Lancaster Symposium on Innovation in Corpus Linguistics 2022

🕛 22 June 2022, 12.30pm – 4.30pm UK time

Organised by the ESRC Centre For Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University, UK. The symposium will take place online via MS Teams. This symposium is free to attend. Registration is required via the following link: 

Note: Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics 2022 participants do not need to register separately. They will be registered automatically.

Programme (UK time)

12.30 – 12.45 Introduction to the Symposium (Vaclav Brezina)

12.45 – 13.15 Corpora and healthcare communication (Elena Semino)

13.15 – 13.45 Facing the music: On Method and Mess in CADS (Gerlinde Mautner)

13.45 – 14.15 Data, data, data: The focus of corpus analyses (Vaclav Brezina)

14.15 – 14.30 Break

14.30 – 15.00 Corpus design (Jesse Egbert)

15.00 – 15.30 More than meets the eye, or why we should consider the process in language learning (Gaëtanelle Gilquin)

15.30 – 16.00 General Discussion

The symposium offers a variety of perspectives on and applications of corpus linguistics. The focus of the symposium is on innovation in the field and the vision for the future. Each of the presenters was given the following four guiding questions to prepare their lecture.

  1. Why is the corpus approach interesting for you personally?
  2. Can you provide examples from your research that illustrate the value of using corpora?
  3. Why does innovation matter in your research context?
  4. What is your vision for corpora in your field in the future?

Participants will be able to post questions to the presenters during the symposium. Frequently asked questions will be addressed in the General discussion.