Corpus Linguistics Workshop 2016

Corpus Linguistics Workshop 2016

Macquarie University - Lancaster University

Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia) – 21st November – 22nd November 2016

In 2015, the Department of Linguistics hosted a free two day Corpus Linguistics workshop run by senior experts from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at Lancaster University. The workshop focused on corpus-linguistic techniques, and included presentations and practical sessions. The event was very successful, and attracted over 55 participants, drawn from Australia and overseas, including China and Japan.

In November this year, we have the great pleasure of presenting a follow-up workshop. This free two-day workshop offers a series of sessions on topics in corpus linguistics and the application of corpus techniques in studies of discourse and language learning.

This workshop is proudly supported by the Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), the Faculty of Human Sciences and the Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS).

Presenters at this year’s workshop include:

Distinguished Professor Tony McEnery

Professor Paul Baker

Dr Vaclav Brezina

Dr Dana Gablasova

We welcome everyone who wants to learn more about this versatile methodology for language analysis; no specialised knowledge is required, although basic familiarity with language corpora is presupposed. The workshop offers a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions in which the participants will learn to apply corpus techniques in a number of contexts.

The workshop will be followed by the Festival of Methods, an informal mini-conference showcasing different types of corpus-based research related to the topic of "Australia and Australian voices" in language corpora.

While the workshop itself is free, registration in advance is required, as places are limited (60 maximum)

To register for the workshop, click here

For more information about the program and the Festival of Methods, click here

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