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122049 PS Proseminar Linguistics 2 (2020W)

Cognition and corpus linguistics

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

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By default, all sessions are online. Depending on the COVID-19 situation, group sessions can, if all members agree (and if there is a room available at the department), take place in the classroom (4-5 people per group). Group sessions will take place in November/December. Dates will be arranged in class.

Donnerstag 08.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 15.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 22.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 29.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 05.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 12.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 19.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 26.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 03.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 10.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 17.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 07.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 14.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 21.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Donnerstag 28.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course, we will discuss how we can use text corpora to learn something about linguistic cognition. In particular, we will have a closer look at the role that utterance frequency plays in linguistic processing. We will use several quantitative methods to assess interactions between frequency and e.g. first-language acquisition and semantics, respectively, and we will investigate frequency distributions of words and in which way they relate to quantitative laws in linguistics (such as Zipf's law).

After a couple of sessions on the theoretical background and basic concepts, students will start working on empirical projects in smaller groups. There will be separate sessions for each group in which we discuss literature, data and methods relevant to the respective projects. In the middle of the semester, students will learn how to write papers with a quantitative focus. The results of the projects will be presented in the end of the semester. By default, all sessions are online. Depending on the COVID-19 situation, group sessions can, if all members agree (and if there is a room available at the department), take place in the classroom (4-5 people per group).

Methods will involve online tools for visualizing semantic relationships, online language databases, and using prewritten scripts to analyze data. No previous knowledge of any of these methods is required apart from some basic familiarity with spreadsheets.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Short essay, online quiz, group project (presentation and proseminar paper), participation in class.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Short essay (10%)
Online quiz (15%)
Presentation (30%)
Proseminar paper (30%)
Participation in class (15%)
Pass grade: 60%

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Literature will be provided in class.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BA 612;
Code/Modul: BA06.1;
Lehrinhalt: 12-2044

Letzte Änderung: Mo 05.10.2020 14:48