This is an open-resource self-learning package that is free to use for anyone interested in the application of corpora (large computer-readable text databases) to practical language problems in English.

Contents of the course:
  • Introduction to corpora and corpus linguistics (corpus types, affordances and challenges)
  • Basic queries (lists, wildcards, charts, sections)
  • Advanced queries (synonyms, word sketches, collocates, comparison of words, lemmas, POS tags, key-word-in context)
  • Additional information and exercises
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