A network for corpus linguists working/studying in Scotland was launched this January. The rationale behind the Corpus Linguistics in Scotland (CLiS) Network is to provide a forum which will facilitate the sharing of research and collaboration on joint publications/funding bids. The long-term view is to build up a thriving research hub dedicated to Corpus Linguistics.
Founded by Bróna Murphy (University of Edinburgh) and Vander Viana (University of Stirling), the CLiS network is open to researchers in Scotland (and beyond) who are using or are interested in using corpus linguistics in their research.
The launch event took place on 23 January 2015 at Paterson’s Land, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. The guest speakers were Dr. Wendy Anderson (University of Glasgow) and Dr. Paul Thompson (University of Birmingham). The AMC’s FITS Project members Joanna Kopaczyk, Daisy Smith and Benjamin Molineaux took part in the event and will report on further exciting new initiatives within the Network.