Corpus Linguistics 2001: Style Sheet

Any substantial deviations from the following may result in your paper being sent back to you for correction, and, if already submitted close to the deadline, possibly to exclusion from the conference proceedings.
  1. All papers are to be sumitted as IBM-PC Windows-compatible wordprocessor files. They should be in the region of 8-10 (A4) pages long. The conference proceedings will be produced using Word for Windows. If in doubt about compatibility, send your paper as RTF. Word for the Mac, and plain text formats are also acceptable. Other formats - especially (La)TeX files - will NOT be accepted. You may send your paper by e-mail to or on a 3.5" floppy disk.
  2. The A4 pages should be set in single column format with 1 inch (2.54 cm) margins top and bottom, and 1.25 inch (3.17 cm) margins on the left and right.
  3. Font: Use Times New Roman. Main text should be in 10 point type.
  4. Title, authors and affiliations: Use 12 point type and mixed case. In the title, only capitalize the first word and any proper names.
  5. Longer quotations: Use 8 point type and indent by one tab either side. Always give: author's name, year, and page number.
  6. Footnotes: must be at the bottom of the page (not at the end of the article) and numbered sequentially.
  7. Sections of the article must be numbered sequentially starting with 1. In section titles, only capitalize the first word and any proper names.
  8. Use bold for titles of articles and section headings only. Italics can be used in text for highlighting essential information.
  9. Tables and diagrams must be numbered sequentially.
  10. References should follow the following styles:

McEnery A, Wilson A 1996 Corpus linguistics. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press.

Thomas J, Short M (eds) 1996 Using corpora for language research: studies in the honour of Geoffrey Leech. London, Longman.

Chapters in edited books

Myers G, Hartley T 1990 Modelling lexical cohesion and focus in naturally-occurring written texts: popular science articles and the naive reader. In Schmitz U, Schutz R, Kunz A (eds), Linguistic approaches to artificial intelligence. Frankfurt, Peter Lang, pp 201-42.

Knowles G 1995 Converting a corpus into a relational database: SEC becomes MARSEC. In Leech G, Myers G, Thomas J (eds), Spoken English on computer: transcription, mark-up and application. London, Longman, pp 208-219.

Journal articles

Dunning T 1993 Accurate methods for the statistics of surprise and coincidence. Computational Linguistics 19(1): 61-74.

Rayson P, Leech G, Hodges M 1997 Social differentiation in the use of English vocabulary: some analyses of the conversational component of the British National Corpus. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 2(1): 133-152.

Proceedings (not in edited book form)

Brent M 1991 Automatic acquisition of subcategorization frames from untagged text. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Berkeley, pp 209-214.


Beale, A 1989 The development of a distributional lexicon: a contribution to computational lexicography. Unpublished PhD thesis, Lancaster University.

Corpus Linguistics 2001: Poster guidelines

Authors of posters are asked to submit a paper for the proceedings following the above guidelines. The poster to be displayed during the conference should be no larger than A0 size (1188 x 840mm) and contain an illustrated representation of the main points of the submitted paper. The poster boards available will be 4x3ft (1220 x 915mm).