Corpus Linguistics

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INTRODUCTION

GLOSSARY

CORPORA

COURSES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

RELATED SITES

SOFTWARE

SEARCH ENGINE

TUTORIAL

COMMENTS




These pages have been created as part of the
W3-Corpora Project
at the
University of Essex.
 


Using corpora

To be able to use corpora sucessfully in linguistic study or research there are some areas that you may want to look into.
  • The corpus
    The kind of corpus you use and the kind of texts included in it are factors that affect what results you get. Read more about
  • The tools
    There are a number of tools (computer programs) available to use with corpora. The basic functions are usually to search the corpus and display the hits, with different options for what kinds of searches are possible to make and of how the hits can be displayed. For a presentation of what corpus handling tools can do, click HERE (link to be added). For a list of software to use with corpora, use this link.
  • The know-how
    It is not difficult to search a corpus and find examples of various kinds once you know how to use your tool. In the tutorial you are introduced to the W3-Corpora search engine and shown how you can use it on various corpora for a number of research tasks. The illustrations and comments will provide you with examples on the kind of questions that are useful to ask when you are working with corpora.

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