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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Exploring English Corpus Linguistics - AAA500166
Title: Exploring English Corpus Linguistics
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2018
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (5)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: ALINV371M
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. PhDr. Markéta Malá, Ph.D.
Annotation - Czech
Last update: doc. PhDr. Markéta Malá, Ph.D. (12.11.2019)
The course presents corpus linguistics primarily as a method rather than as a discipline, focussing on various ‘corpus-informed’ approaches in English and contrastive linguistics. The seminars combine an introduction to the key concepts and theoretical issues of corpus linguistics with hands-on experience working with corpora of English and, partly, Czech.
Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: doc. PhDr. Markéta Malá, Ph.D. (12.11.2019)

  • Active participation in seminars (up to 3 absences)
  • A student’s project, including a presentation of the results during the seminar at the end of the semester

Literature - Czech
Last update: doc. PhDr. Markéta Malá, Ph.D. (12.11.2019)

Baker, P. (2006) Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis. London / New York: Continuum.
Baker, P., Hardie, A. and T. McEnery (2006) A Glossary of Corpus Linguistics. Edinburgh University Press.
Biber, D. and R. Reppen (2015) The Cambridge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. Cambridge University Press.
Hoey, M., Mahlberg, M., Stubbs, M. and W. Teubert (2007) Text, Discourse and Corpora. London: Continuum
Hunston, S. (2002) Corpora in Applied Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
McEnery, T. and A. Hardie (2012) Corpus Linguistics. Method, Theory and Practice. Cambridge University Press.
Scott, M. & Tribble, Ch. (2006). Textual Patterns. Key Words and Corpus Analysis in Language Education. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Sinclair, J. Ed. (2004). How to Use Corpora in Language Teaching. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Sinclair, J. (2004). Trust the Text. London: Routledge.
Stubbs, M. (2002). Words and Phrases. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing

Syllabus - Czech
Last update: doc. PhDr. Markéta Malá, Ph.D. (12.11.2019)

1. The background: J.Sinclair, neo-Firthian linguistics, units of meaning, the idiom principle and the open choice principle; BNCweb
2. Colligation, pattern grammar, local grammar; the KonText interface
3. Collocation, semantic sequences; LancsBox
4. From collocation to semantic preference and discourse prosody
5. Corpus linguistics and phraseology - n-grams, lexical bundles
6. Variation: keyness, keywords, frequency lists
7. Variation: written and spoken English (Spoken BNC2014)
8. Contrastive corpus linguistics, comparable and parallel corpora, InterCorp
9. - 11. Corpus linguistic approaches to discourse analysis, pragmatics, corpus stylistics, learner corpus research (topics to be specified based on the students’ field of study and interest)
12. Students’ presentations
13. Students’ presentations

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