1375 Methods in Corpus Linguistics
Univ.Prof. Almut Köster, M.A.,Ph.D.
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
28.09.2020 bis 07.10.2020
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Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Doktorat/PhD
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Montag 19.10.2020 14:00 - 17:00 D2.0.326
Montag 02.11.2020 14:00 - 17:00 D2.0.326
Montag 09.11.2020 14:00 - 17:00 D2.0.326
Montag 16.11.2020 14:00 - 17:00 D2.0.326
Montag 23.11.2020 14:00 - 17:00 D2.0.326
Montag 30.11.2020 14:00 - 17:00 D2.0.326
Montag 07.12.2020 14:00 - 17:00 Online-Einheit
Montag 18.01.2021 14:00 - 18:30 Online-Einheit

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Inhalte der LV

This course will provide an overview of methodology used in Corpus Linguistics. A corpus is a collection of electronically-stored texts, and Corpus Linguistics combines quantitative and qualitative methods to analyse such collections of texts. The course should thus be of interest to any doctoral or PhD students using written or spoken language data in their research, such as texts collected from the internet or transcriptions of interviews. The sessions will involve seminar participants in practical activities and introduce them to 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 who successfully complete this course will develop strategies and practices for the inspection, analysis and interpretation of language 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 (written): 30%

2) Individual project combining several corpus methods (oral presentation): 60%

3) Participation: 10%


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
  • tools and software
2 2

Frequency and keywords

3 3


4 4


5 5

N-grams/ Chunks/ Clusters

6 6

Building a corpus
Student presentations

7 7

Student presentations


Zuletzt bearbeitet: 18.10.2020