Event Information:

  • Wed

    Lancaster Symposium on Innovation in Corpus Linguistics 2022

    12:30 pmonline

    Organised by the ESRC Centre For Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University, UK. The symposium will take place online via MS Teams. This symposium is free to attend.

    Please note that we are unable to issue certificates of attendance.

    Registration is required via the following link:

    Note: Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics 2022 participants do not need to register separately. They will be registered automatically.


    Programme (UK time)

    12.30 – 12.45 Introduction to the Symposium (Vaclav Brezina)

    12.45 – 13.15 Corpora and healthcare communication (Elena Semino)

    13.15 – 13.45 Facing the music: On Method and Mess in CADS (Gerlinde Mautner)

    13.45 – 14.15 Data, data, data: The focus of corpus analyses (Vaclav Brezina)

    14.15 – 14.30 Break

    14.30 – 15.00 Corpus design (Jesse Egbert)

    15.00 – 15.30 More than meets the eye, or why we should consider the process in language learning (Gaëtanelle Gilquin)

    15.30 – 16.00 General Discussion

    The symposium offers a variety of perspectives on and applications of corpus linguistics. The focus of the symposium is on innovation in the field and the vision for the future. Each of the presenters was given the following four guiding questions to prepare their lecture.

    1. Why are corpora important in your research?
    2. Can you provide examples from your research of any difficulties or challenges when using corpora?
    3. Can you provide examples of when corpus analysis led to unexpected findings?
    4. What is your vision for corpora in your field in the future?