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Summer School Announcement: Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics

Host Institution: University College London
Coordinating Institution: University College London
Website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english-usage/summer-school/
Dates: 7-Jul-2014 to 9-Jul-2014
Location: London, United Kingdom
Focus: The Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics is an introductory course in corpus linguistics for students of the English language which is designed to be accessible and inspiring!
The Survey of English Usage at University College London (UCL)
will be running a three-day Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics
from Monday 7 July 2014 – Wednesday 9 July 2014.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate
Additional Qualifications: Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of English linguistics and grammar.
Full Summer School Description: The Survey of English Usage at University College London (UCL) will be running a three-day Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics from Monday, 7 July 2014 till Wednesday, 9 July 2014. You will be taught at University College London (UCL) in the heart of Central London by world-class researchers based in the Survey of English Usage. Places are limited. Be sure to book early.


Provisional program

An Introduction to English Corpus Linguistics. Instructor: Bas Aarts
Introducing ICE-GB and DCPSE and their Functionality. Instructors: Bas Aarts and Rachele de Felice
Corpus Linguistics Methodology. Instructor: Seth Mehl
Searching the Corpus: Wildcards, FTFs and Combining Queries. Instructors: Bas Aarts and Sean Wallis
Simple Statistics for Corpus Linguistics. Instructor: Sean Wallis
Quantity and Quality: Large Corpora and Specialised Corpora. Instructor: Rachele de Felice
Practical sessions. Instructor: Seth Mehl
Course Listings:
Linguistic Subfield: Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Lang family:
Tuition: 275.00 (GBP)
Registration Dates: 28-Jan-2014 to 7-Jul-2014
Contact person information: Survey of English Usage UCL
Phone:442076793119
Email:ucleseu@ucl.ac.uk
Apply online: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english-usage/summer-school/ssecl.pdf
Registration Instructions: A booking form is available on the website.
   
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