Lancaster University


Lancaster Summer Schools
in Corpus Linguistics and other Digital methods

Lancaster University, UK – 12th to 15th July 2016


Corpus Linguistics for Social Science

Corpus Linguistics for Social Studies is aimed at students and researchers from different social science disciplines (sociology, political science, social anthropology, education, economics etc.) who are interested in analysing language data using quantitative (corpus) methods. Participants in this summer school are not expected to have any background in (corpus) linguistics, but basic computational skills are assumed.

This summer school takes place under the aegis of The ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), which is the recipient of The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. CASS is investigating the use of language related to important social topics such as climate change, poverty, hate crime and education.

The programme consists of a series of intensive two-hour sessions, some involving practical work, others being more discussion-oriented. The topics include, for example:

  • Foundational corpus techniques
  • Discourse analysis
  • Collecting corpus data
  • Corpus-based approaches to analysing metaphor

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


This Summer School is funded and sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council.


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