[Corpora-List] Free online course on Corpus Linguistics starting 17 September – register now

Brezina, Vaclav v.brezina at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Sep 7 16:48:45 CEST 2018

Dear all,

The sixth run of the successful Lancaster Corpus Linguistics MOOC is here with some brand new content including new lectures on corpora and sociolinguistics, corpora and language learning, new #LancsBox v. 4.0 and much more.

To register for free go to https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/corpus-linguistics

We are starting on 17th September.


Here’s more information about the course:

Corpus Linguistics: Method, Analysis, Interpretation<https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/corpus-linguistics> – now with new content

Educators: Prof. Tony McEnery<http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/about-us/people/tony-mcenery> and Dr. Vaclav Brezina<http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/about-us/people/vaclav-brezina>, Lancaster University, UK

Would you like to learn how to analyse large amounts of language data using computer tools? Would you like to learn about the technology which is used in the production of all major dictionaries and grammar books of English? Are you interested in discourse analysis? If so, register for free at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/corpus-linguistics


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The language of the course is English; subtitles and transcripts for main lectures and practical exercises available in Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.

The free online course starts on 17 September 2018 and runs for 8 weeks. There is no commitment: you can do as much or as little as you like.

The course offers a practical introduction to corpus linguistics, an extremely versatile methodology of language analysis using computers. Over eight weeks, course participants will be equipped with skills necessary for collecting and analysing large digital collections of text (corpora) and introduced to a number of topics demonstrating the use of corpora in areas as diverse as discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and language learning and teaching.

The course covers the following areas and corpus techniques:

Week 1: Introduction to corpus linguistics and basic techniques: concordancing

Week 2: Further corpus techniques: collocation and keywords

Week 3: Corpus-based discourse analysis

Week 4: Building a corpus: tagging and processing data

Week 5: Sociolinguistics: analysing BNC1994 and BNC2014

Week 6: Textbook and dictionary construction

Week 7: Language learning and corpus linguistics

Week 8: Swearing extravaganza: looking at language and society

Dr Vaclav Brezina

Senior Lecturer in Corpus Linguistics Department of Linguistics and English Language ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lancaster University Lancaster, LA1 4YD

Office: FASS, room B18 T: +44 (0)1524 510828 [cid:87151106-312c-42f1-a6ae-428fac952764]@vaclavbrezina [cid:d7dd3645-90ba-4362-8ff2-8b258324f580]<http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/arts-and-social-sciences/about-us/people/vaclav-brezina>

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