F10 Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics 2023 (Online)
Aims and objectives
Over three days, participants will learn about the following:
At the end of the course, participants will have:
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Survey of English Usage
English Department, Foster Court
Tel: 020 7679 3119
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This is a three-day online course, each day from 9am to 1pm British Summer Time, delivered on the Zoom platform. The course is a practical, hands-on course. Information about accessing the corpus resources will be sent to all participants in advance.
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.