ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

Lead Research Organisation: Lancaster University
Department Name: Linguistics and English Language

Abstract

Corpus linguistics is a UK success story. It is an approach to the study of language, pioneered in large part by UK researchers, that uses computers to permit the analysis of millions, or even billions, of words of data to look for patterns of usage that are not necessarily observable otherwise. It is now an increasingly widely used approach to the study of language by linguists. This proposal is for the establishment of an ESRC research centre dedicated not simply to corpus linguistics, but to bringing these latest techniques in linguistic analysis to bear on a range of questions in the social sciences.

Corpus linguistics has revolutionised linguistics, changing the way language is analysed and how languages are taught. Beyond linguistics, it has profoundly altered how computers can engage with human language - corpus methods lie behind many of the most effective language technologies today, such as web searching and voice recognition. Yet the analysis of language is not the sole preserve of linguists but, rather, is a thread that runs through all of the social sciences. For that reason, this Centre's express goal is to bring the benefits of the corpus approach to as wide a range of social science disciplines as possible. The social sciences have not, so far, benefitted notably from this change in approach to the study of language. We will change that. This is obviously a long-term objective, as practices will not change overnight; a period of persuasion, based on a clear demonstration of the benefits of the corpus approach, is needed. We also need to train a new generation of social sciences researchers to use these techniques. So, building on an initial five year investment by the ESRC, the Centre will work for 15 years to facilitate the uptake of corpus techniques in the social sciences. In doing so, it will turn one UK success story - corpus linguistics - into another: corpus informed social sciences.

As noted, we will proceed by persuasion, and the best form of persuasion is to produce new research findings of the kind that this new approach to social science is uniquely well-placed to make. Accordingly this Centre will work across the full range of the ESRC's strategic challenges, including developing new approaches to the study of hate speech, exploring how people talk about climate change, looking at the role religion can play in enabling new migrants to the UK to integrate into UK society, and looking at how changes in corporate governance are communicated. This Centre will make a difference to how social science is undertaken in the UK. In doing so, it will provide a series of insights into key social questions facing the UK today.

Planned Impact

This Centre is designed to benefit a wide range of academics and non-academics.

A range of non-academic beneficiaries have been identified for each of the linked projects that Centre proposes to pursue; these are noted against each research project in section 4.2.1-4.2.7 in the Case for Support, and include policy makers and other government bodies, non-governmental organisations, local community organisations, and educators. Our College of Project Ambassadors includes individuals representing such non-academic constituencies. Our Ambassadors have agreed to advise the Centre and to disseminate its projects' results to others in their area.

Non-academic consumers of research will benefit from the projects pursued by the Centre in at least two ways. Firstly, the projects are producing research of relevance to a number of pressing contemporary issues that should be of interest to a range of organizations in the public and private sectors. Secondly, the transformative nature of the corpus approach provides, in itself, a substantial benefit for users of social science research: the findings that emerge from the work of the Centre, and from the work of academic beneficiaries (see below) and our capacity-building activities, will represent a substantial advance on the results that users have had access to heretofore.

The public should also benefit from the outputs of this Centre in at least two ways: i) some of the Centre's projects touch on issues in which there is substantial public interest, for example hate speech - we will respond to that public interest by ensuring that there is a timely communication of research findings to the general public; ii) the consumption of our research findings by policy makers in particular holds out the prospect of these findings having a beneficial impact on public policy, hence indirectly impacting upon the public.

The academics that will benefit from the Centre come not only from linguistics, but from a range of subjects in the social sciences. The goal of the Centre is to reach out to and change the research practices of scholars across the social sciences, initially through our linked projects in the areas of Accounting and Finance, Criminology, Geography, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology. We will also reach out to scholars via our training events and career development opportunities. We will change their research practices by demonstrating the advantages of combining the corpus approach with other approaches to the analysis of language. As noted in the Case for Support (section 3.3) the benefit for them will be access to a transformative approach to the study of language. Given that language is woven into the fabric of many social science research questions, that transformative effect easily translates into a general step-change for disciplines in the social sciences. We will work to ensure the uptake of this approach to the study of language by communicating our results to a very wide range of academics and training a large number of junior and senior academic from across the social sciences in the use of these techniques.

Ensuring that the Centre has the impact it promises is of vital importance to this proposal. In consequence we have worked with academics from a range of disciplines to design this Centre. Similarly we have consulted with public and private sector organizations to make the Centre proposed here of genuine use to them. Similarly, we have made sure that the Centre itself contains a broad range of social scientists and has, from its inception, access to a range of research consumers both in private industry and in the public sector. By designing the Centre in consultation with those who should benefit from it, and by working throughout the life of the Centre with those who can gain from our work, we ensure that the promise of this Centre can be realised for the good of the academic community, the private sector, the public sector and general public.
 
Description CASS was conceived and proposed as an array of interdisciplinary projects, each operating within a different social science field, but around a core method: corpus linguistics. The key findings of each project are detailed below. For CASS as a whole, the key and central finding is that our initial contention - that corpus methods could prove transformative, not just for linguistics, but across the social sciences - has been and continues to be proven accurate. Our projects so far have (a) found substantial interest in our various results and outputs among non-linguist social scientists, and (b) fostered great enthusiasm for further, more extensive corpus-based work among the non-linguist researchers who have become involved in the Centre's activities. In addition, the core project has developed new foundational techniques in corpus linguistics which have wide applicability in social science research that involves large language data sets.

PROJECT-BY-PROJECT FINDINGS

Hate Speech
The research involved an analysis of Crown Prosecution service records for all prosecuted cases flagged as "religiously aggravated" and a sample of cases flagged as "racially aggravated" for the 2012-13 financial year and tried in the Crown Courts. More specifically:
• We explored the linguistic characteristics of speech deemed by legal authorities in England and Wales as having the potential to be an indicator of religiously aggravated hate crime.
• Our analysis of religiously aggravated offences going before the courts aimed to determine whether there was evidence to support the claims of some critics, that the prosecutions applied unjust prohibitions on freedom of expression and suppression of criticism of religion.
• The analysis showed that in prosecuting religiously aggravated offences the Crown Prosecution Service has acted entirely within the spirit of the law and has not stepped beyond Parliament's intentions by using Public Order Act offences to prosecute otherwise protected expression.
• We also aimed to explore whether impoliteness notions and frameworks can be usefully extended to the analysis of the language of hate crime and we demonstrated that impoliteness notions and frameworks are effective in describing and theorizing religiously aggravated hate crime.

Discourse of Online Misogyny
An analysis of a corpus of abusive behaviour on social media revealed that:
• Abusive accounts online were typically part of larger networks of abusive behaviour.
• Misogynistic abuse frequently co-occurred with other forms of abuse, such as racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and so forth.
• Abuse escalated when the target "shouted back" and de-escalated when the target deactivated their account.
• Abusive accounts rationalised and justified their behaviour in a range of ways, including using arguments to frame their behaviour as freedom of speech, social justice, and so forth.

Understanding Corporate Communications
We have developed and validated a method for measuring strategy-related commentary in firms' annual reports. We have used the method to:
• Demonstrate that the 2010 revision to the U.K. Corporate Governance Code led to a structural increase in the provision of strategy-related disclosure and that this increase helped reduce information asymmetry between firms and investors.
• Study self-attribution bias in earnings announcement press releases. We confirm that self-attribution is present in U.K. firms' earnings announcements. We also demonstrate that automated methods based on wordlists and machine learnings models cannot detect self-attribution bias reliably when compared with manual scoring.
• Examine the link between financial reporting by companies and the financial media. We find that a high fraction of media articles are a direct response to company-initiated earnings announcements. We also show that the media plays an important filtering mechanism for earnings news, particularly in relation to optimistic disclosures provided by management.
• Examine the degree of similarity between management commentary presented in firms' (unregulated) earnings announcement press releases and in their corresponding (regulated) annual report. We show that significant differences in content and tone across the two reporting channels. In particular, we show that earnings announcement press release commentary tends to be more optimistic and the corresponding annual report, and that this is especially pronounced when reported performance is poor. Results are consistent with impression management behaviour designed to maximise impact of stock prices.
• Examine boilerplating behaviour in corporate governance statements presented in U.K. annual reports. Consistent with regulatory concerns, we demonstrate high levels of boilerplating (particularly among smaller firms). We also provide evidence that levels of boilerplating have declined in response to regulatory guidance.   

Religion, Citizenship and Integration
The analysis of corpus consisting of 78 interviews with immigrants, or descendants from immigrants, with a religious identity (Christian, Hindu, Muslim) revealed that:
• Interviewees feel well integrated into the British society irrespective of their faith and religious background.
• Interviewees feel part of host culture and view themselves as British, irrespective of whether they were born in Britain. Those born somewhere other than Britain tended to stress either that (i) their children, siblings or spouses are British born or (ii) they have been living in Britain for a long time.
• Religion has played a key role in the interviewees' lives, shaping and influencing their behaviour, practices and relationships as well contributing to their integration into British society.
• Interviewees acknowledge their family background and roots, showing a strong connection with their ancestral lands. If born in Britain, the interviewee frequently mentions that their parents or grandparents were born somewhere else.
• Interviewees showed a strong feeling of community, associating themselves with those who share their religious beliefs and practices and similar background. However, at the same time, they also make it clear that they interact with people from other religions, cultures and backgrounds.

Changing Climates
An analysis of a corpus of Brazilian and British press reports on climate change (2003-2013) has revealed that:
• In both the British and the Brazilian broadsheet press, climate change is framed as a real phenomenon caused by human activities which requires urgent action to avert devastating impacts on the Earth's system.
• However, while there is hardly any reference to climate change scepticism in the Brazilian press, the British press also gives voice to those who deny it, or part of it, and climate scepticism became increasingly more prominent from 2008 onwards.
• Neither Britain nor Europe are portrayed as the world's major emitters of greenhouse gases in the British press, despite occupying the 14th and 3rd positions respectively in the world's ranking. China and the USA are cited as the world's top polluters. Although mentioning China and the USA as major emitters of greenhouse gases, the Brazilian press repeatedly stressed that Brazil's deforestation rates places the country among world's top polluters.
• The tension between the positions adopted by developed and developing nations regarding responsibilities and actions to tackle climate change issues is also made evident within the Brazilian press. The newspapers frequently mentioned developed nations historic responsibility for the problem which in turn gives them the moral responsibility to help developing countries to implement adaptation and mitigation measures. Such discourse is almost inexistent in the British press.
• Energy generation receives considerable attention in the British press. Much of the discussion revolves around the UK's plans to redesign its energy mix by decommissioning conventional coal-fired power plants and replacing them with low-carbon energy sources. Wind and nuclear power emerge as alternatives but there is no consensus on their use. In contrast, the Brazilian press placed particular emphasis on Brazil's leading position in the use of renewable sources in both electricity and transport sectors.

Distressed Communities
We have developed and enhanced methods of mapping and exploring geographical references within large corpora and applied these techniques to the study of the representation of poverty in two large modern newspaper corpora: the Guardian and the Daily Mail. Applying these techniques reveals that:
• Both the Guardian and the Daily Mail strongly bias their stories about poverty in the UK towards London. The Guardian does this more than the Daily Mail.
• The discourse about poverty and the factors associated with it varies significantly from place to place in both newspapers.
• There are only weak relationships between the actual poverty rates within a place (as measured by census-based indicators) and the amount of attention either newspaper gives them in stories about poverty. Places with high rates of poverty away from major urban centres tend to be particularly neglected by both newspapers.
• Work looking at poverty in the Times newspaper since the 1940s reveals the Times also has a strong bias towards London but its interest in poverty in other places changes significantly over time.

Maritime Security and Piracy Discourses in Europe
An analysis of a corpus of texts on maritime security and piracy in Europe revealed that:
• The so-called 'comprehensive approach' is systematically put forward by the EU in its counter-piracy discourse;
• This approach is presented as the best (if not the unique) and normal way to deal with the problem of piracy;
• The EU claims the paternity of this approach and attributes successes to its own activities and approach;
• The EU uses the comprehensive approach narrative to showcase its positive and unique contribution as a global security actor;

Language Development, Disorders and Environment
An analysis of a corpus consisting of teacher-led guided reading sessions in UK primary classrooms has revealed that:

• Teachers were more likely to ask children open-ended questions, which require multiword responses, than confirmatory yes/no questions. This indicates that they used guided reading sessions to check comprehension and encourage children to talk.
• The balance of question type did not differ across year groups; teachers asked a greater proportion of open-ended than confirmatory questions even with beginner readers.
• Teachers' questioning behaviour differed by socio-economic status (SES): The proportion of open-ended questions was higher in the low than in the high SES classrooms. This suggests a greater focus on encouraging children to talk in the low SES classrooms.
• Open-ended questions were typically low challenge wh-questions (who, what), which require a literal response, rather than high challenge wh-questions (why, how), which require children to go beyond the explicit information in the text and engage in inferential processing. This suggests that questions were predominantly used to check basic comprehension, rather than to support the development of critical comprehension skills.

Online NHS feedback
An analysis of a corpus of online feedback on NHS services revealed that:
• Patients are three times more likely to evaluate their experiences of treatment by using positive adjectives as opposed to negative ones.
• Both excellent and poor service is associated most often with good staff interpersonal skills (61% and 50% of the time respectively) as opposed to communication, appointments or good standards of treatment.
• Patients tend to complain most repeatedly about booking appointments and waiting times (comprising 69% of cases of repeated comments) but are more likely to claim that they will change surgery due to poor standards of treatment.
• Reception staff were positively evaluated least often overall (57%), and received more complaints about their interpersonal skills, compared to surgeons who received 98% positive evaluations.
• Younger adults (in their 20s) tended to be least satisfied with the NHS, complaining about staff being dismissive of them, along with issues with efficiency, with a generally linear pattern of satisfaction rising with age.

