Topic outline

  • 1. Introduction

    Basic info

    time: Thursday 12:30 - 2:00 pm

    room: S131 (main faculty building, located in the back wing, accessible from the courtyard)

    structure: 45 minutes lecture + 45 minutes seminar

    Timetable

    1.         5/10     Introduction to the course, first reading assignment

    2.         12/10    History and development of language corpora (pre-electronic, 1st generation, 2nd generation)

    3.         19/10    Corpus characteristics and design (incl. annotation, lemmatization, tagging), types of corpora

    4.         26/10    Basic notions of corpus linguistics (frequency, distribution, representativeness, concordance etc.)

    5.         2/11      Corpora in grammar and diachronic studies

    6.         9/11      Corpora in lexical studies and lexicography

    7.         16/11    Corpora in contrastive linguistics and translation studies

    8.         23/11    Corpora in stylistics and literary studies

    9.         30/11    Corpora in discourse studies (MD-CADS)

    10.       7/12      Corpora in language learning and teaching (L1, L2)

    11.       14/12    Corpora in forensic linguistics

    12.       21/12    Corpora in sociolinguistics

    13.       5/1/17   Final test (additional dates upon request)

  • 2. History and development of language corpora (pre-electronic, 1st generation, 2nd generation)

  • 3. Corpus characteristics and design (incl. annotation, lemmatization, tagging), types of corpora

  • 4. Basic notions of corpus linguistics (frequency, distribution, representativeness, concordance etc.)

  • 5. Corpora in grammar and diachronic studies

  • 6. Corpora in lexical studies and lexicography

  • 7. Corpora in contrastive linguistics and translation studies

  • 8. Corpora in stylistics and literary studies

  • 9. Corpora in discourse studies (MD-CADS)

  • 10. Corpora in language learning and teaching (L1, L2)

  • 11. Corpora in forensic linguistics

  • 12. Corpora in sociolinguistics