We're really pleased that our speaker in next week's Talk About Language session (please note the different day, time and place for this one: Friday 23rd January, 1.30-3pm, VG07, Vine Building) will be Bas Aarts from University College London.
Bas 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 also 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.
The title for Bas's talk is:
Online Resources for Grammar Teaching
And here's how he describes it:
In this talk I’ll be discussing 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.
As mentioned above, the talk will take place at 1.30-3pm in room VG07, Vine Building, from 1.30 to 3pm on Friday 23rd January. Directions and campus map are available here:
The full programme is at:
Contact me with any queries and to ask for further information:
Billy Clark email@example.com