1540 Methods in Corpus Linguistics
Univ.Prof. Almut Köster, M.A.,Ph.D.
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
01.10.2019 bis 07.10.2019
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Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Doktorat/PhD
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Montag 21.10.2019 14:00 - 15:30 D2.2.228
Montag 11.11.2019 14:00 - 17:00 D2.2.228
Montag 25.11.2019 14:00 - 17:00 D2.2.228
Montag 09.12.2019 14:00 - 17:00 D2.2.228
Montag 16.12.2019 14:00 - 17:00 D2.2.228
Montag 13.01.2020 14:00 - 18:30 D2.2.228
Montag 20.01.2020 14:00 - 18:30 D2.2.228

Inhalte der LV

This course will provide an overview of methodology used in Corpus Linguistics. The sessions will involve seminar participants in practical activities and tools for exploring and interrogating corpus data. Techniques, tools, and software packages commonly used in corpus analysis will be practically employed throughout the course. Students/participants who successfully complete this course will develop strategies and practices for the inspection, analysis and interpretation of corpus data, as well as for data selection, collection and storage.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

After attending this course, students will:

  • understand the principles of Corpus Linguistics;
  • be able to use a range of corpus methods and tools, including frequency lists, keywords and concordances;
  • be familiar with a range of corpora and corpus types;
  • be able to select and collect data for corpus analysis;
  • be able to interpret corpus data and combine corpus analysis with other methods.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance required through the entire course. In exceptional cases you may miss one (1) seminar unit.


Seminar with practical exercises and class discussion

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

1) Analysis task 1 (oral or written): 20%

2) Analysis task 2 (oral or written): 20%

3) Individual project combining several corpus methods (oral or written): 60%

Overall, you must do at least one oral presentation and submit at least one written assignment.


1 Autor/in: Hunston, Susan

Corpora in Applied Linguistics                                                    

Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Jahr: 2002
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Empfehlung: Stark empfohlen (aber nicht absolute Kaufnotwendigkeit)
Art: Buch
Further readings will be distributed in class

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

  • Excellent written and spoken command of English equivalent to C2 on the Common European Framework
  • Participants are expected to have very good knowledge of English grammar
  • A degree in English would be an advantage

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Please refer to the homepage of the Institute for English Business Communication:

Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte
1 1


  • Corpus linguistic methods
  • Survey of available corpora
2 2

Tools and software

Frequency and keywords

3 3

Concordance: meaning

4 4

Concordance patterns and collocation

5 5

Fixed collocation (chunks): N-grams

6 6

Corpus methods and discourse analysis

7 7

Data selection and collocation


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