Past events in English Language and Linguistics In 'Events' EventsPast events Back to 'English Language and Linguistics' forthcoming events 2020 28th-30th July - UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 20208th July - Postgraduate Offer Holder Day - College of Arts and Law25th June - Undergraduate Open Day24th June - Undergraduate Open Day22nd-26th June - Postponed: Corpus Linguistics Summer School 202018th-22nd May - Postponed: Birmingham Statistics for Linguists Summer School 202025th March - Performing Prime Minister: Theresa May's linguistic style in the House of Commons 2016-201818th March - Ideologies of language and correctness on a UK online forum for teachers11th March - Postgraduate Open Day10th March - English Language Research Seminar3rd March - Musical Groove: Pleasure, Movement and Embodied Neuroscience25th February - Planning political language: the British civil service and demotic speech in WWII11th February - Onomatopoeia in early language development: Perspectives from Perception and Production4th February - Communicative context and the evolution of language: The case of the patent specification genre, 1711-201115th January - The Language of Julia Donaldson: Rhetoric, style and cognition 2019 10th December - Title to be confirmed4th December - Introduction to Regular Expressions3rd December - Title to be confirmed27th November - Introduction to AntConc26th November - Title to be confirmed20th November - Introduction to Sketch Engine19th November - Motivation in Language12th November - Andrea Krott (Psychology) - seminar cancelled due to illness29th October - The spatial organisation of abstract thought22nd October - The role of gesture in the acquisition of a sign language as a second language11th October - Language and Cognition at Birmingham (LACAB) Launch Event24th-28th June - Corpus Linguistics Summer School 201917th-21st June - Birmingham Statistics for Linguists Summer School 201930th May - Heroes, heroines and gender inequality in children's fiction25th April - Avoiding overgeneralization errors across languages: The Crosslinguistic Acquisition of Sentence Structure (CLASS) project5th April - Pretty girls & brave boys. Fiction and the real world in children's literature5th April - Linguistics & beyond: Interdisciplinarity and Impact - Postgraduate conference 2018 10th December - The Future of Language Change4th December - "Poor little snowflake, are you 'grossly' offended?": Quantifying the communicative styles of Twitter trolling28th November - Data visualisation with R27th November - Deception Detection by Linguistic Means21st November - Sketch Engine – an online corpus tool20th November - Construction Grammar and Corpus-based Discourse Analysis14th November - Advanced searches with regular expressions13th November - Gendered social structure in 19th century children's literature: A corpus linguistic approach7th November - AntConc – exploring your own corpus1st November - Remembering the Great War - An Evening of Words and Music30th October - Language full of character: computational stylistics, authorship and genre12th October - Dr Rob Gallagher (KCL) - Volatile Memories: Videogames and the Future of Forgetting30th-31st July - Sign CAFÉ 16th July - CLiC for 19th century scholars25th June - The Hermeneutic Cyborg25th-29th June - Corpus Linguistics Summer School 201815th June - Inequality Discourses in the Media symposium4th-8th June - Birmingham Statistics for Linguists Summer School15th March - Introduction to Antconc8th March - Regular Expression for Corpus Linguistic Analysis6th March - Does scene description guide perception? Investigating construal in language with eye-tracking2nd March - Introducing AntConc 3.5: A response to some common issues and challenges in corpus analyses20th February - Frequency is overrated: Using text dispersion to measure word importance 2017 1st December - CLiC Dickens Day1st December - CLiC Dickens Evening28th November - How persuasive is corporate discourse? An experiment testing the effectiveness of trust-building strategies in companies' texts.21st November - What and how do genes cause? Comparing aetiology in popular and professional discourse.15th November - Introduction to the new CLiC release: a corpus tool for literary texts14th November - "Innocent until proven filthy": Constructions of New Lad masculinity in UK women's magazines8th November - Introduction to CQPWeb25th October - Introduction to Sketch Engine24th October - Exploring corpus-based methods for comparative sociolinguistics18th October - Introduction to AntConc and to corpus development17th October - Big data, short texts10th October - Indicating verbs as 'multimodal' constructions3rd October - The multimodal construction of collective identity: A case study in Snapchat 'live stories'7th September - Everyday Creativity and Communication27th July - Sinclair Lecture 