Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University

Prof. Douglas Biber, professor of English (applied linguistics) is an internationally most renowned corpus linguists and author of many standard works in the field. He became widely known for his seminal research on multi-dimensional analysis of register, both in English and cross-linguistically, which was later transferred to many further languages.

Václav Cvrček, Charles University, Prague

Doc. Dr. Václav Cvrček, head of the linguistic section of the Czech National Corpus, is an expert on corpus linguistics and specifically, the quantitative analysis of Czech corpus evidence. He has worked extensively in the realm of stylometry, as well as in Czech grammar writing.

Maciej Eder, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow

Originally a literary scholar interested in early modern Latin and Polish, prof. Dr. Maciej Eder now focuses on a thorough re-examination and improvement of current stylometric methods. He is the author and maintainer of the widely-used R-package 'stylo' and, moreover, director of the Institute of Polish Language of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Stefan Evert, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr. Stefan Evert is a leading expert in corpus and computational linguistics, focusing on statistical methods in corpus analysis. He is especially well-known for his work on collocations, on the modelling of linguistic productivity, and, more recently, on the analysis of register variation.

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Anke Lüdeling, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Dr. Anke Lüdeling is a renowned expert in corpus linguistics and German morphology, and editor (with Merja Kytö) of the highly informative DeGruyter handbook Corpus linguistics. As head of numerous research projects in corpus linguistics, she currently focuses especially on the analysis of diachronic corpora and learner corpora.