Call for Papers


Corpus Research Centre (CRC) envisions addressing local and global issues of wide range embedded in various discourses, such as, academic discourse, political discourse, legal discourse, media discourse, discourse of health care and workplace discourse through corpus-based teaching and research.


CRC’s mission is to build strong academic and social nexus at national and international level with various disciplines of knowledge including social sciences, arts, humanities, engineering, and medicine. Moreover, disseminating knowledge of Corpus Linguistics through teaching and research is the major aim of Corpus Research Centre. CRC intends to create and establish its space in knowledge industry of the world and to contribute into the knowledge economy of Pakistan.


CRC aims to promote this emerging field of inquiry not only in different areas of linguistics and literature and contribute in multidisciplinary research through corpus-based approaches, methods and techniques. This goal is achieved through corpus-based research projects, hands-on workshops, seminars, symposium, international conferences and publishing a research journal. In this regard, our flagship project was the development of corpus of English used in Pakistan titled as Pakistan National Corpus of English (PNCE) launched in April, 2019

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Corporum is pleased to announce the call for papers for the upcoming issue of Corporum: Journal of Corpus Linguistics. Corporum is a biannual and double-blind peer-reviewed journal which is the first Corpus Linguistics Journal in Pakistan. Corporum aims at providing new research territory for corpus-based researches at national and international levels. We publish applied researches on issues related to usage based spoken and written data around the world. It has many renowned corpus linguists of the world on its advisory and editorial board.


For more details, please follow the web link: http://portals.au.edu.pk/crc/Corporum/About_Corporum


Due to its focus on corpus-based methodology, Corporum provides a platform for interdisciplinary research contributions. The journal welcomes original researches in various academic, professional and promotional discourses including the following areas:


  • Corpus Approaches to Literary texts
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Semantics & Pragmatics
  • Language Planning and Policy
  • World Englishes
  • Morphology & Syntax
  • Discourse Studies
  • Genre Studies
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Education
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Ecolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics

Send your papers at cjcl@mail.au.edu.pk or corporum2018@gmail.com by February 10, 2020.You are required to follow APA-6th for referencing and citation style. For more details visit the website:


Best Regards


Prof Dr Wasima Shehzad

Editor-in-Chief Corporum: Journal of Corpus Linguistics

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Air University, Islamabad


Dr.Tehseen Zahra

Coordinator, Corpus Research Centre

Air University

Editor: Corporum

tehseen.zahra@mail.au.edu.pk

Dr.Huma Batool

Assistant Professor, Department of English

Associate Editor: Corporum

Air University

huma.batool@mail.au.edu.pk

Dr.Naveed Khattak

Assistant Professor, Department of English

Air University

Associate Editor: Corporum

naveed.khattak@mail.au.edu.pk