201724th-28th July - Corpus Linguistics Conference 201719th-21st July - Workshop on the Applications of Pattern Grammar17th-21st July - Corpus Linguistics Summer School16th June - Corpus stylistics for the English classroom22nd March - Using corpus tools to analyse characterisation in literary texts: the example of Dickens14th March - Title to be confirmed8th March - Laurence Anthony's AntTools7th March - How arbitrary is English?1st March - Using Wordbanks Online @bham28th February - Applying constructivist, usage-based theory to language in aphasia: An exploratory study of verbs27th February - Why do metaphors work? The power of metaphor in everyday communication22nd February - Getting to grips with BNCweb21st February - More different than you might think: variation in student writing as revealed by a new MDA analysis of BAWE7th February - Modelling constructional change with distributional semantics31st January - A corpus stylistic approach to the sermons of John Donne and his contemporaries24th January - The discursive construction of inequality: a corpus approach16th January - Empirical insights into Cohesion. Contrasting English and German across Modes10th January - Rethinking words and patterns and applying this to a local grammar of evaluative meaning 2016 6th December - Surveillant Landscapes: New directions in linguistic landscape research30th November - Discourse and dialogue: Annotating and aggregating corpus data29th November - The people's critical discourse analysis: an investigation of the 'moral order' of language as seen by Mass Observation project correspondents in the 1980s28th November - The uses and limitations of current sign language corpora22nd November - Holocaust poetry as communication16th November - Introduction to Sketch Engine15th November - Retweets in social television practices: from keyword analysis to co-tellership9th November - Introduction to AntConc8th November - Title to be confirmed4th November - A corpus-based perspective on the US presidential election through a FireAnt analysis of candidates' social network interactions2nd November - Introduction to Web as Corpus26th October - Speech presentation in 19th century literature: A hands-on approach25th October - The Discourse of Sexual Health Advice18th October - 45 Years of Budget Speech metaphors: 1971-201611th October - Discourse analysis of researcher vignettes: a reflexive approach to exploring co-production in a large diverse team4th October - Discourse analysis of gender and age applied to the wider world of business3rd October - Exploring frequency and textual units28th June - Grammar lessons and language games: translating Tagore and Wittgenstein on children's education20th June - Sinclair Lecture 201620th-24th June - Corpus Linguistics Summer School 201617th May - Can you shut off the first language in a second language?22nd April - BELP 201631st March - Text-patterning in legal texts22nd March - Towards a corpus linguistics of sign languages: The British Sign Language Corpus Project15th March - Found in Translation: The influence of L1 word combinations on how idioms are processed in L28th March - The mutual influence of the first and second languages in German and English L1 speakers in second language environments1st March - Time, Transition and Voice: The changing role of attributions in British sex education texts for teenagers, 1950-201423rd February - Multimodality, news narratives and citizen journalism: The YouTube coverage of Oscar Pistorius17th February - Implications and applications of dependency-based phraseology extraction11th February - Launching the Corpus Statistics Group9th February - The Zhuangzi, hermeneutics and (philological) corpus linguistics2nd February - The making of 'EMMA: Exploring Multimodal Metaphor (and Metonymy) in Advertising': Background, rationale, first results, and future development26th January - Some possibilities for data-driven analysis of multimodal narratives 2015 10th December - Simple visualisations of corpus data using R Studio8th December - Lies, well-meaning lies, self-serving lies: verbal hygiene and public discourse on 'extremism' and 'Islamophobia'1st December - Propositional unity and Zwicky's criterion26th November - Analyse your own corpus with AntConc24th November - Grammars of expertise: the rules of e-reading and other embodied technologies17th November - Comment is free? A corpus linguistic analysis of reader comments on The Guardian website16th November - Using corpus linguistic methods in the classroom: A one-day workshop for A-level teachers12th November - Advanced CLiC - User-defined annotation10th November - The discursive negotiation and enactment of power relations in online citizen science fora. An exchange-structure approach29th October - Using CLiC to study literature27th October - Translation and translanguaging20th October - Evaluational adjectives13th