Events

  • Mon
    22
    Feb
    2016
    13:00 - 17:00Lancaster University

    We will be running a launch event and workshop for a new software tool that we have created called FireAnt. The event and workshop will be held from 13:00 to 17:00 on Monday 22nd February 2016 here at Lancaster University.

    FireAnt was created by Laurence Anthony as part of the 2015 ESRC-funded CASS-affiliated DOOM project on social media analysis. FireAnt is a free and easy-to-use tool designed to help corpus linguists and social scientists analyze Twitter and other social network data without the need for programming or database management skills. The following features of the tool will be explored in this workshop:

    • import different formats of data (e.g. Twitter data in JSON format, Reddit data in CSV format, etc.)
    • search that data and its associated metadata in a variety of ways (e.g., retrieve all tweets containing #blacklivesmatter sent in December 2015)
    • export the results to other formats including a plain text file for “standard” corpus analysis, an Excel/CSV file for statistical analysis, a timeline chart, and a network graph

    We will be providing lunch at the start of the event and all materials for the workshop (including the software and help guide) on a USB drive. The schedule for the day can be found below.

    SCHEDULE

    Time Agenda
    1315-1415 PDR Room: Lunch
    1415-1430 Introduction, log on, etc.
    1430-1530 FireAnt basics
    1530-1545 Refuel: Coffee break
    1545-1645 FireAnt advanced
    1645-1700 Q&As, requests, bouquets, encores

    Please note that places are extremely limited and must be booked in advance. If you would like to attend, please email Claire Hardaker (c.hardaker@lancaster.ac.uk) in the first instance.

  • Tue
    23
    Feb
    2016
    10:00 - 17:00University of Cape Coast

    This free one-day workshop, arranged jointly by Lancaster’s CASS research centre and the University of Cape Coast, consists of a series of introductory lectures and practical sessions on topics in corpus linguistics and the use of corpus techniques in applied linguistic analysis.

    We welcome everyone who wants to learn more about this versatile methodology for language analysis; no specialised knowledge about language corpora is required, but basic familiarity with computers is assumed. The workshop focuses on analysis techniques and tools which participants will be able to apply to their own texts and corpora.

    Registration in advance is required, as places are limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment; registration will close on February 17th 2016, or when the event is full.

    The workshop will be taught by Andrew Hardie, Dana Gablasova, and Mark McGlashan (Lancaster University).

    Topics to be covered:

    • Introduction to corpus linguistics
    • Corpora and language learning
    • Corpora and discourse
    • Using the AntConc software
    • Using the GraphColl software

    To register for free, please click on this link (or copy the address to your browser): http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/submission/registration.php?conference=17

    • Date: Tuesday 23rd February 2016; begins 10 a.m., ends 5 p.m.
    • Location: University of Cape Coast
    • NB: Lunch will be provided.

    If you have any queries about this event please email cass@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Fri
    26
    Feb
    2016
    09:00 - 16:00UGCS, University of Ghana, Legon

    This free one-day workshop, arranged jointly by Lancaster’s CASS research centre and the School of Languages of the University of Ghana, consists of a series of introductory lectures and practical sessions on topics in corpus linguistics and the use of corpus techniques in applied linguistic analysis.

    We welcome everyone who wants to learn more about this versatile methodology for language analysis; no specialised knowledge about language corpora is required, but basic familiarity with computers is assumed. The workshop focuses on analysis techniques and tools which participants will be able to apply to their own texts and corpora.

    Registration in advance is required, as places are limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment; registration will close on February 17th 2016, or when the event is full.

    The workshop will be taught by Andrew Hardie, Dana Gablasova, and Mark McGlashan (Lancaster University).

    Topics to be covered:

    • Introduction to corpus linguistics
    • Corpora and language learning
    • Corpora and discourse
    • Using the AntConc software
    • Using the GraphColl software

    To register for free, please click on this link (or copy the address to your browser): http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/submission/registration.php?conference=16

    • Date: Friday 26th February 2016; begins 9 a.m., ends 4 p.m.
    • Location: UGCS, University of Ghana, Legon
    • NB: Lunch will be provided.
  • Tue
    12
    Jul
    2016
    Fri
    15
    Jul
    2016
    Lancaster University

    Lancaster University is pleased to offer six free training events that cover the techniques of corpus linguistics, computational analysis of language and geographical information systems (see the description of the individual schools below). The schools include both lectures and practical sessions that introduce the latest developments in the field and practical applications of cutting-edge analytical techniques. The summer schools are taught by leading experts in the field both from Lancaster University and other institutions (CASS Challenge Panel).

    The summer schools are intended primarily for postgraduate research students but applications from Masters-level students, postdoctoral researchers, senior researchers, and others will also be considered.

    Dates: 12 - 15 July (four days)

    Venue: Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

    Application: Apply online. [The application process closes on 1st May 2016 or when a maximum number of registrations is reached.]

    N.B. Since the places in the summer schools are limited, we recommend applying early. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

    The summer schools are free to attend; the participants will arrange their own travel and accommodation (for travel details click here).

    The following six Summer Schools will run in July 2016:

    For further details, click through to each Summer School's full description. Any queries can be directed to the Summer School administrator, Katarina Pardula (k.pardula@lancaster.ac.uk).