Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2022
- Monday 4 July (09:00) - Thursday 7 July 2022 (17:00)
The summer school is open to undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students, as well as researchers who want to improve their skills to apply corpus methods in their own research.
The sixth Corpus Linguistics Summer School will be entirely online and consist of synchronous and asynchronous elements. The synchronous part will take place from 4 to 7 July, 2022. Prior to the synchronous part, participants will be expected to complete asynchronous activities consisting of self-study video lectures and hands-on materials.
Our summer school aims to equip participants with critical expertise in both the theory and practice of corpus-based linguistic research. Building on the strengths of our Centre for Corpus Research (CCR) and our invited speakers, we strive to offer participants a learning experience that benefits their own specific research needs and enriches their experience as researchers more widely. There will be the opportunity for participants to present their own work and receive feedback from our expert team. Given the specialised nature of the programme, a basic understanding of corpus linguistics is highly recommended.
The registration fee is £80. We will close registration when it reaches the maximum number of participants we can accommodate in our programme of activities.
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The complete programme of the summer school will be available nearer the time.
Over the course of four 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 and analysing corpus data of various kinds, and the application of this knowledge to specific research projects. Second, participants will learn about current corpus research from our team.
Synchronous sessions will be recorded and made available to the participants after each session.
The programme will cover the following topics (non-exhaustive list):
- Corpus linguistics for media analysis
- Analysis of spoken corpora
- Introduction to R and tidyverse
- Web scraping with R
- Corpus linguistics, digital humanities and the study of fiction
- Sign language corpora
- Corpora and legal research
- Critical issues in keyness analysis
- Behavioral Profile
- Machine learning in corpus linguistics
- Corpus-based discourse analysis
- Corpus linguistics and language learning
- Regular expression
The programmes of previous years are available for your reference:
As every year, the annual Sinclair Lecture will take place during the Summer School. This year, the Lecture will be delivered on 4 July by Monika Bednarek (University of Sydney) with the provisional title of ‘Language and characterization in television series: What corpus linguistics tells us about the construction of social identity in the media’. Further lecture details
Guest speakers at the Summer School:
They will be joined by our local team of corpus linguists, including Dagmar Divjak, Jason Grafmiller, Jack Grieve, Nicholas Groom, Susan Hunston, Michaela Mahlberg, Virginia Mattioli, Karen McAuliffe, Petar Milin, Akira Murakami, Florent Perek, Laurence Romain, Adam Schembri, Paul Thompson, and Bodo Winter.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Summer School.
Please do check this webpage for updates.