LINGUIST List 28.1367

Mon Mar 20 2017

Summer Schools: Corpus Linguistics Summer School/UK

Editor for this issue: Yue Chen <>

Date: 18-Mar-2017
From: Florent Perek <>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics Summer School/UK
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Host Institution: University of Birmingham
Coordinating Institution: University of Birmingham

Dates: 17-Jul-2017 - 21-Jul-2017
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Focus: In conjunction with the Corpus Linguistics 2017 Conference, the Centre for Corpus Research is organizing a 5-day summer school in Corpus Linguistics, from 17 to 21 July 2017. It 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 Corpus Linguistics Summer School aims to equip participants with critical expertise in both theory and practice of corpus-based linguistic research. 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.
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

Topics of sessions will broadly include:

- Corpus tools and specialized software (WordSmith)
- Collocations and patterns
- Statistics in corpus linguistics
- Annotation of corpus data
- Exploratory data analysis

Registration will open within the next few weeks. More information is available on our webpage:

Registration fee: £140 student, £180 non-student

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The fee covers attendance to all sessions of the summer school, lunches and refreshments for all five days, and three dinners (including a BBQ on Thursday). Note that the student rate will only be available for a limited time.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                      Text/Corpus Linguistics

Registration: 03-Apr-2017 to 21-Jun-2017
Contact Person: Florent Perek

Registration Instructions:
Registration will open in April (the exact date is not yet known). Registration and payment will go through the university's online shop.

Page Updated: 20-Mar-2017