Linguistics and English Language
 

Empirical Methods in English Linguistics

Empirical Methods in English Linguistics
The use of large collections of texts for teaching and particularly for research, including the study of many different types of linguistic variation.
ELANG
273
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesELang 223 or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining ELANG 273
Course Outcomes: 

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.