Schedule

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Date and time

You can attend on EITHER:

  • Friday 03rd July 2020

OR:

  • Saturday 04th July 2020

Only attend one! The workshop is exactly the same both days, so if you come to both, you’re going to find Saturday very boring. The day will run from 1000-1600, though we have scheduled in an opportunity to escape at 1500. See schedule below for details.

Location

Room: The Biology Lecture Theatre in Lancaster Environment Center 1

Getting to campus:

Schedule for the day

The details at this stage are indicative only. Timings and content could change:

TIME DURATION ACTIVITY SPEAKER
1000-1005 5 mins Welcome Prof Uta Papen
Head of Department, Professor of Literacy Studies
1005-1045 40 mins FORENSIC LINGUISTICS 1: authorship analysis

What features can we identify in real-world, (criminal) data as part of each individual author’s unique style? How reliable are such features for drawing strong conclusions?

Dr Claire Hardaker
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Corpus Linguistics
1045-1100 15 mins Coffee
1100-1140 40 mins FORENSIC LINGUISTICS 2: authorship analysis cont. Dr Claire Hardaker
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Corpus Linguistics
1140-1150 10 mins Handover/decompress
1150-1230 40 mins CORPUS LINGUISTICS 1: the language of Shakespeare

What can quantitative methods tell us about the ways that Shakespeare used language in his various plays?

Prof Jonathan Culpeper
Professor of English Language and Linguistics
1230-1320 50 mins Lunch
1320-1400 40 mins CORPUS LINGUISTICS 2: the language of Shakespeare cont. Prof Jonathan Culpeper
Professor of English Language and Linguistics
1400-1410 10 mins Handover/decompress
1410-1450 40 mins STYLISTICS 1: style in fiction

How do authors of fiction create characters and narratives through stylistic choices? What features can we look at in close, qualitative detail?

Prof Elena Semino
Professor of Linguistics and Verbal Art
1450-1505 15 mins Coffee, early escape for those who need to leave at 1500
1505-1545 40 mins STYLISTICS 2: style in fiction cont. Prof Elena Semino
Professor of Linguistics and Verbal Art
1545-1600 15 mins Q&A, close, decompress, freedom! Prof Elena Semino
Professor of Linguistics and Verbal Art

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