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LNGS3608: Computers, Discourse, Language

2023 unit information

Language looks different when you look at a lot of it at once. This unit of study introduces you to the use of computer software to look at a lot of language at once. Do we refer to men and women equally often What are the five most frequent words in the English language What is the difference between pure and sheer How does television dialogue differ from real-world dialogue And how does a computer help us to answer these and similar questions

Unit details and rules

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Code LNGS3608
Academic unit Linguistics
Credit points 6
LNGS1001 and LNGS1002 and LNGS2624
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the major corpus linguistic concepts
  • LO2. demonstrate analytical and practical competence in designing and evaluating corpora
  • LO3. demonstrate the capacity to undertake corpus linguistic analysis
  • LO4. demonstrate the ability to combine quantitative (statistical) and qualitative analysis
  • LO5. demonstrate understanding of the ethical and legal issues involved in collecting and using data from corpora
  • LO6. demonstrate an understanding of how corpus linguistic methods can be applied in related disciplines in linguistics and beyond.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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