Units of Study

LNGS3608 - Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Monika Bednarek

Description

'The language looks different when you look at a lot of it at once'. This unit of study introduces you to corpus linguistics - the use of computer software to look at a lot of language at once. Corpus linguistics is currently surging in Europe and taking off in North America. This unit of study is one of very few on offer in Australia. Together we will explore the linguistic insights corpus linguistics has to offer and how these have affected modern theories of language. You will also explore methods involved in corpus design and analysis and undertake your own corpus linguistic research project.

Assessments

1x1000wd corpus design, building and discussion (20%), 1x1000wd corpus analysis (20%), 1x2000-2500wd research essay (60%)

Textbooks

Baker, P. 2006. Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis. London/New York: Continuum

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

LNGS1001 and LNGS1002

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