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Editors NSW online meeting

By Zoom: News—good, bad, fake? What Corpora can tell us about language usage

Corpora—large collections of language as it is used, marked up to support a wide range of searches—are a relatively recent addition to the toolbox of anybody working with language. This talk will show how corpora can be used to check collocations, linguistic variations and concordances as well as to quickly and easily extract specialist terminology from a text or collection of texts to build up technical vocabulary. Corpora are a very useful addition to any language toolbox, and the resources used in this talk are freely available online.

Presenter: Claudia Koch-McQuillan is a translator, interpreter and former university lecturer and tutor in translation studies and technologies. She finds language endlessly fascinating and enjoys corpora as a tool that gives unique insights into our practical use of language and can provide solutions to otherwise intractable language problems.

The Zoom link will be sent out on Saturday, 2 May to all those registered for the event.

Event details

Date: 5 May 7 pm Eastern Standard Time
Location: Online
Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members
Contact: email or website


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