STELLAR 2020: Seminar for Teachers of English Language, Linguistics, and Related Subjects

Friday 3 July 2020, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Venue

Biology Lecture Theatre, Lancaster, United Kingdom, LA1 4YW - View Map

Open to

Alumni, Postgraduates, Public

Registration

Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

If you would like to sign up, just fill in this registration form and let us know whether you’d prefer to attend on Friday 03rd or Saturday 04th of July. If you have questions or comments, ping us an email at linguistics@lancaster.ac.uk. Meanwhile, you’re welcome to look at the intended schedule, and to follow us on Twitter.

Event Details

The Linguistics & English Language (LAEL) department is running a free one-day workshop for teachers of KS3, GCSE, A level/IB, and equivalent. This is aimed primarily at teachers of English Language and/or Linguistics, but teachers of Literature and Creative Writing are also thoroughly welcome.

We are very sorry to announce that following the coronavirus outbreak and the disruption caused by it, we have cancelled STELLAR 2020.

On Friday 03rd and Saturday 04th July 2020, our department (Linguistics & English Language at Lancaster University) is running a free one-day workshop for teachers of KS3, GCSE, A level/IB, and equivalent. (Only come to one, since it will be the same content on both days!) We’re aiming this primarily at teachers of English Language and/or Linguistics, but teachers of Literature and Creative Writing are also thoroughly welcome. We’re even happy to have teachers from disciplines like Psychology and Sociology, though naturally you might find less of the day relevant to your topic. It is our intention to provide coffee and lunches for everyone who registers to attend (note that you must sign up so that we can cater accurately!) and to even send you away with a certificate at the end.

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?

It’s free!

WORKSHOP THEME

In brief, this first workshop will focus on authorship and style. (You can see the proposed schedule for the day here.) Across the three different sessions, we will undertake authorship analysis – that is, we will explore different ways of investigating unique individual linguistic style – in criminal data (forensic linguistics), in fictional texts using close, qualitative analysis (stylistics), and in fictional texts using more quantitative methods (corpus linguistics).

Our aim in this workshop isn’t to teach you how to teach. After all, that’s already your expertise. Instead we’re aiming to give you some new tools and lenses for your analytical toolbox, and a chance to have a little fun exploring texts in different ways.

Speakers

Dr Claire Hardaker

Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University

I primarily research aggression, deception, and manipulation in computer-mediated communication (CMC), including phenomena such as flaming, trolling, cyberbullying, and online grooming. I tend to take a forensic linguistic approach, based on a corpus linguistic methodology, but due to the multidisciplinary nature of my research, I also inevitably branch out into areas such as psychology, law, and computer science.

Professor Elena Semino

Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University

My research interests are in health communication, medical humanities, stylistics, and metaphor theory and analysis. In my work I combine qualitative analysis with corpus linguistic methods. Health communication/medical humanities: representations of autism and mental illness in fictional and non-fictional narratives; metaphor, cancer and the end of life; (figurative) language, creativity and chronic pain. Stylistics: cognitive stylistics; corpus stylistics; mind style in fiction. Metaphor th

Professor Jonathan Culpeper

Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University

Much of my work belongs to the field of pragmatics. I have a particular research interest in linguistic (im)politeness, focusing on the social dynamics of interaction. With Michael Haugh and Daniel Kadar, I recently finished the huge volume: The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness (2017, Palgrave). My article Towards an Anatomy of Impoliteness (1996, Journal of Pragmatics), outlining a framework for analyzing highly confrontational interaction, is my most cited publication to-date. A

Contact Details

Name Dr Claire Hardaker
Email

c.hardaker@lancaster.ac.uk

Telephone number

+44 1524 593212

Website

http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/stellar/