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Style and Authorship Programme


10.30-11: Registration, Coffee, Pastries and Conversation in Esther Simpson café and foyer

11.00 Welcome and Opening (5 minutes) in Esther Simpson LT

11.05: Keynote: Michaela Mahlberg, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg ‘Style and Creativity’ (40 minutes + 5 minutes for questions)

10-minute break

12-1pm: Presentations Session 1: Perspectives on Style (15 minutes + 5 for questions)

12pm Charles Lam ‘Research Steps in Research Article Introductions’

12.20pm Kate Sayers ‘Go your own way: Do low mood authorial voices have a distinctive linguistic style?’

12.40pm Randah Alfuhaydi ‘Unveiling Linguistic Outliers: Exploring Individual Variation in the Usage of Amplifiers in Najdi Arabic’

1pm: Lunch (bring/buy your own – many eateries on campus)

2pm: Presentations Session 2: Challenges around Corpora (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions)

2pm Marco Condorelli ‘Building a corpus of English Geneva Bible editions (c.1560-1644)

2.20pm Mel Evans ‘A corpus of fiction, lies and imitation: some challenges to theory and method’

10-minute break

2.50pm Presentations Session 3: Investigating authorship analysis

2.50pm Lama Alqurashi and Serge Sharoff ‘Authorship attribution of Arabic poetry’ [online presentation] (15 minutes +5 minutes for questions)

3.10pm Maram Alrabie, Albatool Alamrie and Alison May ‘Methodologies and approaches to cross-lingual and cross-genre authorship analysis’ (25 minutes +5 minutes for questions)

3.40pm: Coffee break

4pm: Keynote: Andrea Nini, University of Manchester ‘A more interpretable method for the analysis of an author’s language’ (40 minutes + 5 minutes for questions)

4.45pm-5.15pm Panel discussion and close: The importance of explainability for corpus linguistics, theory and method

5.30pm Symposium Ends