Universität Wien FIND

120038 AR Linguistics course (interactive) (2008S)

Corpus Linguistics

1.50 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Findet von Di 11.3. bis 29.4. 16-18 Uhr im Computer Lab (Institut für Anglistik, 1. Stock) statt. ECTS für 343 (UniStG-Studienplan): 2.00. Teilnehmerzahl auf 20 beschränkt (Computerarbeitsplätze).


Language: English



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Computer corpora, i.e. electronically stored collections of spoken and written texts, have become an important tool for linguistic research, allowing us to uncover regularities of language use which are inaccessible to intuition. In recent years computer corpora have also found their way into language teaching, where they can be particularly beneficial for the non-native teacher.

Class participation, in-class presentation of projects, project paper

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course offers a very practical and hands-on introduction to a specific computer corpus, viz. the British component of the International Corpus of English. With the help of concrete examples we will explore their potential (and limitations) for language description. We will consider, for instance, how this corpus can help us identify lexico-grammatical patterns ( e.g. collocations) and language use and how corpora can be used in language teaching.

Examination topics

Participants will conduct their own mini-projects and present their findings in class (pair work possible); project paper (about 1500 words), task-based work with computer corpora (no special computer knowledge required), class discussions of set readings

Reading list

Occasional reading texts will be provided

Association in the course directory

223, 224

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