Trinity-Lancaster Spoken Learner Corpus
Through an analysis of a new corpus of speech produced by learners of English as a foreign language:
• Effective communicative strategies used by examiners in spoken English assessment were identified.
• Linguistic constructs (e.g. communicative competence) in the Graded Examinations of Spoken English (GESE) test used worldwide were investigated; evidence of their validity was found.
• The effect of multiple factors on L2 English spoken interaction was investigated and described, challenging some long-held beliefs about L2 speaking ability.
• The construct of second language pragmatic ability was refined and further developed.
• Investigation of individual variation in spoken L1 production showed a high degree of inter-speaker variation in L1, raising questions about the use of L1 speakers as a baseline in psycholinguistic and corpus-based research.
Exploitation Route We see three primary fronts on which our findings may be taken forward. (1) The new methods, tools and corpus resources that we have created, and the training we have undertaken to build capacity in the skills necessary to make use of them, will be adopted and utilised by other researchers in pursuit of new research questions that could not heretofore be addressed. For example, uptake of the recently-released Spoken BNC2014 indicates that the amount of research made possible by this dataset-creation activity will be considerable. (2) New ways of thinking about text, language and discourse have been exemplified in our work, and will in consequence attract wide interest in linguistics and beyond. A good example of this is Paul Baker's work on theorising and visualising word associations as graphs, drawing on broader technological developments within CASS, which we foresee becoming a widely-used mode of analysis. (3) The findings and innovations of specific CASS projects on questions of interest in particular social sciences will contribute to ongoing debates in those fields and to further work on these and other research questions. For instance, our work to date on healthcare communication has fostered considerable further activity at CASS and elsewhere; our work in the area of finance has led to further endeavours with positive impacts for both commercial and regulatory research users; and our work on language development has laid out new directions for research in developmental/educational psychology with substantial potential for uptake by educators as well as academic researchers.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy

URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/?page_id=956
 
Description Below we provide a project-by-project account of the impact of the work of the Centre. Highlights include the following: • We have provided the All Party Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitism with a comprehensive overview of the impact of the 2014 Gaza War on the upsurge in anti-Semitism that followed it; • We have informed Twitter's privacy policy; • We have assisted the NGO Mend in reaching out to the Muslim community in the UK to promote civic engagement; • We have provided the Metropolitan Police with a new tool for counter-terrorism activities; • We have provided evidence to the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society UK of the usefulness of assessing the role of language in assessing the performance of companies; • We have given the Environment Agency insights into public discourse around Climate Change, helping them to better engage with the public; • We have provided NHS England and the Care Quality Commission with techniques that they can use to explore patient feedback; • We have provided medical practitioners and relevant charities with a more nuanced way of approaching communication about cancer and the end of life (see the CASS-affiliated project 'Metaphor in End-of-Life Care', ES/J007927/1); • We have helped Cambridge University Press and Trinity College London to improve the quality of their language teaching and language testing materials. PROJECT-BY-PROJECT IMPACTS The engagement activities and impacts associated with the Centre reflect the wide range of research projects we have undertaken. Hate speech Utilising the methodological skills gained through the project, we provided the All Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism with a comprehensive overview of the impact of the 2014 Gaza War on the upsurge in antisemitism that followed it. Working with many millions of Tweets, we carried out a detailed analysis, using the core techniques of corpus linguistics on a sub-sample of 38,460 Tweets containing the words 'Israel' or 'Gaza', along with the words 'Jew', 'Jews' or 'Jewish'. The results were telling. Use of a core technique from corpus linguistics - keyword analysis - looking for words with unusually high frequencies, showed that spectre of Nazism loomed large in the data, with words such as 'Hitler', 'Holocaust', 'Nazi' and 'Nazis' in the top keywords. Unlike other approaches to the analysis of social media data, which rely largely on automated techniques, the corpus linguistics approach blends expert human analysis and computer-assisted analysis because the linguistic contexts in which keywords and hashtags are located matter. By exploring the data in this way we better understood the highly negative sentiments of the Tweets. Some Tweets contained explicit anti-Jewish invective which, if shouted out on the streets, would clearly amount to criminal offences. Some wished violence upon Jews as proxies for Israelis, or simply just as Jews. Some expressed the sentiment that 'Hitler should have finished the job'. Shockingly, the use of gas chambers on Jews was invoked. The impact of the analysis was underlined by the Report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism. It stated that the 'importance of this research should not be underestimated. It helps identify some of the themes in discourse and, with time, could help to detect patterns of antisemitism and therefore better direct resources to combat it.' It also called for further research. Discourse of Online Misogyny The findings from this project informed Twitter's Privacy Policy as it relates to abusive behaviour. As a result of our work, Twitter widened their conceptualisation of abuse from simply one person targeting another, to that of directing others to be abusive towards a target and/or working with others to be abusive towards a target - a move that substantially broadened their remit of moderation and was therefore not taken lightly. The work from this project was also picked up and substantially disseminated across global media, and as a result, the PI undertook a range of external events for schools, barristers, and members of parliament to convey the findings and recommendations further. Media representations of Islam CASS has worked to provide support and advice to the Muslim community in the UK in two important ways. Firstly, CASS has worked with the Prevent programme to present our work on the representation of Islam in the UK press to audiences in the Muslim community. The goal of these events has been to provide the Muslim community with the facts about the media representation of Islam and to outline to them peaceful courses of redress that they may pursue. We have worked also with Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend, lately rebranded as Engage) to help them with similar work for their engagement with the Muslim community. That led to our work featuring in their travelling roadshow where they reached out to the Muslim community again to present the facts about press bias to them and to encourage them to seek peaceful redress. We also, through Engage, presented our work at a keynote to a broad range of UK newspaper editors and the head of the UK press regulator. Our work also influenced Mend's response to the Leveson enquiry and help them form their case against the Sun newspaper (for the finding from IPSO see: https://www.ipso.co.uk/news-press-releases/press-releases/ipso-upholds-complaint-that-sun-article-was-significantly-misleading/) More broadly, using the analyses we have undertaken for them has allowed MEND to counteract unfair and unsubstantiated claims made about the UK Muslim Community (see, for example, https://blogs.soas.ac.uk/muslimwise/2015/11/02/question-time-mends-shenaz-bunglawala-tackles-baroness-coxs-claim-that-british-muslim-men-have-up-to-20-children/). We have also presented at MEND events in parliament and at the Labour Party conference. Counter-terrorism tool We have developed a tool to allow corpus analysis to be undertaken in the Counter Terrorism command at the Metropolitan Police. This tool is now in use by the team. Feedback suggests that it is saving them time in their analyses of online communication. Understanding Corporate Communications We are working closely with the Financial Reporting Council (e.g., ES/R003904/1) to evaluate the need for regulation of U.K. firms' earnings announcement press releases and to embed computerized textual analysis within the FRC's policymaking toolkit. We are also working with the Financial Conduct Authority (funding agreed) to improve their market surveillance methods by developing a model for detecting low quality financial reporting that utilizes both quantitative information (i.e., financial statement data) and qualitative information (i.e., narrative commentary). We have also undertaken research for the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society UK on the link between executive compensation arrangements and long-term value creation (December 2016; front page coverage in the Financial Times and results being used by the CFA Society UK to encourage investment professionals to lobby companies for change) and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) on trends in workforce reporting (November 2017; widespread media coverage and being used by the PLSA to push for improvements in reporting practices). Religion, Citizenship and Integration By focusing on the voices of immigrant communities from various religious identities who feel well integrated into the British society, this research project unveiled aspects of their successful engagement with the host culture which cut across all communities. Thus, this project identified common patterns in the establishment of these communities in Britain and the ways in which they chose to negotiate and keep their cultural values and religious identities. By increasing our knowledge of this process, the findings can assist the Home Office and NGOs in fostering informed dialogues with religious immigrant communities in the UK and hence promote civic engagement. Changing Climates The project has involved the Environment Agency as a partner from the outset. The outcomes can help them improve their engagement with the general public when discussing the threats posed by climate change and actions to address the problem. The results can also serve as insights for the development of effective policies that can contribute to building social consensus around measures to limit or mitigate the effects of climate change. Maritime Security and Piracy Discourses in Europe This project was mainly aimed at developing academic (methodological and ontological) bridges between political science and corpus linguistics. Thus, the main impact of the study has been to demonstrate that, by integrating interpretative frameworks from the field of International Relations (IR) with the empirical, the data driven descriptions provided by corpus linguistics can contribute to the methodological and ontological enrichment of the discipline. Online NHS feedback The findings of systematic analysis of online feedback on NHS services led to the following impacts: • We mounted 30 million words of patient feedback on the CPQweb system and enabled the resulting corpus to be available to the Insight and Feedback Team at NHS England, along with materials which show how the corpus can be interrogated to answer textual, as well as numerical patient feedback, and how this may help guide enhancement of service provision. • A video presentation on our findings was given at the NHS staff working on patient evaluation and has been put as a permanent resource on the NHS intranet. Made recommendations for changes to the feedback form (e.g. by adding categories for age and gender). • A 148 page internal report and 4 page Executive summary of findings presented to leader of the Insight and Feedback team at NHS England. • The provision of advice to the Care Quality Commission on the commissioning of a new feedback analysis systems. • A presentation on our methods and findings was given at the ESRC Festival of Social Science (November 2017) and NHS Insight Conference in Leeds March 2016, (both to NHS practioners) which resulted in engagement from audience members and follow-up meetings for us to demonstrate and discuss our methods in more detail. A new British National Corpus of Spoken English We assisted Cambridge University Press on construction of a corpus of spoken British English. This led to the following impacts: • We provided material for Cambridge University Press to help them refresh and update their language teaching materials; • We provided a resource for the academic community that allows them unprecedented insight into contemporary spoken English • We produced a series of press releases for the public explaining recent change in spoken English that were widely distributed through the press and broadcast media. Language teaching materials need to be contemporary to be helpful - there is limited value in teaching learners to speak a version of English that passed some decades ago. Similarly, it can be equally unhelpful to present speakers of English with a model of the language based on written English. The result is likely to be overly formal speech and some key features of speech, notably conversational routines, will be difficult to teach using such data. Yet the ideal data for producing spoken language learning materials is difficult to collect. On this project we have helped a major English Language Teaching (ELT) publisher, Cambridge, to collect exactly the data they need - conversational English as spoken in intimate settings, e.g. the home. By carefully collecting and transcribing this material we have helped Cambridge to begin to update their language teaching materials. These language teaching materials generate significant revenue for Cambridge and tax receipts for the UK. They also help enhance the prestige of British English world-wide, an important form of soft power for the UK. By providing the know-how and expertise to produce such a dataset, CASS has helped Cambridge University Press in the competitive international ELT market. Trinity-Lancaster Spoken Learner Corpus We have contributed to the development of examination and teaching practices by Trinity College London (TCL) in four key areas: a. Test evaluation (validation) and development: The corpus provided TLC with a unique opportunity for an evidence-based, systematic review of one of their key tests, the Graded Examination of Spoken English (GESE) with implications for the revision of GESE and for the development and revision of other of their spoken tests. Trinity English language tests are administered in over 60 countries and taken by over 100,000 candidates yearly. b. Evaluation of examiner strategies, identification and implementation of good practice: The corpus was used to identify different strategies used by the examiners in the spoken GESE exams and highlight which of these were most successful in enabling the candidates to reach their maximum potential. This list of strategies was used by TLC to review their examiner training. The Head of Examiner Training and Standardisation at Trinity, Cathy Taylor, visited CASS for a week in July 2016 to work with the corpus on identifying examine strategies for inclusion in TLC online examiner training. About 300 examiners at TLC have to be retrained regularly. c. Teaching materials development: Responding to the direct need from specific TLC markers (Spain and Italy), the corpus was used to develop materials directly addressing the communicative needs of exam candidates from these countries; these materials were then used in TLC teaching centres across Spain and Italy. Following the positive feedback, further innovative materials were developed based on the corpus addressing linguistic and communicative difficulties of candidates from specific proficiency bands. These were made freely available to wider teaching and testing community through the TLC website as part of their 'Learning from Assessment' series (see http://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=3662). To date, they were downloaded over 15,000 times. To further support the use of corpus-based materials in language teaching, Gablasova and Brezina wrote a chapter providing instructions on how corpus findings can be translated into effective teaching materials. d. Research training for key TCL staff members: Brezina & Gablasova delivered a series of research training workshops for key staff members at TCL, representing different sections of TLC (e.g. test development, marketing). This training enabled them to implement the use of the corpus into practice across TLC (e.g. in new test development, examiner training, test standardisation). The training workshops took place in June 2014 (six participants), December 2015 (12 participants). In addition to these intensive training for key staff, Brezina delivered a plenary talk at Trinity Examiner conference in Stafford (approx. 300 participants - examiners for TLC) on how examiners can make practical use of the corpus to improve their skills. BBC and British Library Collaboration The Centre will: • provide the public, via the British Library, with a resource for exploring social and regional variation in British English. • provide the basis of a new model for speech recognition systems that need to better characterise variation in speech in the UK today. CASS has partnered with the BBC and British Library to orthographically and phonemically transcribe millions of words of high quality recordings of conversations between pairs of people. The data has been collected by the BBC who have sent a mobile recording studio across the country to gather the recordings. CASS is transcribing the recordings and aligning the audio with the transcriptions. When complete, the British Library will host the data and provide a portal to allow access to the data for the public and researchers. There is lively interest in the data already, with the BBC broadcasting segments of the data as part of its Listening series on Radio 4. In addition, CASS plans to use the data as a new model for automated phonemic analysis - currently such systems rely on speech models based on American English data. Using contemporary UK speech data should help to improve automated speech recognition for British English. 
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description Advice for Muslim NGO - We have worked with the Prevent programme to present our work on the representation of Islam in the UK press to audiences in the Muslim community, and to outline to them peaceful courses of redress. We have worked with Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND, lately rebranded as Engage) to help them with similar work for their engagement with the Muslim community.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Our work featured in MEND's travelling roadshow where they reached out to the Muslim community to present the facts about press bias and to encourage them to seek peaceful redress. Our work also influenced Mend's response to the Leveson enquiry and helped them form their case against the Sun newspaper. More broadly, using the analyses we have undertaken for them has allowed MEND to counteract unfair and unsubstantiated claims made about the UK Muslim Community.
URL https://blogs.soas.ac.uk/muslimwise/2015/11/02/question-time-mends-shenaz-bunglawala-tackles-barones...
 
