UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/summerschool/corpusling.php Lancaster University, UK 15th to 18th July 2014
Call for Participation
The UCREL Summer School 2014 is the fourth in a highly successful series of free-to-attend training events that began in 2011.
Sponsored by UCREL<http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/> 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 four-day 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 areas. The programme includes the following speakers and topics:
* Alistair Baron - Advanced corpus queries and the use of regular expressions; and Spelling variation: problems, analysis and solutions
* Damon Berridge - Understanding statistics for corpus analysis
* Jonathan Culpeper - Pragmatics, politeness and impoliteness in the corpus
* Ian Gregory - Using corpus data in Geographical Information Systems
* Stefan Gries - TBC
* Claire Hardaker - Corpus data in forensic linguistics
* Andrew Hardie - Using XML in corpus encoding and analysis; and The statistics of collocation
* Tony McEnery - Representations of Islam in the UK press
* Amanda Potts - Studying language change in diachronic corpora
* Stephen Pumfrey - The semantics of liberty in Early Modern English
* Elena Semino - Corpus-based approaches to metaphor in discourse
* Yukio Tono - Learner corpus research (TBC)
The UCREL Summer School is one of the three co-located Lancaster Summer Schools in Interdisciplinary Digital Methods; the other events include training in corpus methods directed at non-linguists; see the website for further information:
How to register
The UCREL Summer School is free to attend, but registration in advance is compulsory, as places are limited.
The deadline for registrations is Sunday 8th June 2014.
The application form is available on the event website:
as is further information on the programme.
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