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Module Code: LNG102
Module Title: Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: N/A
• To analyse authentic samples of language in use;

• To encourage a critical attitude towards registers and genres;

• To introduce frameworks for the analysis of spoken and written texts.

Learning outcomes 
A. develop an ability to apply analytical approaches and techniques to analyse and interpret linguistic and discourse features of authentic English texts;

B. reflect critically on the written and spoken language used in a variety of contexts;

C. undertake a reflective analysis of their own speech or writing in a specific context, drawing on corpora and other data;

D. develop an understanding of functional approaches to the analysis of genres and registers;

E. compare and contrast language choices in different varieties of texts by successfully using software for the identification of textual features

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (Lectures and Tutorials/workshops).
Topics will typically include:

• Introduction to genre and register in contemporary English;

• Features of spoken texts;

• Features of written texts;

• Genre and register analysis of written English;

• Methods and considerations for building corpora from authentic texts available in different formats;

• Methods and considerations for creating and annotating transcriptions of spoken texts;

• Corpus approaches, e.g.:

o Interpreting concordance lines

o Vocabulary profiles

o Wordlists

o Collocation

o Keywords

o Semantic association

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    13      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework Assignment 1 50.00
2 Coursework Assignment 2 50.00

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