CASS is a Centre designed to bring a new method in the study of language – the corpus approach – to a range of social sciences. In doing it provides an insight into the use and manipulation of language in society in a host of areas of pressing concern, including climate change, hate crime and education. By providing fresh perspectives in such problems, we are helping to develop new approaches to challenging practices such as hate speech both in terms of raising awareness and of informing policy makers and other stakeholders of how such language may be used to wound and offend.
25 June 2016
Professor McEnery is Distinguished Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University and Director of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS). His work at CASS has been focused on bringing linguistic analysis to bear on a number of interdisciplinary contexts, focussing on topics as diverse as climate change, Islamophobia, medical communication and poverty.