Lancaster Summer Schools
UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics
About the UCREL Summer School
The UCREL Summer School 2015 is the fifth event in a highly successful series that began in 2011. Sponsored by UCREL at Lancaster University – one of the world's leading and longest-established centres for corpus-based research – its aim is to support students of language and linguistics in the development of advanced skills in corpus methods.
The UCREL Summer School is intended primarily for postgraduate research students (and secondarily for Masters-level students, postdoctoral researchers, and others) who require in-depth knowledge of corpus-based methodologies for their degree projects. It is not aimed at raw beginners, but rather at students who have at least some introductory experience of analysis using language corpora, and who wish to expand their knowledge of key issues and techniques in cutting-edge corpus research.
The programme consists of a series of intensive two-hour sessions, some involving practical work, others more discussion-oriented. The instructors include, as well as speakers from Lancaster University, external guest speakers who are prominent specialists in their respective fields. In the 2015 syllabus, speakers, and their session titles, include:
There are additional daily lectures shared with the other four Summer School events, each illustrating cutting-edge research using corpus data:
The full timetable will be made available on this page when completed.
In addition, participants in this Summer School will have the opportunity to meet and consult with members of the CASS Challenge Panel, a group of prominent specialists in corpus methodology.
How to apply
The UCREL Summer School is free to attend, but registration in advance is compulsory, as places are limited. For more details, click here.
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