Course EN2033

English Corpus Linguistics

7.5 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 14, 2019

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • apply core corpus linguistic methods for linguistic research
  • show a raised awareness of how language is used lexically, semantically, grammatically, and pragmatically in authentic communicative contexts
  • show a deeper understanding of variation in the English language, based on variables such as register and spoken/written modes
  • critically evaluate prescriptive language norms from the perspective of usage data
  • account for the main concepts and fundamental ideas in corpus linguistics
  • design and carry out a small-scale research project based on corpus linguistics methods and present it orally and in writing.
Starts and ends:
wk14, 2019 - wk23, 2019
Study Rate:
50%
Location:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
Distance
Language:
English
Entry Qualifications:
  • 60 credits in English within the first cycle, of which at least 7,5 credits in English linguistics, or equivalent knowledge
Application Code:
HDA-V2Z22
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
8 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Plug in peripherals to your computer, install programmes and adapt installations for your computer.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than two years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 2 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course, as are web-based meetings using sound and image. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online. Use more advanced programmes – for example, simulation programmes.