Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics

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Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics / Statistics for Corpus Linguistics

Lancaster University, UK – 14th to 17th July 2015


Since 2010, Lancaster University has run a highly successful series of free-to attend summer training events. In 2015, we will for the first time be running two corpus linguistics events in parallel:


  • The UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics
  • The UCREL/CASS Summer School in Statistics for Corpus Linguistics


Sponsored by UCREL at Lancaster University – one of the world’s leading and longest-established centres for corpus-based research – and by the ESRC-funded CASS project, these events’ aim is to support students of language and linguistics in the development of advanced skills in corpus methods.

Both are intended primarily for postgraduate research students (and secondarily for Masters-level students, postdoctoral researchers, and others); both assume at least a basic knowledge of corpus linguistics (but in the case of the Statistics Summer School, no knowledge of statistics is assumed).

The four-day programme consists of a series of intensive two-hour sessions, some involving practical work, others more discussion-oriented. Some sessions are shared across the two events. The instructors include, as well as speakers from Lancaster University, external guest speakers who are prominent specialists in their respective areas.

For a list of topics and speakers in the UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics, see


For a list of topics and speakers in the UCREL/CASS Summer School in Statistics for Corpus Linguistics, see

These events are part of a larger set of five co-located Lancaster Summer Schools in Interdisciplinary Digital Methods; the other events include training in corpus methods directed at non-linguists; see the website for further information:

Note that the summer schools run the week immediately before the Corpus Linguistics 2015 conference, for the benefit of anyone who might wish to attend both.


How to register

Our Summer Schools are free to attend, but registration in advance is compulsory, as places are limited.

The deadline for registrations is Sunday 7th June 2015, but we cannot guarantee that places will still be available at that point!

The application forms are available on the event website here as is further information on the programme.