It covers the following topics: corpus design:
- data collection, archiving and markup.
- corpus typology: spoken and written corpora; monolingual vs multilingual; native vs learner; diachronic vs synchronic.
- major electronic corpora: British National Corpus, International Corpus of English, International Corpus of Learner English, MICASE, Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage, etc.
- corpus annotation (POS-tagging, lemmatization, parsing, semantic tagging, prosodic annotation, error tagging).
- automated analysis of lexis, grammar and discourse.
Special attention is paid to the links between corpus linguistics and foreign language learning, contrastive and translation studies and natural language processing.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
By the end of the course, students are expected to have a solid theoretical background in corpus linguistics and master the main techniques and tools used to analyse spoken and written computerized data. They will be able to read the scientific literature and conduct their own research in the field.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures relying partly on required readings that the students are expected to do before class and that will lead to discussions (in class and/or online) in which the students should be ready to participate fully. Several hands-on sessions will be organized to familiarize students with text handling software tools.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.During the term:
- One written assignment involving the analysis of corpus data and counting for 30% of the final grade. In case of second exam enrolment, the students who have not obtained at least 10/20 for this assignment will have to do it again.
- Active participation in the activities proposed on Moodle (10% of the overall grade): corpus exercises, reading of scientific articles and questions about these articles, discussion forums, etc.
A WORD OF CAUTION: students who have not handed in their written assignment on time will fail this course overall (7/20 or less if the mean is lower).
- Documents PowerPoint sur Moodle
- Notes de cours de l'étudiant·e
- Portefeuille de lectures