LINGUIST List 33.1229

Tue Apr 05 2022

FYI: Call for Chapter Contributions on Multiword Expressions in Lexical Resources

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 01-Apr-2022
From: Voula Giouli <>
Subject: Call for Chapter Contributions on Multiword Expressions in Lexical Resources
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We invite outlines of contributions for an edited volume as follows:
- title: “Multiword expressions in lexical resources. Linguistic, Lexicographic and Computational perspectives”
- publication venue: series “Phraseology and Multiword Expressions” at Language Science Press
- editors: Voula Giouli, Verginica Barbu Mititelu

The proposed book is aimed at giving an account of the state-of-the-art regarding multiword expressions (MWE) representation in lexical resources in view of their robust identification and computational processing. We target both large size general lexical resources and smaller MWE-centred ones, with special focus on the representation decisions / mechanisms that facilitate their usage in NLP tasks. Possible topics to be covered include, though they are not limited to:
- MWEs in linguistic research and lexicons development; the interface between grammar and lexicon;
- MWE representation in computational lexicons (MWEs in wordnets, FrameNet, other computational lexicons, representation via word embeddings, etc.);
- MWE bi-lingual and multilingual lexical resources
- MWE lexicons for under-resourced languages and language varieties;
- Standards and formalisms for the representation of MWEs: available possibilities of representing MWE with Linked Data vocabularies; limitations;
- Acquisition of MWE lexicons and MWE lexical resources - also for less-resourced languages or non-standard language (tweets, forums, user-generated content);
- Synergies between Lexicography and NLP in view of MWE identification and discovery;
- MWE representation in corpora - linking with lexical resources /aligning resources containing MWEs - monolingual vs. cross-lingual perspective;
- MWE lexicons in NLP tasks (identification, parsing, machine translation, etc.) - limitations and possibilities;
- Automatic discovery of newly coined MWEs or new variants of existing MWEs.

Submission of outlines:
The outline should clearly express the topic and the main contribution(s) of the envisaged chapter, as well as provide an overview of the chapter's structure. The outline should be 1-2 pages long (A4, Times New Roman, 12 points, single spacing) (references excluded).
The outline will be sent by email to the volume editors at: and

Tentative timeline:
- submission of the outline of the contribution: 31 May 2022
- notification of acceptance: 25 July 2022
- submission of full contributions: 15 January 2023
- notification of acceptance: 31 March 2023
- submission of final versions: 30 April 2023

Voula Giouli -
Verginica Mititelu -

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Linguistic Theories

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