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Workshop: corpus tools

24 January 2012

We will be running a one-day workshop in Corpus Linguistics on February 3rd 2012 for all postgraduate students, researchers and staff who are interested. The event is free but spaces are limited. You will be required to register for each event to secure a place and you can do this using this link.

Morning workshop:

AntConc: Emma Moreton (Coventry) will explain how AntConc can be used in your own research with your own corpus/corpora. It is a simple concordance program for Windows, Macintosh OS X, and Linux but it’s quite powerful. We will show you how to build your own corpus and use the features in the software to obtain concordances and collocations. Emma will demonstrate how she is using it in her PhD research.
If you want to attend and use this workshop to try AntConc on your own data, you will need to bring your own laptop and your own data. However we can provide sample data for you to use.

Afternoon workshop:

UAM CorpusTool: Geoff Thompson (Liverpool) will lead an introductory workshop on using the UAM CorpusTool. This is a really nice project package – quite easy to use and is an excellent resource. It lets you manage your research project , coding your analysis at whatever level you need (discourse, text, sentence, group, word, etc.) and it includes a nice and useful statistical package. It’s theory neutral but is generally used by those working within Systemic Functional Linguistics. This workshop will take place in a computer training room so no need for your own computer although you are welcome to use your own if you prefer.

AntConc and CorpusTool are both available for free and while they do very different things, they complement each other very nicely.

Outline of the day’s events:

10.30 – 12.30: Introduction to AntConc
Emma Moreton (Coventry) and Lise Fontaine (Cardiff)
room 2.03 (Humanities Building)

14.00 – 17.00: the UAM CorpusTool
Geoff Thompson (Liverpool) and Lise Fontaine (Cardiff)
Training Room 2 (Julian Hodge Building)

Contact me, if you have any questions.

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