CILC2016:Editor's Preface

This volume brings together the papers presented at CILC2016: 8th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics held on March 1-3, 2016 in Málaga (Spain). The editors would like to express their gratitude to everyone involved in this event and this volume. First we would like to thank the Department of English, French and German Philology at the University of Málaga for their support in all aspects of the organization. Without their help and enthusiasm before and during the Conference this project would not have become a reality. Second, we wish to thank the Executive Board of the Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO), who entrusted us with the task of organizing the 2016 edition of the Conference, thus believing in us as continuators of the brilliant work of previous organizers. We are also indebted to AELINCO’s Directors of Panels; without their hard work, this academic event would not have been possible. Third, our heartfelt appreciation goes to each and every member of the Local Organizing Committee, whose work and commitment, often behind the scenes, allowed the event to unfold fluidly.

We also wish to thank all participants in the event. Their enthusiasm made this not just a meeting point for academics interested in Corpus Linguistics, but a place where like-minded people met and were able to share their ideas, work, and, eventually, make friends. We look forward to meeting you all in years to come. Finally, our special thanks to all those participants who decided to share their work and contribute to the present volume. We are aware of the difficulties involved in committing oneself to preparing the written paper. This volume contains thirty-nine such contributions, which we feel do capture all aspects of the one hundred and twenty-one submissions presented at the Conference and proves that Corpus Linguistics is a fruitful, cross-disciplinary, multifaceted academic field. We are happy to have contributed to the advancement of this discipline in Spain and hope to contribute further in the future.

We hope you will enjoy the contents of this volume.

Thank you.

The Editors



Antonio Moreno Ortiz
Chantal Pérez Hernández
September 24, 2016