Corpus Methods in Practice

15 credits

Corpus linguistics is a widely used method of linguistic inquiry in which large samples of language data are analysed using computers. The quantitative and qualitative findings from corpora allow linguists to study language in an evidence-based fashion. In this course students are introduced to basic and intermediate methods in corpus linguistics and the use of basic statistical methods used in linguistics. We will use several of the most important corpora available today as well as learn how to compile our own corpora. The course does not require programming skills.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!