The British Association for Applied Linguistics Corpus SIG is very pleased to announce the following workshop event for Spring 2012: Essential Statistics for Corpus Linguistics with R, 14 – 17 March 2012 University of Birmingham, UK The aims of this workshop are to provide a hands-on introduction to statistical methods relevant for corpus linguistic research, and at the same time to familiarise participants with the open source software and programming language R (http://www.r-project.org/).
You should have some knowledge of basic concepts and methods in corpus linguistics, but no previous knowledge or experience of statistics or computer programming is required. The workshop will be held over 4 full days, Wednesday 14 – Saturday 17 March 2012, and will be hosted at the Centre for Corpus Research, University of Birmingham, UK (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/corpus/index.aspx).
We are especially pleased to announce that the workshop will be taught by Stefan Th. Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara (http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/stgries/), who will be well known to many as one of the leading authorities in this field. The cost of the workshop is £150 for BAAL members, students and the unwaged, and £170 for non-BAAL members. Full details and an application form are available on request from the workshop organiser, Nicholas Groom <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Registration is now open, and is on a first-pay-first-served basis. The closing date for registrations is 31 January 2012, but please note that participant numbers are strictly limited to a maximum of 18, so you are strongly advised to register early in order to guarantee your place.
We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham in March.
Nicholas Groom Convenor, BAAL Corpus SIG