Academic - LAS

Description

Corpus Linguistics Student Organization (COLISTO) is an organization open to all graduate students at Iowa State University who are interested in the area of corpus linguistics. Corpus linguistics is a research methodology used across sub-disciplines in the field of Applied Linguistics, as well as in other disciplines. ISU currently offers several courses in corpus linguistics, including corpus linguistics research methods and applications of corpus linguistics to language teaching and learning. COLISTO aims at providing a forum for the discussion and analysis of current and relevant issues in the field of corpus linguistics and also a forum through which its members can learn more about corpus linguistics and its applications. It also offers opportunities to learn the implications of corpus linguistics for language classrooms as well as research using related methodologies, programming, and corpus design techniques. Knowledge of such tools and skills will be acquired both by means of interaction/discussion among the members of COLISTO during official meetings and by means of inviting speakers (including scholars/experts outside of ISU) to give corpus linguistics-related talks or workshops. Apart from these, the group dedicates twenty minutes of each monthly meeting to feedback sessions for those who wish to receive feedback on their works in progress in the area of corpus linguistics.

Affiliations

This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File CorpusLinguisticsStudentsOrganizationCOLISTOConstitution1.docx
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 8
ISU Members 1
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Membership is open to all graduate students in good standing with the university and ISU alumni.
Allowed Officers Bethany Gray, Fatemeh Bordbarjavidi, Nergis Danis, Shamini Shetye, Rosalie Hirch, Phuong Nguyen
Membership Qualifications
Membership Restrictions Only graduate students in good standing with the university and ISU alumni
Elections/Selection Election of officers will be held at the beginning of each academic year and will be decided by a majority vote from the general membership. If necessary, a run-off election will be held with the top candidates that received the most votes.
Meetings COLISTO meets once every month during the academic year in Ross Hall. During these meetings, group members participate in discussing ideas and/or issues related to corpus linguistics, working on collaborative projects, and any other activities relevant to the goals of the organization.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

COLISTO meets once every month during the academic year in Ross Hall. During these meetings, group members participate in discussing ideas and/or issues related to corpus linguistics, working on collaborative projects, and any other activities relevant to the goals of the organization. Prior to the meeting, the President should communicate by email the date, time, and place of the meeting no later than one week before the meeting is to take place to allow adequate time for members to plan their schedule. The Social Chair is responsible for reserving the meeting room.

Description of Special Events

There will be workshops related to corpus linguistics topics.