Lancaster Symposium on Innovation in Corpus Linguistics 2021

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 2021 participants do not need to register separately. They will be registered automatically.

Programme [you can download the programme in pdf here]

12.30 – 12.45 Introduction to the Symposium (Vaclav Brezina)

12.45 – 13.15 Corpus Linguistics and the Philosophy of Science (Tony McEnery)

13.15 – 13.45 Corpus Linguistics in Discourse Analysis (Charlotte Taylor)

13.45 – 14.15 Corpus Linguistics in Digital Humanities (Michaela Mahlberg)

14.15 – 14.30 Break

14.30 – 15.00 Corpus Linguistics and Historical Sociolinguistics (Terttu Nevalainen)

15.00 – 15.30 Corpus Linguistics and Language Learning (Fanny Meunier)

15.30 – 16.00 Corpus Linguistics, Statistics and Tools Development (Vaclav Brezina)

16.00 – 16.30 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.