SUMMARY ON CORPUS LINGUISTICS• Corpus Linguistics• Scope of studies• Types of Corpora• Examples of Corpora• Role of Computers in Corpus Linguistics• Corpus – Related Research
• CORPUS LINGUISTICS is the study of language asexpressed in samples ( corpora) or “real world” text.• The word “corpus” is derived from the Latin wordmeaning “body”.• It may be used to refer to any verbal or printed form.• Corpora are now largely derived by an automatedprocess compared to those days whereby it was doneby hand.
SCOPE OF STUDIES The potential lexis, structures or exercises in a language Their explanation & clarification of the nature,formation & use of language Their possible with particular matters such occurrence in a as language acquisition. language
Journals Newspaper Speeches Text from Verbal or whole books printed language Texts form Extracts of one or varyingModern or several lengthold texts languages
BRITISH NATIONAL CORPUSBROWN QURANICCORPUS CORPUS EXAMPLES OF CORPORA
ROLE OF COMPUTERS IN CORPUS LINGUISTICSStore enormous amount of textSpeedily retrieve enormous amounts of textsRetrieve lexis, phrases or entire texts in contextSort out linguistic itemsEnlarge dependability in searching, counting & cataloging linguisticitemsPresent precise probability of occurrence of detailed linguisticsitems
Corpus Related ResearchPsycholinguistics Cultural Grammar Studies / SyntaxComputational Discourse Linguistics Analysis & Pragmatics Machine Natural Translation SpeechLanguageProcessing Social Psychology
Language Variation Language Teaching Historical Sociolinguistics Linguistics Linguistics Lexicography Stylistics Language Acquisition Semantics
Dr. Rozina Abdul Ghani, Corpus LinguisticsPower Point Slides Show, ENGL 4740,Computer Applications in Language Studies,Sem 2, 2012/2013.