Corpus Linguistics

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Language Matters Professor Tony McEnery, Distinguished Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University The presentation will be followed by a round-table with local experts from different disciplines, including Mustapha Sheikh (Islamic studies), Mel Evans (English), John Gallagher (History) and Yen Dang (Education). If you cannot attend in person, please register via eventbrite to…
The Corpus Linguistics satellite of Language@Leeds, in collaboration with BAAL Corpus Linguistics Special Interest Group, invites you to a free day of talks celebrating, exploring and interrogating the Past, Present and Potential of corpus linguistics from interdisciplinary perspectives.  Keynote speakers: Isobelle Clarke (Lancaster University) and David Wright (Nottingham Trent University).
Interjections, historical repertoires, and socio-pragmatic variation in early modern English Dr Mel Evans (School of English, University of Leeds) Interjections, so the traditional view goes, are troublesome for linguists. Their formal properties do not fit with the criteria conventionally used to differentiate language from non-language, yet most speakers of a language, such as English, would…
Serge Sharoff, Vania Dimitova and Eric Atwell want to start a seminar / reading group on Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. They would like to bring together PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who work in the areas of AI for text analytics and corpus linguistics, to discuss the latest research developments and…
Do you use frequency lists, a collocation list, or other corpora tools in your language teaching? Have you ever wondered how the frequency lists are designed and collocations are gathered and analysed by computers? If yes, then it’s a pleasure to invite you to participate in the first CELT online event for this academic year…
If you would like to attend this talk online, please email language@leeds.ac.uk by the 11th of May at the latest. “Learner corpora and SLA theory: the importance of task design” (abstract to be posted soon) Florence Myles, University of Essex Learner corpora are becoming a significant asset for second language acquisition research, and are becoming…
Collocational Processing in L1 and L2: The Effects of Word Frequency, Collocational Frequency, and Association Dogus Oksuz (School of Education, University of Leeds) This study investigated the effects of individual word frequency, collocational frequency and transitional probabilities on L1 and L2 collocational processing. An acceptability judgment task was administered to advanced L2 and L1 speakers…
Calling doctoral researchers and staff!    Are you interested in attending a small ‘forensic linguistic and corpus-based research symposium/mini-conference’ on Wednesday 20th November from 9.30 to 2.30. There will be 5 speakers on a range of topics of interest in forensic linguistics and corpus-based research, with a coffee break, and finishing with a buffet lunch. Please…
This workshop will introduce you to two exploratory methods to unveil intrinsic structure of data: clustering (an unsupervised approach where no class labels denoting an a priori partition of the objects are given) classification and regression (supervised approaches using known classes) Their application to linguistic research will be demonstrated by building appropriate feature vectors and…
Talk by Rob Waller – abstract / bio below Rob Waller’s career has included professional practice as an information designer and academic roles at the Open University and the University of Reading, where he was Professor of Information Design. This talk addresses the interface between those two worlds.  At Reading, he worked with Martin Thomas and Judy Delin…