ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (Transition Review)

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. Corpus linguistics has revolutionised linguistics, changing the ways that language is analysed and how languages are taught. It is therefore an increasingly well established approach to the study of language among linguists. 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. Since 2013, the Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science has brought the benefits of the corpus approach to a range of social science disciplines (including Criminology, Sociology, Accountancy and Psychology), and has enabled new approaches to answering questions in those disciplines (e.g. on understanding hate crime, views on climate change, financial accounting, and learning in primary schools). The Centre has also produced new tools and resources for the large-scale study of language, and made them available free of charge to academics and non-academics in the UK and internationally through the Centre website, Summer Schools, training events, and a dedicated Corpus MOOC. Overall, the Centre has established itself as the world leader in innovative research in Corpus Linguistics and its applications beyond linguistics. The next phase of the Centre's work will maintain and enhance that position, by continuing our core activities and undertaking new ones. In particular, we will maximise the practical impact in four of our areas of activity (Corporate Communication, Climate Change, Language Development and Language Assessment) and bring the transformative benefits of Corpus Linguistics to a social scientific understanding of communication for, about and by people who are ill. We will analyse both existing and new language datasets that are relevant to mental health (including anxiety disorder, psychosis and depression), chronic pain, obesity and medical communication. Our analyses will bring about new understandings of the experience of illness, manifestations of stigma and the communicative needs of medical professionals, and will feed into recommendations and interventions for support, training and policy. This will address three of the ESRC's strategic priorities, and make a positive difference to research and practice in healthcare, and communication about health and illness more generally.

Planned Impact

The Centre's approach to impact relies on engagement with research users at all stages of the research cycle, from the formulation of research questions to dissemination and practical application. This is achieved particularly via the College of Project Ambassadors and through collaboration with public, private and third sector organisations in the relevant areas.

During the transition phase, we will maximise the economic and societal impact of the first phase of the Centre, particularly in four areas of relevance to: the Financial Reporting Council and related organisations; the International Maritime Organisation; educational professionals, trainers, and policy makers, with a particular focus on language development at primary level, and the teaching and assessment of English as a foreign language.

The new research programme on corpus approaches to health(care) communication will be relevant to practice and training in health communication and healthcare, as well as to the health-related concerns and practices of the media and the general public. Through our new Project Ambassador, advisory board, collaborating organisations, dissemination activities and public engagement programme, we will aim to reach and interact with: charities and patients' groups involved with the conditions we will focus on; the NHS, and particularly healthcare professionals, practitioners and policy-makers involved in communication training and language assessment in healthcare; private providers of online social networks for different health conditions and of language assessment for medical purposes; journalists and other writers interested in health-related topics; and the general public in the UK and internationally. Our public engagement programme includes the creation of artworks inspired by the findings of our work packages relating to health(care) and the production of short animations to be made available on the Centre's website and on Youtube.

These different groups will benefit both from our findings and from the opportunity, where appropriate, to be trained in the use of corpus methods for their own research and training purposes.
 
Title Metaphor Menu for People Living with Cancer 
Description Our research on metaphors for cancer at Lancaster University (http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/melc/) has shown that metaphors can be a helpful resource for talking and thinking about the experience of illness. However, different metaphors suit different people, or the same person at different times. We have therefore created this 'Metaphor Menu' for people living with cancer - a collection of metaphors inspired by a range of different people who have experienced cancer. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The Metaphor Menu has been positively evaluated by patients and health professionals. It has attracted media attention and been added to the Reading List recommended by Cancer Research UK. It has been included in a tool for the support of women with breast cancer and used by Cancer Care, Lancaster. 
URL http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/melc/the-metaphor-menu/
 
Description Two research Work Packages have been running since April 2018: Language and Psychosis; and Media Representations of Obesity.

