Jun 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

LING 45000 - Corpus Linguistics

This course equips language teachers to use corpus linguistics to inform their teaching and/or bring corpus linguistics into the second/foreign language classroom. Non-TENL students are welcome and the course can be adjusted to fit their needs, as well. (Namely, an alternative to the mini-lesson requirement can be offered, and the corpus of such students can consist of any text or transcribed speech in any language). No experience with corpus linguistics, programming or statistics is assumed. The first half is an overview of corpus linguistics (history, tools, methods, corpora). The second half covers the relevance of corpus methods for language teaching and linguistics research in general. You will walk away with from this class with your own mini-corpus that you may build on in the future.

Graduate students read primary sources (in addition to the course readings) and are expected to be especially mindful of theoretical and methodological considerations behind corpus-building and corpus linguistics (in the readings and regarding their own corpus), and to express their understanding of these considerations orally and in writing.

Preparation for Course
P:  LING 10300 or 30300 (or equivalent).

Cr. 3.
Crosslisted with LING 55000 for graduate students.