The UCREL Corpus Research Seminar (CRS) is a forum for all staff, visiting academics, and postgraduate research students interested in corpus-based research in any area of linguistics. CRS is run by UCREL (University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language), a research centre between the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the School of Computing and Communications.

CRS meetings offer an opportunity to present work in progress and receive helpful feedback, discuss relevant research, approaches and methods, get experience in using corpus interfaces and tools, and stay up to date with corpus-based research at Lancaster University. We welcome anyone who is a newcomer to this exciting and growing area of linguistics. We welcome presentations from researchers of other departments and universities.

On this site, along with general information, you will find a list of upcoming seminars and an archive of past seminars. If you have any suggestions of things to add to the site, then please get in touch.

In 2014/2015 CRS meetings will be on Thursdays at 1pm during term time, unless otherwise indicated.

Notifications of seminars are sent to the UCREL Mailing List, sign up if you would like to receive them and other UCREL related messages. You can also follow us on Twitter, where we post updates on upcoming seminars.

If you need more information or want to give a presentation, please contact one of the CRS organisers:

[...] = add @lancs.ac.uk for email address.

This website is still under construction. The previous website has an archive of past seminars.

We acknowledge the following funding for external speakers: CASS and UCREL research centres, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the School of Computing and Communications.

CASS UCREL Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Linguistics and English language School of Computing and Communications

The UCREL Corpus Research Seminars this academic year (2014/15) will be on Thursdays 1pm-2pm during term time, unless otherwise indicated, please check our upcoming page for the time and location of any future presenations. If you would like to give a talk or have a suggestion for an external speaker to invite, then please get in touch.

Upcoming seminars

Week 14: 2nd February 2015 (3:00-4:00pm)
Bowland North Seminar Room 23

Prime Ministerial Performance and Backbench Agendas: Preliminary Results from a Corpus-Based Analysis of Prime Minister's Questions, 1979-2010

Week 14: 5th February 2015 (2:00-4:00pm)
LICA A40 Computer Lab

Wmatrix corpus annotation and comparison tool: bring your own corpus!

Week 15: 12th February 2015 (2:00-3:00pm)
Management school LT9

From data to dictionary: corpus-based lexicography, past, present - and future?

Week 16: 19th February 2015 (2:00-3:00pm)
Management school LT9

A corpus linguistics approach to the rhetorical God Gap in US presidential campaigns