Language and Psychosis: A corpus linguistic analysis of two sets of interviews with voice-hearers (clinical and non-clinical) has so far resulted in the following findings:
• There are both similarities and differences in how clinical and non-clinical voice-hearers describe their experiences.
• Non-clinical voice-hearers (spiritualists) emphasize professionalism and the ability to control their emotional involvement.
• Clinical voice-hearers emphasize their own distress and lack of control.
• There are differences among clinical voice-hearers in terms of the extent to which and how they describe their voice as fully-fledged individuals.
* Corpus Linguistic methods can provide evidence in support of the clinical psychological notion of a 'psychosis continuum'
* Corpus Linguistic methods can add nuance to current approaches to hallucinatory voices as social agents

Media Representations of Obesity

Our analyses suggest that there are significant differences between the ways that tabloid and broadsheet publications represent obesity. The tabloids tend to frame obesity as a medical problem that is caused by individuals not exercising or eating sensibly. The broadsheets, on the other hand, provide more 'political' explanations of the causes of obesity, being more likely to frame it, for example, as something that is caused by the failure of Governments to regulate high sugar- and fat-content food, make healthier food options more affordable, and plan urban spaces in ways that are more conducive to walking and cycling rather than driving. These contrasting 'frames' accordingly place responsibility for preventing and managing obesity with different individuals and groups; for tabloids, responsibility rests with individuals to practise better 'self-care', while for broadsheets, responsibility rests with politicians, regulators and businesses.

Tabloids are also more likely to engage in more explicit shaming strategies involving negative representations of obese people. These include use of nominations like 'porky' and 'fatso', adjective descriptors like 'disgusting' and 'ugly', verb processes involving eating ('guzzle'), mobility ('waddle'), weight gain ('balloon') and physical space ('squeeze into'). These patterns are most commonly associated with The Mail although the reductive distancing strategy of referring to obese people as the obese is most commonly found in The Times.

A further set of early findings pertain to the influence of gender on obesity representations. Comparing references to men and women (and boys and girls) in our data, we have found that not only are women represented as being affected by obesity more often than men, but these groups are also represented in different ways. Where obesity is framed as a problem affecting large swaths of women, it is something that only affects men in exceptional or extreme cases. Moreover, particular focus is given to women as parents (i.e. 'mums'), whose obesity is construed as affecting not only their own but also their children's lives. Fathers, on the other hand, are rarely represented as being obese but instead tend to feature in these contexts as plot devices in obesity redemption narratives; specifically, someone become obese as a result of the death of their father but then, after some time, 'redeems' their self by losing weight. In this way, our initial findings reveal some of the ways in which the press keys into prominent ideas about gender and parenthood in order to represent men and women as being affected by obesity in very different ways.

A series of projects on linguistic aspects of the pandemic have revealed that:
1) Misrepresentations of Muslims in the UK press have increased during the pandemic (e.g. via accusations about breaking of lockdown rules)
2) Scottish newspapers have paid greater attention to face masks/coverings and the settings in which they should be used than national newspapers.
Exploitation Route The findings of the 'Language and Psychosis' work package will be relevant to researchers and practitioners who deal with the diagnosis and support of psychosis and schizophrenia.

The findings of the 'Media representations of obesity' projects will be relevant to other social science researchers as well as to charities supporting people with obesity. We are also working with the charity Hoop to use the findings to improve support for people with obesity and organisations operating in this area.
Sectors Healthcare

 
Description Since the beginning of the funding in April 2018, we have: • Conducted workshops for primary and secondary school teachers to maximise the impact of earlier work in the Centre. • Conducted a training workshop in Corpus Linguistics for researchers in Accounting and Finance. • Provided the charity 'Rethink Mental Illness' with evidence they requested to inform their 'Time to Change' campaign. • Liaised with obesity charity 'Hoop' about priority areas for our research on media representations of obesity. • Further disseminated the findings of earlier research on communication about cancer and end of life among healthcare professionals and the general public in the UK and internationally. We have continued our training programme through three further runs of the Corpus MOOC (over 20,000 participants), the Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics, and training workshops in Pakistan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. In 2020 and 2021, the Summer Schools have been held online due to the pandemic.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Education,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare
Impact Types Societal

 
Description 'Metaphor Menu for People Living with Cancer' recommended by Cancer Research UK
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping/general-books-links/general-reading-list
 
Description CASS work on representations of social care included in King's Fund report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/social-care-360/quality
 
Description Input into Report on 'How the British media reports terrorism', by the Centre for Media Monitoring of the Muslim Council of Britain
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://mcb.org.uk/report/how-the-british-media-reports-terrorism/
 
Description Research on representations of Islam in the press quoted in House of Commons debate on Islamophobia (16/5/2019)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000548n
 
Description Research referenced in Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy's report "Biosecurity and national security"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/111/national-security-strategy-joint-committee/news/13799...
 
