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This is the final call for papers for the 9th International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG9), to be held at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, from October 5th to 7th 2016.

ICCG9 will cover a broad range of topics related to the research on Construction Grammar and Frame Semantics and welcomes the submission of abstracts for both long and short presentations. Potential topics include constructional and/or frame-based approaches to morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, typology, language variation and change, computational modeling, corpus linguistics, language acquisition and learning etc. All abstracts and presentations must be in English.

Long presentations may be allocated both in general and theme sessions. Presenters will be allowed 20 minutes for the presentation, followed by 5-7 minutes for discussion.

Short presentations will be allocated in the 3-minute madness session. Presenters will have three minutes to present their research, and, after the session, a feedback round will provide the opportunity for the audience to interact with presenters. This session is a forum for the presentation of incipient graduate research, and/or research projects at an early stage of development.

Theme sessions will be included in the main conference schedule and may vary on length (from 7 to 12 slots) and format (with or without intro and concluding sessions). Each slot in a theme session fits a long presentation, followed by discussion. Please visit http://www.ufjf.br/iccg9/home/theme-sessions/ for the list of accepted theme sessions.

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts for the general and three-minute madness sessions must be submitted electronically through EasyAbs: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/iccg9. Only PDF files will be accepted. The submission deadline is March 31st 2016.

If you plan to submit an abstract for one of the accepted theme sessions, please visit http://www.ufjf.br/iccg9/home/theme-sessions/ and the pages for each theme session for further instructions.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

Abstracts for both long and short presentations must not exceed either one page of A4 or 400 words  (title, examples, figures, keywords and references included). A list of three to five keywords must follow the abstract. References are optional and, if included, must follow the keywords.

Authors should use 10 point Arial font single-spaced throughout the abstract. Margins should be set to 2.5 cm (1 inch) all around.

Since all abstracts will be submitted to blind review by two reviewers form the Scientific Committee, no author-specific information may be available both in the text of the abstract and in the PDF file metadata.

All author-specific information will be entered through the EasyAbs web page. When submitting an abstract, authors must also specify whether they are submitting a paper for a long or short presentation.