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1 Building a new corpus – overview of the latest IVACS resource Anne O’Keeffe

2 What is IVACS? A research centre An inter-institutional network

3 What is IVACS? A research centre

4 What is IVACS? A research centre An inter-institutional network

5 Who is IVACS? Universidad Autónoma de Madrid University of Nottingham University of Extremadura Shannon College of Hotel Management Queen’s University Belfast Newcastle University Leeds Metropolitan University University College Plymouth St Mark & St John Tokyo University University of Cambridge University of Hull University of Limerick University of Edinburgh Mary Immaculate College

6 What’s it all about?

7 1980s All-in-one External hard drive (500k) Mainframe computer storage

8 IVACS corpus resources The Limerick Corpus of Irish English (1m) The Limerick Belfast Corpus of Academic Spoken English (.5m) The Cambridge Limerick and Shannon Corpus (1m) The Newcastle Corpus of Academic Spoken English (1.5m)

9 Large corpora Smaller more specialised corpora Language varieties and variation Applied Linguistics Translation Sociolinguistics Stylistics Health Communication Media discourse Forensic Linguistics

10 Smaller more specialised corpora Quantitative & qualitative analyses Localised patterns of use Focus on context of use Concentrated patterns of use

11 Large corpora Smaller more specialised corpora Breadth of coverage Concentration of coverage Researcher removed from contexts of use Researcher often embedded in context of use

12 The Newcastle Corpus of Academic Spoken English (NUCASE) Mary Immaculate College Newcastle University Cambridge University Press

13 The Newcastle Corpus of Academic Spoken English (NUCASE) Data collection Databasing metadata Transcription & coding First Doctoral study

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15 Lecturer – Students Student Student+Lecturer Student Student-Lecturer Seminar19:00:0013:20:000:00:0032:20:00 Practical0:00:0039:00:007:57:0046:57:00 Student Project2:05:000:54:0028:35:0031:34:00 Student Presentations25:06:002:11:000:00:0027:17:00 Focus Group2:55:001:55:000:00:004:50:00 Presentation/Supervision2:32:000:00:00 2:32:00 Language Class20:04:001:02:000:00:0025:06:00 75:42:0058:22:0036:32:00170:36:00 CONTEXT Vs INTERACTION TYPE

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17 FACULTY Vs CONTEXT SeminarPractical Student Project Student Pres Focus Group Presentation /Supervision Language Class Business27:20:007:55:0011:11:0022:36:000:00:002:32:000:00:0071:34:00 Marine Engineering0:00:00 20:23:004:11:000:00:00 24:34:00 Computer Science0:00:007:30:000:00:00 7:30:00 Ed Comm & Lang Sc5:00:006:56:000:00:00 4:50:000:00:00 16:46:00 INTO0:00:00 25:06:005:06:00 Bioinformatics0:00:0024:36:000:00:000:30:000:00:00 25:06:00 32:20:0046:57:0031:34:0027:17:004:50:002:32:005:06:00170:36:00

18 Lecturer Students Student Student+Lecturer Student -Lecturer Business37:27:0022:56:0011:11:0071:34:00 Marine Engineering6:16:000:54:0017:24:0024:34:00 Computer Science0:00:007:30:000:00:007:30:00 ECLS7:55:001:55:006:56:0016:46:00 INTO24:04:001:02:000:00:0025:06:00 Bioinformatics0:00:0024:05:001:01:0025:06:00 55:42:0058:22:0036:32:00170:36:00 FACULTY Vs INTERACTION TYPE

19 Fahey Palma (2013) Sub-corpus (student – student interactions)

20 Fahey Palma (2013) Sub-corpus (student – student interactions)

21 Fahey Palma (2013)

22 Instances of humour

23 Fahey Palma (2013) Instances of humour versus instances of laughter

24 Fahey Palma (2013) Instances of individual versus collaborative laughter

25 Fahey Palma (2013) Transactional versus relational interactions

26 Transactional Topics Fahey Palma (2013)

27 Topic AreaTopic Social Event Tea Party (Royal Wedding) Drinking Games TravelQatar JobsJob offer ConferenceTrip and food Relational Topics - Engineering Fahey Palma (2013)

28 Relational Topics - Marketing Topic AreaTopic PartyingAlcohol; Hangover; Fresher’s Week BeautyFake Tan ; Sunbed; Nails ; Skin; Physical Appearance Social Networking/ Apps/Games Facebook; Twitter; Angry Birds; Fruit Ninja DrugsRitalin for study; Sleeping Pills; Valium Television/MovieGeordie Shore ; Disney Characters; Coronation Street DatingGirlfriends/Boyfriends; Valentine’s Day; Date stories Family/ Friends/ PetsVicky’s Dog; Trips Home JobsBar Work; Retail ; Future Employment FashionDesigner Labels ; Ugg Boots; Karen Millen HolidaysSkiing; Short breaks Fahey Palma (2013)


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