Lancaster University

Lancaster Summer Schools
in GIS and NLP (#LancsSS18)

Lancaster University, UK – 2nd to 5th July 2018

Corpus linguistics for Language studies

Corpus Linguistics for Language Studies is aimed at students studying Linguistics or Language studies, who want to develop skills in corpus methods. Sponsored by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) and UCREL at Lancaster University – one of the world's leading and longest-established centres for corpus-based research – this summer school is the seventh event in a highly successful series that began in 2011.

The programme consists of a series of intensive two-hour sessions, involving lectures, discussion-oriented sessions and practical sessions in computer labs where partcipants are trained in the use of corpus tools.

The summer school will focus on three major areas:

a. corpus techniques and software
b. corpus statistics
c. application of the techniques to different linguistic areas (e.g. discourse analysis or academic discourse).

The topics include, for example:

  • Understanding statistics for corpus analysis
  • The statistics of collocation
  • Collocational networks with Graphcoll
  • Corpus-based discourse analysis
  • Corpus-based approaches to metaphor in discourse
  • Corpora and academic discourse
  • Corpus methods in language learning and teaching

Application: The registration is now closed due to a large number of applications.

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

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