Description Advice on environmental policy - CASS has influenced policy in the Environment Agency and in a wide range of stakeholders through its work on climate change and drought. The work on drought has been funded by an additional grant from the NERC drought and water scarcity programme, as part of which CASS has provided analyses and advice to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, Anglian Water, The Environment Agency, The National Farmers Union, Natural Resources Wales, The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Thames Water and the World Wildlife Fund. 
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Advice to the Care Quality Commission: We liaised with the Care Quality Commission after demonstrating the use of corpus linguistics to analyse patient feedback to provide them with advice on the commissioning of a new feedback analysis systems for the CQC. This advice helped the CQC commission a system with a functionality that would allow corpus based analyses.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Advice to the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society UK - We gave evidence to the CFA on the link between executive compensation arrangements and long-term value creation.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The CFA is using our findings to encourage investment professionals to lobby companies for change.
 
Description Advice to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) - We gave evidence to the PLSA on trends in workforce reporting.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The PLSA is using our findings to push for improvements in reporting practices.
 
Description Provision of tool to the Home Office: We demonstrated the use of corpus analysis tools to researchers at the Home Office and in the intelligence services. The Home Office provided an impact statement on how this resulted in them using these techniques. Given the sensitivity of the work, the impact statement is confidential, but the office liaison has seen a copy so they know that we have influenced practice there.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Provision of tool to the Metropolitan Police: We developed a tool to allow corpus analysis to be undertaken in the Counter Terrorism command at the Metropolitan Police. This tool is now in use by the team who have said that they are using it and that it is saving them time in their analyses.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Staff at the Metropolitan Police report that the software tool we have provided has increased the speed and efficiency of their monitoring of online communication for the purposes of counter-terrorism.
 
Description Report to the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Anti-Semitism, based on the Hate Speech project. The findings of the project were then included in the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Training of research staff at the COMPASS (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society) Centre at the University of Oxford: CASS demonstrated to COMPASS researchers the potential of corpus methods in the study of press discourse. COMPASS have now adopted the approach and have used it in a number of publications. A COMPASS researcher (Dr. Will Allen) joined CASS as a project ambassador to further strengthen the link between the two centres.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact COMPASS researchers now use corpus methods as part of their work, as shown in publications such as: Blinder, S and Allen, W L. (2015) 'Constructing Immigrants: Portrayals of Migrant Groups in British National Newspapers, 2010-2012', International Migration Review, DOI 10.1111/imre.12206.
 
Description Training of staff and examiners at Trinity College London (TLC): Following the creation and analysis of the Trinity-Lancaster Corpus of Learner English, we have trained key staff at TLC in the use of corpus methods, and influenced the training of TLC examiners.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Examiners at Trinity College London have gained a greater awareness of the strategies that they can employ to enable students to reach their potential during examinations.
 
Description Video summarising the findings of NHS feedback project has been made available as a resource on the NHS intranet: We demonstrated the use of corpus techniques for exploring NHS patient feedback to the NHS patient feedback team. As a result, they asked us to produce a training video for them to show people working on patient feedback how to use corpus analysis to explore this feedback. This training video has been shared across the team to allow them to use the technique.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Advisor on successful Swedish grant application to replicate the project
Amount 4,024,280 kr (SEK)
Organisation Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research and Charity 
Sector Private
Country Sweden
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2017
 
Description An Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language
Amount £997,041 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/N002415/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2018
 
Description Analysing Narrative Aspects of UK Preliminary Earnings Announcements and Annual Reports: Tools and Insights for Researchers and Regulators
Amount £524,103 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R003904/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 11/2019
 
Description Beyond the checkbox - understanding what patients say in feedback on NHS services
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description Big data media analysis and the representation of urban violence in Brasil
Amount £47,416 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/M011569/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2016
 
Description British National Corpus as a sociolinguistic dataset: Exploring individual and social variation (secondary data analysis)
Amount £193,298 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/P001599/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 04/2018
 
Description Comparable and Parallel Corpus Approaches to the Third Code: English and Chinese Perspectives
Amount £78,768 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/K010107/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 03/2015
 
Description Decoding the rule of the law: Corpus-based critical discourse analysis of the construction of achievements of the ICTY
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Lancaster University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 01/2014
 
Description Directed (Research Programmes) (Additional funding)
Amount £16,033 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/L010100/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Department NERC Catalyst Grant
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description KE Uplift grant
Amount £27,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/K002155/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description New Methods and Data in Second Language Learning Research
Amount £37,219 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S013679/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 08/2019
 
Description Newspapers, poverty and long-term change. A corpus analysis of five centuries of text
Amount £187,932 (GBP)
Organisation Newby Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Newton Mobility Grants 2017 RD1
Amount £19,149 (GBP)
Funding ID NG170124 
Organisation Newton Fund 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association tendering opportunity
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description Research collaboration contract
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cambridge University Press 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2021
 
Description Research collaboration contract: language testing and corpus linguistics
Amount £932,000 (GBP)
Organisation Trinity College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2021
 
Description Small research funding grant (for CASS PhD student Tanjun Liu)
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation Universities' China Committee in London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description The corpus-based approach to the acquisition of Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language
Amount £20,630 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2013 
End 10/2016
 
Description Trinity Corpus Project
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Trinity College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 03/2018
 
Description Twitter rape threats and the discourse of online misogyny
Amount £151,650 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L008874/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2013 
End 01/2015
 
Description UK Government grant (to CASS researcher Sheryl Prentice)
Amount £26,676 (GBP)
Organisation Home Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description Understanding Risk: Discursive and Semantic Change in the UK and Germany after WWII
Amount € 206,260 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description Workshop travel funding (for Craig Evans)
Amount € 500 (EUR)
Organisation Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg 
Sector Academic/University
Country Germany
Start 09/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Title BNC2014 corpus manual 
Description In releasing the BNC2014 (research database, listed as an output elsewhere) we have compiled and released a user manual to support novel research work using that dataset. This is not an academic publication, but rather, an enhancement to corpus methodology using the BNC2014 dataset. The manual will iterate through several versions as the corpus develops. Reference: Love, R., Hawtin, A., & Hardie, A. (2017). The British National Corpus 2014 User Manual and Reference Guide (version 1.0). Lancaster: ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science. Available at: http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/bnc2014 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None to date at time of writing, as the release was only at the end of September 2017. 
URL http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/bnc2014
 
Title CQPwebInABox 
Description This is a virtual machine image that contains a pre-installed version of CQPweb. This allows users to circumvent the install process. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not to date, as this has only been available to users since the end of March. 
URL http://cwb.sourceforge.net/download.php#gui
 
Title Extension of Semantic Tagger Framework for Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish 
Description The USAS framework is now being extended to cover five more languages: Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. The Java software framework developed in the Benedict and ASSIST projects has been modified to accommodate these languages, and semantic lexicons are compiled for them by automatically "translating" the English semantic lexicon entries, with some manual improvement where possible. Due to the inevitable ambiguity of translations and part-of-speech correspondence across and between languages, the automatically translated lexicons contain errors, which need to be cleared manually. A website interface is provided for users to test the semantic taggers. This is beta release of the tools, which will be improved in future. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Greatly spread impact and use of tools to speakers of other languages. 
URL http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/usas/
 
Title BNC2014 Spoken Corpus 
Description The British National Corpus 2014 is a large collection of samples of contemporary British English language use, gathered from a range of real-life contexts. The BNC2014, which contains millions of words of spoken and written English, is being gathered by Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press, and is a new resource for research and teaching on contemporary British English. It is the successor to the original British National Corpus, which was gathered in the early 1990s. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Researchers around the world are now able to use this corpus to study present-day spoken British English. 
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/cass-projects/spoken-bnc2014/
 
Title Corpus of Translational English 
Description A 1 million word balanced corpus of English texts translated from other languages. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The COTE corpus is in use by our research partners 
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/?p=1397
 
Title Corpus of Translational English 
Description A 1 million word balanced corpus of English texts translated from other languages. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The COTE corpus is in use by our research partners. 
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/?p=1397
 
Title Lancaster Trinity Spoken Learner corpus - stage 1 
Description Type: Lancaster Trinity Spoken Learner corpus - stage 1 Size: 1.5 million tokens Format: XML Platform: The Sketch Engine 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Ongoing collaboration with Trinity; demo at various events 
 
Title Spoken BNC2014 
Description The Spoken BNC2014 is an 11 million word collection of modern British English conversations, transcribed and annotated, for linguistic analysis. It was developed by CASS in collaboration with Cambridge University Press and first released online in 2017. It is accessible at zero cost to anyone, subject to the terms of an end user licence that permits any noncommercial use in research and teaching (but, for reasons of IP, not redistribution). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact So far, (as of September 2017 when the corpus was first released), one journal special issue and one edited volume have been compiled containing research under taken using a pre-release subset of the corpus. Both are due for publication by Q1 2018. Other impacts will follow now that the corpus has been made publicly available. 
URL http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/bnc2014
 
Title Trinity Lancaster Corpus 
Description Trinity Lancaster Corpus (TLC) is currently the largest corpus of spoken L2 English. The TLC was developed in a cooperation between the Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at Lancaster University and Trinity College London, a major international examination board. The data used in the corpus were collected from 2012 to 2018 as part of the Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE), an exam developed and administered by Trinity College London. Overall, the corpus contains 4.2 million words (tokens) of transcribed spoken interaction between exam candidates (L2 speakers of English) and examiners (L1 speakers of English). The L2 data come from over 2,000 L2 speakers from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds and with a range of sociolinguistic characteristics. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact International testing agency Trinity College London are using the corpus to improve their training and testing materials. 
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/trinity-lancaster-corpus/
 
Title UK Annual Report Narrative Disclosure Scores 
Description In the CFIE project we analysed more than 10,000 annual reports. The analysis results in a spreadsheet and explanatory notes can be directly downloaded from the links below. The latest versions are from January 2016. These scores are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 International licence. We also provide SAS code and instructions to help with matching firm names in UK annual reports with a commercial database. We acknowledge the help of Paulo Alves (palves@porto.ucp.pt) (Católica Porto Business School, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal; International Centre for Research in Accounting, Lancaster University) in the creation of these instructions and the SAS code. This spreadsheet is also available from the UK Data Service. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact See the impact described for the overall CFIE project. 
URL http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/cfie/annual-report-scores.php
 
Title UK Annual Report Sample Corpus 
Description We provide a sample of 1,000 UK annual report for research purposes that can be directly downloaded as a compressed file from the link below. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact See the impact described for the overall project. 
URL http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/cfie/annual-report-corpus.php
 
Description British National Corpus 2014 
Organisation Cambridge University Press
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We are providing our expertise in spoken corpus collection and construction as well as in corpus annotation.
Collaborator Contribution Access to a pool of transcribers to assist with the construction of the corpus. Pathway to impact via the Cambridge ELT materials development team who will use the corpus.
Impact Outputs listed under centre outputs.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with iCourts 
Organisation University of Copenhagen
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are working with lawyers from the iCourts Centre of excellence in the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen to look at the language of war crimes trials.
Collaborator Contribution They bring extensive collaboration in the field of Law. We assist by providing our expertise in corpus based discourse analysis.
Impact Outputs are entered under the Centre output reports.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESRC-RGC joint project 
Organisation Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Country Hong Kong 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Taking the comparable corpus approach to the third code.
Collaborator Contribution Taking the parallel corpus approach to the third code.
Impact Research based on comparable and parallel corpora is currently ongoing at both sides of the collaboration. The second phase of the project will involve knowledge transfer to achieve wider impacts.
Start Year 2013
 
Description German collaboration 
Organisation Heidelberg University
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CASS has developed the methodological approach to be used in this research project and provided all the support and guidelines for the collaborator to replicate the study.
Collaborator Contribution The collaborator will extend the approach used by the Changing Climate project to the German context. He will therefore compile a comparable corpus of German texts and adopt the same theoretical framework and methodological procedures to carry out the analysis.
Impact Outputs are currently in development.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Investor Relations Society 
Organisation The Investor Relations Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Use of CFI software to assist the annual awards judging panel.
Collaborator Contribution IRS supplies list of award nominees
Impact none
Start Year 2014
 
Description New Work for CFA on Executive Pay 
Organisation Chartered Financial Analyst
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution new work on executive pay structures for the CFA
Collaborator Contribution financial contribution, moral support, publicity
Impact https://www.cfauk.org/media-centre/cfa-uk-executive-remuneration-report-2016
Start Year 2015
 
Description Research partnership with Cognizant, India - monitoring risk and generating lead from public social media data for commercial purposes 
Organisation Cognizant Technology Solutions
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Contributed knowledge and skills in Corpus Linguistic for the application of methods of corpus linguistics for marketing purposes. A case study of the work can be found here: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/features-casestudies/case-studies/32258/analysing-business-risks-on-social-media.aspx
Collaborator Contribution The partner (Cognizant) contributed knowledge regarding Social Network Analysis and the programming language R. Their contributions helped advance the skills and techniques implemented as part of the Twitter Rape Threats and Discourse of Online Misogyny project.
Impact Contributed to the production of a commercial research tool - a tablet app called 'QuantEye'. The app is yet to reach completion.
Start Year 2014
 
Title #LancsBox - Lancaster University Desktop Corpus Toolbox 
Description LancsBox is a new software package for the analysis of language data and corpora developed at Lancaster University. It allows sophisticated statistical analyses of corpora and data visualisation It can be used by linguists, language teachers, historians, sociologists, educators and anyone interested in language. It is free to use for non-commercial purposes and works with any operating system. It is based on, and subsumes, CASS's earlier GraphColl software. LancsBox provides sophisticated analysis of large amounts of language data. All you need to do is upload your data as plain text files and start the analysis. In particular, LancsBox: Searches, sorts and filters examples of language use. Compares frequency of words and phrases in multiple corpora and subcorpora. Identifies and visualises meaning associations in language (collocations). Uses a simple but powerful interface. Supports a number of advanced features such as customisable statistical measures 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Substanital and expanding use in linguistics (researchers,students) 
URL http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/lancsbox/
 
Title #LancsBox v. 3 
Description A new generation corpus analysis tool and data visualisation tool. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This tool has been introduced to a large number of researchers and students via Corpus linguistics MOOC. 
URL http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/lancsbox/
 
Title #LancsBox4 
Description New version of free corpus analysis software developed in the Centre. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Version 4 of LancsBox was launched as part of the 2018 run of the Corpus MOOC, which attracted over 7,000 participants. The software is being used by students, researchers and practitioners all over the world (e.g. at the Frameworks Institute in Washington DC). 
 
