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International Conference 

for Learner Corpus Research (LCR 2022)


22-24 September 2022

University of Padua (Italy)


call deadline: 23 January 2022



The LCR 2022 conference will be held at the University of Padua (Italy), at the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies.

The international conference for Learner Corpus Research (LCR) is organised under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association (, which brings together researchers, language instructors and software developers 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. The conference takes place every two years. 


Call Description

All topics related to learner corpus research based on any language are welcome. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 


Language For Academic Purposes;

Language For Specific Purposes;

Language Teaching, Assessment And Testing;

Learner Corpus-Based SLA Studies;

Corpora As Pedagogical Resources;

Multimodal Learner Corpora;

Software For Learner Corpus Analysis;

Corpus-Based Translation Studies;

English As A Medium Of Instruction (EMI);

English As A Lingua Franca (ELF);

Data Mining And Other Explorative Approaches To Learner Corpora;

Statistical Methods In Learner Corpus Studies.


There will be four different categories of presentation:

- Full paper (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion)

- Work in Progress (WiP) report (10 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion)

- Corpus/software demonstration

- Poster

The WiP reports and posters are intended to present research still at a preliminary stage and on which researchers would like to get feedback. The language of the conference is English.



Did you know that there will be a competition for the best single-authored full paper given by a PhD student? If you are both a PhD student and an LCA member, and if you're presenting a single-authored full paper, you can participate in the competition. Remember to indicate that you are interested when submitting your abstract in EasyChair. Click here for details of how to become an LCA member. 


All poster presenters will have the opportunity to take part in our best poster competition. If you're interesting in taking part, just remember to tick the "Poster competition" box when submitting your abstract in EasyChair.


Abstract Submission

Abstracts, written in English, 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;

- the main results and their interpretation.