Publications and resources

Citing CLiC

When you use CLiC in your work, please cite this article:

If possible, please also include a link to clic.bham.ac.uk.

The CLiC Activity Book (Version 1, November 2017)

This book has been written for teachers and the exploration of literature in the classroom. Language and literature can be taught as separate subjects, but recent developments of language and literature specifications illustrate how both can and need to be integrated. The CLiC Activity Book makes suggestions for this integration. It provides examples of activities that teachers can adapt to or incorporate into their classes. It also includes activities that can inspire ideas for student projects for the NEA.Front cover of book

The CLiC Activity Book (Version 1, November 2017) is available in two formats:

Please feel free to use the CLiC Activity Book according to the permissions of its license:

Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Publications from the CLiC Dickens project

Conference talks, workshops and invited talks

  • Mahlberg, M. (2018). Corpus linguistics and the study of fiction – methodological and theoretical challenges. Keynote paper presented at the Fourth Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2018),  Takamatsu, Japan, 17 September 2018.
  • Wiegand, V.  (2017). Introduction to the new CLiC release: A corpus tool for literary texts. Workshop held at the Centre for Corpus Research, University of Birmingham, UK, 22 November 2017.
  • Mahlberg, M., & Wiegand, V. (2017). Teaching Language and Literature with the CLiC Web App. Workshop held at the Integrating English 2017 Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 3 November 2017.
  • Mahlberg, M., Stockwell, P., & Wiegand, V. (2017). Textual patterns of dreaming and the unconscious mind in Dickens. Paper presented at the 31st Dickens Day, Senate House, London, 14 October 2017.
  • Wiegand, V., Hennessey, A., Tench, C. R., & Mahlberg, M. (2017). A cookbook of co-occurrence comparison techniques and how they relate to the subtleties in your research question. Paper presented at the 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Birmingham, UK, 24–28 July 2017.
  • Mahlberg, M., & Wiegand, V. (2017). Speech in fiction and real spoken language. Paper presented at the 'Styling: Big and small data in corpus stylistics' pre-conference workshop, 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Birmingham, UK, 24 July 2017.
  • Wiegand, V. (2017). CLiC Part 2: Corpus stylistics with CLiC. Workshop held at the Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2017, University of Birmingham, UK, 17–21 July 2017.
  • Mahlberg, M. (2017). CLiC Part 1: Concordancing in context. Workshop held at the Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2017, University of Birmingham, UK, 17–21 July 2017.
  • Mahlberg, M., Stockwell, P., & Wiegand, V. (2017). Corpus stylistics for the English classroom. Workshop held at the University of Birmingham, 16 June 2017. [For a report of this workshop please see the CLiC Dickens Blog]
  • Wiegand, V., Hennessey, A., Tench, C. R., & Mahlberg, M. (2017). Comparing co-occurrences between corpora. Paper presented at the 38th ICAME conference, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 24–28 May 2017.
  • Mahlberg, M. (2017). Collocation – new directions and opportunities for interdisciplinarity. Keynote paper presented at the 38th ICAME conference, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 24–28 May 2017.
  • Mahlberg, M. (2016). Corpus linguistics and the cline of close and distant teading of literary texts, Keynote paper presented at the American Association of Corpus Linguistics Conference 2016, Iowa State University, Ames, USA, 16–18 September 2016.
  • Mahlberg, M. (2016). Introducing corpus linguistics for the study of literature. Workshop held at the University of Kent, 4 July 2016.
  • Mahlberg, M. (2016). Concordancing in context. Workshop held at the Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2016, University of Birmingham, 20–24 June 2016.
  • Mahlberg, M. (2016). Corpus linguistics and the challenges of close and distant reading. Sinclair Lecture 2016, University of Birmingham, 20 June 2016.
  • Mahlberg, M., Conklin, Kathy, & Carrol, G. (2016). Exploring corpus-attested patterns in Dickens’s fiction – methodological challenges of using eye-tracking techniques. Paper presented at the CASS Psycholinguistics Seminar on Corpus Data and Psycholinguistics, University of Lancaster, 19 May 2016.
  • Mahlberg, M., Stockwell, P., & de Joode, J. (2016). Corpus stylistics for the English classroom. Workshop held at the University of Nottingham, 14 March 2016.
  • Mahlberg, M., Stockwell, P., & de Joode, J. (2015). Corpus Stylistics for A-level Teachers – workshop hosted at University of Birmingham, jointly organised with the AQA, 16 November 2015 – see here for a review on the AQA Blog ‘The Definite Article’
  • Mahlberg, M., Stockwell, P., & de Joode, J. (2015). Reading voices in Dickens’s fiction. Paper presented at the PALA 2015 conference, University of Kent, 15–18 July 2015.
  • de Joode, J., Mahlberg, M., & Stockwell, P. (2015). CLiC Dickens – A cognitive corpus stylistic approach to body language presentation in fiction. Poster presented at the 36th ICAME conference, University of Trier, Germany, 27–31 May 2015.

CLiC web app documentation and resources

CLiC newsletters

Examples of how CLiC has been used

The following publications illustrate possible uses of the CLiC web app. Please let us know about any references that you'd like to be added.

Further examples of research using CLiC are presented in the guest posts on our CLiC Dickens Blog. If you would like to write a guest post about your own work with CLiC, we are happy to consider this – please get in touch.

 Videos