Corpus Linguistics: Method, Analysis, Interpretation
date_range Starts on September 28, 2015
event_note End date October 6, 2015
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assignment Level : Introductive
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Offers practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities

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The course aims to: Demonstrate that corpus approaches to social science can offer valuable insight into social reality by investigating the use and manipulation of language in society. Equip social scientists 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.
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Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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