Software and programming in corpus linguistics from novice to expert: to script or not to script? A BAAL SIG Symposium in honour of Adam Kilgarriff
Does a corpus linguist need to be a computer programmer? What are the current range of options for the ‘non-
Refreshments and a light buffet lunch will be provided.
Places will be allocated on a first-
Corpus linguistics and the study of style: methods, findings, applications
From the early period of linguistic computing to the present day, at least five distinct roles for corpora in stylistics can be identified.
William Louw, the originator of the concept of semantic prosody, will give the opening talk entitled 'Trust the subtext: Recent advances in Corpus Stylistics'.
We invite proposals for presentations to make up the programme for the rest of the day. These can be on any aspect of corpus linguistics and the study of style, literary or non-
Refreshments and lunch included.
Statistics in Corpus Linguistics
This workshop is a practical introduction to the statistical procedures that can be used for analysis of linguistic data compiled into language corpora. It offers an overview of the main procedures used in the field of corpus linguistics together with simple examples of application of these methods. The following topics will be covered:
The workshop does not require any prior knowledge of statistics. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to use statistics to explore language corpora.
An introduction to advanced corpus visualization tools
December 6th 2014
Hosted by the Department of English and Languages, Coventry University, with Chris Culy, http://linguistics.chrisculy.net/sfs/index.html
The goal of this workshop was to introduce advanced visualization tools for corpora and language data, tools which can be useful additions to existing techniques for exploration and discovery.
The workshop consisted of three parts:
No programming skills were needed. Sample texts and corpora were provided, but participants were encouraged to bring their own data as well.
Resources used during the Workshop: http://linguistics.chrisculy.net/resources/2014_BAAL_Workshop/index.html
Building and Mining Small Specialised Corpora
Hosted by the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh
22 February 2013
This was a one-
The SIG would like to thank Nick Groom for his long service as Corpus Linguistics SIG Convenor, and welcomes Brona Murphy as our new Convenor.
This is an update on BAAL Corpus Linguistics SIG activities for our members. We have 66 members at the moment and would welcome meeting any new or existing members.
Webpages: Please visit our SIG webpages at https://sites.google.com/site/baalcorpussig/. Our links page is under development and I would welcome any suggestions for corpus resources to add here. Any other suggestions or comments on the web pages would also be useful as they are there for you, our members.
Discussion list: Don't forget to use the discussion list to keep in contact with your fellow SIG members. Send any postings to baal-
Fiona Barker, Corpus Linguistics SIG Communications Secretary
Nick Smith Corpus Linguistics SIG Communications Officer