Summer Schools: Summer School on Learner Corpus Research 2014/ Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Summer School on Learner Corpus Research 2014: Corpus Approaches to Phraseology

Host Institution: Université Catholique de Louvain
Coordinating Institution: Université Catholique de Louvain

Dates: 08-Sep-2014 – 12-Sep-2014
Location: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Focus: The aim of the Summer School is to introduce learner corpus research through a series of lectures, workshops and hands-on sessions, with a particular focus on phraseology, i.e. the study of word combinations and its links with grammar and discourse.

Minimum Education Level: MA

The Summer School is intended both for researchers who have recently embarked on a learner corpus project and those who simply want to know more about this exciting field of research.

It will take place at the University of Louvain (UCL), in the elegant and modern city of Louvain-la-Neuve, 30 km south of Brussels. The number of participants is limited to 30.

Course director: Sylviane Granger, Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Director of the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics (CECL)

Teaching staff: Sylvie De Cock, Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Sylviane Granger, Fanny Meunier and Magali Paquot, all active members of CECL

The following topics will be covered:
– General introduction to learner corpus research
– Learner corpus annotation
– Interpreting learner corpus data (developmental vs L1-induced factors)
– General introduction to phraseology
– Variationist approaches to phraseology
– Automatic extraction of multiword units
– Applications of learner corpus research (teaching  and reference materials, spell- and grammar-checking, L1 identification, etc.)

The hands-on sessions will help participants familiarize themselves with a range of software tools for linguistic analysis and native and learner corpora, in particular the International Corpus of Learner English and the Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage.

Participants will have the opportunity to give a brief presentation of their project at the Learner Corpus Colloquium which will take place on the first day.

The Summer School will also feature one-to-one sessions with members of the CECL team to answer questions related to the design of individual projects.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Tuition: 700.00 EUR

Tuition Explanation: Standard fee
Early bird (before 15 April): 700 Euro
After 15 April: 800 Euro

Reduced price for full-time students (upon presentation of official
documentary evidence)
Early bird (before 15 April): 500 Euro
After 15 April: 580 Euro

Registration: 20-Jan-2014 to 30-Jun-2014

Contact Person: Samantha Laporte

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
For students: please provide a copy of the student card (pdf).

LINGUIST List: Vol-25-360