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Corpous Approaches to Social Science

12th December 2014

Free

The CaSMa/CASS workshop on Corpus approaches to Social Medial Analysis will be delivered by Prof. Tony McEnery, Prof. Paul Baker, Dr. Claire Hardaker and Mark McGlashan from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at University of Lancaster.

The workshop  will look at the use of corpus linguistics to explore social media, specifically Twitter. It is comprised of three talks covering recent research projects in the CASS centre, looking at Twitter reactions to the Channel 4 program Benefits Street (Paul Baker), the murder of Lee Rigby (Tony McEnery) and misogynistic abuse (Claire Hardaker and Mark McGlashan), followed by a session of hand-on experience in doing some basic corpus linguistics using the Antconc 3.4.3 software package and a small database of tweets.

Workshop programme:

09:45

Coffee in Cloisters

10:00-10:10

Welcome and brief introduction to CaSMa

10:10–11:00

Introduction: Paul Baker and Tony McEnery: Corpus Linguistics and some issues when working with Twitter corpora

11:00 – 12:00

Claire Hardaker & Mark McGlashan: Misogynistic tweets and social networks

12:00-12:15

Tea and coffee

12:15-13:15

Paul Baker: Identifying discourse communities in tweets about Benefits Street

13:15-13:45

Lunch

13:45-14:30

Tony McEnery: Comparing Press and Twitter reports on the Lee Rigby Attack

Coffee and cake to be available from 14:30

14:30-15:30

Paul Baker: Workshop – analysing the “heforshe” Twitter corpus
Please bring laptops for this part of the session (not Macs unless Antconc 3.4.3 installed)

15:30-16:00

Discussion chaired by Svenja Adolphs (and networking)

 

Details

Date:
12th December 2014
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Ansgar Koene
Email:
ansgar.koene_at_nottingham.ac.uk
Website:
http://nottingham.ac.uk/horizon/people/ansgar.koene

Venue

Centre for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Social Sciences
Highfield House, University Park Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 (0) 115 95 14838
Website:
http://nottingham.ac.uk/cas/index.aspx