English and Corpora - OPBA4A044B
Title: Angličtina a korpus
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, C [HT]
Extent per academic year: 0 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / 29 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: doc. PhDr. Markéta Malá, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. PhDr. Markéta Malá, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : OPBA4A011A, OPBA4A012A
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Annotation -
Last update: MALAM7CF (22.01.2023)
The seminar introduces students to the use of electronic corpora of English. It focuses on corpus linguistics as a methodology: the students will get familiar with the corpora of present-day English available, and learn to formulate corpus queries and interpret the results (e.g. collocations, keywords, sociolinguistic data).
Descriptors -
Last update: MALAM7CF (22.01.2023)

Individual study of compulsory and recommended literature 10 hours

Working with other study materials 10 hours

Tasks during the semester 20 hours

Seminar paper 15 hours

Credit-related work 15 hours

Literature -
Last update: MALAM7CF (22.01.2023)

AIJMER, Karin (ed.) Corpora and Language Teaching. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2009. ISBN 978-9027223074.

BAKER, Paul. Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis. New York: Continuum, 2006. ISBN 978-0826477255.

BIBER, Douglas and Randi REPPEN (eds). The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1107037380.

HOEY, Michael, Michaela MAHLBERG, Michael STUBBS and Wolfgang TEUBERT. Text, Discourse and Corpora. New York: Continuum, 2007. ISBN 978-0826491725.

HUNSTON, Susan. Corpora in Applied Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0521805834.

JOHANSSON, Stig. Seeing through Multilingual CorporaOn the Use  of Corpora in Contrastive Studies. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2007. ISBN 978-9027223005.

MCENERY, Tony and Andrew HARDIE. Corpus Linguistics: Method, Theory and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0521838511.

Syllabus -
Last update: MALAM7CF (22.01.2023)


1.     Corpora and corpus linguistics, corpus-driven and corpus-based approaches, the British National Corpus

2.     Simple queries, viewing and sorting the results, exploring metadata

3.     Understanding the results, concordance lines, context. Words and phrases, variation within phrases, wildcards

4.     Relative frequency, distribution

5.     Collocation, statistical measures, significance

6.     Colligation, grammatical patterns, queries using tags and lemmata, CQL 

7.     Keywords and frequenc lists, sub-corpora, corpus stylistics

8.     Spoken English corpora, metadata and transcription

9.     Parallel translation corpora, translation correspondence, InterCorp

10.   Academic language corpora, distributional phraseology, n-grams, lexical bundles

11.  Corpora and teaching English, compiling and querying your own corpus 

12.-13.  Presentation of students' projects

Course completion requirements -
Last update: MALAM7CF (22.01.2023)

The students are required:

  • to take active part in the seminar activities,
  • to prepare their own project related to the seminar topics, and present it during the seminar or submit it as a term paper.