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Corpus Linguistics - LING702

Most linguistic research requires that a researcher develop or access a corpus of naturally occurring text. This unit introduces students to the techniques and concepts in building, annotating and interrogating a corpus. It explores the use of corpus and computation tools in a variety of contexts such as lexicography, language description, language teaching, translation and interpreting, natural language processing, sign language studies, child language development, multimodal discourse studies, and disordered discourse. The unit examines the complementarity between computers and human beings in corpus-based research. Students will be introduced to key terms for corpus development, including dialect, text, register, strata, as well as units in language. Students in this unit will receive training in, and free access to, computational tools for corpus annotation, query and analysis. The unit will be taught by staff members with expertise in diverse areas relating to corpus linguistics.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Annabelle Lukin, Dr Canzhong Wu

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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