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.
To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.
However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.
There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.