Corpora and Corpus-based Materials
Students will be able to understand how corpora and corpus-based materials can best be used for teaching and learning. They will carry out an in-depth investigation of one particular linguistic phenomenon using the best available corpora and corpus-based tools.
Students will be able to understand the differences between corpus-based/empirical and rationalist/non-empirical approaches to linguistics.
Principles of Corpus Design and Construction
Students will be able to apply the basic principles of corpus design and construction to design a corpus for their area of interest.
Text Analysis Tools
Students will be able to use text analysis tools to investigate frequency, keywords, and do simple concordancing.
Using Corpora to Conduct Research
Students will be able to use corpora to carry out research in the areas of 1) lexicography 2) genre-based differences in language 3) syntax 4) semantics, and 5) historical change.