data)?Software tools for the analysis of learner corpus data Statistical methods in learner corpus studies
  • Task and learner variables
  • LCR in the light of SLA theories

The language of the conference is English.


We welcome submissions pertaining to the main topics of the conference listed above. Abstracts should be between 600 and 700 words (excluding a list of references) and should provide the following:

  • clearly articulated research question(s) and its/their relevance;
  • the most important details about research approach, data and methods;
  • (preliminary) results and their interpretation.

The presentations can have the following format:

  • full paper
  • work in progress report
  • poster
  • software demonstration

Abstracts should be submitted through EasyChair ( The deadline for submission is 20 January 2019 (extended deadline: 1 February). Authors are requested to indicate the submission category (full-paper presentation, work in progress report, poster presentation, software demonstration) at the top of their abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee. Notification of the outcome of the review process will be sent by 31 March 2019.


Further information

Further information is available at our webpage:


The LCR 2019 organising committee

Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska (University of Warsaw)
Łucja Biel (University of Warsaw)
Elżbieta Gajek, (University of Warsaw)
María Belén Díez-Bedmar (Universidad de Jaén)


Institute of Applied Linguistics
University of Warsaw
Dobra 55
00-314 Warsaw, Poland