Charles Clarke reading a poster

Several members of the English Language and Applied Linguistics division presented their research in workshops, posters and papers at the biennial Corpus Linguistics conference at the University of Lancaster between 22 and 26 July 2013.

This was also the occasion for the launch of the new ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science there, with which several projects at Birmingham will be affiliated.

Dr Alison Sealey, who is collaborating with researchers in Political Science at Birmingham, presented her initial corpus analysis of changes over time in Prime Minister’s Questions. In the photograph above, the Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke, who spoke at the launch, is seen reading the poster summarising her findings.