Core corpus skills for Academic English event, 14 Jan 2021

The aim of this one-day event was to discuss the role corpora play in EAP teaching (morning session), and to plug the current gap in documentation relating to core corpus skills for academic purposes (afternoon session). Abstracts, slides and videos for the morning talks can be downloaded below. Schedule – …

School of Humanities Research talk: Niall Curry on Question indicating devices in academic writing

Question illocutionary force indicating devices in academic writing A corpus-pragmatic and contrastive approach to identifying and analysing direct and indirect questions in English, French, and Spanish Niall Curry, CAW / CAMC Weds 7 October 2020 (see below for recording) Corpus research on questions as reader engagement markers in academic writing …

Talk by new CLaC member Yuhua Chen

Transcribear – Introducing An Online Automated Transcription & Annotation Tool Yuhua Chen 12 Feb 2020 16:00-17:00, GE403 Reliable transcription and annotation (also known as “coding”) is essential for research in many areas of Humanities and Social Sciences, where data is often collected through interviews, focus groups, meeting or classroom observations, …

Professor Sheena Gardner gives a talk at the Language and Education Practices Research Seminar, U. of Bath

Abstract: The British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus is a collection of almost three thousand successful university student assignments from four universities in England. This paper outlines its composition, and explains how 13 genrefamilies were identified in the corpus, informed by ‘top-down’evidence from the local and national contexts, and a …