[Corpora-List] Corpus Linguistics Summer School at the University of Birmingham (22-26 June, 2020)

Akira Murakami a.murakami39 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 09:00:00 CET 2020

We are pleased to announce that the 5th Corpus Linguistics Summer School will take place at the University of Birmingham, UK, on 22-26 June, 2020. https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/edacs/departments/englishlanguage/events/2020/summer-school-2020.aspx

Attendance is open to all on a first-come-first-served basis upon completion of the registration process (including payment) through the university’s online shop <https://shop.bham.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-arts-law/school-of-languages-cultures-art-history-music/corpus-linguistics-summer-school-2020> linked from the above website.

Registration fee: 165 for students and 210 for non-students


This year, our participants will have the pleasure to hear contributions by Bethany Gray <https://engl.iastate.edu/directory/bethany-gray/> (Iowa State University), and members of our local staff of corpus linguistics, including Matteo Fuoli <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/elal/fuoli-matteo.aspx>, Jason Grafmiller <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/elal/grafmiller-jason.aspx>, Jack Grieve <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/elal/grieve-jack.aspx>, Susan Hunston <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/elal/hunston-susan.aspx>, Michaela Mahlberg <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/elal/mahlberg-michaela.aspx>, Petar Milin <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/languages/milin-petar.aspx>, Akira Murakami <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/elal/murakami-akira.aspx>, Adam Schembri <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/elal/schembri-adam.aspx>, Paul Thompson <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/elal/thompson-paul.aspx>, and Viola Wiegand <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/elal/wiegand-viola.aspx>, among others. Dagmar Divjak <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/languages/divjak-dagmar.aspx> will be delivering the annual Sinclair Lecture during the Summer School.


Our Corpus Linguistics Summer School aims to equip participants with critical expertise in both theory and practice of corpus-based linguistic research. Over the course of five days, participants will be actively involved in two kinds of sessions. First, hands-on sessions will put the emphasis on the learning of practical skills for the purpose of extracting, annotating, and analysing corpus data of various kinds, and the application of this knowledge to specific research projects. Second, participants will also learn about current corpus-based research.

Topics of sessions will include (non-exhaustively):

- Corpus tools and specialized software - Annotation and processing of corpus data - Statistics in corpus linguistics - Data exploration - Social media and Big Data - Pattern Grammar and applied corpus linguistics - Digital humanities and the study of literature - Sign language corpora

For more information and registration, please visit the website below: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/edacs/departments/englishlanguage/events/2020/summer-school-2020.aspx

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