Description Response to the All Party Parliamentary Group's for Religion and the Media Call for Evidence on religious literacy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Talk by Paul Baker in Parliament for the launch of the Media Monitoring Centre (a group which monitor representation of Muslims in the press)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Funding from Campbell Village Trust to carry out a project on the representation of social care in the media
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Camphill Village Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 06/2018
 
Description Improving Patient Experience: Textual Analysis of the National Cancer Patient Survey.
Amount £84,006 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description Islam in the media
Amount £349,672 (GBP)
Organisation The Aziz Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2020
 
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 Questioning Vaccination Discourse (Quo VaDis): A Corpus-Based Study
Amount £784,028 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/V000926/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 02/2024
 
Description Representations of race and racism in the UK press
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation Runnymede Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 09/2020
 
Description Social Care in the 2019 UK General Election campaign
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation In Control 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 01/2020
 
Title BNC2014 Baby+ 
Description This is a 5-million-word sample of current British English ranging from academic writing to fiction, speech and online language. It offers a unique insight into current language use across different genres of British English. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The dataset was presented at the ICAME40 (Switzerland) and CL2019 (Cardiff, UK) conferences. Further impact activities are planned. 
URL http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/lancsbox/download.php
 
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 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/
 
Description Collaboration with Australian National University 
Organisation Australian National University (ANU)
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In order to encourage closer ties, Lancaster University (LU), UK and The Australian National University, as represented by the Research School of Humanities and the Arts have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate cooperation for the establishment of collaboration in areas of mutual interest and benefit to both institutions. Based on principles of equity and reciprocity, this MOU will serve as a general framework for cooperation between the two institutions and is intended to facilitate discussions for more specific programs of collaboration. In particular, each institution will seek to: a) Facilitate research collaborations (including joint funding applications and joint dissemination events), initially through the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) joining the International Consortium for Communication in Health Care, currently led by the Institute for Communication in Health Care at ANU; b) Identify opportunities for exchange of doctoral students, faculty and research staff; c) Facilitate visits by authorised officials from each institution in order to develop cooperative mechanisms and to expand areas of, cooperation; d) Make faculty and students aware of the academic programs, research institutes and educational resources of the other institution; and e) Identify other areas of possible interest and collaboration, particularly in view of Lancaster University's investment in a new Health Innovation Campus.
Collaborator Contribution In order to encourage closer ties, Lancaster University (LU), UK and The Australian National University, as represented by the Research School of Humanities and the Arts have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate cooperation for the establishment of collaboration in areas of mutual interest and benefit to both institutions. Based on principles of equity and reciprocity, this MOU will serve as a general framework for cooperation between the two institutions and is intended to facilitate discussions for more specific programs of collaboration. In particular, each institution will seek to: a) Facilitate research collaborations (including joint funding applications and joint dissemination events), initially through the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) joining the International Consortium for Communication in Health Care, currently led by the Institute for Communication in Health Care at ANU; b) Identify opportunities for exchange of doctoral students, faculty and research staff; c) Facilitate visits by authorised officials from each institution in order to develop cooperative mechanisms and to expand areas of, cooperation; d) Make faculty and students aware of the academic programs, research institutes and educational resources of the other institution; and e) Identify other areas of possible interest and collaboration, particularly in view of Lancaster University's investment in a new Health Innovation Campus.
Impact As a result of this collaboration, the Centre has joined the International Consortium for Communication in Healthcare: https://slll.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/ich/international-consortium-communication-health-care
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership with Sydney Corpus Lab (University of Sydney) 
Organisation University of Sydney
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Lancaster and Sydney Universities for collaboration between CASS and the Sydney Corpus Lab. Collaborative research projects are the core of this MoU. Current plans include a joint research project in the area of media representations of obesity. CASS will build a corpus of Australian news reports about obesity, and advise on the analysis, based on a current CASS project on representations of obesity in the UK Press.
Collaborator Contribution The Sydney Corpus Lab will analyse the Australian corpus. At least one joint journal article will be submitted.
Impact Corpus of Australian news reports on obesity
Start Year 2019
 
Title #LancsBox v. 4.5 
Description This powerful tool can analyse and visualise large amounts of linguistic data. Version 4.7, which is freely distributed for all operating systems includes a number of innovations, which allow sophisticated data processing and statistical analysis directly within the tool. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The tool has so far been used by over 30,000 unique users with over 60,000 licenses distributed up to the present day (27/02/2020). The tool has been used in a large number of publications (over 500 citations), which shows practical impact of the tool on the field of corpus linguistics. 
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 App for the analysis of financial reports 
Description A new app produced by Lancaster University Management School, the School of Computing and Communications, and the Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science helps cut through hard to understand financial reports. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Ability for financial sector to carry out computational analyses of financial reports 
URL https://youtu.be/X400X24fxsg
 
