Lancaster University Free Online Course on Corpus Linguistics

Lancaster University is offering free online course on Corpus Linguistics: Method, Analysis, Interpretation. 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.

University offers a practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities. The course will start on September 26, 2016.

Course At Glance

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Corpus Linguistics
Institution: Lancaster University and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on September 26, 2016

Providers’ Details

Ranked in the global top 1%, Lancaster is a collegiate university with a world-class reputation for research and teaching excellence.

Lancaster pioneers globally significant research and uses its expertise to shape policy and encourage debate. Located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England and one of a handful of collegiate universities, Lancaster places great emphasis on a strong student experience and research-led teaching delivered by academics who are experts in their field. Ranked 9th in the THE’s global ‘100 under 50’ university league table, the University has established a global reputation as a centre for research, scholarship and teaching with an emphasis on employability.

About This 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.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

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. It will also 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 and demonstrate the use of corpus linguistics in the humanities, especially History.

Learning Outcomes

University offers a practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities.

Requirements

Other than an interest in the study of language, there are no requirements to join this course.

Instructors

Tony McEnery

Has been working for over 20 years to help pioneer new ways to use computers to analyse very large collections of language data.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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