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Very interesting #neoligisms page, words mined from two UK newspapers http://rdues.bcu.ac.uk/neologisms.shtml
The Research and Development Unit for English Studies (RDUES) at Birmingham City University aims to carry out fundamental and applied research in corpus linguistics to develop new descriptions of the language in use.
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Slides from ICAME36 looking at transcription issues in BNC14 spoken corpus

H/t Costas Gabrielatos @congabonga
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Prelim book of abstracts for the third Learner Corpus Research conference

h/t FB CL group
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You may remember I posted a link to Skylight corpus interface recently, the developers talked to me about its background and future. Have a read :)
Skylight is a relatively new corpus interface designed with teachers and students in mind. Gill Francis one of the developers kindly answered some questions. The news about forthcoming suggestions ...
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Three tools to help with verb + noun #collocations , the Collocation Checker seems most useful for students. The Clozer tool most useful for teachers.

Tango [http://candle.cs.nthu.edu.tw/collocation/webform2.aspx?funcID=9] another verb+ noun tool which includes 5 #corpora
Nowadays, it is getting more difficult to find the free host for the python/django project. We recently changed to PythonAnywhere, but they discontinued to support us since last week due to our project size is more than 500 MB. Luckily, we found out that OpenShift is a good fit for our project ...
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A quotes #corpus, could come in handy. Has 36,165 quotes from 2,297 people.

h/t corporalist
Quotables - A Corpus of Quotes
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A #corpus interface not aware of before, has access to a number of corpora, the most interesting is ukWaC of 1.4 billion tokens from web pages.

Limitation is that it only does #concordances
Skylight is an easy-to-use classroom corpus resource. It gives you real examples of how words and phrases are used in everyday language. Skylight is designed especially for language teachers and learners. It has a clear and simple user interface, and the query language is natural and transparent ...
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collocation feature is upcoming in next release
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Scroll down in the post  (not to say the rest of the post is not worth reading!) to check how +Sharon Hartle integrated some #corpus work into her classes, includes two useful worksheet models.
Post Manchester Iatefl Reflections My number one theme from the Conference Two weeks have now slipped past since I came back from the Iatefl conference (How's that for a Present Perfect?) and as ti...
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Rudy Loock talks at #engcorpora2015 about  getting his translation students making their own #corpora such as celebrity obituaries.
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Screencasts on Key Topics in #Corpuslinguistics by Monika Bednarek ‏@Corpusling
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A place to share, discuss, question etc anything and everything related to corpus linguistics and language teaching and language learning. If as a language teacher you are wondering what's the point have a look at the first link below. And if you are looking for more technical discussions I would direct you to the Facebook corpus linguistics group. The LinkedIn group is worth checking too as well as signing up to Corpora List and/or reading its archives. Image is of Adam Kilgarriff a major contemporary figure in corpus linguistics who passed away recently. Read more about him in link below.

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Cambridge Language research are collating some BNC14  spoken corpus news.

h/t Robbie Love ‏@lovermob

Related:
Spoken English in today's Britain [https://plus.google.com/+MuraNava/posts/gSfTtZoFzzP]

Teflology discussion [https://plus.google.com/+MuraNava/posts/2wBiUpSaVc9]

Robbie Love interview [https://plus.google.com/+MuraNava/posts/1HGHyCeHMt8]
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A very nice tribute to Adam Kilgarriff, with some interesting corpus linguistic details

h/t +Andrew Caines 
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Adam Kilgarriff collects some of his papers pertaining to corpora and language learning and teaching
Adam Kilgarriff: Structured bibliography. Links. 1. Preamble · 2. Word Senses · 2.1 SENSEVAL/SEMEVAL · 2.2 Software responses · 2.3 Sketch Engine · 3. Corpora · 3.1 Corpus building and web corpora · 4. Supplementaries · 4.1 Dictionary-making · 4.2 Language-specific work · 4.3 Language learning ...
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A collection of free computer mediated communication #corpora   in French, nice

h/t corporalist
This repository includes corpora of mono or multimodal interactions mediated through networks (Internet, Phone, etc.). Three fundamental principles underlie CoMeRe: variety, standards, openness. Variety: interactions stemming from networks, as well as mono and multimodal, synchronous and ...
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Ted Corpus Search engine now has transcripts synced to video; use pause before selecting line

NICE!
About TCSE. TCSE is a search engine specializing in exploring transcripts of TED Talk. It has been created for educational and scientific purposes. TCSE uses data provided by TED under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, but it is not an official service of TED.
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Two Nepali written and one spoken corpora made free as a response to recent earthquake.
[Corpora-List] ELRA Catalogue: Nepali Corpora for free. ELRA ELDA Information info at elda.org. Tue May 5 12:01:38 CEST 2015. Previous message: [Corpora-List] [last CFP] ACL 2015 Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text; Next message: [Corpora-List] Universal Dependencies: PhD student position in ...
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+Jennifer MacDonald is compiling a list of #corpora to help with #Academic English
I really want to use corpora more often in class, I really do. I love the idea so much. But it all comes down to interface. The interfaces of some corpora are so dated and cumbersome to navigate th...
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John Williams & Glen Hadikin report on a Citizen Science #corpus project as well as a model of #language #evolution inspired by Dawkins meme idea.
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Various (approx 100 million token in size) web derived #corpora in several languages using guest account, you can apply for full access as well.

Interface is same one SketchEngine is based on.
Comenius University in Bratislava UNESCO Chair in Translation Studies. Aranea Project NoSketch Engine Guest Access. Queries. Concordance · Word list. Documentation on tagsets. All: Araneum Universal Tagset; Cs: Jan Hajič Czech Tagset (Cs); De: Stuttgart-Tübingen Tagset (De); En: Penn Treebank ...
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There's some good news about a new open access #corpus in this post from +Julie Moore

edit: apparently the open is in inverted commas, the corpus unfortunately will not be fully open :( some access will be given free, full access will be subscription based

stay tuned for further details as and when they are released
My second IATEFL slot was talking about COBUILD dictionaries; Dictionary evolution: exploiting modern referencing tools to the max. I'm always more than happy to talk about dictionary skills and how to encourage learners to make better use of all the fab features we, as lexicographers, ...
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