Title Lancaster Stats Tools online 
Description Lancaster Stats Tools online offers access to powerful statistical tools through a simple 'click and analyse' user interface, into which the data can be directly copy/pasted from a spreadsheet (e.g. Excel or Calc). The statistical tools offer the power of the R package in the background combined with a user-friendly interface designed specifically for analyses of data in corpus linguistics. To search corpora and obtain frequencies for statistical analysis a range of software tools can be used. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The software tool brings innovation to corpus linguistics. It offers a comprehensive overview of methods that can be used to analyse linguistic data. It is based on extensive research that was enabled by the ERSC-funded project. 
 
Title Version 5.1 of #LancsBox software (2020) 
Description Corpus analysis tool 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact This software has over 30,000 users worldwide. The launch of the new version has been watched by over 5,000 people. 
 
Description Analysis of press reports on transsexuality for charity Mermaids 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Analysis of press reports on transsexuality for charity Mermaids
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/representing-trans-people-in-the-uk-press-a-follow-up-study-professor-paul-b...
 
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 Blog on metaphors for the Covid-19 pandemic 
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 Blog post on Centre's website on preliminary findings of research on metaphors for Covid-19: 'A fire raging': Why fire metaphors work well for Covid-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/a-fire-raging-why-fire-metaphors-work-well-for-covid-19/
 
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 International Baccalaureate on social media during the pandemic 
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 Blog post on preliminary findings of research on social media debates around the International Baccalaureate during the pandemic: Covid-19 and the International Baccalaureate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/covid-19-and-the-international-baccalaureate/
 
Description Blog post on Metaphor Menu for People with Cancer published by 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 Blog post on Metaphor Menu for People with Cancer published by European Association for Palliative Care
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://eapcnet.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/a-metaphor-menu-for-people-living-with-cancer/
 
Description Blog post on press reporting on face masks/coverings 
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 Blog post on preliminary findings of research on press representations of face masks/coverings: 'Face masks' and 'face coverings' in the UK press during the Covid-19 pandemic: Scottish vs. national newspapers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/face-masks-and-face-coverings-in-the-uk-press-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-s...
 
Description Blog post on press representations of Muslims during the pandemic 
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 Blog post on Centre's website on findings of research on the representations of Muslims in the UK press during the pandemic: From careful to careless reporting: The effect of COVID-19 on the representation of Islam and Muslims.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/from-careful-to-careless-reporting-the-effect-of-covid-19-on-the-representat...
 
Description Blog post on press representations of slavery in the 19th century 
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 Blog post on Centre's website on: Slavery in the News - Slaves and Slavery in the Liverpool Mercury in the Nineteenth Century
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/slavery-in-the-news-slaves-and-slavery-in-the-liverpool-mercury-in-the-ninet...
 
Description Cancer Metaphor Cafe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Cancer Metaphor Cafe' held in London and Lancaster as part of ESRC Social Science Festival. The events were used to launch the Metaphor Menu for People with Cancer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Contribution to event in Parliament 
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 Talk by Paul Baker at launch of the Centre for Media Monitoring, at Portcullis House, Westminster. Audience of 100. 95% were non-academic stake-holders. Attending were the editors of the Sun and the Daily Express.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Contribution to 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at event on The Future of Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University; attended by 60 people from the public and charity sectors, including service users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Contribution to 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at event on The Future of Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University; attended by 50 people from the public and charity sectors, including service users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Contribution to professional publication 
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 Piece on emagazine of English and Media Centre, for secondary school teachers: When is a greenhouse not a greenhouse? Metaphors and climate change in science, education and young people's talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/e-magazine
 
Description Contribution to workshop on 'High Quality Financial Reporting Narratives' at the Work Foundation 
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 Contribution to workshop on 'High Quality Financial Reporting Narratives'; Work Foundation; ca 30 participants from the financial sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 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 workshop given as part of the 7th New Zealand Discourse Conference 
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 workshop given as part of the 7th New Zealand Discourse Conference. Wellington University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 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 Event on 'Collaborations between Linguistics and the Professions' 
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 Event on 'Collaborations between Linguistics and the Professions' (4-6 March 2019) - 50 participants, including PhD students, early-career researchers, and speakers/delegates from the private sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/mycalendar-events/?event_id1=65
 
