The 5 Ss of Corpus Linguistics

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The 5 Ss of Corpus Linguistics

  1. 1. The 5 Ss of C orpus L inguistics A slideshow for students at the University of Pécs Horváth József
  2. 2. The first S: Selecting <ul><li>Selecting the right texts for the corpus </li></ul><ul><li>Large corpora of millions of words </li></ul><ul><li>Small specialized corpora </li></ul>
  3. 3. The second S: Structuring <ul><li>Divisions within the corpus </li></ul><ul><li>Subcorpora </li></ul><ul><li>Brown Corpus: fiction & non-fiction </li></ul>
  4. 4. The third S: Storing <ul><li>Technical aspect </li></ul><ul><li>Size of the corpus </li></ul><ul><li>Legal issue: Right to store copy </li></ul>
  5. 5. The fourth S: Sorting <ul><li>(After storing,  sorting) </li></ul><ul><li>Concordance types </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency lists </li></ul><ul><li>Collocations </li></ul>
  6. 6. The fifth S: Scrutinizing <ul><li>The reason for working with a corpus </li></ul><ul><li>In research </li></ul><ul><li>In teaching </li></ul><ul><li>In learning </li></ul>
  7. 7. What are the five Ss of CL? <ul><li>Selecting </li></ul><ul><li>Structuring </li></ul><ul><li>Storing </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting </li></ul><ul><li>Scrutinizing </li></ul>

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