English corpus linguistics: key aspects (2021/2022)

Course code
cod wi: DT000323
Name of lecturer
Roberta Facchinetti
Coordinator
Roberta Facchinetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
0.5
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
A.A. 21/22 dottorato dal Oct 1, 2021 al Sep 30, 2022.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This module aims at leading students to know the basic features (concepts, terms and methods) of corpus linguistics applied to the study of the lexicon, structure, functions and textual organization of the English language. At the end of the module students will be able to analyze written and oral texts drawn from different types of corpora.

Syllabus

- What is corpus linguistics?
- Corpus-based vs corpus-driven linguistics
- Annotated vs unannotated corpora
- Monolingual vs multilingual corpora
- Accessing and analyzing corpus data in English
- Concordances and collocations
- The Web as a corpus
- Corpus-based studies of synchronic and diachronic variation in English

Assessment methods and criteria

PhD lessons do not require a specific exam for each module.