Corpus Research Centre 

The faculty of Languages feels pride in establishing Corpus Research Centre at Minhaj University Lahore. The Centre will be inaugurated on September 18, 2023.


Corpus Research Centre (MUL & SISU)

 This is the joint collaboration between the Faculty of Languages (MUL) of Minhaj University Lahore, Pakistan, and the Institute of Corpus Studies and Applications (ICSA) of the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), China. This is Pakistan’s first corpus research center for building the research capacity of the faculty and the postgraduate students of different other Pakistani universities from the fields of Humanities/Social Sciences and Pakistan’s 2nd corpus research center for Linguistics. Initially, the center has started working on different projects regarding Corpus studies. This center aims to launch a project of developing the National Corpus of different Pakistani indigenous languages (NCPIL) as well as other domains of Humanities/Social Sciences. The center will launch the first research journal on Pakistani Indigenous languages. Moreover, on a regular basis

Our Members 

Prof. Dr. Kaibao Hu
Dean of ICSA, Assistant President of SISU
Dr. Qiang Geng
Shanghai International Studies University, China
Prof. Dr. M. Fakhar-ul-Haq Noori 
Dean, Faculty of Languages, MUL
Dr. Zafar Iqbal Bhatti 
Head of Department, School of English, MUL
Dr. Muhammad Afzaal
Associate Professor, Shanghai International Studies University, China


The Centre will undertake academic development-oriented research activities in the following fields:
Language data infrastructure processing and applications;
Corpus-based sociolinguistics (specialized and sectorial variation);
Corpus-based acquisitional linguistics (L2 variation);
Corpus-based discourse and communication analysis;
Parallel and/or comparable corpus-based translation studies;
Translation memories and other databases;
Corpus-based terminology and phraseology;
AI and machine translation development. 

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