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#LancsSS17 pre-Summer Schools event: Spoken BNC2014 symposium

On the afternoon of Monday 26th June, the day before the Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics and Other Digital Methods commence, CASS will host a special half-day symposium to celebrate the upcoming public release of the Spoken British National Corpus 2014. Hear from the Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press researchers who compiled the corpus, as well as a selection of scholars who will present the findings of exciting and innovative research on this brand new dataset. The focus of the talks will range from methodological (building the corpus) to analytical (with a particular focus on sociolinguistic comparisons between the new and original Spoken BNC). All Summer Schools participants as well as any other interested parties are invited to attend this free event, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Date: 26 June
Time: 1-6pm
Venue: Frankland Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

12:30 Arrival desk opens
13:00-14:00 Pre-symposium lunch
14:00-14:10 Welcome + introduction Andrew Hardie, CASS Centre Director

The Spoken BNC2014: designing and building a spoken corpus of everyday conversations

Robbie Love1, Claire Dembry2 + Andrew Hardie1
1Lancaster Univeristy, 2Cambridge University Press


"That's fucking brilliant": The use of fucking in the Spoken BNC2014

Karin Aijmer
University of Gothenburg
15:30-16:00 Break for refreshments
16:00-16:30 A diachronic corpus-based study into the effects of age and gender on the usage patterns of verb-forming suffixation in spoken British English Jacqueline Laws
University of Reading
16:30-17:00 The British National Corpus as a sociolinguistic dataset: Exploring individual and social variation Susan Reichelt
Lancaster University
17:00-17:30 Politeness variation in England: A north-south divide? Jonathan Culpeper + Mathew Gillings
Lancaster University
17:30 Symposium Close Robbie Love, symposium organiser

Registration: Registration is now closed.

Any queries can be directed to the symposium organiser, Robbie Love (

N.B.: This symposium is free to attend, but registration in advance is compulsory, as places are limited.

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