PALA 2014 highlights by Tatiana Gusakova

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July 14-16 PALA 2014 Summer School: Corpus and Data-driven Stylistics

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Summer School Guest Lecturers: Professor Willie van Peer (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich) Dr. Brian Walker (University of Huddersfield) Professor Dan McIntyre (University of Huddersfield)  

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Part 1: Corpus Stylistics  (Dan McIntyre and Brian Walker) A history of corpus linguistics a brief history of corpus linguistics and some of the underlying theoretical principles.  Introduction to corpus linguistics some of the important concepts, methodologies and terminology used in corpus linguistics.

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Combining Corpus linguistics and stylistics how methods, approaches and theories from corpus linguistics can be combined with stylistics .  Introducing WMatrix (Rayson 2009) Workshop: AntConc – introduction Workshop: MLCT – corpus-driven analysis of 2 novels (“The Heart of Darkness”, “For Whom the Bell Tolls”)

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Part 2: Statistics (Willie van Peer) Inferential Statistics: the Key Concepts SSPS in Reader Response Studies

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July16-20, 2014 Testing the Boundaries of Contemporary Stylistics

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July16-20, 2014 Testing the Boundaries of Contemporary Stylistics 117 participants 68 universities 17 countries

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The Plenaries Michael Burke (University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University): “What role for rhetoric in contemporary stylistics?” Jean Boase Beier (University of East Anglia) “Language in the Weaving Shed: Why Style Really Matters in Holocaust Poetry” Bernhard Kettemann (University of Graz) “A constructionist view of the semiotics of advertising and the stylistics of consumption” Michelle Gadpaille (University of Maribor):”Wan Dege-dege Bwai-Pikni”: Style and Substance in the Jamaican “Nyuu” Testamen” Geoffrey Leech (University of Lancaster): “Styles of (im)politeness: a comparison of Ichiguro’s Remains of the Day and Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” John Kennedy (University of Toronto): “Drawings by the blind have style: details support reference in sketches by EW”

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Geoffrey Leech: “Styles of (im)politeness: a comparison of Ichiguro’s Remains of the Day and Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

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Geoffrey Leech

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Representing self-identification: Colour symbolism of literary space in modern English-Canadian fiction

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