Mooc Lancaster University: Corpus Linguistics: Method, Analysis, Interpretation

« Learn how to build and query corpora in this practical course

The course aims to:

  • Equip those taking the course with skills necessary for collecting and analysing large digital collections of text (corpora).
  • Provide educational support for those who want to use the corpus method.
  • Demonstrate the use of corpus linguistics in the humanities, especially History.
  • Give a sense of the incredibly wide uses that corpora have been put to.
  • Allow those with an interest in language, who have not heard of the corpus approach before, a new way of looking at language.
  • Demonstrate that corpus approaches to social science can offer valuable insight into social reality by investigating the use and manipulation of language in society. (…) »