International Conference PhraseoRom Call for Papers

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Phraseology and Stylistics of Literary Language

International conference organised as part of the Franco-German ANR-DFG research project PhraseoRom

Friedrich Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg

Erlangen, 13 – 15 March 2019

This international conference, which is devoted to the phraseology and stylistics of literary language, will be organised as part of the Franco-German research project PhraseoRom funded jointly by the ANR and the DFG. It seeks to provide a platform for discussing innovative approaches to the phraseology of literary language. The main focus of the conference is on the linguistic and discursive analysis of statistically significant multi-word expressions in literary texts, statistical genre analysis and literary stylistics. Submissions should primarily but not exclusively deal with novels in German, English and French published since 1950. However, papers focusing on literary works from other periods will also be welcome.

The conference will have three thematic strands:

  1. linguistic, stylistic and discourse-analytical studies of multi-word units in literary texts (collocations, colligations, motifs)
  2. the application of statistical and corpus-linguistic methods to literary texts
  3. the quantitative stylistics of literary genres, focusing either on one of the languages of the conference or adopting a contrastive perspective (German/English/French)

Submissions which cut across thematic areas or provide a connection between them are also welcome.

The conference will have two sections:

Section 1 : statistical research methods and their application to large corpora of fiction

Section 2 : linguistic and stylistic analyses of literary genres (corpus stylistics)  The conference languages are German, English and French. A selection of articles will be published in a volume of conference proceedings. An academic committee will be responsible for the selection process.  Please submit an abstract of one page max. (including bibliographic references) in German, English or French to the following address (DOC and PDF) by September 30th 2018:

Important dates:

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 30 September 2018.

Notification of acceptance: 31 October 2018

The conference will take place from 13-15 March 2019.

Registration fee:

60 € (20 € for PhD students)

Conference venue:

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Romanistik, Bismarckstraße 1, 91054 Erlangen, Germany


Michaela Mahlberg (University of Birmingham)

Dan McIntyre (University of Huddersfield)

Christoph Schöch (Universität Trier)



Organisation and contacts

Ludwig Fesenmeier (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Stefan Koch (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)


More detailed information on

Academic committee

Peter Blumenthal (Universität zu Köln)

Sascha Diwersy (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3)

Stefan Evert (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Ludwig Fesenmeier (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Laetitia Gonon (Université Grenoble-Alpes)

Francis Grossmann (Université Grenoble-Alpes)

Marion Gymnich (Universität Bonn)

Thomas Herbst (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Fotis Jannidis (Universität Würzburg)

Olivier Kraif (Université Grenoble-Alpes)

Dominique Legallois (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)

Dan McIntyre (University of Huddersfield)

Teresa Muryn (Pedagogical University of Cracow)

Michaela Mahlberg (University of Birmingham)

Malgorzata Niziolek (Pedagogical University of Cracow)

Iva Novakova (Université Grenoble-Alpes)

Gilles Philippe (Universität Lausanne)

Christoph Schöch (Universität Trier)

Dirk Siepmann (Universität Osnabrück)

Julie Sorba (Université Grenoble-Alpes)

Kathrin Steyer (Institut für Deutsche Sprache Mannheim)

Agnès Tutin (Université Grenoble-Alpes)

Supported by


ANR – Agence Nationale de la Recherche


FAU – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität-Erlangen-Nürnberg

Université Grenoble Alpes

Universität Osnabrück

Universität Bonn