Sep 26th 2016

Corpus Linguistics: Method, Analysis, Interpretation (FutureLearn)

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Offers practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities

The course aims to:

- Demonstrate that corpus approaches to social science can offer valuable insight into social reality by investigating the use and manipulation of language in society.

- Equip social scientists with skills necessary for collecting and analysing large digital collections of text (corpora).

- Provide educational support for those who want to use the corpus method.

- Demonstrate the use of corpus linguistics in the humanities, especially History.

- Give a sense of the incredibly wide uses that corpora have been put to.

- Allow those with an interest in language, who have not heard of the corpus approach before, a new way of looking at language.