Computers, Discourse, Language (LNGS3608)

UNIT OF STUDY

'Language looks different when you look at a lot of it at once'. This unit of study introduces you to the use of computer software to look at a lot of language at once: Do we refer to 'men' and 'women' equally often? What are the five most frequent words in the English language? What is the difference between 'pure' and 'sheer'? How does television dialogue differ from real-world dialogue? And how does a computer help us to answer these and similar questions?

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr seminar/week

Assessment

1x1000wd corpus design, building and discussion (20%), 1x2000wd corpus analysis (30%), 1x3000wd Research essay (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(LNGS1001, LNGS1002, (LNGS2620 or LNGS2621) and (LNGS2602 or LNGS2603)) or (LNGS1001, (LNGS2602 or LNGS2603) and 6 Senior credit points from Digital Cultures)

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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.