This year’s ICAME will feature a panel discussion in order to provide another format for (interdisciplinary) exchange and discussion.

Thursday, May 21st – 17:00 – 18:00 CEST
The event is titled At the Tipping Point: To Be (Public) or Not To Be (Public) in Corpus Linguistics.


The livestream, starting 30 minutes prior to the event, can be found here.


Celeste Rodriguez Louro (The University of Western Australia)

Dr Celeste Rodriguez Louro is a Senior Lecturer and Australian Research Council Fellow at The University of Western Australia. Trained in Argentina, the USA and Australia, her research tracks language change across time. Celeste is also interested in macro sociolinguistic issues including standard language ideologies, language contact, and multilingualism. Her publications have appeared in high-ranking international journals. Her work has featured in more than 40 peer-reviewed conferences, including recent invited plenaries and panels. Celeste has raised over $600,000 in funding to support her research program. She has also taught linguistics to more than 1,000 students since joining UWA in 2011 – winning two UWA Teaching Excellence Awards in the space of three years. She has a strong record of media appearances and is committed to making academic knowledge available to a wider audience through public talks, seminars, workshops, and online content.

Michaela Mahlberg (University of Birmingham, @MichaMahlberg)

Michaela Mahlberg is Professor of corpus linguistics at the University of Birmingham, UK, where she is also the Director of the Centre for Corpus Research and the Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer for the College of Arts and Law. Michaela is the editor of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (John Benjamins) and together with Wolfgang Teubert she edits the book series Corpus and Discourse (Bloomsbury). One of her main areas of research is Dickens’s fiction and the socio-cultural context of the 19th century. Her publications include Corpus Stylistics and Dickens’s Fiction (Routledge, 2013), English General Nouns: a Corpus Theoretical Approach (John Benjamins, 2005) and Text, Discourse and Corpora. Theory and Analysis (Continuum, 2007, co-authored with Michael Hoey, Michael Stubbs and Wolfgang Teubert). Michaela was the Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded project CLiC Dickens: Characterisation in the representation of speech and body language from a corpus linguistic perspective which led to the development of the CLiC web app.

Ina Schlie (@InaSchlie)

Ina Schlie is a Senior Executive and Supervisory Board Member for Digital Transformation and Finance. She is engaged with several Start-Ups driving Innovation & New Work and a co-founder of nextexitfuture GmbH. As a lecturer at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich at the Faculty for Business Administration Ina Schlie combines traditional teaching with interdisciplinary methodologies, e.g. design-thinking to build bridges between digital transformation and education. Ina Schlie is an economist (University of Heidelberg). For more than two decades, Ina worked at SAP SE in various functions, e.g. as Senior Vice President Digital Government.

Moderation by Beatrix Busse (University of Cologne, @BeatrixBusse)

Beatrix Busse is Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Teaching at the University of Cologne. Beatrix studied English and history at the universities of Osnabrück and Keele. She received her doctorate in English linguistics from the University of Münster in 2004, and she obtained her Habilitation at the University of Bern in 2010. In 2011, Beatrix Busse was appointed a full professor for English linguistics at Heidelberg University. From 2013 to 2019 Beatrix Busse also held the position of Vice-Rector for Studies and Teaching at Heidelberg University. Beatrix Busse is review editor of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics on the editorial board of the Continuum series Advances in Stylistics. Beatrix Busse’s scholarly interests include the history of English, Shakespeare studies, stylistics, corpus linguistics and language in urban space.