Description Guided reading blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Alll participating teachers (21) were sent the link to the blog, which updated findings from the study. Several teachers responded to say that they found this useful for informing their practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/the-guided-reading-project/
 
Description Health in the News event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Health in the News' event held in London as part of ESRC Social Science Festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview for USA podcast 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for USA podcast 'Subtitle'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://subtitlepod.com/a-metaphor-for-our-times/
 
Description Interview with Canadian TV channel 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Canadian TV Channel OMNI news on metaphors and Covid-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/OMNINewsItaliano/videos/974953992931961/
 
Description Interview with public radio The World 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with public ratio programs The World on metaphors for Covid and cancer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.pri.org/stories/2020-04-28/fires-orchestras-parachutes-some-other-ways-describe-coronavi...
 
Description Invited presentations at at Xi'an Jiaotong University and Xi'an International Studies University, Xi'an, China 
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 Andrew Hardie presented three talks to researchers and postgraduate students in Xi'an, China, with the following titles: "Fundamentals of corpus statistics", "The statistics of collocation: basic principles and potential problems", "Designing and documenting a corpus" (October 2019)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 2019 
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 2019 Lancaster Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics: three strands; 112 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/summerschool/travel.php
 
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 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 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 Participation in 'Metacare' broadcast 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in 'Metacare' online broadcast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/-U23fnnowz8
 
Description Participation in BBC Radio programme 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participation in Radio programme entitled 'Fighting Talk' broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001g8w
 
Description Participation in launch of Sydney Corpus Lab 
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 Series of talk by CASS members at launch of Sydney Corpus Lab, University of Sydney
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in podcast of the International Coaching Federation 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in podcast of the International Coaching Federation, Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://anchor.fm/coachfederation/episodes/Elena-Semino-Metaphor-Menus-epug0t
 
Description Piece on 'Discourses of Islam in the Spectator' for the Muslim Council of Britain 
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 Piiece for the Muslim Council of Britain entitled: "Discourses of Islam in the Spectator" - to be published in a report by the Centre for Media Management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 of new project to Pain Concern charity 
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 to staff at Pain Concern charity in Edinburgh on new project on communication on chronic pain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Presentations for Change - a learning disabilities rights charity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact We carried out research on media representations of people with learning disabilities commissioned by the charity CHANGE, and presented the findings to the charity's leadership group on several occasions. These findings will be used to inform the charity's own campaigns.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
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 Report for mental health charity Rethink Mental Illness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact We carried our research on the use of mental health diagnostic labels in colloquial spoken English, in response to a request from our partner charity Rethink Mental Illness. We reported the findings to the charity, who will use them to inform the campaign 'Time to Change' which is run in collaboration with the charity MIND.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Reports for the Muslim Council of Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Two presentations for Muslim Council of Britain, on findings of research on the representation of Muslims in the UK press
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research cited in Spanish newspaper 
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 on metaphors for cancer and Covid mention in El Pais
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://elpais.com/ciencia/2020-03-27/el-peligroso-placer-de-insultar-desde-los-balcones.html
 
Description Research for metaphors for cancer reported in Spanish health news website 
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 The website Saludadiario.es reported on a talk on metaphors for cancer by Elena Semino, held at Barcelona's General Hospital in February 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.uic.es/es/agenda-actividades/conferencia-how-patients-talk-metaphors-cancer-and-end-life
 
Description Research mentioned in Atlantic magazine 
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 on metaphors for Covid and cancer mentioned in Atlantic magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/10/trump-strength-coronavirus/616682/
 
Description Research mentioned in Daily Mail 
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 Research on metaphors for Covid cited in Daily Mail article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-8200153/Tankers-football-comebacks-green-shoots--just-d...
 
Description Research mentioned in Der Spiegel 
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 on metaphors and Covid-19 mentioned in German magazine Der Spiegel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/corona-pandemie-linguisten-finden-die-perfekte-metapher-f...
 
Description Research mentioned in Spanish newspaper El Correo 
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 mentioned in Spanish newspaper El Correo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.elcorreo.com/vivir/tendencias/guerra-20200501115220-ntrc.html?ref=https:%2F%2Ft.co%2FGxa...
 