Title CFIE Final Report Structure Extractor (FRSE) 
Description CFIE Final Report Structure Extractor (FRSE) is a free tool to detect structure and extract contents from UK Annual Reports (A desktop version of the CFIE-FRSE Web tool https://cfie.lancaster.ac.uk:8443/) http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/cfie/ For further information, see our blog post http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/?p=2219 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The software has already been used to score the strategic content of around 10,000 UK annual reports. Initial findings were reported at: Vasiliki Athanasakou, Mahmoud El-Haj, Paul Rayson, Martin Walker, Steven Young (2014) Computer-based Analysis of the Strategic Content of UK Annual Report Narratives. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, August 2-6, 2014, Atlanta, USA. 
URL https://github.com/drelhaj/CFIE-FRSE
 
Title ESRC/ICAEW Corporate Financial Information Environment (CFIE) WEB TOOL 
Description Web tool principally for electronic scoring of annual report files in PDF format. The tool can also be used to analyse HTML files. Contact Mahmoud El-Haj, for further assistance. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The software has already been used to score the strategic content of around 10,000 UK annual reports. Initial findings were reported at: Vasiliki Athanasakou, Mahmoud El-Haj, Paul Rayson, Martin Walker, Steven Young (2014) Computer-based Analysis of the Strategic Content of UK Annual Report Narratives. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, August 2-6, 2014, Atlanta, USA. 
URL https://cfie.lancaster.ac.uk:8443/
 
Title FireAnt: Filter, Identify, Report, and Export Analysis Tool 
Description FireAnt is a freeware "[F]ilter, [I]dentify, [R]eport & [E]xport [An]alysis [T]oolkit" for processing small, large, and very large tabular and hierarchical data sets, such as those generated by the Twitter API for use in corpus, time series, geographical map, and network graph analyses. The program was developed jointly by CASS member Claire Hardaker and Prof. Laurence Anthony, Waseda University, Japan when he was a visitor to the CASS Centre. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact None to date, the software was only released recently. 
URL http://www.laurenceanthony.net/software/fireant
 
Title GraphColl (Graphical collocations tool) 
Description GraphColl is a tool for building and exploring networks of linguistic collocations. It implements sophisticated statistical techniques for analysing associations in corpora and discourse. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact product 1) Academic papers submitted/published using GraphColl. 2) Hundreds of users of GraphColl internationally. 
URL http://www.extremetomato.com/projects/graphcoll/
 
Title Protant 
Description A program to analyse and sort texts into those which are prototypical of a genre, for example. The program was developed jointly by CASS member Paul Baker and Prof. Laurence Anthony, Waseda University, Japan when he was a visitor to the CASS Centre. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The program is now being used by other researchers to produce research outputs. 
URL http://www.laurenceanthony.net/software/protant/
 
Description 'The Peaks and Troughs of Corpus Based Contextual Analysis'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Discourse Net Conference, Bremen, Germany, 'The Peaks and Troughs of Corpus Based Contextual Analysis'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ""He's got it locked in!": Metaphor in professional wrestling commentary" (poster presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference (July 2014): ""He's got it locked in!": Metaphor in professional wrestling commentary" (poster presentation), Lancaster University: Lancaster, 29th July 2014.

Networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "'People,' 'Products,' 'Pests' and 'Pets'" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact King's College London, Waterloo Campus, 22nd May 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "GO GET A JOB YOU FAT COW!" A corpus analysis of Twitter discourses around Benefits Street 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk given to Corpus Research Seminar Series, Lancaster University: 5th June, "GO GET A JOB YOU FAT COW!": A corpus analysis of Twitter discourses around Benefits Street


Student discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "I think we'd rather be called survivors": A corpus-based critical discourse analysis of the semantic preferences of referential strategies in Hurricane Katrina news articles as indicators of ideology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Lecture given at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences/Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS/CASS) Symposium

Furthered CASS/CASS research relationship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "Pecha-Kucha: Our Corpus of 8 Million Words [talk]." 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact "'People,' 'Products,' 'Pests' and 'Pets'" Dissemination Event, King's College London, Waterloo Campus (2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "Pecha-Kucha: Our Corpus of 8 Million Words." 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact "'People,' 'Products,' 'Pests' and 'Pets'" Dissemination Event, King's College London, Waterloo Campus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "Reservoir of rage swamps Wall St" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "Reservoir of rage swamps Wall St": The linguistic construction and evaluation of Occupy in international print media. Discourses of Disorder Symposium. Newcastle University, 15-16th October 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description #LancsBox a new tool for researches, teachers and students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop introduced a new analytical tool #LancsBox that can be used for both research and teaching purposes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'CASS and Corpus Methods' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 21st January, University of Erlangen, Germany, 'CASS and Corpus Methods'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'CASS and Corpus Methods' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 21st January, University of Erlangen, Germany, 'CASS and Corpus Methods'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Corpus Linguistics - Beyond the Basics' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 12th October, Macquarie University, Australia, 'Corpus Linguistics - Beyond the Basics'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Corpus linguistics & history: exploring public attitudes to places in the British Library c19th newspapers collection' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 'Corpus linguistics & history: exploring public attitudes to places in the British Library c19th newspapers collection', History Department Postgraduate Research Seminar Series, Lancaster University, 23d June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Creative uses of Big Data for History', presentation, symposium: Can historians be creative? (Lancaster University), 17-18th June. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 'Creative uses of Big Data for History', invited presentation, symposium: Can historians be creative? (Lancaster University), 17-18th June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Discourse and Methods' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Discourse Net Conference, Bremen, Germany, 'Discourse and Methods'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Exploring a marginalized groups in public discourse' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 29th October, Beyond Digiotization Conference, Lloyds Register Foundation, 'Exploring a marginalized groups in public discourse'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'From corpus linguistics to history: OCR errors and spatial patterns in c19th British newspapers' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 'From corpus linguistics to history: OCR errors and spatial patterns in c19th British newspapers', invited presentation, Department of English Seminar Series, Uppsala University, 9th June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Islam and Muslims in the UK Press, 1998-2015' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 3rd February, University of Stirling, 'Islam and Muslims in the UK Press, 1998-2015'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Islam and Muslims on Twitter, 2010-2015' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 26th September 2015, Fringe Event, Labour Party Conference, 'Islam and Muslims on Twitter, 2010-2015'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' project in New York Times blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project was featured in a post entitled 'Fighting Words are Rarer Among British Doctors' on the New York Times blog 'New Old Age', by Paula Span.

34 people commented on the piece online, and we received further expressions of interest. The piece was tweeted about by healthcare professionals, reaching thousands of Twitter accounts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/22/fighting-words-are-rare-among-british-doctors/
 
Description 'Metaphor in End-of-Life Care'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the CASS-affiliated project Metaphor in End-of-Life Care, talk at the annual conference of the Association of Palliative Day Services in Birmingham yesterday (1/10/15). The conference was attended by ca. 80 palliative nurses and therapists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Metaphor in end of life care' project featured in Vancouver Sun 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Report in Canadian newspaper

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2014/06/09/owning-our-health-the-search-for-a-new-narrative-on-health/
 
Description 'Metaphor in end of life care' project featured on BBC World Service programme 'Healthcheck' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project received worldwide attention.

Several people wrote to the BBC to respond to our call for feedback. The radio programme also led to a report on the project in the Vancouver Sun.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01y76yb
 
Description 'Metaphor in end of life care' project featured on New Hampshire Public Radio programme 'Word of Mouth' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research disseminated in US.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://nhpr.org/post/8314-death-show
 
Description 'Mind your language' on Global banking and finance review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Increased awareness of the project and findings.

User engagement through media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.globalbankingandfinance.com/mind-your-language/
 
Description 'The Peaks and Troughs of Corpus Based Contextual Analysis'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discourse Net Conference, Bremen, Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'The criminalized poor - exploring a marginalized groups in public discourse' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 19th October 2015, Helsinki University, Finland, 'The criminalized poor - exploring a marginalized groups in public discourse'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'The criminalized poor' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 22nd January, University of Erlangen, Germany. 'The criminalized poor'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Vile Words. What is the case for criminalizing everyday hate speech as hate crime?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 'Vile Words. What is the case for criminalizing everyday hate speech as hate crime?', talk delivered at the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2015, 12th November 2015, Manchester.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'When to Use a Corpus and When Not To' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 13th October 2015, MacQuarie University, Australia, 'When to Use a Corpus and When Not To'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ), 'Corpus linguistics & history: exploring public attitudes to places in the British Library c19th newspapers collection', History Department , Lancaster University, 23d June 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 'Corpus linguistics & history: exploring public attitudes to places in the British Library c19th newspapers collection', History Department Postgraduate Research Seminar Series, Lancaster University, 23d June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description , "Corpus Carousel Session [workshop]." 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact "'People,' 'Products,' 'Pests' and 'Pets'" Dissemination Event, King's College London, Waterloo Campus (2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2013 blog post re-published on blog of European Association for Palliative Care 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our 2013 blog post 'Good and bad deaths in interviews with hospice managers' was one of the five most read ever on the blog, and was therefore republished in 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://eapcnet.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/good-and-bad-deaths-in-interviews-with-hospice-managers-2/
 
Description 4 presentaions to Financial Reporting Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited presentations to the FRC who are interested in the research and its potential for application to policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description A New Approach to Building Collocational Networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk given at the UCREL Corpus Research Seminar.

demo of new tool in development; reception of feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A red-line for hate speech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Lecture given at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences/Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS/CASS) Symposium

Furthered CASS/CASS research relationship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description AHRC, Shakespeare's Language 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project featured on the AHRC website after the grant was awarded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/research/readwatchlisten/features/shakespeares-language/
 
Description AT Joulain-Jay, Invited Seminar, the British Library 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Full reference:
Joulain-Jay, A.T. (2016) "Dealing with OCR errors for corpus linguistics", Invited Seminar, the British Library, London, 5th May.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alison Sealey radio inteview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth: Alison Sealey in discussion with presenter Michael Rosen. The programme, which was first broadcast on Tuesday 7th November 2016, is available to listen to online via BBC iPlayer at time of this writing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qtnz
 
Description An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 26th June (repeated June 27th) - 'Corpus linguistics - Invited Talk, Lancaster University Ghana.

Increased collaboration between Lancaster and Ghana campuses
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Analysing EEBO-TCP as an annotated corpus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk at the Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Sheffield.

Furthered inter-university interdisciplinary research links
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Analysing Patient Feedback: Talk to members of members of the Nursing Directorate at NHS England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to research users by Paul Baker:

Analysing Patient Feedback: Talk to members of members of the Nursing Directorate at NHS England
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Analysing UK Annual Report Narratives using Text Analysis and Natural Language Processing. Invited talk at Glasgow University, IR Group - School of Computing Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Best practice sharing with research groups at Glasgow University.

Methods and techniques developed within the centre and collaboration are being adopted and shared across larger networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Annotation and analysis: an overview of tools and techniques 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk at the Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Charles University, Prague.

Furthered inter-university interdisciplinary research links
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Applying cluster analysis to the problem of text-type classification 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk at the Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Charles University, Prague.

Furthered inter-university interdisciplinary research links
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Article for The Conversation: The Americanisation of the English language: a frightfully subtle affair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in the Conversation on Paul Baker's 2017 book 'American and British English'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/the-americanisation-of-the-english-language-a-frightfully-subtle-affair-...
 
Description Article in Babel magazine (May 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A non-academic publication in "Babel" magazine (print, see www.babelzine.com); circulation unknown but estiamted at > 100, < 500.
Article as follows:
Baker, P. (2017) Keep Calm and Use an Adverb. Babel magazine May 2017 16-18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.babelzine.com/2016-09-21-12-15-29/issue-guide.html
 
Description Article in ESRC magazine 'Britain in 2016' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I published an article entitled 'Star Power' in the 'Britain in 2016' ESRC magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Article on metaphors and cancer for Babel magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in language magazine for schools and the general public.

