English Corpus Linguistics - LAN00032H
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- Department: Language and Linguistic Science
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Eva Zehentner
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: H
Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
Module will run
||Spring Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20
The aim of this module is:
- to introduce students to major ideas in the field of corpus linguistics
- to investigate and describe aspects of the structure of English as represented in corpus data
- to compare, contrast, and relate theoretical and empirical approaches to language study
- to teach basic statistical skills appropriate to linguistic analysis
- to teach the basics of good research design
The emphasis throughout is on data collection and analysis, descriptive adequacy, argumentation, and written/oral presentation skills.
Module learning outcomes
On completion of this module you should be able to:
- make use of corpus data to investigate different aspects of language use
- recognize and explain complex patterns in linguistic data
- form valid generalizations about language from corpus data
- express grammatical concepts clearly and concisely
- design and carry out a small research project using corpus data
- summarize and present findings in a style appropriate to the norms of the discipline
- understand and apply basic statistical concepts relevant to linguistic analysis
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English Corpus Linguistics - Dossier
English Corpus Linguistics - Project
Special assessment rules
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English Corpus Linguistics - Written Tasks re-assessment
Students will receive continuous verbal feedback in practicals and seminars. Written feedback on summative work will be provided within 20 working days.
McEnery, Tony (2012). Corpus linguistics: method, theory and practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Chapters 1, 2 and 5).
McEnery, Tony; Richard Xiao and Yukio Tono (2006). Corpus-based language studies: an advanced resource book. London: Routledge (Sections A1-A4, A6-A7 and B3-B4).
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