Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2019
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.
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 local Centre for Corpus Research (CCR) and invited speakers, we strive to offer participants a learning experience that is both beneficial for their own specific research needs and enriching to them as language researchers at large. There will also be an 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.
Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. It is not possible to pre-register.
To register, delegates will need to pay the registration fee on the university's website, using a link that will be provided on this webpage when registration opens.
- £150 for students. Evidence of student status may be requested.
- £190 for non-students.
The fee covers attendance at all sessions of the summer school, lunches, refreshments and social events for all five days.
Over the course of five 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, annotating, and analysing corpus data of various kinds, and the application of this knowledge to specific research projects. Second, participants will also learn about current corpus-based research from our local staff of corpus linguists.
The programme will cover the following topics (non-exhaustive list):
- Corpus tools and specialized software
- Statistics in corpus linguistics
- Discourse studies
- Annotation of corpus data
- Social media and Big Data
- Pattern Grammar and applied corpus linguistics
- Paul Baker (Lancaster University) will give the annual Sinclair Lecture that will take place during the summer school.
- Guillaume Desagulier (Université Paris 8)
- Anna Cermakova (University of Birmingham)
- Matteo Fuoli (University of Birmingham)
- Jason Grafmiller (University of Birmingham)
- Jack Grieve (University of Birmingham)
- Susan Hunston (University of Birmingham)
- Amanda Patten (University of Birmingham)
- Florent Perek (University of Birmingham)
- Paul Thompson (University of Birmingham)
- Bodo Winter (University of Birmingham)
- .. and other local speakers yet to be confirmed.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.