Further interest in project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.babelzine.com/docs/2015/issue11/index.html
 
Description Australia Financial Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of project research. International reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.afr.com/p/technology/losing_the_battle_against_online_2FAdsU2WLNbpsOvfnGoMHK
 
Description Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio Interview (Future Tense Programme) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed with regards to online abuse for the daily news programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BAA Doctoral Colloquium, Plenary Session: analysing annual report narratives and introduction to software tool, University of Manchester. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Best practice sharing with research groups at the University of Manchester.

Methods and techniques developed within the centre and collaboration are being adopted and shared across larger networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC 2 Blurred Lines TV Documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TV programme (documentary) appearance. Public dissemination of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC 5 Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reflecting on the big stories of 2014, including online abuse

Disseminating findings to wider public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC 5 Live Radio Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in project and research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC 5 Live Radio Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact further media requests

further media requests. Comments integrated into BBC News (Online) article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29678989
 
Description BBC 5 Live Radio Interview (Collymore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio news programme appearance. Public dissemination of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Breakfast (TV) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in project and research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC News (TV) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased reach of research and interest in project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC News (TV) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact interest in research and further requests
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio (multiple stations GNS - Mark Mc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio news programme appearance. Public dissemination of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Radio Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact interest in research and further requests
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Radio Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in project and research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Radio Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in research and project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Radio Interview (online misogyny) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio news programme appearance. Public dissemination of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Word of Mouth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public dissemination
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04d4jy3
 
Description BBC Radio 5 Live interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Live interview with Richard Bacon regarding racist online abuse received by ex-footballer Stan Colleymore
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Interview (Cornwall) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed with regards to online abuse for the daily news programme with BBC Radio Cornwall
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Interview (Foyles) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed with regards to online abuse for the daily news programme with BBC Radio Foyles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Interview (Leicester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed with regards to online abuse for the daily news programme with BBC Radio Leicester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Interview (Scotland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed with regards to online abuse for the daily news programme with BBC Radio Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Interview (Sussex and Surrey) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed with regards to online abuse for the daily news programme with BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Interview (Tees) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed with regards to online abuse for the daily news programme with BBC Radio Tees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Interview/Discussion (Scotland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On air discussion regarding online abuse, regulation and implications for free speech for the daily news programme with BBC Radio
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Interview/Discussion (Scotland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On air discussion regarding online abuse, regulation and implications for free speech for the daily news programme with BBC Radio

Further media interviews.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of project research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Lancashire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio appearance. Public dissemination of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Lancashire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact further media enquiries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Merseyside 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact further media enquiries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Merseyside 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio appearance. Public dissemination of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion of online grooming, detection, child safety online

...
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in research and project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Sussex 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in project and research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Three Counties 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in project and research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio news programme appearance. Public dissemination of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased reach of research and interest in project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio West Midlands Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of project research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio World Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of research to an international audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Sheffield Radio Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further media enquiries. Interest in project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Sport online article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online news article. Public dissemination of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/25859320
 
Description BBC World News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of research to an international audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC report on CASS support for academics at the University of Mosul 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC report on support provided by Centre for academics and students who are rebuilding the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Mosul in Iraq, following the destruction caused by ISIS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46208714
 
Description BBC1 Look West and Look North 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of research to a national audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC1 TV News Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Used as part of news segment. Stimulated talk.

Further interest in research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Beyond the checkbox: Understanding what patients say in feedback on NHS services 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paul Baker gave the following presentation:

Beyond the checkbox: Understanding what patients say in feedback on NHS services: Talk to members of NHS England Analytical Services Group, Skipton House, London, March 9th, 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Big Data Media Analysis and the Representation of Urban Violence in Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Federal University of Ceara (UFC), Brazil
CASS Project: Big data media analysis and the representation of urban violence in Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Blog for The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Informed. Shared widely on social media platforms. Over 2,500 readers.

Greater interest in work being done/the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://theconversation.com/online-abuse-affects-men-and-women-differently-and-this-is-key-to-tackli...
 
Description Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact interest in research and further requests

interest in research and further requests. Blog quoted in: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11173118/Internet-trolls-will-not-be-deterred-by-long-prison-sentences- Mary-Beard-warns.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/drclaireh/2014/10/19/chris-grayling-and-the-cyber-mob-crackdown/
 
Description Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in project and research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/?p=1426
 
Description Blog post - Method-writing.com, Writing Tips from Shakespeare - Lancaster University's Language Detectives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact After hearing a series of talks about the project on the Shakespeare Summer School we held at Lancaster University from 27-30th July, a playwright in the audience decided to write about the project at length on her blog. This will have an international reach across a wide range of audiences, significantly raising the profile of the project. Given that the author of the blog post is a playwright with access to many different professional practioners and students, we envisage future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.method-writing.com/writing-tips-shakespeare-lancaster-university-language-detectives/
 
Description Blog post - Sociolinguini, Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact After hearing a series of talks about the project on the Shakespeare Summer School we held at Lancaster University from 27-30th July, a participant decided to write about the project at length on her blog. This will have an international reach across a wide range of audiences, significantly raising the profile of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://sociolinguini.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/lancaster-university-corpus-linguistics-summer-school...
 
Description Blog post for 'Social Care Future' blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commissioned blog post on 'A crisis threatening the UK? How newspapers talk about social care' for Social Care Future blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://socialcarefuture.blog/2018/06/22/a-crisis-threatening-the-uk-how-newspapers-talk-about-socia...
 
Description Blog post on Cancer Humour for blog of European Association for Palliative Care 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A blog entitled 'Laughing at cancer: humorous metaphors online' was posted on the blog of the European Association for Palliative Care.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://eapcnet.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/laughing-at-cancer-humorous-metaphors-online/
 
Description Britain in 2016 - Knight, R. (2015, November). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Knight, R. (2015, November). Star Power. Britain in 2016, 65.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description British Accounting and Finance Association, South West Area Group. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 4 September 2015, Bath, UK
Plenary speaker at South West Area Group meeting of the British Accounting and Finance Association. Presented paper on strategy-related commentary in UK annual reports and delivered a demonstration of annual report software tool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description British Politeness re-evaluated through corpus methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Lecture given at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences/Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS/CASS) Symposium

Furthered CASS/CASS research relationship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CASS, Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language Project: A methodological journey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Project featured on the CASS (research centre) website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/?p=1853
 
Description CBC Radio Inteview/podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact further interest in project. Podcast with extended reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/10/08/accused-troll-brenda-leylands-death-sparks-debate-ov...
 
Description CaSMA Workshop, Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of work, discussion, and workshop session.

Feedback on aspects of work, including ethical considerations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CaSMa/CASS workshop on Corpus approaches to Social Medial Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop looked at the use of corpus linguistics to explore social media, specifically Twitter. It was 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.

This represented a visible collaboration between scholars at Nottingham University and those at CASS, Lancaster University. A number of participants have gone on to work on their own social media corpora with knowledge gained at the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/event/corpous-approaches-to-social-science/
 
Description Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Extended discussion of trolling, legislation, and ways forward

Dissemination of research to public audiences worldwide
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/trolling-why-nasty-commenters-take-delight-in-wr...
 
Description Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Extended discussion for radio programme entitled Trolling: Why nasty commenters take delight in wrecking your day


Dissemination of research to wider international public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/trolling-why-nasty-commenters-take-delight-in-wr...
 
Description Certainty and uncertainty in learner speech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Certainty and uncertainty in learner speech, invited lecturer - English Profile Seminar, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Champagne and gin replace sherry and brandy as our favourite Christmas tipples 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article was read by thousands of people worldwide.

After the article was published, the project received an increased rate of signups for participation as a result of the public exposure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2875492/Champagne-gin-replace-sherry-brandy-favourite-Christ...
 
Description Changing Climates Seminar, Lancaster University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk - Big data media analysis and the representation of urban violence in Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Changing Climates and the Media: Lancaster Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Series of talks and discussion afterwards open to all.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Changing Climates: Discourses around climate change in the British and Brazilian news media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact UCREL Seminar, Lancaster University. Changing Climates: Discourses around climate change in the British and Brazilian news media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Changing Climates: a cross-country comparative analysis of discourses around climate change in the news media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Oral presentation, Corpus Linguistics 2015 Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/cl2015/
 
Description Channel 4 Programme 'The Virgin Killer' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Television appearance. Public dissemination of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-to-air-elliot-roger-documentary-the-virgin-killer
 
Description Climate change in the news media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil
CASS Corpus Linguistics workshop: With Elena Semino, Vaclav Brezina
Climate change in the news media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Compiling and analysing a spoken academic corpus 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop given at CL2013, Lancaster, 22nd July, 2013

Increased interdisciplinary range
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Compiling and analysing a spoken academic corpus 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Workshop organised at CL2013, Lancaster University

Training for attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.lknol.com/Docs/booklet.pdf
 
Description Computer-based Analysis of the Strategic Content of UK Annual Report Narratives. Lancaster University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Best practice sharing with research groups at Lancaster University.

Methods and techniques developed within the centre and collaboration are being adopted and shared across larger networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Continuing Learning Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked discussion and further exploration of the idea of online abuse

Participants requested further talks at future events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Contributoria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article entitled 2015: the year of the trolled?

Dissemination of research to general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.contributoria.com/issue/2015-01/545aa2e699707b4e59000021
 
Description Corpus Approaches to Social Science at the ESRC's 50th Anniversary reception, House of Commons 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Shared some news on the ongoing projects at CASS with other ESRC affiliates.

Raised awareness of the corpus linguistic approach, and spoke to others about potential collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Corpus Approaches to Social Science workshop: Brazil 16-17November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Corpus Approaches to Social Science workshop, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Corpus Linguistics - Islam in the UK Press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited Talk, London School of Economics, 10th October. 'Corpus Linguistics - Islam in the UK Press'. Slides attached.

Abstract:

In this talk I will present work, funded by the ESRC and undertaken at Lancaster University, looking at how Muslims and Islam are constructed in the UK national press. The study, using the techniques of corpus linguistics, is a computer aided discourse analysis of every article mentioning Muslims and Islam in an eleven year period. The resultant analysis, based on over 140 million words, reveals patterns and trends which provide an unprecedented insight into how Muslims are talked about in the UK press. While some good reporting practices are found, there are also many practices that I view as problematic with key issues, such as the wearing of the veil, leading to divisive debate and the creation of negative representations of Muslim women in particular. Yet, as the talk will show, apparently innocuous choices in spelling by the press can also prove to be contentious and revealing.

As well as presenting the findings of this study, the talk will also prove to be a useful introduction to how and why researchers may wish to use the corpus approach in research with a textual or linguistic dimension.

Heightened awareness of issues around Islamophobia; disseminate uses on corpus linguistic tools/techniques.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Corpus Linguistics Conference 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In honour of the life and works of Geoffrey Leech, Centre for Law and Society at Lancaster University Law School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Corpus Linguistics MOOC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We provide a full online course in corpus linguistics with a focus on the social sciences. It is an intensive 8 week course designed to bring corpus linguistics to as wide an audience as possible. The course is designed with multiple exit points as it is catering to an audience of students with other commitments who may not be able to take the full course. To date over 30,000 people worldwide have signed up for the course, with around 3000 students completing it fully.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/corpus-linguistics
 
Description Corpus Linguistics Training Workshop at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In September 2018, a team from CASS (Andrew Hardie, Robbie Love, and Susan Reichelt) visited Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand (the travel costs, but not the staff time, for this visit was supported by a grant from the Newton Fund, listed under "Further Funding") to undertake a training workshop on the use of National Corpus data (linking to the host institution's "Thai National Corpus" project and the CASS "BNC2014" and "BNC as a Sociolinguistic Dataset" projects). Over 2 days this workshop included practical sessions using corpus software (CQPweb, BNClab) as well as presentations on the outcomes of research by the CASS staff and our Thai collaborators Raksangob Wijitsopon and Pornthip Supanfai, as well as other Thai researchers working on Corpus data at Chulalongkorn. The audience reached was approximately 12-15, consisting of a mixture of academics and postgraduate students. The event was successful and led to extended discussions in January 2019 between Hardie and Wijitsopon about future collaborations including plans to seek further external funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Corpus Linguistics and Discourse Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Training given at the University of Limerick, Ireland (January 2014).

Raised awareness of corpus linguistic tools and methods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Corpus Linguistics and Discourse Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Training given at Witswatersrand University, South Africa (November 2013)

Participants are trained in the use of corpus linguistics tools and methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Corpus Linguistics and the Press Reaction to the Woolwich Incident 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Lecture given to the Linguistics and English Language Society, Lancaster University

Furthered CASS/CASS research relationship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Corpus Linguistics in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A training workshop on "Corpus Linguistics in the UK", presented as part of the 3rd Sino-UK summer School.
Taught by Carmen Dayrell and Laura Paterson.
Date: 1 August 2016. Location: Shangong University (Weihai campus), China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Corpus Linguistics training workshop at the International Islamic University of Islamabad (Pakistan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In the first week of September 2018, Andrew Hardie (CASS Deputy Director) visited Pakistan to attend a conference; he was invited to deliver a two-day training event after the conference by staff at the International Islamic University of Islamabad (IIUI). Around 40 participants from many different universities around Pakistan, including mostly academic staff but also postgraduate researchers, attended. The workshop covered a variety of material, from the basics of corpus linguistics, to practical skills with #LancsBox and CQPweb, to recent CASS research. The workshop was very well received and indicated a high level of demand for training in corpus methods in Pakistan which this workshop only began to fulfil. Many participants indicated their interest in using corpora in their future research, having been made aware of possibilities they did not previously know of.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Corpus Linguistics training workshop for language testers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Corpus Linguistics training workshop for language testers, training event (workshop). Trinity College London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Corpus Linguistics workshop at Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A free two-day Corpus Linguistics workshop was held in Santiago Chile. It was organised jointly by the British-Chilean University and by Universidad de Chile. The audience included both people with and without previous experience of Corpus Linguistics. Feedback was extremely positive, and various further initiatives and collaborations were discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Corpus Linguistics workshop for the Society for Editors and Proofreaders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two-hour practical workshop delivered by Tony McEnery and Luke Collins to ~20 members of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders as part of their annual conference. Delivered at the Hannaford Lab, Lancaster University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Corpus MOOC - new #LancsBox training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Development of new training videos and teaching activities for a massive open online course (MOOC) in corpus linguistics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Corpus linguistics and discourses of same-sex marriage in the UK Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paper presented at "The Application of Linguistic Methods in Legal and Socio-Legal Research" PhD Conference at iCourts, Copenhagen University

Possibility of further collaboration with iCourts on same-sex marriage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Corpus linguistics training workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Corpus linguistics training workshop, training event (workshop). Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Corpus linguistics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Corpus linguistics workshop, training event (workshop). University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Corpus linguistics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Corpus linguistics workshop, training event (workshop).

