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Corpus linguistics

Introduction to corpus linguistics.

This short lecture introduces the discipline of corpus linguistics in the context of its history and present-day achievements. It is the first lecture of a lecture series from a new module on Fundamentals of corpus linguistics by Lancaster University as part of an MA programme, PGCert and also individually for credit.

The module offers a practical introduction to key corpus linguistic techniques such as concordance analysis, the analysis of wordlists and ngram lists, keyword analysis and collocation analysis. It also provides an overview of practical applications of corpus methods in a wide range of areas of linguistic and social research.

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Corpus Linguistics: Method, Analysis, Interpretation

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