Summer schools 2023

Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics 2023

Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics are held annually during the summer at Lancaster University. Taking part in the summer schools offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about corpus linguistics from leading scholars in the field and meet many other participants working on exciting projects and topics. Lancaster summer schools are a truly international event, each year welcoming participants from over 30 countries in the world. While the participants come to Lancaster to learn about corpus linguistics, the summer schools are also a place for developing new academic collaborations and building new friendships. 

In 2023, our annual Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics in Lancaster will take place in personThe programme includes 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 from Lancaster University. 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. The summer schools are free to attend. In 2023, the summer schools will be followed by Corpus Linguistics 2023 conference (3-6th July 2023). 

In 2023, we will offer the following two summer schools:

If you are interested in studying corpus linguistics at Lancaster University, you can also consider different ways of joining us such as our MOOC in Corpus Linguistics, and our two distance postgraduate programmes, MA in Corpus Linguistics (a two-year programme) and Postgraduate Certificate in Corpus Linguistics (a one-year programme), both delivered fully online. It is also possible to take postgraduate courses in corpus linguistics for institutional credit. You can also check the various online resources we have put together for those interested in learning more about different methods and applications of corpus linguistics. 

Bursaries for undergraduate (BA) students: We are delighted to announce that we have been able to secure funding to offer £150 bursaries to ten undergraduate (Bachelor level) students to attend the summer schools in corpus linguistics at Lancaster. For more information and to access the application form, please visit the following page: UG/BA bursaries. 

Dates: 26-30 June 2023

Venue: Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Application: The applications for the summer schools are now closed. However, it is still possible to apply for a place if you are a BA/undergraduate student and want to apply for the bursary – read more here, you can also apply from this page).  Please note that the summer schools will take place in person, at Lancaster University. 

Organising committee: Dr Dana Gablasova (Chair), Dr Luke Collins, Rachael McCarthy

For further details, click through to each Summer School’s full description. Queries about the summer schools can be directed to the Summer School administrator, Rachael McCarthy (

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The summer schools takes place under the aegis of The ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), which is the recipient of The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. CASS is investigating the use of language related to important social topics such as healthcare, climate change, poverty, hate crime, education and language learning.