Taught by CASS staff: Vaclav Brezina, Dana Gablasova, Tony McEnery

Location: Beihang University, Beijing, China in OCt 2016

70 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Corpus linguistics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Corpus linguistics workshop, training event (workshop). Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Corpus linguistics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Corpus linguistics workshop, training event (workshop). Taught by CASS staff:Vaclav Brezina, Dana Gablasova.

Location: Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China in Oct 2016.

45 Participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Corpus linguistics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Corpus linguistics workshop, training event (workshop). University of Ghana, Ghana.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Corpus linguistics workshop. Das Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS), Mannheim, Germany. December 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Love, Robbie. (2015). The Spoken BNC2014: project update and methodological issues. Corpus linguistics workshop. Das Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS), Mannheim, Germany. December 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Corpus methods and a diagnostic questionnaire for chronic pain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Lecture given at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences/Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS/CASS) Symposium

Furthered CASS/CASS research relationship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Corpus tools in legal and social science research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited workshop at iCourts, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Continuing collaboration with iCourts team; suggested new PhD project on the topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Corpus- MOOC - new units on sociolinguistics and language learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We created two brand new units featuring the results of the ESRC-funded project. The international audience (over 5000 participants from almost 100 countries in the 2018 run) allowed wide dissemination of the research findings. The corpus MOOC was also instrumental in helping the University of Mosul to rebuild their language studies programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://esrc.ukri.org/news-events-and-publications/news/news-items/esrc-centre-helps-mosul-universit...
 
Description Coverage in Capital FM website on BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage in Daily Express comment piece on BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage in Daily Express on BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage in Daily Mirror on BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 962,670

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage in Express Online on BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach of 3.3 million

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage in IOL Lifestyle newspaper group on BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online - IOL Lifestyle newspaper group - 15 titles across South Africa - 1.2 million reach

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.


There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage in the China Times about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage on Google study in Will robots make us sexist? on Salon.com 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Researchers named in Salon.com; many comments.

International press coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.salon.com/2013/08/27/robots_will_make_us_sexist/
 
Description Coverage on Heart Radio website about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage on LBC (Leading Britain's Conversation) about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage on Magic FM about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage on The Bay Radio website about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage on YouTube/gaming research: Business Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Increased coverage for the results and paper published (open access) through the centre.

Comments and tweets indicated that non-academic users actively engaged with the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage on YouTube/gaming research: Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Increased coverage for the results and paper published (open access) through the centre.

Comments and tweets indicated that non-academic users actively engaged with the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/27/gaming-communities-can-self-police-against-bigotry...
 
Description Coverage on YouTube/gaming research: Lancaster Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Increased coverage for the results and paper published (open access) through the centre.

Comments and tweets indicated that non-academic users actively engaged with the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/national/gamers-self-regulate-on-bigotry-1-6974460
 
Description Coverage on YouTube/gaming research: MCV (web) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Increased coverage for the results and paper published (open access) through the centre.

Comments and tweets indicated that non-academic users actively engaged with the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/audience-will-follow-industry-lead-on-misogyny-report-claims/0141294
 
Description Coverage on YouTube/gaming research: Mail Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Increased coverage for the results and paper published (open access) through the centre.

Comments and tweets indicated that non-academic users actively engaged with the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-2851143/Gamers-self-regulate-bigotry.html?ITO=1490&ns_mc...
 
Description Coverage on YouTube/gaming research: MyScience (web) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Increased coverage for the results and paper published (open access) through the centre.

Comments and tweets indicated that non-academic users actively engaged with the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.myscience.org.uk/wire/creators_can_encourage_gaming_communities_to_self_police_against_bi...
 
Description Coverage on YouTube/gaming research: Talk Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Increased coverage for the results and paper published (open access) through the centre.

Comments and tweets indicated that non-academic users actively engaged with the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.talktalk.co.uk/news/technology/article/gamers-self-regulate-on-bigotry/151214/
 
Description Coverage on YouTube/gaming research: Westmorland Gazette 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Increased coverage for the results and paper published (open access) through the centre.

Comments and tweets indicated that non-academic users actively engaged with the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/national/news/11627936.Gamers__self_regulate__on_bigotry...
 
Description Coverage on YouTube/gaming research: WiredGov 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Increased coverage for the results and paper published (open access) through the centre.

Comments and tweets indicated that non-academic users actively engaged with the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.wired-gov.net/wg/news.nsf/articles/Creators+can+encourage+gaming+communities+to+selfpolic...
 
Description DOES EQUITY ANALYST RESEARCH LACK RIGOUR AND OBJECTIVITY, obal Banking Finance Revew 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Publicity for one of our main publications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Daily Express poll "Is our speech becoming too Americanised?" related to BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Demonstration of Triage tool to London Metropolitan Police 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paul Baker led the following event:

Demonstration of Triage tool to members of the National Digital Exploitation Service for Counter Terrorism Policing (CT-NDES) at the London Metropolitan Police, Empress State building, February 20th 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Demonstration of tools for NHS England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Peter Williamson, Senior Insight Account Manager, Nursing Directorate, NHS England, Skipton House, London to demonstrate corpus methods of analysing patient feedback and to discuss future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discourses of Distressed Communities: Geographical Text Analysis and Poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discourses of Distressed Communities: Geographical Text Analysis and Poverty. UCREL corpus Research Seminar. University of Lancaster, 3rd March 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Discourses of Distressed Communities: Geographical Text Analysis and Poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Discourses of Distressed Communities: Geographical Text Analysis and Poverty. Spatial Humanities Forum. University of Lancaster, 9th March 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Discourses of Distressed Communities: Geographical Text Analysis and Poverty. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CASS Workshop (incl. GraphColl practical session and presentation - Discourses of Distressed Communities: Geographical Text Analysis and Poverty. Warwick University, 5th December 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Do men really swear more? Rethinking the statistical procedures in corpus-based sociolinguistic studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact In the talk, I will discuss different statistical procedures available for analysis of sociolinguistic data in large language corpora. I will demonstrate that the traditional approach of using aggregated data with the log-likelihood statistic is in principle unreliable. I will show that when this method is used, random (and therefore sociolinguistically irrelevant) speaker groupings can often yield statistically significant results. Finally, I will offer suggestions for alternative methodologies (and statistical procedures), which take into account within group differences and therefore produce more meaningful results.

Engagement between CASS and UCREL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description EAA PhD Forum: analysing annual report narratives and introduction to software tool, University of Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Best practice sharing with research groups at Glasgow University.

Methods and techniques developed within the centre and collaboration are being adopted and shared across larger networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ESRC Festival, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK. November 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Love, Robbie. (2015). Spoken English in UK society. ESRC Language Matters: Communication, Culture, and Society. International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK. November 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ESRC summer school, Invited talk (lecture & lab session) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk (lecture & lab session) for Postgraduates which sparked questions and discussions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ESRC summer school, Lancaster University, Lancaster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Collecting corpus data. Invited talk (lecture & lab session), ESRC summer school, Lancaster University, Lancaster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Ekstra Bladet 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased reach of research. International impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://ekstrabladet.dk/nyheder/samfund/article4957270.ece
 
Description Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language Twitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project Twitter account aims to:
a) Promote research findings to the public;
b) Feature blog posts from our research team about interesting findings along the way;
c) Advertise our annual summer school to the 200 participants who join;
d) Promote all outputs - media engagement, academic publications, conference presentations, public engagement;
e) Provide a point of contact for anyone (media, public, academic, etc.) should they wish to contact us.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://twitter.com/ShakespeareLang
 
Description Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project website aims to:
a) Promote research findings to the public;
b) Feature blog posts from our research team about interesting findings along the way;
c) Advertise our annual summer school to the 200 participants who join;
d) Keep track of all outputs - media engagement, academic publications, conference presentations, public engagement;
e) Provide details of the research team;
f) Provide a comprehensive bibliography for people with an interest not only in the project, but in Shakespeare in general.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/shakespearelang/
 
Description End-of-project event - Changing Climates and the Media: Lancaster Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A joint event organised by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Engagement with business/industry: ELTjam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Andrew Hardie (CASS Deputy Director) was approached by email by a company working on language teaching software (ELTjam: https://eltjam.com) for advice on issues related to corpus software for English learners, in terms of the range of what is available and what different systems can do. This approach arose from AH's reputation as an expert in this area as the developer of the CQPweb software. This initial approach led to a 1/2 hour consultation call with a manager and a developer from ELTjam, during which AH shared his perspective on a range of issues such as the different kinds of audience for corpus software, user interface design, user experience, and "discoverability" of software affordances. The ELTjam staff reported that they found this consultation valuable and requested a follow-up discussion with one of AH's PhD supervisees, Andressa Gomide, whose thesis topic is in this area. This discussion took place within two weeks and also resulted in a positive engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description English Studies Conference (Maribor) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Scholars with an interest in English Studies attended this plenary talk on how new developments in corpus linguistics afford new insights into Shakespeare's language. This prompted a great deal of discussion between delegates, not only about Shakespeare's language and this specific project, but about the benefits of using a corpus linguistic methodology in their own work (academic or otherwise).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://sdas.splet.arnes.si/2015/09/14/sdas-conference-2016-mking-it-new-in-english-studies/
 
Description Estimating the impact of OCR errors on results of corpus linguistic analysis on the British Library's digitized collection of 19th newspapers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Joulain-Jay, A.T. (2014), 'Estimating the impact of OCR errors on results of corpus linguistic analysis on the British Library's digitized collection of 19th newspapers', UCREL CRS (Lancaster University), 16 October.

Received feedback on methodology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Event for general public in Lancaster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Approximately 30 people attended a public meeting and discussion sessions on 'Metaphor in End of Life Care', as part of Dying Matters week in May 2014.

The event was reported on BBC Radio Lancashire the following day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/melc/dying_matters_may2014.php
 
Description Extending a corpus analysis tool to support the analysis of field data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk at the Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana

Networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description FOX News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of project research. International reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/20/james-foley-reportedly-killed-by-islamic-militants-in-iraq-u...
 
Description Financial Narrative Processing: a Corpus-based NLP approach at Language 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event celebrates 40 years of the Language and Computation (LAC) group: an interdisciplinary group created to foster interaction between researchers working on Computational Linguistics within the University of Essex.

There were 16 talks by Essex University alumnus and connections including Yorick Wilks, Patrick Hanks, Stephen Pulman and Anne de Roeck. http://lac.essex.ac.uk/2016-computationallinguistics40

The event was well organised and rich in terms of historical evidences on the beginning of Language and Computation. It was also of great interest to know about current work and state-of-the-art in CL, NLP and ML presented by the event attendances.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/?p=2036
 
Description Financial Reporting Council Academic Panel, invited paper: analysing annual report narratives, introduction to software tool, and preliminary results 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduction to software and discussion of preliminary results.

Methods and techniques developed within the centre and collaboration are being adopted and shared across larger networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description First meeting with 'Lancaster Research Partners Forum' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project team held a one-hour meeting with a research user group at Lancaster University: The Lancaster Research Partners Forum. The members of the group are involved in end of life care in a variety of ways, e.g. as carers or volunteers.

The group provided some very useful feedback on our work and expressed willingness to continue to engage with us during the course of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Forensic Linguistics Research Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked discussion and questions afterwards.

Improved focus on methodological considerations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Geographical Text Analysis: Using place-names to understand the geographies in corpora 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Lecture given at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences/Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS/CASS) Symposium

Furthered CASS/CASS research relationship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description German Historical Institute, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture given, 26 May, 2015 at the German Historical Institute, London, with A.M. McEnery: 'The Corpus as Social History - the Language surrounding Poverty in the Seventeenth Century'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Google Autocomplete work featured in the Huffington Post (US) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Baker and Potts named in Google Autocomplete story on the Huffington Post (US). Followed up by re-posting in various international media outlets.

Approached to offer a guest lecture on the topic by Canadian university; many comments made on all articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/google-suggest-religion_n_5609410.html
 
Description Google Instant brings up racist, sexist, homophobic suggestions: Study in Toronto Sun 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact International coverage on results of Google research (Baker and Potts)

Impact in Canada
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.torontosun.com/2013/12/17/google-instant-brings-up-racist-sexist-homophobic-suggestions-s...
 
Description Google Suggest Reveals The Internet's Offensive Religious Stereotypes in NigeriaTechnology.com 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Coverage internationally; comments on article

International coverage; extension of study by others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://nigeriatechnology.com/google-suggest-reveals-the-internets-offensive-religious-stereotypes/
 
Description GraphColl for Health Care 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact GraphColl for Health Care - Health, Communication workshop, Lancaster University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Guardian Comment Piece 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in project and research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/06/was-brenda-leyland-really-a-troll-mccanns
 
Description Guardian Tech podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased interest in project/research. International reach of research.

