Course: Corpus Linguistics

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Course title Corpus Linguistics
Course code URO/KLI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester -
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Radimský Jan, prof. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Corpus linguistics, corpus, types of corpora, technical questions and methodological points of departure. 2. History of corpus linguistics. 3. Representativeness and the extent of a corpus. 4. Czech National Corpus and its possibilities. 5. Parallel corpora: Intercorp, Corte. 6. Selected French corpora: Frantext, SketchEngine, Le Monde. 7. Creating own corpus and its utilisation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration, Activating (simulations, games, drama), Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies), Project-based learning, Case studies, Blended learning
Learning outcomes
The objective of the course is to acquaint students with basic terms and methods of the corpus linguistics and also with the possibilities which it offers for linguistic research and for solving applied linguistic questions. Students will learn how to work with the Czech National Corpus and they will learn how to create their own research corpus.
Students will be able to use methods of corpus linguistics to arrange and verify their hypotheses, they will learn how to work with important French language corpora (Frantext, SktetchEngine, Le Monde) and they will learn how to create their own research corpus.
Prerequisites
No special prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Active participation in seminar. Written exam.
Recommended literature
  • ČERMÁK - KLÍMOVÁ - PETKEVIČ (2000). Studie z korpusové lingvistiky. Praha..
  • ČERMÁK, F. - BLATNÁ, R. (eds.), (2005). Jak využívat Český národní korpus. Praha..
  • ČERMÁK, F. - BLATNÁ, R. (2006). Korpusová lingvistika: Stav a modelové přístupy. Praha..
  • ČERMÁK, F. (1995). Jazykový korpus: Prostředek a zdroj poznání. Slovo a Slovesnost, č. 56, s. 119 - 140..
  • KOLEKTIV AUTORŮ (2000). Český národní korpus. Úvod a příručka uživatele. Praha..
  • RADIMSKÝ, JAN (2005). Des méthodes de vérification en linguistique. In: Čermák Petr, Tláskal Jaromír (editores): Las lenguas románicas: su unidad y diversidad, Praha, Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, s. 178-184..
  • RADIMSKÝ, JAN (2007). Projet et construction d'un corpus des textes européens (CORTE). Etudes romanes de Brno, Sborník prací FF MU, L 28, Brno, s. 207-216..
  • ŠTÍCHA, FRANTIŠEK (1994). Čas korpusové lingvistiky. Slovo a slovesnost, 55, s. 141-145..
  • ŠULC, MICHAL (1999). Korpusová lingvistika (první vstup). Praha..
  • TEUBERT, WOLFGANG (ed.), (2007). Text Corpora and Multilingual Lexicography. John Benjamins..
  • WILLIAMS, G. (2005). La linguistique de corpus. Rennes, Presses universitaires de Rennes..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): Spanish Language (2013) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): Italian Language (2013) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): French Language Teaching for Secondary Schools (2013) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): French Language (2013) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): Spanish Language Teaching for Secondary Schools (2013) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: -