Corpora in applied linguistics: Broadening the agenda

Robbie Love, Gavin Brookes, Niall Curry

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In April 2021, Aston University hosted the BAAL/Cambridge University Press seminar, Corpora in
Applied Linguistics: Broadening the Agenda. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the seminar,
originally scheduled to take place at the Aston University campus, was hosted online. It was organised
by Robbie Love (Aston University), Gavin Brookes (Lancaster University) and Niall Curry (Coventry
University). The aim of the seminar was 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; and to explore the
opportunities and challenges of engaging with stakeholders and achieving impact within applied corpus
linguistic research.
There were over 200 registered participants from around the world, and the programme featured
two plenary talks, 12 research papers and a panel discussion. The topics represented by the presentations
in the programme included education, forensic linguistics, health (including Covid-19), oral histories,
social media, and tourism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139 - 141
Number of pages3
JournalLanguage Teaching
Issue number1
Early online date22 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022

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