Increased interest in project/research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/technology/audio/2014/oct/08/internet-troll-tech-weekly-podcast
 
Description Guided Reading project engagement blogs by L. Blything and K. Cain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Three project engagement blogs, Introducing the CASS Guided Reading Project (Part 1 & Part 2); CASS Guided Reading project presented to The Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading (SSSR).
Written by Liam Blything and Kate Cain.
Audience. (1) Local: The links to the blogs have been emailed to the 9 local schools who have participated in the study. Each headteacher (N=9) and each teacher (N=22) has been contacted so that they know how to access our webpage which indexes these blogs, and have been encouraged to disseminate to colleagues. (2) National/international: Links have been disseminated via the twitter accounts of our CASS team and academic colleagues, reaching an international academic audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/?page_id=92
 
Description HMG report presentation (Detecting the Existence of Removed Material Online via Text Reuse, Prentice et al.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a presentation at the Home Office (on 6th April 2017), entitled "Detecting the Existence of Removed Material Online via Text Reuse", presenting outcomes of the Home Office-funded research project of the same name (listed under "Publications"), and accompanying submission of the research from that project. Authors/Presenters: Prentice S, Wattam S, Moore A.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hamilton Spectator (Canada) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of project research. International reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4762132-web-trolls-winning-as-incivility-increases/
 
Description Heritage Daily, Was it all Greek to the Elizabethans? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project featured on Heritage Daily.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.heritagedaily.com/2016/07/was-it-all-greek-to-the-elizabethans/112257
 
Description Homosexuals are delightful, artistic and loving people: A diachronic corpus assisted comparison of no speeches on gay rights debates in the UK Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation at the Research in Gender, Language and Sexuality research group

Lively debate following the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description House of commons presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented work on research, answered questions, explained how the project is going.

Contact from parliamentarians subsequently to engage in further work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description How big data can give IR a sharper image. Paper in IR Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article in IR Magazine citing our work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.irmagazine.com/articles/other-technology/21120/how-big-data-can-give-ir-sharper-image/
 
Description How can using corpus linguistics methods expose hidden meanings made in modern-day reporting on WWI and WWII? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Potts, A. (2014, July). How can using corpus linguistics methods expose hidden meanings made in modern-day reporting on WWI and WWII? Invited talk at the 'Historical Uncertainties & Linguistic Constructions' summer school, organised by the European Centre of Linguistics, Heidelberg University.

Spreading awareness of corpus linguistics tools for social scientists (attendees included historians, theologians, sociologists, and literary scholars).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ITN News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in research and project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Impoliteness: The Language of Offence. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Impoliteness: The Language of Offence, Talk at the ESRC Festival of Social Science, Manchester, November 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview: The Telegraph 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comments integrated into Telegraph news piece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/11170286/Why-Britains-women-are-allowed-to-sexually-objectify-m...
 
Description Introduction to GraphColl. Workshop given at University of Brighton 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Introduction to GraphColl. Workshop given at University of Brighton January 13th, 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Introduction to corpus linguistics using SketchEngine 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Training workshop for Trinity team members

Further collaboration with the Trinity team; heightened use of tools from collaborators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Introduction to corpus linguistics using the SketchEngine 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Type: Training workshop
Title: Introduction to corpus linguistics using the SketchEngine
Date: 3/7/2014


Training in tools for Trinity collaborators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk delivered to BBC by Tony McEnery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Tony McEnery gave an invited talk to the BBC on 12th Aug 2016. (Other authors named for this talk: Vaclav Brezina, Mark McGlashan)

The topic was "Viewer response to Doctor Who and the X Factor".

The focus was the application of CASS's research method to the viewer feedback collected in large quantities by BBC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk: Houses of Parliament, "UK-China cooperation in research" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An invited talk given by Tony McEnery on 2nd Dec 2016 to the Houses of Parliament.

Title: "UK-China cooperation in research"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Irish Mirror 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of project research. International reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/world-news/james-foley-beheading---you-4078254
 
Description Islam in the UK Press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited Talk, Sussex University, 20th March 2014. 'Islam in the UK Press'. Slides attached.

Abstract: in this talk I review the work done at Lancaster in the representation of Islam and Muslims in the UK press. Following from that, I then introduce new work looking at the representation of Muslims and Islam in the context of the murder of Lee Rigby. Throughout I illustrate the techniques of corpus linguistics, including keywords and collocates.

Inter-university and interdepartmental networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description LANGNET workshop, invited talk (seminar presentation), Lancaster University, Lancaster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Trinity Lancaster Corpus of spoken L2 production: A report on work in progress (seminar presentation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LBC Radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased reach of research and interest in project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description LBC Radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in project and research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description LBC Radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in project and research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description LBC Radio interview (Mark Mc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio news programme appearance. Public dissemination of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Lancaster Guardian news story 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increase reach of research. Stimulate public interest in the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/education/i-was-changing-a-nappy-when-call-for-help-came-1-6...
 
Description Lancaster Guardian, Lancaster University to explore Shakespeare language 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project featured in the Lancaster Guardian.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/lancaster-university-to-explore-shakespeare-language-1-80517...
 
Description Lancaster Summer Schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This large international event took place in June 2018 at Lancaster University. During the four-day intensive training the participants learnt to use new software tools designed as part of the ESRC-funded project. There was a significant increase in the use of the new tools. Lancaster stats Tools online (242 28-Day Active Users), #LancsBox (505 28-Day Active Users).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/corpussummerschools/
 
Description Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics and other Digital Methods - Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact From 27-30th July 2017, 189 students joined us on the Lancaster University campus for the Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics and other Digital Methods. The summer schools consist of six distinct streams, and students have the opportunity to join the stream most relevant to their own interests. The Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language project had a significant role within the humanities stream, with 21 students signed up to join us on the four-day programme. Researchers from the project team played had a significant presence throughout the whole summer school, holding a series of talks and workshops related to both Shakespeare's language and Early Modern English. One of the lectures was given by Jonathan Culpeper, exploring Shakespeare's language with corpus techniques. All summer school attendees on the humanities stream were in this lecture, resulting in a series of blog posts, requests for further information, and plans made for future activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics and other Digital Methods - Shakespeare 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact From 27-30th July 2017, 189 students joined us on the Lancaster University campus for the Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics and other Digital Methods. The summer schools consist of six distinct streams, and students have the opportunity to join the stream most relevant to their own interests. The Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language project had a significant role within the humanities stream, with 21 students signed up to join us on the four-day programme. Researchers from the project team played had a significant presence throughout the whole summer school, holding a series of talks and workshops related to both Shakespeare's language and Early Modern English.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics and other Digital Methods - Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact From 27-30th July 2017, 189 students joined us on the Lancaster University campus for the Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics and other Digital Methods. The summer schools consist of six distinct streams, and students have the opportunity to join the stream most relevant to their own interests. The Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language project had a significant role within the humanities stream, with 21 students signed up to join us on the four-day programme. Researchers from the project team played had a significant presence throughout the whole summer school, holding a series of talks and workshops related to both Shakespeare's language and Early Modern English. One of the lectures was given by Alison Findlay, looking at corpus use in Early Modern Literature studies. The lecture was then followed by a workshop which allowed students to explore the corpus used on the project, just like our researchers would do. All summer school attendees on the humanities stream were in this lecture, resulting in a series of blog posts, requests for further information, and plans made for future activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lancaster University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop organised at Lancaster University, 20 July 2015, with A.M. McEnery: 'The Corpus and the Historian: Using Corpora and Corpus Linguistics in Historical Investigations'. Paper given at this workshop, with A.M. McEnery: 'The Corpus as Social History - the Language surrounding Poverty in the Seventeenth Century'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lancaster University, AHRC award to create a new Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Project featured in a Lancaster University press release and distributed to local, regional, and national media. Story was picked up by a whole range of news outlets (see other submissions), increasing the project's exposure and resulting in more interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/news-and-events/news/2016/ahrc-award-to-create-a-new-encyclop...
 
Description Lancaster Violence Research Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented work, discussion, and Q&A session.

Feedback on methodological aspects of work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Large-sample Analysis of U.K. Annual Report Narratives. Invited talk at Accounting and Finance division at Leeds University Business School. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Best practice sharing with research groups at Leeds University Business School.

Methods and techniques developed within the centre and collaboration are being adopted and shared across larger networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Large-sample Analysis of U.K. Annual Report Narratives: Methods and Evidence. Exeter University Business School. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Best practice sharing with research groups at Exeter University Business School.

Methods and techniques developed within the centre and collaboration are being adopted and shared across larger networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Large-sample Analysis of U.K. Annual Report Narratives: Methods and Evidence. Nottingham Trent University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Best practice sharing with research groups at Nottingham Trent University.

Methods and techniques developed within the centre and collaboration are being adopted and shared across larger networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Large-sample Analysis of U.K. Annual Report Narratives: Methods and Evidence. University of Essex. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Best practice sharing with research groups at the University of Essex.

Methods and techniques developed within the centre and collaboration are being adopted and shared across larger networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Learner corpus building 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Module 1: Data collection & transcription of learner speech.

Module 2: Corpus building step by step.

Guandong University of Foreign Studies, Guandong, China, 11th March 2014

Increased awareness of tools/techniques; uptake by international audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Lecture at Beijing University of Foreign Studies: Corpus Methods and Metaphor in Health Communication 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Long discussion session.

Offer of collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Linguistics Society, Lancaster Royal Grammar School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Jennifer Hughes (CASS PhD student) gave an invited presentation to the student Linguistics Society of Lancaster Royal Grammar Sch.

Title: Linguistics meets psychology: How language is processed in the brain.
Audience size: About 40 people.
Audience type: High school and Sixth Form students and teachers.
Date: 11th May 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description London24 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of project research. International reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.london24.com/news/crime/us_journalist_beheaded_by_isis_fighter_with_london_accent_1_37336...
 
Description Lovely nurses and rude receptionists: A corpus analysis of patient comments about the NHS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on patient feedback for the NHS at Skipton House, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Making the Needy look Greedy: Charting the Sun's Changing Discourse on Benefits 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk given at ESRC, Swindon 22nd September.

Heightened awareness of CASS work by the ESRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Maritime Security and Sustainability: An Agenda for Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Fostering Sustainable Development: Examining the challenges posed by maritime insecurity, ESRC Seminar Series Coventry University, 12 March 2014

Sharing of ideas and practices
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Media impact for S. Young, research on CEO pay 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In January 2017, Prof. S. Young's research into CEO remuneration was widely features in national and international media.

Lancaster University's Press Office compiled a report for Prof. Young on the coverage which identified 84 articles in print and online

This included major UK newspapers (Times, Guardian, Financial Times, Independent, Mail) as well as international outlets in the US (CNBC, International Business Times), Spain, China, Sweden, etc.; and specialist publications such as "Inside Investor Relations", "ExecReview".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: looking at sex differences in the spoken BNC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture given at University of Ghana 25th June

Networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Methodological Approaches for Corpus Discourse Analysis: Communicating climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Dayrell C., Urry J., McEnery T. (2014a) 'Methodological Approaches for Corpus Discourse Analysis: Communicating climate change'. Workshop on Discourse Analysis as Transcultural Research promoted by the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context". 13th June 2014, Heidelberg: University of Heidelberg.

Further collaboration with teams at Heidelberg.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Munich, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of research paper on strategic commentary in UK annual reports
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NATE conference: Corpus for schools: Using corpus resources in A level English Language classes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event took place at the National Association of Teachers of English conference in Birmingham, 23nd June 2018. Head teachers across the country for attended this event. The event sparked a vivid debate and wide interest in the newly developed tool (BNClab). In the following months several dozen requests for teaching materials available for free at the BNClab platform followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/corpusforschools/2018/09/06/bnclab-at-the-nate-conference-in-birmingham/
 
Description Natural language corpora and how to access them: A demonstration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Potts, A. (2014). Invited talk and workshop at Mapping the Cultural Authority of Science Summit, Istanbul, Turkey.

Invited to serve as advisor for further work done by MACAS team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Negotiating stance within discourses of class: Reactions to Benefits Street. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Negotiating stance within discourses of class: Reactions to Benefits Street. The language of Money and Debt BAAL/CUP Seminar. University of Roehampton, 7-8th September 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description New Historian, New Project Will Determine If a Rose By Any Name Was Still a Rose 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project featured in New Historian.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.newhistorian.com/new-project-will-determine-rose-name-still-rose/6959/
 
Description New York Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of project research. International reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/technology/web-trolls-winning-as-incivility-increases.html
 
Description New York Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of research. International audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/technology/web-trolls-winning-as-incivility-increases.html
 
Description Newspaper article in The Metro about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 3.1 million

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Newspaper article on The Daily Mail about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 1.78 million

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Newspaper article on The Daily Telegraph about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article, national, The Daily Telegraph - reach = over 513,000

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Newspaper article on The Times about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article, national, The Times - reach = over 384,000

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Newspaper coverage in Daily Star on BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 460,000

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online article in The Metro about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 6.8 million

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online article on Mail Online about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = over 100 million global

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online article on The Telegraph about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online article, national, The Telegraph - reach = over 3 million

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online article on The Times about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online article, national, The Times - reach = 375,880

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online article on the Guardian (comments) about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online article on the Guardian about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online article, national, the Guardian - reach = 5.8 million

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online article on the Independent about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage in Daily Mirror about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 5.3 million

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage in Phys Org about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reach = 1.75 million scientists, engineers, and researchers

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage in The Financial Express (India) about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 5 million across India

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage in The Times of India (India) about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 3.1 million across India

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage in Wales Online about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 1.38 million across Wales

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage in Yahoo! News on BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 968,000

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage in the Bangalore Mirror (India) about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 530,000 across Southern India

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage in the Business Standard (India) about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 1.8 million

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage in the Daily Star on BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 327,000

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage in the Deccan Chronicle (India) about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach - 1.45 million across South India

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage in the Student Guide on BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Reach = 100,000

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.

