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***NEW: EUROPHRAS 2019 Extended Submission Deadline to 15 May 2019***

***NEW: Submissions of abstracts only for presentation at EUROPHRAS 2019***

***NEW: See also the new text about post-EUROPHRAS 2019 publication opportunities***

Due to a number of requests, we have extended the submission deadline of EUROPHRAS 2019 regular, short and poster papers to 15 May 2019. In addition, and in line with the EUROPHRAS conferences tradition, we have offered the option of submitting abstracts only for presentation at EUROPHRAS 2019. See also the new information about post-EUROPHRAS 2019 publication opportunities below.

International Conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology’

Malaga, 25-27 September 2019


The forthcoming international conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology’ (EUROPHRAS 2019) will take place in Malaga on 25, 26 and 27 September 2019.

Conference topics

The conference will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to phraseology and invites submissions on a wide range of topics, covering, but not limited to: computational, corpus-based, psycholinguistic and cognitive approaches to the study of phraseology, and practical applications in computational linguistics, translation, lexicography and language learning, teaching and assessment.

These topics cover include the following:

Computational approaches to the study of multiword expressions, e.g. automatic detection, classification and extraction of multiword expressions; automatic translation of multiword expressions; computational treatment of proper names; multiword expressions in NLP tasks and applications such as parsing, machine translation, text summarisation, term extraction, web search;

Corpus-based approaches to phraseology, e.g. corpus-based empirical studies of phraseology, task-orientated typologies of phraseological units (e.g. for annotation, lexicographic representation, etc.), annotation schemes, applications in applied linguistics and more specifically translation, interpreting, lexicography, terminology, language learning, teaching and assessment (see also below);

Phraseology in mono- and bilingual lexicography and terminography, e.g. new forms of presenting phraseological units in dictionaries and other lexical resources based on corpus-based and corpus-driven approaches; domain-specific terminology;

Phraseology in translation and cross-linguistic studies, e.g. use parallel and comparable corpora for translating phraseological units; phraseological units in computer-aided translation; study of phraseology across languages;

Phraseology in specialised languages and language dialects, e.g. phraseology of specialised languages, study of phraseological use in different dialects or varieties of a specific language;

Phraseology in language learning, teaching and assessment: e.g. second language/bilingual processing of phraseological units and formulaic language; phraseological units in learner language;

Theoretical and descriptive approaches to phraseology, e.g. phraseological units and the lexis-grammar interface, the relevance of phraseology for theoretical models of grammar, the representation of phraseological units in constituency and dependency theories, phraseology and its interaction with semantics;

Cognitive and psycholinguistic approaches: e.g. cognitive models of phraseological unit comprehension and production; on-line measures of phraseological unit processing (e.g. eye tracking, event-related potentials, self-paced reading); phraseology and language disorders; phraseology and text readability;

The above list is indicative and not exhaustive. Any submission presenting a study related to the alternative terms of phraseological units, multiword expressions, multiword units, formulaic language, or polylexical expressions, will be considered.

Submissions and publication

The conference invites submissions reporting original unpublished work.

EUROPHRAS 2019 invites four types of submissions: regular papers, short papers, poster papers and abstracts.

  • Regular papers should not exceed 15 pages including references; their minimum length is 12 pages. All accepted regular papers will be published in a Springer LNAI volume, which will be available at the time of the conference. Regular papers must be written in English. Participants presenting regular papers can also benefit from post-EUROPHRAS 2019 publication opportunities (please see conditions below).
  • Short papers should not exceed 7 pages excluding references; they should be at least 5 pages long. All accepted short papers will be published in conference e-proceedings with an ISBN identifier and will also be made available at the time of the conference. Short papers can be written in either English or Spanish. Participants presenting short papers at the conference can also benefit from post-EUROPHRAS 2019 publication opportunities (please see conditions below).
  • Poster papers should not exceed 4 pages excluding references. All accepted papers for poster presentations will be included in the conference e-proceedings alongside short papers. Poster papers can be written in either English or Spanish. Participants presenting posters at the conference can also benefit from post-EUROPHRAS 2019 publication opportunities (please see conditions below).
  • In line with the tradition of previous EUROPHRAS conferences, abstracts about 500 words excluding references will be also considered for presentation at the conference. The submission deadline for abstracts will be one month later than the rest of the submissions and they can be written in either English or Spanish. The accepted abstracts will not be published in the Springer volume or the e-proceedings which will be available at the time of the conference, but as aforementioned, their authors can benefit from post-EUROPHRAS 2019 publication opportunities (please see conditions below).

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the Programme Committee. All submissions must be made online using the Softconf START conference management system. For further instructions, please refer to the submission guidelines.

Authors of accepted papers will receive further instructions on how to produce camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the proceedings.


