School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Corpus Linguistics

Module code: LIN506

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Contact: Dr Rachele De Felice
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4200

This module will introduce you to Corpus Linguistics (CL). It focuses on theoretical aspects underlying CL such as collocation, idiom principle, semantic prosody and pattern grammar. You will be introduced to some of the commonly used software and electronic corpora, and gain hands-on experience in creating and analyzing corpus-data. Finally, the module will demonstrate the ways in which CL can be applied to investigate language structures and use in a variety of registers and contexts, e.g. in diachronic research (language change), synchronic research (language variation), discourse studies (gendered discourse) and in work on language acquisition.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5