Following the success of the two previous Corpus Linguistics Summer Schools in 2016 and 2017, we are pleased to announce the third edition of this event, to take place at the University of Birmingham from 25 to 29 June 2018.

Our Corpus Linguistics Summer School aims to equip participants with critical expertise in both theory and practice of corpus-based linguistic research. Over the course of five days, participants will be actively involved in two kinds of sessions. First, hands-on sessions will put the emphasis on the learning of practical skills for the purpose of extracting, annotating, and analysing corpus data of various kinds, and the application of this knowledge to specific research projects. Second, participants will also learn about current corpus-based research.

This year, our participants will have the pleasure to hear contributions by Martin Hilpert (University of Neuchâtel), Michael Barlow (University of Auckland / CU Boulder), and Stefan Evert (University of Erlangen), who will be giving the annual Sinclair Lecture during the Summer School.
They will be joined by a team of our local experts. Topics of sessions will include (non-exhaustively):

– Corpus tools and specialized software
– Collocations and patterns
– Statistics in corpus linguistics
– Annotation of corpus data
– Social media and Big Data

Registration is planned to open in January 2018.
Registration fee: £150 student, £190 non-student
For initial enquiries, please contact the summer school convenor Dr Florent Perek at