Postgraduate Module Descriptor


EFPM293: Corpus Linguistics for TESOL

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (8 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Philip Durrant (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

Corpus linguistics is one of the most widely-used and powerful research methods in applied linguistics. Corpus research has had a major impact on the ways we think about language and language learning, and all major modern dictionaries, grammars, and language textbooks are now informed by corpus work. This module introduces the basic principles and tools of corpus linguistics. It will give you hands-on experience of doing corpus research. It will also help you develop a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of corpus linguistics and of how corpora are used in TESOL materials and classrooms.

Module created

02/05/2014

Last revised

19/09/2019