Call for proposals for Law and Corpus Linguistics Conference 

A Law and Corpus Linguistics Conference to be held on Friday 13 October 2023, with pre-conference workshops on Thursday 12 October. The conference will be held at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School in Provo, Utah.

Proposals are invited for individual papers and panels. The organizers are open to submissions on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • applications of corpus linguistics to the constitutional, statutory, contract, patent, trademark, probate, administrative, and criminal law in any state or nation;
  • philosophical, normative, and pragmatic commentary on the use of corpus linguistics in the law;
  • triangulation between corpus linguistics and other empirical methods in legal interpretation;
  • corpus linguistic analysis of the law of countries other than the United States;
  • the relationship between corpus linguistics and pragmatics (e.g. implicature, presupposition, sociolinguistic context);
  • corpus-based analysis of legal discourse or topics;
  • best practices in corpus design and corpus linguistic methods in legal settings.

The proposal deadline is 31 May 2023.

Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 750 words and complete contact information for presenters. Please send proposals to byulawcorpus(at)

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