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Martin Wynne

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Martin Wynne is Senior Research Support Officer at the University of Oxford. University of Oxford logo Martin is based in IT Services, where he is responsible for the Oxford Text Archive, which also involves managing the distribution of the British National Corpus (BNC). He is currently working with the Bodleian Libraries on a sustainable future strategy for the OTA, and has a role in the Oxford e-Research Centre, where he works as part of the Digital Humanities at Oxford initiative, and has previously worked with TORCH. Martin is also a member of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics. Martin is a National Coordinator in the UK for CLARIN, which is building a pan-European research infrastructure for research with language resources in the Humanities.

Martin's current research and teaching focus on corpus linguistics, and developing infrastructure to support the use of language corpora and large data collections. He teaches a course on methodology each year, open to all members of the University, and has taught a module on 'Exploring English Usage in Language Corpora' for a Masters course in English Language, as well as sessions for Education and Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, and is working with Modern History on developing support for working with large text collections. He has also worked on various projects including the visualization of the sounds and syntax of poetry, hosting language resources on the Grid and in the Cloud, federated access and identity management, and the application of linguistic techniques to tracing the history of ideas.

Martin has worked on a number of infrastructure initiatives, including the Arts and Humanities Data Service, Project Bamboo, the Coalition of Humanities and Arts Infrastructures and Networks (CHAIN), CLARIN, DARIAH, Digital Humanities at Oxford, and the Humanities Computing Unit. Martin was for many years webmaster for the Poetics and Linguistics Association, and has worked on developing the web presence for TORCH, CLARIN, CLARIN-UK, and a number of research projects at the University of Oxford.

Martin has worked at the Universities of Birmingham and Łódź, the Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Goldsmiths College, London, and Lancaster University. He studied Linguistics at Leeds University and French at Queen Mary College, London. The numerous research projects that he has worked on include topics such as wordclass tagging in a number of languages; parallel text alignment; the BNC tag enhancement project; the Lancaster Speech, Thought and Writing Presentation project; the PELCRA Polish corpus building project; TELRI, building a resource infrastructure in central and eastern Europe, and the associated TRACTOR archive of language resources and tools; and building the BNC-Baby corpus. He has taught general linguistics, and a number of specialized topics, including corpus linguistics, second language acquisition theory, translation theory, literary stylistics, and semantics.

In his spare time Martin plays football, skis, kayaks, appreciates medieval and renaissance art and architecture, travels, takes an interest in European history and culture, tries to speak foreign languages, and sometimes just sits around reading books or drinking strong Belgian beer. This year he is mostly chasing a toddler around train stations.

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