Description Research on cancer metaphor included in YouTube vide on 'Cancer Research Demystified' 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research on cancer metaphor included in YouTube vide on 'Cancer Research Demystified'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbLZdR8gjae4fom9sLmW-nQ
 
Description Research reported by Spanish science news agency 
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 reported by Spanish science news agency, and reproduced by other news websites in Spain and South America. Many people on Twitter expressed interest and changes in views/awareness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.agenciasinc.es/Reportajes/Escribir-bien-sobre-cancer-o-como-luchar-contra-la-larga-enfer...
 
Description Research reported in Huffington Post UK 
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 on Metaphors Menu for People with Cancer reported in Huffington Post UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/the-language-of-cancer-fighting-beating-going-on-a-journey-he...
 
Description Research reported in Taipei 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 Research on cancer metaphors reported in Taipei Times
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2019/08/22/2003720905
 
Description Research reported in Washington Post 
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 Forensic Linguistic research reported in Washington Post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/11/fact-checking-trumps-misleading-border-wall-spin/
 
Description Research reported in article on NBC 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 Research was mentioned in NBC News article on the death of US Senator John McCain from a brain tumour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/john-mccain-did-not-lose-his-battle-glioblastoma-because-cance...
 
Description Research reported in the Guardian 
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 Research on metaphors for cancer reported in the Guardian
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/aug/11/war-on-words-cancer-is-a-disease-not-a-battle
 
Description School visit - Corpus linguistics: Scientific approach to language. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This half-day workshop for A-level English Language students at Ripley St Thomas secondary school took place in Lancaster on 16th July, 2018. The workshop was jointly led by Dr. Dana Gablasova and Dr. Vaclav Brezina. Students learnt how to use a new online tool BNClab that was created as part of this ESRC-funded project. The workshop was well received and stimulated discussion and follow up conversations. Early feedback on the tool was provided.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk for healthcare professionals at Royal Academy of Medicine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk by Elena Semino on 'Language and explaining/describing pain' at event on 'Explain Pain through Art, Language and Movement' at the Royal Society of Medicine. Attended by 100 healthcare professionals (doctors, physiotherapists, etc.). Resulted in requests for further talks and potential collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/pain-medicine/2018-19/pnm03/
 
Description Talk on 'How patients talk: Metaphors, cancer and the end of life' at Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya, Barcelona 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk for medical staff and students at Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya in Barcelona.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.uic.es/es/agenda-actividades/conferencia-how-patients-talk-metaphors-cancer-and-end-life
 
Description Talk on 'What do newspapers talk about when they talk about drought?' at 'About Drought Showcase' held in Birmingham on 14th March 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'What do newspapers talk about when they talk about drought?' by Carmen Dayrell, Helen Baler and Tony McEnery. As part of the Drought Narratives interactive session within the About Drought Showcase held in Birmingham on 14th March 2018.
The event gathered stakeholders, practitioners, and the public, to disseminate the findings, outputs ad datasets resulting from the RCUK Drought and Water Scarcity programme. A total of 150 delegates; about 30 people signed up to attend this specific session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Three-day Corpus Linguistics training workshop at University of Erlangen 
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 Three-day CQPWeb 'Bootcamp' (training for advanced users' by Andrew Hardie at University of Erlangen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training session for Muslim Council of Britain 
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 Workshop for the Muslim Council of Britain to train a small group of staff in the use of our methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Training workshop at St John's Hospice, Lancaster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on communication about chronic pain at St John's Hospice. Attended by 20 hospice staff and volunteers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training workshop for Indonesian Government Agency 
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 A 6-hours training workshop of Introduction to corpus linguistics and corpus tool features (CQPweb and LancsBox) for linguists in the Agency of Language Development and Cultivation, Ministry of Education, Indonesia from 03/11/2020 to 04/11/2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Training workshop for specialists in Accounting and Finance 
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 3-day training workshop at Lancaster in NLP and corpus methods for researchers in accounting and finance. Number of participants capped at 43 (over 120 applications to participate received). Audience equally split between faculty and PhD students, plus one representative from London-based investment management company.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Two-day corpus linguistics workshop at the Australian National University 
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 Two-day corpus workshop at the Australian National University, in collaboration with the Institute for Communication in Healthcare. Approximately 30 participants, including postgraduate students, academics and healthcare practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop on communication about cancer at St John's Hospice, Lancaster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop with members of St John's Hospice and Cancer Care in Lancaster to discuss the development of the Metaphor Menu for People with Cancer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshops for the Muslim Council of Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Training workshops in corpus Linguistic methods for the Muslim Council of Britain
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019