Lancaster University


Lancaster Summer Schools
in Corpus Linguistics and other Digital methods (#LancsSS17)

Lancaster University, UK – 27th to 30th June 2017


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 forensic linguistics).

The topics include, for example:

  • Understanding statistics for corpus analysis
  • The statistics of collocation
  • Collocational networks with Graphcoll
  • Advanced corpus queries and the use of regular expressions
  • Corpus-based discourse analysis
  • Corpus-based approaches to metaphor in discourse
  • Corpora and academic discourse
  • Applying corpus methods in forensic linguistics

Application: The application process for the 2017 summer schools is now open. Click here to apply online. (The application process closes on 1st May 2017 or when a maximum number of registrations is reached.)

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


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