15 May 2019 – deadline for submitting papers (regular papers, short papers and posters)
15 June 2019 – deadline for submitting abstracts
25 June 2019 – author notification (regular papers, short papers, posters and abstracts)
10 July 2019 – deadline for camera-ready versions of regular papers
10 July 2019 – early bird registration fee ends
10 August 2019 – deadline for camera-ready versions of short and poster papers
25-27 September 2019 – EUROPHRAS 2019 conference

Keynote Speakers

Sylviane Granger, Université Catholique de Louvain
Miloš Jakubíček, Lexical Computing
Natalie Kübler, Paris Diderot University
Kathrin Steyer, Institute of German Language
Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and University of Essex

Programme Committee


Gloria Corpas Pastor, University of Malaga
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton

The Programme Committee features experts in various aspects of corpus-based and computational phraseology and includes:

Mariangela Albano, University Dokuz Eylül of Izmir
Verginica Barbu Mititelu, Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Farouk Bouhadiba, University of Oran 2
Nicoletta Calzolari, Institute for Computational Linguistics
María Luisa Carrió Pastor, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Sheila Castilho, Dublin City University
Cristina Castillo Rodríguez, University of Malaga
Ken Church, Baidu
Jean-Pierre Colson, Université Catholique de Louvain
Anna Čermáková, Charles University
Dmitrij Dobrovolskij, Russian Language Institute
Peter Ďurčo, University of St. Cyril and Methodius
Jesse Egbert, Northern Arizona University
Natalia Filatkina, University of Trier
Thierry Fontenelle, Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union
José Enrique Gargallo, University of Barcelona
Sylviane Granger, Université Catholique de Louvain
Kleanthes Grohmann, University of Cyprus
Ulrich Heid, University of Hildesheim
Miloš Jakubíček, Lexical Computing
Simon Krek, University of Ljubjana
Natalie Kübler, Paris Diderot University
Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa
Elvira Manero, University of Murcia
Carmen Mellado Blanco, University of Santiago de Compostela
Flor Mena Martínez, University of Murcia
Pedro Mogorrón Huerta, University of Alicante
Johanna Monti, “L’Orientale” University of Naples
Sara Moze, University of Wolverhampton
Michael Oakes, University of Wolverhampton
Inés Olza, University of Navarra
Petya Osenova, Sofia University
Stéphane Patin, Paris Diderot University
Alain Polguère, University of Lorraine
Encarnación Postigo Pinazo, University of Malaga
Carlos Ramisch, Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille
Rozane Rebechi, Federal University Rio Grande do Sul
Mª Ángeles Recio Ariza, University of Salamanca
Omid Rohanian, University of Wolverhampton
Ute Römer, Georgia State University
Leonor Ruiz Gurillo, University of Alicante
María Sagrario del Río Zamudio, University of Udine
Agata Savary, François Rabelais University
Miriam Seghiri Domínguez, University of Malaga
Julia Sevilla Muñoz, Complutense University of Madrid
Kathrin Steyer, Institute of German Language
Joanna Szerszunowicz, University of Bialystok
Shiva Taslimipoor, University of Wolverhampton
Cristina Toledo Báez, University of Malaga
Yukio Tono, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Cornelia Tschichold, Swansea University
Benjamin Tsou, City University of Hong Kong
Agnès Tutin, University of Stendhal
Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and University of Essex
Tom Wasow, Stanford University
Eric Wehrli, University of Geneva
Juan Jesús Zaro Vera, University of Malaga
Michael Zock, French National Centre for Scientific Research

Organisation and sponsors

The forthcoming international conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology’ is jointly organised by the European Association for Phraseology EUROPHRAS, the University of Malaga (Research Group in Lexicography and Translation), the University of Wolverhampton (Research Group in Computational Linguistics), and the Association for Computational Linguistics – Bulgaria.

EUROPHRAS and Sketch Engine are the official sponsors of the conference.

Accompanying events

The 4th edition of the Workshop on Multiword Units in Machine Translation and Translation Technology (MUMTTT 2019) will take place as part of EUROPHRAS 2019.

In addition, a special Sketch Engine tutorial will be given by Miloš Jakubíček, CEO, Lexical Computing.

Post-conference publication opportunities

In addition to the papers to be published in a Springer volume and e-proceedings, we are offering additional publication opportunities after the conference. A volume to be published by John Benjamins has already been agreed with the publisher. To this end, we shall launch an open call inviting submissions related to computational and corpus-based phraseology. Authors of accepted abstracts will be able to send full-length papers to be considered for this volume. Authors of EUROPHRAS 2019 regular, short or poster papers will also have the opportunity to write up and submit a paper to be considered for this volume as long as the new submissions describe continuation/more advanced stage /completion of their project. Their new submissions, if based on their conference work, will have to be substantially revised paper (identical or near-to-identical papers to those presented in Malaga will not be considered).

More post-conference publication opportunities include a volume in Spanish with the publisher Comares and a special issue on Multidiciplinary Analysis of Phraseological Variation in Translation and Interpreting in the journal MonTI (Spanish and English) for papers discussing this particular topic.

In all cases, the post-conference submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Further information and contact details

Registration for EUROPHRAS 2019 is now open. To register, please complete the registration form. Kindly note that the early bird registration ends on 10 July 2019.

The conference website ( will be updated on a regular basis. For further information, please email us at