Call for papers:
Corpus linguistics applied to extremist narratives:
what are the implications for cybercrime analysis?
CY Cergy Paris université, 11–12 June 2025

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for our upcoming focus conference on the implication of corpus linguistics applied to extremist narratives, and the opportunities for cybercrime analysis. This initiative aims to explore the relationship between extremist narratives and various forms of online criminal activity, and focus on the way that cor-pus linguistics can contribute with insights and research findings.

Research questions and themes

We seek to address the following key questions:
•    What are the challenges in characterizing the category of extremist narratives as forms of cybercrime?
•    How are the linguistic features of extremist narratives related to various forms of cybercrime?
•    How can annotation schema and corpus linguistics help with cybercrime investi-gations?
•    What are the possible links between Corpus linguistics applied to extremist narra-tives and artificial intelligence approaches?
•    How can cybercrime analysis can be linked to forensic investigations?

Topics of interest

We welcome contributions on a variety of topics, including but not limited to:
•    Pragmatics approach: EN as cybercrimes
•    Level of analysis: morphology, syntax, semantics, and the links with digital dis-course analysis
•    Annotation schema elaboration
•    Topics and case studies linked to political and social events
•    Hate speech and verbal violence
•    Incitement to violence

Submission guidelines

Submissions should be original, unpublished works that contribute to the understanding of extremist narratives and cybercrime. We encourage interdisciplinary approaches and innovative methodologies. Please follow the guidelines below for your submission:
•    Abstract: 300-500 words outlining the main argument, methodology, and signif-icance of the research.
•    Format: Manuscripts should be submitted in Word or PDF format, following APA style guidelines.

Important dates

•    Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2025
•    Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2025
•    Conference: 11–12 June 2025

Submission process

Please submit your abstracts to the organizing committee (see below).
For further inquiries, contact us at the same emails.

We look forward to your valuable contributions to this important discourse on extremist narratives and cybercrime.

Organizing committee

Dr. Pr. Julien Longhi, CY Cergy Paris université, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr. Ana Yara Postigo Fuentes, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.