Aston Corpus Linguistics Research Group

Part of the Aston Centre for Applied Linguistics

Aston Corpus Linguistics Research Group is a cross-disciplinary group of academics and postgraduate researchers based in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and Aston Business School. We specialise in applying techniques from corpus linguistics to a range of contexts, including:

  • Computational linguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Historical linguistics
  • Language learning and teaching
  • Literary linguistics
  • Online communication
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Spoken language
  • Translation studies

We specialise in the analysis of a range of languages, including English, French, and Arabic. We promote collaboration between colleagues in order to galvanise expertise in corpus linguistics and support the development of new and innovative corpus research projects.

Our members represent several Aston University departments, including English, History, Languages and Translation, Operations and Information Management, the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL) and the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice. We hold regular meetings to discuss our research.