Language Data Analysis for Business and Professional Communication


The ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, Lancaster University offers a practical training workshop focused on computational analysis of language data for businesses and professional organisations as well as anyone interested in communication in professional contexts. The data includes social media, newspapers, business reports, marketing materials and other data sources.

The workshop will introduce a new software tool #LancsBox X developed at Lancaster University, which can analyse and visualise large amounts of language data (millions and billions of words). Practical examples of uses of #LancsBox X (case studies) will be provided.

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10:00 – 10.10 Vaclav Brezina: Welcome

10:10 – 10.20 Elena Semino: CASS welcome

10:20 – 11:00 Steven Young (30min + 10 for questions)

11:00 – 11:40 Vaclav Brezina Corpus approaches to business and professional communication (30min + 10 for questions)

11: 40 – 12:15 Lunch (provided)

12.15 – 13.30 #LancsBox training part 1

13.30 – 13.45 Break

13.45 – 15.00 #LancsBox training part 2

15:00 Farewell


Please note that due to a limited number of places for in person attendance, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and places confirmed according to availability.

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Vaclav Brezina, Lancaster University, Department of Linguistics and English Language

Professor Steven Young, Lancaster University Management School