MOOC on Corpus delivered by Lancaster University

Corpus Linguistics: Method, Analysis, Interpretation (It begins next Sept 29th)

About the course

The course aims to:

Demonstrate that corpus approaches to social science can offer valuable insight into social reality by investigating the use and manipulation of language in society.

Equip social scientists with skills necessary for collecting and analysing large digital collections of text (corpora).

Provide educational support for those who want to use the corpus method.

Demonstrate the use of corpus linguistics in the humanities, especially History.

Give a sense of the incredibly wide uses that corpora have been put to.

Allow those with an interest in language, who have not heard of the corpus approach before, a new way of looking at language.

Registration and more information here:


Online Seminar: DIGITAL LITERACIES In and Beyond the L2 Classroom

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In and Beyond the L2 Classroom

A Hybrid Symposium on Research and Practice

October 6 – 11, 2014

To participate in the online posters and discussion during the week:

As digital technologies continue to radically change the social acts of meaning making in which we engage, boundaries once taken for granted between semiotic consumption and production and among various modes and medialities have begun to break down, pushing applied linguists and scholars of language pedagogy to reconsider conceptualizations of literacy in teaching and learning language and cultures. If new literacies afford new forms of meaning making, then they also demand new understandings of the ways in which we acquire and evaluate knowledge and communicate.

This hybrid symposium, held between October 6 and October 11, 2014. explores the wide array of practices captured by the concept of digital literacies from social networking to gaming to fan fi ction to micropublishing as they relate to particular circumstances of learning and living in a second or additional language and culture. The symposium includes online poster presentations beginning on October 6 with opportunities for both synchronous and asynchronous exchange, and culminates in a series of talks and discussions held on the University of Arizona campus on October 11, 2014.

For more information:


October 11

Modern Languages 350, University of Arizona campus

10am-12pm: Roundtable

New Literacies and New Understandings

Dr. Idoia Elola, Texas Tech University

Dr. Debbie Fields, Utah State University

Dr. Lawrence Williams, University of North Texas

1:30-2:15pm: Digital Literacies: The State of the Field

Kristen Michelson & Osman Solmaz, University of Arizona

2:15-3:45pm: Keynote Presentation

Integrating Literacies Past, Present, and Future

Dr. Richard Kern, University of California, Berkeley

Registration is free, but required for people attending the in-person presentations at the University of Arizona on the 11th (and requested of those accessing the online posters). Register at the address above.



This event is organized by Dr. Jonathon Reinhardt (University of Arizona, English) and Dr. Chantelle Warner (University of Arizona, German and CERCLL Co-Director) as a project of the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona ( Funded in part by a grant from the US Department of Education.

CERCLL would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:

The University of Arizona Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, College of Humanities, College of Education, and Department of English

Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
University of Arizona

LangOER webinar: Open Educational Resources for less used languages in an increasingly digital culture

Time: 19 September 14:00-15:00 (Central European Time)

What is the future for less used languages online? How can online resources be an effective tool to preserve less used languages? This will be discussed in the Webinar Open Educational Resources (OER) for less used languages in an increasingly digital everyday culture: What are the challenges and how will we tackle them?

Time: 19 September 14:00-15:00 (Central European Time)
Sign up for free (video conference):

Kate Borthwick, University of Southampton, UK

Anna-Comas Quinn, The Open University, UK

Sylvi Vigmo, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Chair: Alastair Creelman, Linneus University, Sweden

What will you learn?
– The status of OER in less used languages in Europe
– Some current strategic projects working going on that deal with OER
– How OER can be used as a resource in teaching and learning of languages

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