RecentTrends in Corpus-Based Language Studies
Within the current world of rapid developments, new requirementshave been raised on language studies, especially on corpus-based languagestudies. This talk will first of all review some of the significant pastachievements in corpus linguistics, including the monumental Brown Corpus ofAmerican English, LOB Corpus of British English, International Corpus ofEnglish, and British National Corpus. The talk will then introduce the questionhow corpus linguistics will contribute to the most recent demand for knoweledgeengineering, which is central to the development of cutting-edge technology.
Alex Chengyu Fang received his PhD from University College London,where he was appointed at the Survey of English Usage, Deparmtent of Phoneticsand Linguistics and Computer Science Department. He is Associate Professor atthe Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong. Heis an expert member in TC37 of the International Organization forStandardization and member in the China National Technicial Committee onLanguage Resources for Standardization. His major research interests includecorpus linguistics, computational linguistics, and natural language processing.His major publications include English Corpora and Automated GrammaticalAnalysis (2007), ISO Standards for Dialogue Analysis (2012), and TextGenres and Registers: The Computation of Linguistic Features (2015).