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Unit of study_

Computers, Discourse, Language - LNGS3608

Year - 2019

'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?

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x1000wd corpus design and building (20%), 1x1000wd corpus analysis (20%), 1x2500wd research report (60%)

Pre-requisites

LNGS1001 and LNGS1002 and LNGS2624

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Linguistics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
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