iCourts Seminar: Corpus Tools in Legal and Social Science Research – University of Copenhagen

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iCourts Seminar: Corpus Tools in Legal and Social Science Research

Amanda Potts from Lancaster University’s ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) will visit iCourts on 20th March 2014 to give a seminar on how to use corpus tools in legal and social science research and to sign the Memorandum of Agreement that iCourts and CASS have concluded. Amanda’s main interests are in corpus linguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, and the union of these two approaches. Moreover, she is a specialist in corpus building. A common CASS-iCourts research project on Decoding the rule of law: Corpus-based discourse analysis of the construction of achievements of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has just received funding from the University of Lancaster’s Research Committee under the research programme “Radical Futures in Social Science”. CASS is financed by the British Research Council on Economic and Social Science (ESRC). The Centre is designed to bring a new method in the study of language – the corpus approach – to a range of social sciences. It provides an insight into the use and manipulation of language in society in a host of areas of pressing concern, including climate change, hate crime and education. iCourts and CASS has started a formalized collaboration based on our joint interest in the corpus investigation of language in the context of law.

For participation in the event please use this registration form no later than 19 March 2014 11:00.