LINGUIST List 28.5319

Fri Dec 15 2017

Summer Schools: Learner Corpus Research - Theory and practical applications/Germany

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 15-Dec-2017
From: Marcus Callies <>
Subject: Learner Corpus Research - Theory and practical applications/Germany
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Host Institution: University of Bremen
Coordinating Institution: University of Bremen

Dates: 27-Aug-2018 - 31-Aug-2018
Location: Bremen, Germany

Focus: The aim of the event is to introduce researchers into the field of Learner Corpus Research through a series of overview lectures and hands-on sessions. The summer school is targeted at both young researchers, e.g. PhD students who have recently embarked on a learner corpus project, but also more experienced researchers from neighbouring fields such as corpus linguistics, SLA or LTA who want to know more about this dynamic, interdisciplinary field of research.
Minimum Education Level: MA

Advance Notice:

The faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany, is pleased to announce that it will host a summer school on Learner Corpus Research in August 2018, organised under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association (

The following topics will be covered: the design and compilation of learner corpora, learner corpus methodology and annotation, statistics for the analysis of learner corpus data, combining learner corpora with other data types in SLA research and, depending on the needs and interests of the participants, a selection of elective modules (consisting of a lecture and hands-on session) on the application of Learner Corpus Research, e.g. in teaching and testing and assessment. The classes will be taught by an international team of leading experts in the field. Participants will also have the opportunity to give a brief presentation on their project and meet one of the teachers to discuss their projects individually.

A more detailed call for applications will be posted in January 2018.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                      Language Acquisition
                      Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Families: Indo-European

Registration: 20-Jan-2018 to 23-Feb-2018
Contact Person: Marcus Callies

Registration Instructions:
This is an advance notice. A more detailed call for applications will be posted in January 2018. For further information please contact Marcus Callies (

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