608132 SE Contemporary German Language

winter semester 2017/2018 | Last update: 17.11.2017 Place course on memo list
608132
SE Contemporary German Language
SE 2
10
weekly
each semester
German

On the basis of present-day research literature, students acquire knowledge about the basic principles of corpus linguistics and selected statistical methods for analyzing data, as well as the ability to apply these.

Ability to critically handle and reflect different research methods.

Ability to perform a corpus analysis independently and to argue in a suited manner on the basis of the research literature.

 

 

Present-day linguistic research is mainly based upon empirically gathered insights. An important method is the analysis of so-called corpora, i.e. larger collections of texts or recordings of authentic language use. The topic of this course is how to work with such corpora.

 

The first part of the course is dedicated to the basic principles of corpus linguistics. Questions to be discussed include the following: What is a corpus? What is a good (representative, appropriate) corpus? How to compile (or where to find) a good corpus? What kinds of corpora are there?

In the second part of the course, we discuss the actual corpus work. Here, we will see (among other things) how to search and annotate corpora, i.e. how to find the occurrences of the phenomenon under investigation and how to enrich them with information that is relevant for the analysis.

 

In the third part of the course, we will see how the data gathered in the previous step can be analyzed in order to come to an answer to the research question. This includes an introduction to selected statistical methods, e.g. uniformity analysis, scatter plots, cluster dendrograms, logistic regression, and effect size.

 

Lecture, (preparatory) reading and discussion of research literature, hands-on exercises on working with corpus-linguistic and statistical software, presentations on self-obtained results.

For the hands-on exercises, students should bring their own laptop to class.

 

Oral and written: preparatory reading, active participation in class, oral presentations, written midterm exam, term paper

To be announced in class.

 

In each case, as a basis, the reading of a general introduction to corpus linguistics is recommended, for example:

Perkuhn, Rainer, u. a. 2012. Korpuslinguistik. Paderborn: Fink/UTB.

Scherer, Carmen. 2006. Korpuslinguistik. Heidelberg: Winter. (= KEGLI 2)

Zinsmeister, Heike & Lothar Lemnitzer. 2015. Korpuslinguistik: Eine Einführung. (3. Auflage). Tübingen: Narr.

 

 

not applicable

MA = 10 ECTS

LA = 5 ECTS

04.10.2017
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Date Time Location
Wed 2017-10-04
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2017-10-11
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2017-10-18
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2017-10-25
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2017-11-08
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2017-11-15
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2017-11-22
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2017-11-29
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2017-12-06
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2017-12-13
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-01-10
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-01-17
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-01-24
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-01-31
08.30 - 10.00 40935 SR 40935 SR Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired