Summer schools

Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics – this year in an online format!

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. 

As we were unfortunately not able to hold our annual Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics in Lancaster in June 2020 as planned, we have put together a range of online resources that can be used to develop knowledge and skills in corpus linguistics. The resources include: interactive online training events, video lectures, readings and  other corpus resources. We hope that you find them useful and can take part in Lancaster summer learning in this way before visiting us in person in future. Enjoy!

Below, you can read more about our annual free summer school programme that takes place in Lancaster each year. Back in June 2021!

Each year, 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: Rescheduled to take place in 2021 

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 (

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.