Methods of corpus linguistics

lclig2250  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Methods of corpus linguistics
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5 credits
30.0 h + 10.0 h
LFIAL1530 Introduction to Language Science or another course of introduction to linguistics

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.
(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.
(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
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
Examination: individual work to be presented in the final courses (+ written report on work); oral examination (on course content and work methodology).
Teaching materials
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Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Linguistics

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

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Translation

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

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

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