There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online coverage on ITV website about BNC2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach = 2.5 million

There was a notable increase in participation in the project, as evidenced by a spike in emails received by the researchers in the days following this media activity, offering to send recordings to the project.


There was long-term retention of many of these participants, as evidenced on receipt of recordings which are now in the transcription stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral presentation, Brazil-Germany Symposium, University of Heidelberg, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Changing Climates: debate around climate change in Brazilian and German news media, 04-08 October 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Paladin/Collyer-Bristow event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 13th November, I presented a talk at a joint Paladin/Collyer-Bristow event. Paladin, the National Stalking Advocacy Service, assists high risk victims of stalking throughout England and Wales. Collyer Bristow's Cyber Investigation Unit (CIU) comprises a dedicated team of lawyers who advise victims of cyberstalking, cyber harassment, cyber bullying and internet trolls/trolling. The CIU is headed up by partner, Rhory Robertson. The major discussion of this event surrounded the notion of cyberstalking, how it affects victims, and how to combat this increasingly prevalent crime. My talk covered the research we are currently undertaking on the DOOM project, and how networks of abusive individuals can form online, potentially leading to escalation. Other speakers at the event included:

· Nadine Dorries MP, Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire, and a cyberstalking target

· Betsy De Thierry, Founder Director of the Trauma Recovery Centre, and a cyberstalking target

· Laura Richards, CEO of Paladin, the National Stalking Advocacy Service

· Steve Slater, Computer Forensics Manager, Devon & Cornwall Police

· Alison Morgan, Barrister at 6KBW


...
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Panel Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The panel meeting was an opportunity for the project's advisors / ambassadors to visit our research centre and receive an update on progress being made on the project over the past year. More importantly, it was an opportunity for the panel to critically assess the project team's progress, and point out any flaws or difficulties that may arise. The day began at 9:45am, and ended at 2:30pm. Unlike last year which primarily consisted of a range of mini-presentations, this year was more meeting-focused. There was a discussion about progress made over the past year, followed by a demonstration of the interface. Feedback was then welcomed on the encyclopaedia introductions and the entries for Volume II. Finally, there was extensive discussion about future outreach and engagement activity, including the development of a MOOC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Panel Meeting (Lancaster University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The panel meeting was an opportunity for the project's advisors / ambassadors to visit our research centre and learn more about our aims and ambitions. More importantly, it was also an opportunity for the wider panel to critically assess the project team's progress, and point out any flaws or difficulties that may arise. The day began at 10:30am, and ended at 4:30pm. The day consisted of a series of mini presentations focussing on results and method. There was also extensive discussion about the project's engagement and publicity activity, and how to decide on the most effective way to convey the encyclopaedia's information to its users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/shakespearelang/2016/07/28/panel-meeting-27-july-2016/
 
Description Participation in 'Campus in the City' initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A demonstration of BNCLab was held as part of Lancaster University's Campus in the City events. Members of the pubic had the chance to use the software themselves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in 'Campus in the City', Lancaster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stand at Lancaster University's 'Campus in the city', enabling the general public to do simple and entertaining corpus searches on spoken data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PhD Training Session at Bangor Business School: Analysing Annual Report Narratives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact PhD students were trained in using corpus linguistic techniques to analyse annual reports.

Bangor students felt more able to adopt and employ these methods independently in their own work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Piece for Openlearn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further requests for information.

In the top 10 Openlearn pieces for some weeks after publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/more-languages/linguistics/battling-cancer-or-going-through-...
 
Description Piece for The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The piece was reproduced on other news sites.

The piece was tweeted about over 90 times and shared on Facebook and Linkedin over 40 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://theconversation.com/whether-you-battle-cancer-or-experience-a-journey-is-an-individual-choice...
 
Description Piece for the Society for Editors and Proofreaders 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Increased requests for information

Tweeted about and shared on Linkedin over 70 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://blog.sfep.org.uk/language-matters-discussing-terminal-illness-death/
 
Description Piece on 'Good and Bad Deaths in Interviews with Hospice Managers' for blog of European Association for Palliative Care 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The blog of the European Association for Palliative Care reaches practitioners and researchers throughout Europe and beyond.

We received positive feedback on the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://eapcnet.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/good-and-bad-deaths-in-interviews-with-hospice-managers/
 
Description Piece on 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' for blog of European Association for Palliative Care 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This blog post was in the top three most read on the EAPC blog for some months after its appearance.

We received many expressions of interest in the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL https://eapcnet.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/metaphor-in-end-of-life-care/
 
Description Piece on 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' for international online magazine eHospice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact eHospice reaches practitioners throughout the world.

We received several expressions of interest in our work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ehospice.com/tabid/10686/ArticleId/2075/language/en-GB/View.aspx
 
Description Piece on Fight Metaphor for Cancer for eHospice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact eHospice is an online magazine for palliative care researchers and practitioners all over the world.

We received several expressions of interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ehospice.com/Default/tabid/10686/ArticleId/8792/
 
Description Plenary at Royal Holloway 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked a lot of particularly fruitful discussion and questions afterwards.

Requests for future collaboration on ongoing projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Plenary at UCLan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk sparked a lot of particularly useful interest, discussion, and questions afterwards.

After the talk, I had emails from graduating students asking for further information and assistance with pursuing their own research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Plenary at University of Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked a lot of particularly fruitful discussion and questions afterwards.

Requests for future collaboration and development of project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Plenary talk at Special Interest Group of British Applied Linguistics Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an invited talk at the 2015 Special Interest Group on 'Science and Health Communication' of the British Association of Applied Linguistics. The event was held at Queen Mary University in London, and attracted an audience of academics, postgraduate students and practitioners in healthcare and social care.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.baal-health.uk
 
Description Podcast recording 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A podcast about the project and its engagement activities was recorded with two media professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Politeness and impoliteness in digital communication: Corpus-related explorations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A one-day workshop at Lancaster University

Furthered inter-university interdisciplinary research links
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poster presentation at HeForShe #GetFree tour launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The UN's HeForShe gender equality campaign launched the global GetFree tour; at this launch, I presented the results of an analysis I had carried out which looked at how the #HeForShe hashtag had been used previously on Twitter. I spoke directly with several people who worked for the HeForShe campaign; they were interested to hear suggestions of what they could do to influence the way the hashtag would be used in the future. They took my contact details and so after the event I also spoke with them further, discussing my findings in more detail. The staff I spoke to said that they had already tried to look at how the hashtag was being used themselves, but in a much more informal way and on a smaller scale. They seemed pleased my findings supported theirs; they commented that this gave them confidence in their currently planned strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www2.le.ac.uk/institution/heforshe/heforshe-research-posters/dr-roisin-knight
 
Description Practical session 4: Climate change in Brazilian newspapers (computer lab) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil - Practical session 4: Climate change in Brazilian newspapers (computer lab)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Pragmatics & Stylistics Research Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked discussion and questions afterwards.

Further requests for collaboration afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Prentice, S - Media interview (BBC Radio Lancashire / Asian Network) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Sheryl Prentice: Radio interview with BBC Radio Lancashire on how corpus linguistics can help us tackle terrorist threats online. Given 21/07/16 at 7.40am. Reach: approx. 190,000 listeners per week. Audience: public audience (Lancashire). This interview was re-broadcast by the BBC Asian Network Live. Reach: approx. 562,000 listeners per week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prentice, S - Media interview (Newstak FM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Sheryl Prentice media interaction: Radio interview with Newstalk FM, Ireland on the use of technology to predict terror attacks. Given 23/06/16. Audience: public audience (Ireland). Reach: approx. 379,000 listeners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at event on the future of social care 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation on representations of 'social care' in the UK press at event on 'Social care future: reframing the narrative' in Westminster, organised by Neil Crowther Consulting. Attended by approximately 30 people, including charity CEOs and two MPs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the ICAME 36 conference, University of Trier, Germany. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact May 2015. Multidimensional analysis for the masses. Presentation at the ICAME 36 conference, University of Trier, Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at the ICAME 36 conference, University of Trier, Germany. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact May 2015. Multidimensional analysis for the masses. Presentation at the ICAME 36 conference, University of Trier, Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to representatives of Lloyd's Register Foundation and follow-up visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 30th October 2018, two representatives of the "Lloyd's Register Foundation" (a charitable body associated with the company Lloyd's Register Ltd.) visited Lancaster University with the aim of finding out about computational text-processing methods that they could utilise in work on the digital archive they are in the process of building. The visit was hosted by Lancaster's Pro-Vice Chancellor for Engagement, Prof. Dame Sue Black. As part of the programme arranged for these visitors, a one hour session with CASS researchers (consisting of short presentations plus discussion) was arranged. Paul Rayson (CASS CI) presented on semantic annotation software, and Andrew Hardie (CASS Deputy Director) presented on techniques of corpus analysis, including a demonstration of the CQPweb software and its application to historical data. This meeting went very well and in consequence PR and AH were invited to visit the Lloyd's Register Foundation in London on March 11th, to give more detailed guidance to a broader group of staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presenting the new General Service List: Rationale, method, implications 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presented at the UCREL Corpus Research Seminar.

Feedback from developers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press Reaction to the Woolwich Incident 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited Talk, Manchester Metropolitan University, 29th January 2014. 'Press Reaction to the Woolwich Incident'. Slides attached.

Abstract: In this talk I present preliminary findings of a study of press reaction to the Woolwich murder. In doing so, I compare past press reporting of Muslims and Islam with that which occurred around the Woolwich attack.

Inter-university and interdepartmental networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Press release on 'Metaphor in End of Life Care Project' at Lancaster University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 30th September 2013, Lancaster University issued an online news item on the project, entitled 'Study examines how we talk about dying' http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/news/articles/2013/study-examines-how-we-talk-about-dying/

We received some expressions of interest in our work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/news/articles/2013/study-examines-how-we-talk-about-dying/
 
Description Primed for Violence? A corpus analysis of jihadist discourse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 'How are people persuaded to be violent? How might a small group of people influence members of a larger group of people to behave in ways that they may normally find abhorrent? This talk looks at these questions, which are typically summarised as 'radicalization', using the example of jihadist language.

I will explore how language may be manipulated in order to legitimate violent acts against certain groups or individuals in jihadist materials. However, I will also be exploring the important claim that there is a direct link between what the jihadists write and what other Muslims write, an assumption held by policy makers, academics and the media.

See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj5SXGgT11U

Lively discussion followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Project discussed on BBC Breakfast TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following a press release, the project findings were discussed on the BBC's Breakfast TV show in November 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMZUYPdTEEA&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Project included in 'Campus in the City' activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Approximately 20 people visited a space in Lancaster City Centre which was entirely devoted to the 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' project for an afternoon in February 2014.

A number of people interacted with us and contributed their own metaphors and narratives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.facebook.com/Campusinthecitylancs
 
Description Project mentioned in blog of Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Report in blog of Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. Increased interest in project from Italy,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://cristinacenci.nova100.ilsole24ore.com/2018/02/28/dottore-ma-e-vero-che-lempatia-narrativa-ne...
 
Description Public event at RUSI, entitled Language Matters: Communication, Culture, and Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Held a series of four talks at an outreach event in London. These were all on the topic of corpus linguistics applied to various social sciences. Speakers: Elena Semino, Claire Hardaker, Vaclav Brezina, Tony McEnery, Robbie Love, Claire Dembry. Host: Greg Myers. Organiser: Amanda Potts.

60 participants arrived on the day, with an additional 50 livestreaming on Google+ and 400+ watching on YouTube. Afterwards, we hosted a one-hour reception to discuss findings with attendees.

Hundreds of tweets generated; coverage for metaphor in end of life care project linked; many participants found avenues for further research; creation of media (e.g. podcasts, videos) for later release.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/festival/festival-events/general-public/language-matter...
 
Description Public lecture in Lancaster City Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 90 people attended a public lecture on the project findings in Lancaster City Centre. The talk was subsequently made available on Youtube,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/steps/events/public-lecture-how-we-talk-about-cancer----jan-2016/
 
Description Public lecture in Lancaster City Centre: 'Why words matter in healthcare' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture as part of 2017 Lancaster Health Festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public lecture on 'Essential language in palliative care: new understanding of metaphor use' at Queen's University Belfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dufferin Public Lecture at Riddle Hall at Queen's University Belfast.

Much interest was expressed in the research and its applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public lecture on 'Metaphors for cancer, and why they matter' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Approximately 15 members of the general public attended this lecture, which was part of the 'Community activities day' organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lancaster University.

Some members of the audience expressed the wish to be kept informed about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/50th/community-activities-day-programme.pdf
 
Description Quoted in Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reach of research increased. International interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20140820/EDIT07/308209952/-1/EDIT01
 
Description Quoted in Huffington Post online article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in online article. Dissemination of research. International reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.de/2014/01/08/angst-online-mob-freie-meinung-gefahr_n_4559588.html
 
Description Quoted in Huffington Post online article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further interest in research and project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/10/07/brenda-leyland-mccann-martin-brunt_n_5944552.html
 
Description Quoted in La Nación 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased reach of research. International interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1720878-los-trolls-parecen-estar-ganando-la-batalla-en-internet
 
Description Quoted in Nylev és Tudomany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased reach of research. International interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://m.nyest.hu/hirek/gyoznek-a-trollok-1