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120102 AR Introduction to Corpus Linguistics (2008S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Die LV findet Di 14-16 Uhr im ComputerLab (Institut für Anglistik) statt. Anrechenbar für linguistics Schwerpunktmodul gem. UniStG-DiplomStudienplan ; ebenso anrechenbar für den alten Studienplan gem. ÄquivalenzVO. Begrenzte Teilnehmerzahl von 20 (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 computer corpora. With the help of concrete examples we will explore their potential (and limitations) for language description. We will consider, for instance, how computer corpora can help us
" identify collocations, colligations and syntactic patterns
" specify lexical meaning (e.g. semantic prosody, register)
" notice preferred occurrence of words and syntactic patterns in certain text types
" answer questions of 'grammaticality' and appropriate use

Examination topics

Participants will conduct their own mini-projects and present their findings in class (pair work possible); project paper (between 1500 and 2000 words depending on type of credit), 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

225, 226, 228, 236, 238, 722, K518, K531, K532

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