[Corpora-List] UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics: First Announcement and Call for Participation.

Hardie, Andrew a.hardie at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed May 2 13:01:36 CEST 2012

UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics: First Announcement and Call for Participation The UCREL research centre (Department of Linguistics & English Language and School of Computing & Communications, Lancaster University) is pleased to announce its second annual Summer School in Corpus Linguistics. This will take place on Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th, and Thursday 12th July 2012 (half-days Wednesday and Friday, full-day Thursday). The event is free to attend, but registration in advance is compulsory, as places are limited. We are now inviting applications from anyone interested in participating. The UCREL Summer School is intended primarily for postgraduate research students (and secondarily for Masters-level students and postdoctoral researchers) who require in-depth knowledge of corpus-based methodologies for their degree projects. It is not aimed at raw beginners, but rather at PhD 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. Tutors and their session titles are as follows: * Paul Baker: Corpus-based discourse analysis * Jonathan Culpeper: Pragmatics in (historical) corpus data * Costas Gabrielatos: Corpora and sociolinguistics: studying linguistic innovators * Andrew Hardie: Designing and documenting a corpus * Geoffrey Leech: Comparable corpora and recent changes in English grammar * Tony McEnery: Ethical issues in corpus-based research * Paul Rayson: Collocation across semantic categories in Wmatrix * Andrew Wilson: Corpus statistics – more than just the basics Please note that this is a repeat of the 2011 programme, due to the high demand for places last year! A provisional programme can be accessed via this link<http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/hardiea/ucrel-ss/provisional-programme-2012.pdf>.

How to register All PhD students who feel they would benefit from attending the UCREL Summer School are invited to apply for a place. UK and overseas students are equally eligible. Postdoctoral researchers and Masters-degree-level students are also welcome to apply, but in the event of excess demand, priority will be given to PhD students. Otherwise, places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. As noted above, there is no fee for attending; however participants will be responsible for arranging their own travel, accommodation, and food (lunch will be provided on the full day of Wednesday 11th July). To apply for a place in the Summer School, you should fill in the registration form: available in RTF format<http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/hardiea/ucrel-ss/ucrel-ss-reg-form.rtf> for completion on computer, in PDF format<http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/hardiea/ucrel-ss/ucrel-ss-reg-form.pdf> for printing out. Once you have completed the form, return it to Amanda Potts by email (preferably; to a.potts at lancaster.ac.uk<mailto:a.potts at lancaster.ac.uk>) or by post (if necessary) at the following address: Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YL, United Kingdom. In addition to sending in the form, we also require your supervisor to write to us briefly, confirming that they support your application and that they expect your PhD research to benefit from attending the UCREL Summer School. This letter in support should also be directed to Amanda Potts, again preferably by email. (If you are a postdoctoral researcher, please ask your Principal Investigator or other research team leader to write in support of your application.) Your application is not complete until we have received both your form and the letter from your supervisor. The deadline for registrations is the 25th May 2012. Any queries about the UCREL Summer School can also be sent to Amanda Potts who is the main contact person for the event. A scheduling note The UCREL Summer School has been scheduled directly before the Lancaster Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching<http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/laelpgconference> (Friday 13th July 2012), for the convenience of students who may wish to attend both events. However, there is no expectation that people attending the Summer School will necessarily also attend the conference. --------------------------------------------------- Lancaster University, UK UCREL: http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk<http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/> Linguistics & English Language: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk<http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/> Computing & Communications: http://www.scc.lancs.ac.uk/

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