Ecole: UCREL summer school in corpus linguistics, Lancaster University, July 2013

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed May 22 16:21:47 UTC 2013

Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 11:32:37 +0000
From: "Rayson, Paul" <p.rayson at>
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UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics
Lancaster University, UK
16th to 19th July 2013

The UCREL Summer School 2013 is the third event in a highly successful
series that 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.

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 variation: 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.

How to apply

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

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