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LINGUIST List 24.2114

Mon May 20 2013

Summer Schools: UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics/ Lancaster, UK

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-May-2013
From: Paul Rayson <p.raysonlancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics/ Lancaster, UK
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UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics/ Lancaster, UK

Host Institution: Lancaster University
Coordinating Institution: Lancaster University
Website: http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/summerschool/corpusling.php

Dates: 16-Jul-2013 - 19-Jul-2013
Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom

Focus: The UCREL Summer School 2013 is the third event in a highly successful
seriesthat began in 2011. Sponsored by UCREL at Lancaster University – one
of the world's leading and longest-established centres for corpus-based research –
its aim is to support students of language and linguistics in the development of
advanced skills in corpus methods.
Minimum Education Level: MA

The UCREL Summer School is intended primarily for postgraduate research
students (and secondarily for masters level students and postdoctoral
researchers) who require in depth knowledge of corpus based methodologies for
their degree projects. It is not aimed at raw beginners, but rather at PhD
students who have at least some introductory experience of analysis using
language corpora, and who wish to expand their knowledge of key issues and
techniques in cutting-edge corpus research.

The programme consists of a series of intensive two-hour sessions, some
involving practical work, others more discussion oriented.
Topics include:
- Advanced corpus queries and the use of regular expressions, and Spelling
- Historical, child and online data
- Using XML in corpus encoding and analysis and the statistics of collocation
- Studying language change in diachronic corpora
- Corpus-based approaches to metaphor in discourse
- Pragmatics, politeness and impoliteness in the corpus
- Using comparable and parallel corpora in contrastive and translation studies
- Understanding statistics for corpus analysis

The UCREL Summer School is part of three ‘Lancaster Summer Schools in
Interdisciplinary Digital Methods’ (see the website for further information).
There are additional daily plenary lectures shared with the other two Summer
School events, each illustrating cutting-edge digital research methods using
corpus data:

Tony McEnery — Representations of Islam in the UK press
Ian Gregory — Using corpus data in Geographical Information Systems
Stephen Pumfrey — The semantics of liberty in Early Modern English

The UCREL Summer School ran for the first time in 2011, and was repeated (with
the same programme) in 2012. We have extended the length of the event, so that
it is now taught over four days rather than three. We have also revised the
syllabus content for 2013; for this reason, repeat participation by those who
have already attended the summer school in 2011 or 2012 is welcome.

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Tuition: 0 GBP

Registration: 19-May-2013 to 02-Jun-2013

Contact Person: Peter Stevens
Email: p.stevenslancaster.ac.uk

Apply by Email: p.stevenslancaster.ac.uk

Registration Instructions:
The UCREL Summer School is free to attend, but registration in advance is
compulsory, as places are limited. For more details, see the following URL:
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