Empirical Methods in English Linguistics
Authentic Linguistic Data
Students will acquire authentic linguistic data from native speakers through appropriately selected computer corpora (collections of texts) as well as through other methods such as interviews, surveys, recordings, etc., and effectively extract the relevant data
Library and Online Research
Students will be able to carry out library and online research to investigate findings by other linguists.
Organizing, Test, Report
Students will be able to organize linguistic data, construct and test hypotheses about it, and report the findings.
Understanding and Applying Research
Students will be able to distinguish empirical from introspective-based research and apply both (either separately or in conjunction with each other) for research topics.
Recognizing and Applying Statistical Measures
Students will be able to recognize and begin to apply statistical measures.