20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces the theoretical and practical issues of using language corpora in linguistic studies and explores how the corpus-based approach and other methodologies can be combined in the study of language. The module builds on the knowledge acquired from other modules (Structure of English, Varieties of English, History of English, as well as Sociolinguistics), but focuses on actual language phenomena. Students will be introduced to the notion of the linguistic corpus and will be expected to become familiar with at least one of the major computerised corpora currently in the public domain.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Dr Gabriel Ozon
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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