Lancaster Summer Schools
UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics
About the UCREL Summer School
The UCREL Summer School 2014 is the fourth 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 2014 syllabus, speakers, and their session titles, include:
There are additional daily lectures shared with the other two Summer School events, each illustrating cutting-edge research using corpus data:
The full timetable is now finalised and is available on this page.
An important note
The UCREL Summer School ran for the first time in 2011, and was repeated (with the same programme) in 2012.
A revised syllabus was introduced in 2013, and the length of the event extended from two days to four. For the 2014 event, we are repeating this revised syllabus. For this reason, participants who attended in 2011 or 2012 are welcome to the 2014 event, but 2013 participants should not return in 2014.
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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