Computer Applications in Linguistics (LNGS2613)


This unit of study introduces students to the many uses of computers in the humanities with specific reference to linguistics: computer lexicography; building and searching text corpora, examining speech signals, collocations, style, authorship, discourse structure and syntactic constructions. Accessing information on languages and linguistics through library catalogues, electronic mailing lists, FTP sites and the World Wide Web. Other linguistics units (like phonetics, field methods, historical linguistics and semantics) will benefit from some basic knowledge of the use of computers.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2x1hr lectures/week


6x1000wd Written assignments (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


LNGS1001, or 12 Senior credit points from Digital Cultures


LNGS2007 or LNGS2027

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.