Welcome to AntLab! Please check out my recent and upcoming events, and if you see me at a conference please remember to say hello. Also, my software tools are getting quite a lot of attention recently. So, please make sure you visit the software page to get the latest versions of AntConc, AntWordProfiler, and my other tools.

Vocab@Tokyo International Conference, Tokyo, Japan (Sept. 12-14, 2016)

I will serving as program chair at Vocab@Tokyo to be held at MeijiGakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. I hope you can all come.

New Book Chapter

A new book titled Discipline Specific Writing has just been published by Routledge featuring my chapter "Introducing corpora and corpus tools into the technical writing classroom through Data-Driven Learning (DDL)". The book is a very nice collection with chapters by some excellent authors. Check it out if you get chance.

Recent and Upcoming Events

  • Plenary speech: October 1-2, 2016
    • Anthony, L. (2016, October). New directions in corpus linguistics: Utilizing the rich annotations found in social media data. Plenary speech given at the 42nd Annual Convention of the Japan Association for Corpus English Studies (JAECS), Seijo University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Plenary speech: September 24, 2016
    • Anthony, L. (2016, September). ESP informed Content-Based Learning: Suggestions for Keeping the Language in Learning. Plenary speech given at the 2016 JALT CUE Conference, Kindai University, Higashi-Osaka City, Japan.
  • Conference presentation: September 16-18, 2016
    • Anthony, L. and Hardaker, C. (2016, September). Finding and visualizing love, hate, passion, and apathy on social media networks with FireAnt. Presentation given at The American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL) 2016, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, US.
  • Conference Chair: September 12-14, 2016
    • Rob Waring, Anthony, L., Charles Browne, and Tomoko Ishii (2016, September). Vocab@Tokyo Conference organizer. Meijigakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
      • Presentations given at the conference
        • Knight, D., Morris, S., Fitzpatrick, T. and Anthony, L. (2016, September). Charting the Vocabulary of a Minoritised language: Challenges and Opportunities in the Creation and Application of the National Corpus of Contemporary Welsh. Colloquium given at Vocab@Tokyo 2016, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
        • Nation, P. and Anthony, L. (2016, September). The Picture Vocabulary Size Test. Poster presentation given at Vocab@Tokyo 2016, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
        • Chujo, K., Anthony, L., and Oghigian, K. (2016, September). Data-Driven Learning of Word and Phrases by Low Proficiency EFL Learners through WebSCoRE. Poster presentation given at Vocab@Tokyo 2016, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
        • Anthony, L., Schmitt, N., and Nation, P. (2016, September). Unanswered Questions in L2 Vocabulary Acquisition and Research Agendas for the Next 10 Years. Round table panel discussion given at Vocab@Tokyo 2016, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Plenary speech: August 19-21, 2016
    • Anthony, L. (2016, August). Prototypicality in ESP: Selection, analysis, and visualization of model texts for use in ESP research and teaching. Plenary speech given at the ESP in Asia 2016: Frontier and Advancement international conference, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Training Seminar: August 5, 2016
    • Anthony, L. (2016, August). 技術英語表現と英語プレゼンテーションの実践テクニック [Techical English and English Presentation Techniques]. A one-day intensive seminar hosted by Johokiko. Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan).
  • Conference Presentation: July 20-23, 2016
    • Anthony, L. and Baker, P. (2016, July). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Prototypical Text Detection in Teaching and Research: New Developments and Applications of ProtAnt. Presentation given at the 12th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference (TaLC 12), Giesse, Germany.
  • Training Seminar: April 22, 2016
    • Anthony, L. (2016, April). 技術者・研究者のための英語プレゼンテーションの基本と実践 [English Presentation Principles and Applications for Engineers and Researchers]. A one-day intensive seminar hosted by the Technical Information Center, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Invited Seminar: April 1, 2016
    • Anthony, L. (2016, April). Publishing in international journals: Successful strategies and common misconceptions. Invited presentation given at the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Plenary Speech: March 18, 2016
    • Anthony, L. and Hardaker, C. (2016, March). Applications of FireAnt in forensic (corpus) linguistics: Identifying angels at Ashley Madison. UCREL Corpus Research Seminar given at Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
  • Plenary Speech: March 10, 2016
    • Anthony, L. and Michel, M. (2016, March). Introducing EyeChat: A data collection tool for eye-tracking computer mediated communication. UCREL Corpus Research Seminar given at Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
    • Plenary Speech: March 2-4, 2016
      • Anthony, L. (2016, March). Tailoring corpus tools for academia and the language industry: A developer's perspective. Plenary speech given at the 8th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2016), Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics, University of Málaga, Spain.
    • Plenary Speech: February 22, 2016
      • Anthony, L. and Hardaker, C. (2016, February). FireAnt Software Launch Event. An invited workshop to celebrate the lanuch of the FireAnt social media analysis tool, ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
    • Keynote lecture: February 11, 2016
      • Anthony, L. (2016, February). Arguments for and against DIY corpus tools creation: A debate about programming. Keynote lecture given at the Corpus Statistics Group Launch Event, Dept. of English Language and Applied Linguistics, Univ. of Birmingham, UK.
    • Keynote lecture and workshop: October 29-31, 2015
      • Anthony, L. (2015, October). "Journeying among the disciplines in language consulting: A personal account" (Keynote speech) and "Masterclass on AntConc: Advanced Concordancing and Other Language Analysis Techniques" (Workshop) given at the Mediterranean Editors and Translators Meeting 2015, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
    • Keynote lecture: October 23-24, 2015
      • Anthony, L. (2015, October). Novel approaches to the teaching and learning of Japanese using corpus linguistics tools and techniques. Keynote speech given at the "Construction of digital resources for learning Japanese" workshop, Department of Interpretation and Translation (DIT), University of Bologna, Italy
    • Keynote lecture: October 2, 2015
      • Anthony, L. (2015, October). Selecting Prototypical Texts for Close Reading with Applications in Professional Communication and English for Specific Purposes Research and Teaching. Keynote speech given at The 2015 International Symposium on English for Professional Communication and Instructional Technology, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
    • Invited lecture: September 15, 2015
      • Anthony, L. (2015, September). Applications of AntLab Tools in Asian Language Translation Tasks. Paper presented at the Tokyo Interest Group in Translation and Translation Process Research, National Institute of Informatics, September 15, 2015, Tokyo, Japan.
    • CL 2015: July 20-24, 2015
      • Anthony, L. and Baker P. (2015, July). ProtAnt: A Freeware Tool for Automated Prototypical Text Detection. Presentation given at Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
    • CL 2015: July 20-24, 2015
      • Anthony, L. Wattam, S., Coole, M., Mariani, J., Rayson, P., and Vidler J. (2015, July). Brainstorming the next generation of corpus software. Workshop given at Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
    • Distinguished Lecture Series: May 23/24/30/31, 2015
      • Anthony, L. (2015, May). Applications of Corpus Linguistics in Language Materials Design and In-Class Teaching and Learning. Distinguished Lecture Series given at Temple University Japan, Tokyo/Osaka, Japan.

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