We at the Trinity Lancaster Learner Corpus team are very pleased to announce that we have a logo for our lovely corpus. We very much hope that it represents the corpus by capturing its key features. We knew we wanted to portray what we feel are the unique aspects of our corpus – interactive L2 spoken data – but that within this we had to reflect the identities of both the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science at Lancaster University and Trinity. It was a challenge in the design brief to present abstract concepts in a way that allowed the designer to ‘see’ our vision.
We are very happy with the result. We have a logo which displays our respective organisational ‘colours’ in two speech bubbles. The two bubbles denote the largely interactive nature of the data and are slightly squared off to shift away from cartoon associations and towards the academic nature of our endeavours.
We are happy that the logo gives the corpus a very strong identity and is meaningful to the wider community of researchers and language practitioners who are likely to engage with the corpus in the future. It all feels very real now as the Lancaster team process and tag the final recordings that make up the data.