UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics
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.
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.