October - Extraction and analysis of modal auxiliaries in consecutive clauses from the British National Corpus6th October - Using corpus methods to explore an ethnographic survey on inter-religious relations in Yorubaland, Southwest Nigeria2nd September - Sinclair Lecture and Seminar 201530th June - From multilingualism to superdiversity in corpus linguistics: implications for research18th June - 'From Nigeria and the Bahamas but...currently living in Belgium: The superdiversification of Global English'18th March - Centre for Corpus Research special seminar 2014 9th December - Frenemies and fans: the emergence of different YouTube communities2nd December - Heteroglossia as practice and pedagogy25th November - To be or only hyperbolically to be: is it a question of metaphor?18th November - Doctor patient discourse11th November - The automatic generation of figurative language by computers4th November - Debunking myths about language and social media28th October - Towards understanding the ecology of L2 development opportunities in teacher-led classroom discourse: the role of teachers' cognitions21st October - Cognitive advantages and disadvantages of bilingualism14th October - Online semantic processing of metonymy and polysemy7th October - Linguistic markers of Tweets, and giving unions a voice8th May - Sinclair Lecture 2014 and CfBT Education Trust Open Lecture16th April - Short stories in translation19th March - Representing Animals in Scientific Journals: A Corpus Linguistic Approach19th March - In our digital age, what value do books have?18th March - Life and Death in Chekhov (event cancelled)19th February - Introduction to postgraduate study in the School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies 2013 3rd December - Drivers of change: investigating routine and emergence in newswriting26th November - The first Queen in Scots? Margaret Tudor and English at the turn of the century12th November - Popular science across cultures: cultural identities in image and text29th October - Why we need a sociolinguistics of writing and why sociolinguistics needs to re-think 'writing'22nd October - Counter narratives and controversial crimes: a cross-cultural comparison of revisions to the Wikipedia article, "The Murder of Meredith Kercher"22nd June - Undergraduate open day21st June - Undergraduate open day20th June - Undergraduate open day21st May - Subtitling The Wire: the impact of hearing-impaired subtitles on characterisation9th May - Sinclair Lecture 201312th March - Noticing and not noticing what's in a text: attention, depth of processing and text interpretation5th March - Assessing the usability of raw machine translation output via eye tracking26th February - The influence of age and aptitude on the development of a native-like second language lexicon19th February - "Boring, pompous and arrogant" or "funny, interesting, and HOT!" What university students really think of their professors!5th February - Changing the bases for academic word lists: the Vocabulary for Academic Lecture Listening word list29th January - The impact of textual enhancement on EFL learners' grammatical development of expression of future plans and intentions22nd January - Probing probabilistic grammars in diachrony15th January - Verb patterns in English for Academic Purposes: Towards a Corpus Pattern Analysis 2012 27th November - English Language Research Seminar20th November - Taking corpus-assisted discourse analysis beyond our discipline13th November - The social relations of 'participatory governance': a corpus-based critical discourse analysis of UK education policy6th November - Signs of the Times: A Discourse Perspective on Public Signage, Urban Space and the Law23rd October - Spoken discourse in the international construction industry16th October - English Language Research Seminar9th October - Community and audience on Facebook2nd October - Corpus perspectives on turn-taking in university seminars20th March - Formulaic language in Alzheimer's Disease: patterns and implications for quality of life13th March - Formulaic language and English for Academic Purposes6th March - Corpus Pattern Analysis: Phraseological Norms and Linguistic Creativity28th February - Local Grammar - A Swiss Army Knife?21st February - Semantic Sequences in Humanities Writing31st January - Collocation - past, present and yet to come24th January - A Corpus of Idiolects? Developing historical sociolinguistic and stylistic corpora17th January - English in Montreal: love it, hate it, can't live without it? 2011 6th December - Learning to read in a digital age: a multimodal perspective on early literacy29th November - Picture this: narrative and conceptual interpretation in visual discourse22nd November - What is multimodal discourse analysis?15th November - Multi-modal genre analysis8th November - Writing systems at play in online Thai-English 'interactions'