LAEL Webinars September 8, 2020


LAEL Webinars September 8, 2020

These sessions are part of a series of webinars hosted by the Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics (LAEL), Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. LAEL is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020.

Contact: Email Claudia Nunes Delfino at

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

LAEL Webinars

Speaker:  Jack Grieve and Nick Groom, University of Birmingham, UK
Title: The evolution of the linguistic structure of British patents
Time: 2pm-3pm, São Paulo time (GMT -3)

Sign up in advance for Prof Grieve's and Prof Groom's session:

LAEL Research Bazaar

Presenters: Vaclav Brezina and Raffaella Bottini, Lancaster University, UK
Title: Data visualization in Corpus linguistics: Theory and practical tools
Time: 4pm-5:30pm (São Paulo time, GMT -3)

Sign up in advance for Prof Brezina's and Prof Bottini's session:

Instructions to participants:
Numbers and graphs are two essential modes of scientific communication, complementing, evidencing and underscoring information communicated through text. The former mode pertains to statistics, while the latter is connected with data visualization.
This practical webinar provides an overview of key principles of successful scientific communication which uses statistical and visual presentation of data. Examples of useful statistical and visualization techniques will be offered, including the description and visualization of central tendencies in the data (mean and median), as well as distributions (range and interquartile range) and more complex inferential statistical models. Practical exercises will be provided to participants and Lancaster Stats Tools online ( will be introduced as a free online tool for statistical analysis of data and data visualization.

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Attendance is free and open to everyone, but places are limited to the first 500 registrants who enter the Zoom room on the day of the event. Click on the sign-up link above for the talk(s) you want to attend.

Capacity is limited to 500 participants. Participants will be admitted to the Zoom room on a first-come-first-served basis. If the room is full, Zoom will not allow a registrant to enter.

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Videos of previous webinars are available on YouTube at:

Certificates of attendance will be issued to those who attend via Zoom only, based on the details entered on the registration form. Therefore, please enter your name as you would like it to appear in the certificate. Certificates will be made available about two weeks after the webinar.