Florent Perek

Doctor in English and General Linguistics

Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics

University of Birmingham, Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics


18 March 2017

I am convening a summer school in Corpus Linguistics in Birmingham on 17-21 July 2017. More information at

17 June 2016

I was invited to give a talk today at my alma mater of Lille, entitled "Analyser le changement diachronique des constructions avec la sémantique distributionnelle".

11 May 2016

I'm giving an invited talk today at the University of Pisa, entitled "Modelling constructional change with distributional semantics" (abstract, slides). Many thanks to Alessandro Lenci for the kind invitation!

24 February 2016

Another review of my book by Antonio Balvet was published in Traitement Automatique du Language 56(2) (here, in French).

4 November 2015

I was offered a position of lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics at the University of Birmingham, starting next year. Hurray!

28 October 2015

The first review of my book, by Lunella Mereu (Rome), just came out in Linguistics (here).

27 October 2015

Last week's workshop was a success! Many thanks to all speakers for the fascinating talks and the great discussions!

4 September 2015

I'm organizing a workshop on usage-based approaches to first and second language acquisition with Adele Goldberg (Princeton), Marjolijn Verspoor (Groningen), and Elizabeth Wonnacott (UC London), on October 21 at the University of Basel. More details can be found at Please contact me if you'd like to attend.

27 May 2015

My book Argument structure in usage-based construction grammar just came out!

Check it out on John Benjamins' website, Google Books, Amazon.

Promotional flyer, Contents, Chapter 1