EUROPHRAS 2022: International Conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology’

EUROPHRAS 2022: International Conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology’
28.09.2022 - 30.09.2022
Málaga - Málaga
EUROPHRAS conferences


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 of 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 2022 invites three types of submissions: regular papers, short papers and poster presentations.

The conference will not consider the submission and evaluation of abstracts only.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the Programme Committee. Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system. For further instructions please follow the submission guidelines at the conference website.

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

The Springer volume and the e-proceedings will be both available at the conference.

In addition, call for follow up papers will be announced after the conference and the accepted papers reporting these new studies will be published as peer-reviewed and/or indexed volume (in English). A collection of papers in Spanish will be published in an indexed journal (2023).


6 May 2022- deadline for submitting papers

25 June 2022 - all authors notified of decisions

10 July 2022 - deadline for final (camera-ready) version of regular papers

10 August 2022 - deadline for final (camera-ready) version of short and poster papers

28-30 September 2022 - conference takes place in Malaga

Keynote Speakers

Jean-Pierre Colson, Université Catholique de Louvain

Miloš Jakubíček, Lexical Computing

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

Programme committee

Margarita María Alonso Ramos, University of A Coruña

M. Belén Alvarado Ortega, University of Alicante

Verginica Barbu Mititelu, Romanian Academy

Ignacio Bosque, Complutense University of Madrid

María Luisa Carrió-Pastor, Polytechnic University of Valencia

Anna Čermáková, University of Cambridge

Ken Church, Baidu

Jean-Pierre Colson, Université Catholique de Louvain

Dmitrij Dobrovolskij, Russian Language Institute

Natalia Filatkina, University of Hamburg

María Isabel González Rey, University of Santiago de Compostela

Enrique Gutiérrez Rubio, Palacký University Olomouc

Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cyprus

Miloš Jakubíček, Sketch Engine

Cvetana Krstev, University of Belgrade

Maria Kunilovskaya, University of Wolverhampton

Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa

Óscar Loureda Lamas, Heidelberg University

Elvira Manero Richard, University of Murcia

Ramón Martí Solano, University of Limoges

Flor Mena Martínez, University of Murcia

Pedro Mogorrón Huerta, University of Alicante

Esteban Tomás Montoro del Arco, University of Granada

Inés Olza Moreno, University of Navarra

Adriane Orenha Ottaiano, São Paulo State University

Antonio Pamies Bertrán, University of Granada

Rozane Rebechi, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Mª Ángeles Recio Ariza, University of Salamanca

Irene Renau, Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso

Ute Römer, Georgia State University

Leonor Ruiz Gurillo, University of Alicante

Yukio Tono, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Agnès Tutin, University of Grenoble Alpes

Tom Wasow, Stanford University

Eric Wehrli, University of Geneva

Stefanie Wulff, University of Florida

Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and University of Sheffield

Michael Zock, Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille

Organisation and sponsors

The forthcoming international conference ‘Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology’ is jointly organised by 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.

The Sketch Engine is the official sponsor of the conference.

Accompanying events

The 5th edition of the Workshop on Multiword Units in Machine Translation and Translation Technology (MUMTTT 2022) will take place as part of Europhras 2022.

In addition, as part of Europhras 2022 a Sketch Engine tutorial will be given by Miloš Jakubíček, CEO, Lexical Computing.

Further information and contact details

Registration for EUROPHRAS 2022 is now open. To register, please complete the registration form.

The conference website ( will be updated on a regular basis. For further information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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