BAAL/Cambridge University Press seminar

Corpora in Applied Linguistics:
Broadening the Agenda

15-16 April 2021, Aston University, UK

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Aston University is delighted to be hosting a two-day online seminar exploring the ever-growing role of corpora in Applied Linguistics.

Given the increasing role that corpus research plays within the field of Applied Linguistics, we believe that now is the time to take stock of progress in applied corpus linguistics. In doing so, we can capture and expand upon that current state of the art in the use of corpora to generate impact in areas both within and outside of the academy. The objectives of this seminar are:

  • to bring together researchers who are using corpora in Applied Linguistics (broadly defined);
  • to facilitate discussion of the ways in which corpora are used in contemporary Applied Linguistics research, and how these may be used in future;
  • to explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging with stakeholders and achieving impact within applied corpus linguistic research.

We are excited to confirm that two excellent researchers have agreed to present at the seminar as plenary speakers. We will be joined by Professor Paula Buttery (University of Cambridge) and Dr David Wright (Nottingham Trent University). Please see our plenary speakers page for more information.

We are now inviting proposals for 20-minute papers from researchers whose work falls under the broad umbrella of using corpora in Applied Linguistics. For more information, please see our call for papers.

A note on Covid-19 measures: Due to the ever-changing outlook of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are yet to confirm whether the seminar will take place face-to-face at the Aston University campus or, alternatively, online. We will make a decision before registration for the seminar opens in February.
Update 18/12/2020: We can now confirm that the seminar will take place fully online.

We are very grateful to the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) and Cambridge University Press for funding this seminar.

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