Course Code: MEE 513 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Philology - Masters • Field of study: English Language, Literature and Culture in European Context
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Maria Crina Herțeg
Seminar tutor: Maria Crina Herțeg
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 52
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8

Course aims:

- to familiarise students with the use of corpora in linguistic research
-to use concordancing programmes and tools
- to compile and annotate corpora

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

C1. Introduction to Corpus Linguistics. The corpus-based approach

C2 Why use a corpus. Annotation and mark-up

Types of corpora: according to genre, according to size

C3. Corpus analysis and linguistic theory

C4. Corpus linguistics and lexicography: Introduction, Corpora as a source for lexicography: using data as evidence. Corpus linguistic tools for lexicography

C5 Corpus compilation. Collection strategies and design decisions

C6 Corpus development and corpus annotation

C7 Corpus linguistics and sociolinguistics

C8 Corpora and language learning research

C 9 Procedures uses in corpus linguistics: word lists and concordancing programmes

C 10 Contrastive corpus studies

C11 Learning corpora. Developing corpus-based teaching materials

C12 Sense and semantic tagging

C13 Working with frequency lists

C 14 Frequency data, concordances and collocations

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Debate

Learning outcomes:

-to familiarise students with the use of corpora in linguistic research. Students will learn how to use different concordancing programmes, will explore the functionalities of concordancing programmes

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Project-based evaluation + writing a research paper in the field of linguistics which uses corpus linguistics as a method

Recommended reading:

McEnery, T., & Hardie, A. 2011, Corpus linguistics: Method, theory and practice., Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press., Cambridge, 2011, -.
Baker, P. (Ed.) (2012)., Contemporary corpus linguistics., London: Continuum, London, 2012, -.
McEnery, T., & Wilson, A., Corpus linguistics., Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press., cambridge, 2001, -.