Spring School on Experimental and Corpus Linguistics – Aristotle University, Greece

Spring School on Experimental and Corpus Linguistics


This spring school offers a two-day compact course on experimental and corpus linguistics. The participants will acquire the necessary knowledge to handle corpora and experimental data sets for research and teaching purposes. The sessions will involve lectures and lab practice. Labs will include practice with tools to design linguistic experiments (e-prime) and programming practice for corpus construction and analysis (XML and R). For both experimental and corpus linguistic sessions, real-life data sets will be used and analysed (e.g., Greek Learner Corpus). The instruction will be carried out in English.

Course outline

(a) Experimental Linguistics

  • The use of on-line experiments in language research, methodology, design and data analysis 

Professor Leah Roberts, University of York

  • The use of elicitation tasks in testing research hypotheses in language acquisition           

         Professor Christiane Bongartz, University of Cologne

    Lab Instructor: Anastasia Paspali, Humbolt Univesität zu Berlin 

(b) Corpus Linguistics

  • Corpus construction, compilation and data analysis                                                  

Assistant Professor Alexandros Tantos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Learner corpora and language acquisition 

Associate Professor Despina Papadopoulou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

    Lab Instructor: Alexandros Tantos


Spring school venue

Registration and lectures will be held at the Department of Linguistics, School of Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Afternoon lab sessions will take place at the computer lab of the main library of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.