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Using large language databases (corpora) to explore the English language

Bas Aarts is Director of the Survey of English Usage, one of the most important and well-established research centres focusing on corpora in linguistic research. He has edited and published lots of important work on language and linguistics, and held a number of key roles, including being Vice-President for the Profession for the International Society for the Linguistics of English. The Survey of English Usage has been involved in a number of very successful impact-focused projects, including the development of apps which help with understanding key concepts in grammar and projects which help teachers and students working on grammar at school, most recently the 'Englicious' project which provides resources for work at primary school.

In this talk he will discuss how large language databases (corpora) can be used to explore the English language, such as its present-day structure and usage and how these developed over time. I will also look at how corpora can be used to teach grammar and other linguistic concepts in schools.


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Date and Time:

23 January 2015 at 1:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



English, Middlesex University
The Burroughs
+44 20 84 11 65 55

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