ENGS13 Learning About Language with Corpora 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Englannin kielen, kirjallisuuden ja kääntämisen tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Communication Sciences

General description

The course aims to introduce students to the use of electronic corpora and databases containing authentic language for a variety of purposes (checking grammar or word choice, regional variation, research). Through practical examples, a number of available corpora will be examined with the perspective of considering language use as a context-dependent issue. The usefulness of methodical analysis of electronic resources is highlighted in the critical approach and assessment of prescriptive, rule-based notions of correct language.

Course work includes regular attendance of weekly sessions, reading of a selection of research articles, homework assignments and group discussions, and a final written course report.

N.B. In the autumn semester 2017, the course with was offered as a methodology course (ENGS3 Methods in Corpus Linguistics) with largely similar approach and content.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Mark Kaunisto, Teacher responsible


3-Sep-2018 – 11-Oct-2018
Mon 3-Sep-2018 - 8-Oct-2018 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B 3109
Thu 6-Sep-2018 - 11-Oct-2018 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B 4114