20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Corpus linguistics - the use of large-scale text databases to shed light on regularity and structure in language - has assumed a centrality in linguistic research that would have been unthinkable twenty years ago. This module will introduce students to the use of corpora in linguistic research and language learning. We look at the way corpora are constructed and annotated, as well as the way linguists make use of them for a variety of tasks and in a variety of languages. The subject matter is suitable for students of all modern European languages, including English.

Staff Contact: Dr D Divjak
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Poster research results with oral presentation

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