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Corpus-Based Methods

  • 7.5 credits

This course deals with corpus-based methods, that is, the large-scale study of written text, or spoken or signed utterances.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

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In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

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Welcome to the Department of Linguistics!

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All students at Stockholm University must register prior to every semester. Most of our courses at the Department of Linguistics is open for webregistration from 5 August. You will find more information in your welcome letter.
Note! If you are conditionally accepted to a course, you need to prove your eligibility with the required documents. Please contact our Student Affairs Office: exp@ling.su.se

Education online Autumn 2020

Due to the Corona pandemic, our courses will be given online this fall. Exceptions are made for a few courses that will have certain elements on campus. Read more

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Contents: Data, methods and evidence in different linguistic traditions. Quantitative properties of language, frequencies, n-grams. Data collection for different types of corpora (including traditional sample corpora, monitor corpora and web corpora) and modalities (text, speech, signing). Representation of corpora in XML. Overview of computational linguistic methods for automatic segmentation and annotation of text, including tokenisation, part-of-speech tagging and syntactic analysis. Searching corpora using regular expressions. Analysis of corpora based on occurrences and co-occurrences. Relationship between corpus material and research questions. Ethics, copyright, licenses.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course is based on lectures and laborations.

    Assessment

    The course is examined through written exams and reports.

    Examiner

    Mats Wirén

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Student Affairs Office, Departement of Linguistics

    Södra huset, C 378
    Visiting hours for students
    Tuesdays 9.00-10.00
    Wednesdays 13.00-15.00
    Thursdays 9.00-11.00 and 13.00-16.00

    exp@ling.su.se
    +46 8 16 23 47

    Director of Studies

    Sofia Gustafson-Capková
    ma@ling.su.se
    +46 8 16 34 88