About the Summer schools

Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics – cancelled

We are very sorry to announce that following the coronavirus outbreak and the disruption caused by it, we had to cancel the Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics 2020. We very much hope that the summer schools will go ahead again next year and that we will see many of you in Lancaster in June 2021!




Lancaster University is pleased to offer three free training events that cover the techniques of corpus linguistics and their application in three different areas.

The schools include both lectures and practical sessions that introduce the latest developments in the field and practical applications of cutting-edge analytical techniques. The summer schools are taught by leading experts in the field from Lancaster University.

The summer schools are intended primarily for postgraduate research students but applications from Masters-level students, postdoctoral researchers, senior researchers, and others will also be considered. 

Dates: 22 – 25 June 2020 (four days)

Venue: Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Application:   The summer schools have been cancelled and we therefore stopped accepting applications for the event. 

The summer schools are free to attend; the participants will need to arrange their own travel and accommodation. During all four days, we will offer free refreshments during the tea & coffee breaks and participants will have time during the lunch break to buy their lunch on campus. 

Organising committee: Dr Dana Gablasova (Chair), Dr Luke Collins, Rachael McCarthy

For further details, click through to each Summer School’s full description. Queries about the summer schools can be directed to the Summer School administrator, Rachael McCarthy (r.mccarthy2@lancaster.ac.uk).

When tweeting about the event, please use: #LancsSS20

The summer schools takes place under the aegis of The ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), which is the recipient of The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. CASS is investigating the use of language related to important social topics such as healthcare, climate change, poverty, hate crime, education and language learning.