Centre for Corpus Research

The Centre for Corpus Research supports the use of corpus analysis in research, teaching and learning. CCR provides access to a range of corpora and has a dedicated computer suite with specialist resources as well as an eye-tracking laboratory.


Exploring Gender in Children’s Literature from a Cognitive Corpus Stylistic Perspective


06 September 2018

The Language of Fake News

Writing for the Birmingham Brief, Professor Jack Grieve, Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics examines the challenge of fake news, and how the language used in it could be the key to its detection.

26 June 2018

The Hermeneutic Cyborg

Professor Stefan Evert (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) delivered the 2018 Sinclair Lecture.

25 May 2018

CLiC on tour in China

In June Professor Michaela Mahlberg, who has been leading the CLiC project, will give a keynote at the 4th Corpus Linguistics in China Conference and then speak at Beihang University (Beijing) and Southwest University (Chongqing).

12 April 2018

Dickens, wooden legs and the Dickensian cyberspace

In this post on the CLiC Dickens Blog, Emma Curry demonstrates how different materials across the 'Dickensian Cyberspace' can be cross-referenced to inform research – with a case study of Dickensian wooden legs.

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We are proud to offer throughout the academic year a series of events including the annual John Sinclair Lecture.

In 2017, the Centre hosted the International Corpus Linguistics conference.

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