Corpus Linguistics

Corpus Linguistics
Using large collections of texts for research and teaching; focusing on variation (by dialect, genre, time, author, etc.) in language.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesELANG 273; or LING 240
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining LING 485
Course Outcomes

Corpora and Corpus-based Materials

Students will be able to understand how corpora and corpus-based materials can best be used for teaching and learning. They will carry out an in-depth investigation of one particular linguistic phenomenon using the best available corpora and corpus-based tools.

Principles of Corpus Design and Construction

Students will be able to apply the basic principles of corpus design and construction to design a corpus for their area of interest.

Approach Differences

Students will be able to understand the differences between corpus-based/empirical and rationalist/non-empirical approaches to linguistics.

Text Analysis Tools

Students will be able to use text analysis tools to investigate frequency, keywords, and do simple concordancing.

Using Corpora to Conduct Research

Students will be able to use corpora to carry out research in the areas of 1) lexicography 2) genre-based differences in language 3) syntax 4) semantics, and 5) historical change.