Brona Murphy


BAAL Corpus Linguistics SIG Symposium

Building and Mining Small Specialised Corpora

Hosted by the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

22 February 2013

This is a one-day event which will take place at the University of Edinburgh on February 22nd 2013. It includes nine talks from the following speakers who work with small specialised corpora:

The main aims of the event are to (a) discuss/raise questions surrounding the building of (small) specialised corpora, (b) consider the methodological issues/challenges involved in mining and investigating the corpora (c) illustrate how such corpora have been explored using different tools, and across a variety of contexts, and (d) discuss the limitations and questions surrounding how far we can go with small corpora and where to go next. The event will end with a round-table discussion.  

The registration fee includes lunch and tea/coffee: Full price: £40; BAAL Member: £30; Student: £20 (incl. lunch).

For further information, please contact event administrator, Hazel Cuthbert ( )  or Bróna Murphy, Convenor of the BAAL Corpus Linguistics SIG ( ).

SIG AGM - new Convenor elected

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.

Activities Update

Dear colleagues

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 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 or you can join the list or review your membership details at:


Fiona Barker, Corpus Linguistics SIG Communications Secretary

Nick Smith Corpus Linguistics SIG Communications Officer

Corpus Linguistics SIG