The 8th edition of the Conference on Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and Social Media Corpora will take place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands on Thursday 28 – Friday 29 October 2021.

CMC2021 is the 8th edition of an annual conference series dedicated to the development, analysis, and processing of corpora of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and social media for research in the humanities. The conference brings together language-centred research on CMC and social media in linguistics, communication sciences, media studies, and social sciences with research questions from the fields of corpus and computational linguistics, language and text technology, and machine learning. Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will take place in hybrid form: you can choose to attend online or in person.

Co-located event: Data Management for FAIR CMC corpora

CLARIN organizes the Fair CMC workshop on 27 October, 2021 as an online event. The workshop will detail important aspects of data management as it applies to CMC corpora, for example, how data should be collected, which metadata to record, which data formats are advisable, and which legal concerns need to be considered when CMC corpora are supposed to be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable at the end of a project. The workshop is aimed at early career researchers or researchers who are about to start a new project in the field of CMC corpora. More information can be found on this website.


Malvina Nissim

Malvina Nissim holds a Chair in Computational Linguistics and Society at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She has experience in sentiment analysis and author identification and profiling, and is interested in Natural Language Generation, with a focus on style-controlled text. A crucial aspect of her work is the reflection over ethical issues in NLP, and she's a Member at Large of the newly formed ACL Ethics Committee. She is the author of 100+ publications in international venues, is member of the main associations in the field, annually reviews for the major conferences and journals, and organises and/or (co-)chairs large-scale scientific events. She graduated in Linguistics from the University of Pisa, and obtained her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pavia. Before joining the University of Groningen, she was a tenured researcher at the University of Bologna (2006-2014), and a post-doc at the Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology in Rome (2006) and at the University of Edinburgh (2001-2005). In 2017, she was elected as the 2016 University of Groningen Lecturer of the Year.

Jannis Androutsopoulos

Jannis Androutsopoulos is professor in German and media linguistics at the University of Hamburg, and from 2016-2023 research professor at MultiLing, University of Oslo. His research explores relationships between language, media and society, covering themes such as spelling and script in digital communication, multilingualism online, language ideologies in media discourse, and the role of media in sociolinguistic change. Recent publications include Digital language and literacies: practices, awareness, and pedagogy (Guest-edited Special Issue, Linguistics & Education, 2021), and Polymedia in interaction (Guest-edited Special Issue, Pragmatics & Society, 2021). Together with Heike Zinsmeister, he coordinates DiLCo, a new research network on “Digital language variation in context”.