Summer schools 2022

Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics 2022

Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics are held annually during the summer at Lancaster University. Taking part in the summer schools offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about corpus linguistics from leading scholars in the field and meet many other participants working on exciting projects and topics. Lancaster summer schools are a truly international event, each year welcoming participants from over 30 countries in the world. While the participants come to Lancaster to learn about corpus linguistics, the summer schools are also a place for developing new academic collaborations and building new friendships. 

In 2022, our annual Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics in Lancaster will take place in an online formatThe programme includes 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. The summer schools are free to attend.

This year, we will offer three summer schools, each focusing on different area of corpus linguistics and its application. You can check out the content of each of the summer schools on the links below:

If you are interested in studying corpus linguistics at Lancaster University, you can also consider different ways of joining us such as our MOOC in Corpus Linguistics, and our two distance postgraduate programmes, MA in Corpus Linguistics (a two-year programme) and Postgraduate Certificate in Corpus Linguistics (a one-year programme), both delivered fully online. It is also possible to take individual courses from our postgraduate programmes in corpus linguistics for institutional credit. You can also check the various online resources we have put together for those interested in learning more about different methods and applications of corpus linguistics. 

Dates: 20-24 June 2022

Venue: Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK (delivered online, via Microsoft Teams)

Application:  The application process has now been closed due to a very large number of applications. Please note that the summer schools will run synchronously (in real time) and thus it is important to take into consideration any potential time difference. The sessions will run between 10am-4pm (UK time) each day and participants are expected to be able to take part in the summer school during this time. 

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 (

When tweeting about the event, please use: #LancsSS22

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.