I am pleased to announce the fifth annual Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics to be held at University College London from 5-7 July.
The Summer School is a short three-day intensive course aimed at PhD-level students and researchers who wish to get to grips with Corpus Linguistics. Numbers are deliberately limited on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be taught in a small group by a teaching team.
Each day begins with a theory lecture, followed by a guided hands-on workshop with corpora, and a more self-directed and supported practical session in the afternoon.
Aims and objectives of the course
Over the three days, participants will learn about the following:
- the scope of Corpus Linguistics, and how we can use it to study the English Language;
- key issues in Corpus Linguistics methodology;
- how to use corpora to analyse issues in syntax and semantics;
- basic elements of statistics;
- how to navigate large and small corpora, particularly ICE-GB and DCPSE.
At the end of the course, participants will have:
- acquired a basic but solid knowledge of the terminology, concepts and methodologies used in English Corpus Linguistics;
- had practical experience working with two state-of-the-art corpora and a corpus exploration tool (ICECUP);
- have gained an understanding of the breadth of Corpus Linguistics and the potential application for projects;
- have learned about the fundamental concepts of inferential statistics and their practical application to Corpus Linguistics.
For more information, including costs, booking information, timetable, see the website.