F10 Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics 2017
Meji University Special Offer
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Survey of English Usage
English Department, Foster Court
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This is a three-day course. Mornings consist of a 'theory lecture' and a 'practical lecture'. The afternoon consists of a practical session where students are able to make the most of what they have learned. The course is a practical, hands-on course.
Students will be taught about a wide variety of corpora. Most of the practical teaching focuses on two particular corpora, both developed at UCL. These are the British Component of the International Corpus of English (ICE-GB), and the Diachronic Corpus of Present-day Spoken English (DCPSE). These consist of authentic samples of written and spoken English and are unusual in that they are fully parsed, i.e. they contain a complete grammatical tree analysis for every sentence. Students will use the ICECUP software to explore these resources.
Students will be taught statistics fundamentals from the ground up, from probability theory to distributions, confidence intervals and statistical tests. No prior knowledge of statistics is assumed.