Methods of corpus linguistics

lclig2250  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Methods of corpus linguistics
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 10.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Avanzi Mathieu (compensates Simon Anne-Catherine); Fairon Cédrick; Simon Anne-Catherine;
Language
French
Prerequisites
LFIAL1530 Introduction to Language Science or another course of introduction to linguistics
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1

Build a corpus of language data (oral or written) for a particular purpose of linguistic research;

 
2

Handle several computer softwares specialized in corpus analysis;

 
3

Make a quantitative study on a corpus;

 
4

Make a qualitative study on a corpus.

 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
GENERAL OBJECTIVES :
(1) To be able to lead, completely and autonomously, a linguistic study on corpora;
(2)To acquire a general knowledge on linguistic corpora (in French, but not only), tools and method.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES :
(1) To design a corpus with the aim of a specific research question;
(2) To collect oral and written data + metadata;
(3) To "edit" the data (transcription, cleaning, formatting, encoding, etc.);
(4) To tag the data (at the several levels of linguistic analysis) with the help of proper software;
(5) To formulate research questions / hypothesis;
(6) To choose a methodology of analysis;
(7)To exploit / analyse a corpus according to a chosen methology (qualitative or quantitative);
(8) To present the results of a research.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

30 hours of lectures + 10 hours of practical works (dedicated to the realisation of a personal research based on the methodology explained in the lectures).
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Examination: individual work to be presented in the final courses (+ written report on work); oral examination (on course content and work methodology).
Teaching materials
  • L'ensemble des supports sont disponibles sur Moodle.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in Translation

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General