[Corpora-List] Corpus Linguistics in Scotland event in Glasgow, 20 November 2015

Wendy Anderson Wendy.Anderson at glasgow.ac.uk
Tue Sep 22 23:00:27 CEST 2015

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to the next Corpus Linguistics in Scotland (CLiS, www.stir.ac.uk/clis<http://www.stir.ac.uk/clis>) event, which will take place at the University of Glasgow on 20 November 2015. The event is free of charge, but we would ask you to register asap (and if possible by a deadline of 9 November) as participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis if numbers are high.

Corpora and Tools This event takes its theme from a suggestion made at the CLiS launch event in Edinburgh in January 2015. With such a wealth of corpora now available, and new ones constantly in development, it can be quite a challenge to keep up to date with what’s out there. The central focus of the afternoon will be on two recently created corpora, the Corpas na Gàidhlig, part of the Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic project (http://www.dasg.ac.uk/; NB: no knowledge of Scottish Gaelic is assumed!) and the British Parliament (Hansard) Corpus (http://www.hansard-corpus.org/), which is enriched by semantic tagging. An overview and hands-on session led by the corpus creators will allow participants to explore the corpora’s features.

Date and time: Friday 20 November, 1.30-5pm

Venue: STELLA computer laboratory, Hetherington House, University of Glasgow, 13 University Gardens, Glasgow (D6 on campus map - http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_1887_en.pdf).


1.30-1.40: Welcome and introduction

1.40-2.30: Keynote talk and discussion: Professor Bill Kretzschmar (University of Georgia, University of Glasgow): ‘New Corpora and New Corpus Analysis’ Abstract: This Corpus Linguistics in Scotland event celebrates two recent corpora, the Hansard Corpus and part of the Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic. What I would like to do, before those corpora are examined in more detail, is provide some groundwork about contemporary corpus linguistics. New corpora are being constructed, not just in new domains of language but also with new principles. While corpora and corpus analysis have been important parts of the academic landscape at least since the 1980s, corpora in the twenty-first century tell us more about languages in particular situations of use. Moreover, they tell us different things about our language.

2.30-3.15: Overview and hands-on session with Corpas na Gàidhlig (led by Stephen Barrett and Mark McConville)

3.15-3.30: coffee/tea break

3.30-4.15: Overview and hands-on session with British Parliament (Hansard) Corpus and SAMUELS semantic tagger project (led by Marc Alexander)

4.15-5.00: Roundtable discussion on Corpora and Tools, led by Brian Aitken, Marc Alexander, Wendy Anderson, Stephen Barrett, Mark McConville

To register, please email Wendy Anderson (Wendy.Anderson at glasgow.ac.uk<mailto:Wendy.Anderson at glasgow.ac.uk>), indicating your name, affiliation and research interests, and confirming whether or not you’d be happy for your details to be added to the CLiS membership list.

Please note that the event does not include lunch; however, a list of suggestions of good local places for lunch will be sent to registered delegates nearer the time.

Please spread the word of this event among colleagues and students who may be interested. Participants do not need to be members of CLiS.

With best wishes

Wendy Anderson

On behalf of the local organising team (Wendy Anderson, Stephen Barrett, Rachael Hamilton and Mark McConville) and the CLiS team (http://www.stir.ac.uk/clis/).

Sign up as a member of CLiS: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PZxKEgE9FhAAuwLAao9uZPC8Y9VTThNaZNG4YQsdpao/viewform

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