Language Corpora and Their Use
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Course title in Estonian
Keelekorpused ja nende kasutamine
Course title in English
Language Corpora and Their Use
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
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Course aims
The aim of the course is to introduce students to a range of different corpora, explain how electronic texts are adapted for linguistic research, and how to use corpora to answer questions in various fields of linguistics.
Brief description of the course
The topics covered include: overview of different corpora (a spoken language corpus, a written language corpus, old texts, modern texts, multi-register, multi-genre; internet as a corpus); tagging and mark-up; the structure of different corpora; what sort of data various corpora are able to provide; applications of electronic corpora.
There will be practical sessions (ca 15hrs) in which students learn to use concordancing software to extract and manipulate data. The course work also includes conducting a project (10-15pp) which counts towards the final mark (60%).
Working language: English.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to access, employ, and use corpus data for providing answers to questions in linguistic theory. Also, they will have gained experience in team work.
Merilin Miljan
Prerequisite course 1