Temple University Japan:
TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series (Seminar 2): Using Large Online Corpora for Research, Teaching, and Learning
Date: Saturday, October 17th, 2020 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mark E. Davies (Brigham Young University, U.S.A.)
Pre sign-up (or course registration for those who are taking this seminar for credit) is required for anybody attending the public session on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 to 13:00. The sign-up process must be completed through "Distinguished Lecturer Series Seminar Sign-Up Form" that is available on TUJ Grad Ed website. The sign-up deadline is Friday, October 16 at 12:00. The public session Zoom link will be provided to those people who completed the sign-up (or course registration) process between 18:00-19:00 on Friday, October 16.
This series of seminars will examine the many ways in which corpora can be used to enhance research, teaching, and learning. The seminars will be based primarily on the corpora from English-Corpora.org, which are perhaps the most widely-used corpora currently available. In the seminars, we will consider the following topics (among others): Basic corpus linguistics methodologies such as concordances (to examine the patterns in which words occur), collocates (to examine the meaning and usage of words and phrases), and n-grams (highly frequent strings of words). We will also focus on how this data can be used to improve teaching and learning. Insights from corpora into word frequency (including variation by genre, dialect, and time period), and how this frequency data can be used in teaching and learning Keywords and "virtual corpora", to focus on the vocabulary of particular domains (e.g. engineering, economics, or sports) Insights into English grammar (again, including variation by genre, dialect, and time period), similar to what Biber et al (1999) have done with the Longman Grammar of English.
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Online via Zoom
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