UCL Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics 2016

I am pleased to announce the fourth annual Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics to be held at University College London from 6-8 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.

Learning outcomes

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.

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UCL Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics 2015

Here’s announcing the third annual Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics to be held at University College London, from 6-8 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

  • The Summer School is a primer in Corpus Linguistics for students of the English language. It is designed to be both accessible and inspiring!
  • Attendees are taught by world-class researchers at the Survey of English Usage, UCL.
  • Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of English linguistics and grammar.
  • It will take place in the English Department of University College London, in the heart of Central London.

For more information, including costs, booking information, timetable, see the website.

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Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to our second Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics at University College London from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 July 2014. We hope that it was enjoyable and challenging in equal measure. There were lectures, seminars and hands-on sessions.

As a service to those who were able to attend (and a few who could not), I have published the slides from my talk on ‘Simple statistics for corpus linguistics’ and a spreadsheet for demonstrating the binomial distribution below.

If you want to try to replicate the class experience in your own time, please note that at around the half-way point, each member of the class was asked to toss a coin ten times and report the results. We then input the number of students who threw 0 heads, 1, head, 2 heads, etc. into the spreadsheet.

Presentation

Resources

Further reading

(See also the menus along the top of the blog for more reading.)

Three-day Statistics for Linguistics workshop, University of Sussex

English Language & Linguistics at Sussex is pleased to offer a three-day workshop in Statistics for Linguistics, led by Professor Chris Butler.<

  • 3–5 March 2014, University of Sussex

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EDS Resources

This post contains the resources for students taking the UCL English Linguistics MA, all in one place.

Session 15: Introduction to statistics

Sessions 18 and 19: Statistics Workshops

Suggested further reading

Summer school in English Corpus Linguistics 2013

Thanks to all who attended the Survey of English Usage’s summer school in English Corpus Linguistics at UCL in August!

The three-day event ran from Tuesday 27 August to Thursday 29 August 2013, and there were lectures, seminars and hands-on sessions.

As a service to those who were able to attend (and a few who could not), I have published the slides from my talk on ‘Simple statistics for corpus linguistics’ and a spreadsheet for demonstrating the binomial distribution below.

If you want to try to replicate the class experience in your own time, please note that at around the half-way point, each member of the class was asked to toss a coin ten times and report the results. We then input the number of students who threw 0 heads, 1, head, 2 heads, etc. into the spreadsheet.

Resources

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ICAME talk on linguistic interaction

I spoke on Capturing patterns of linguistic interaction in a parsed corpus at ICAME 34, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on 25 May.

The talk presents my latest research in the linguistic interaction research thread (see Wallis 2012). My slides and handout are published below.

Resources

References

Wallis, S.A. 2012. Capturing patterns of linguistic interaction in a parsed corpus: an insight into the empirical evaluation of grammar? London: Survey of English Usage » Post