We are delighted to announce that the following outstanding researchers have accepted to speak at Corpora & Discourse 2020:
Silvia Berardini (Department of Interpreting and Translation, University of Bologna, Italy) is an expert in the applications of corpus linguistics to translation and interpreting. She has published widely in this area and has co-authored software for corpus interfaces and corpus compilation, including BootCaT.
Silvia Bernardini will address the question: If artificial intelligence is making our students dumb, can CADS make them smarter? Learning from corpora in the time of big data
Andrew Bridle (Department of Applied English, St. John’s University, Taiwan) is an expert on applying corpus linguistics and discourse analysis to the investigation of far-right rhetoric and his publications include The Language of Hate: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of White Supremacist Language (Routledge). He uses his blog and twitter feed (@AndrewBrindle2) to comment on current affairs using corpus insights.
EDIT: Due to COVID-19, Andrew Brindle will not be able to join us for the conference
Gavin Brookes (ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, Lancaster University, UK) is an expert on the application of corpus linguistics and discourse analysis to socially important topics including mental health, dementia and obesity. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. His publications include The Language of Patient Feedback: A Corpus Linguistic Study of Online Health Communication (Routledge, with P. Baker and C. Evans) and Corpus, Discourse and Mental Health (Bloomsbury, with D. Hunt).
Gavin Brookes will talk about Applying Corpus Linguistics and Discourse Studies: Impact, Engagement and Interdisciplinarity