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
DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
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