Corpus Approaches to the Language of Literature
Organized and run by Martin Wynne, Oxford Text Archive, Oxford University.
The workshop aimed to disseminate advanced methods in linguistic analysis using linguistic corpora to researchers in literary studies.
The workshop built on networks and discussions at a workshop on Corpus Approaches to Literature held at the Corpus Linguistics 2005 conference in Birmingham and recent Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) conferences. These discussions resulted in a clear feeling that while there was a recognition of the potential usefulness of corpora, there are practical barriers to progress. It was decided that it would be useful to run an event which would (a) disseminate examples of exemplary work in the field, and (b) introduce in a practical way literary scholars to the techniques and methods of corpus linguistics.