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Ilmoittaudu
16.8.2016 klo 08:00 - 11.9.2016 klo 23:59

Aikataulu

Tästä osiosta löydät kurssin opetusaikataulun. Tarkista mahdolliset muut aikataulut kuvauksesta.

PäivämääräAikaOpetuspaikka
Ke 7.9.2016
14:15 - 15:45
To 8.9.2016
14:15 - 15:45
Ke 14.9.2016
14:15 - 15:45
To 15.9.2016
14:15 - 15:45
Ke 21.9.2016
14:15 - 15:45
To 22.9.2016
14:15 - 15:45
Ke 28.9.2016
14:15 - 15:45
To 29.9.2016
14:15 - 15:45
Ke 5.10.2016
14:15 - 15:45
To 6.10.2016
14:15 - 15:45
Ke 12.10.2016
14:15 - 15:45
To 13.10.2016
14:15 - 15:45
Ke 19.10.2016
14:15 - 15:45
To 20.10.2016
14:15 - 15:45

Materiaalit

Tehtävät

Homework 1

Search for corpora of your interest. Write a short report (max. 1 page) how and what did you find. (Try to characterize corpus using vocabulary from the slides – open access, downloadable, tagged, size, type of text etc.) You can also refer to the Glossary.pdf: http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/CASS-Gloss-final1.pdf
Homework deadline: 13.09.2016, 23.59

Homework 2 (Readings for the discussion)

Read a chapter on early corpus linguistics from Corpus linguistics: an introduction by Tony McEnery and Andrew Wilson and one from articles by Anatol Stfanovitsch

Focus on the following questions:
1. What were the main points of Chomsky's critique towards corpus linguistics?
2. Is the negative evidence in corpus linguistics possible?

Homework 3

Dotko (http://www.dolnoserbski.de/korpus/) is a corpus of Lower Sorbian, the adjective „Sorbian“ is in Lower Sorbian „serbski“, but there are many spellings of this word:
"S" can be: s, ss, ſ or ß
The consonant „b“ does not always appear
Try to find out all the possible spellings in Dotko. Send me a list of them, the query formula and the amount of results given by the query
Deadline: 20.09.2016 23:59

Kuvaus

Target group: Everybody interested in learning Slavic languages or pursuing Slavic languages related study (also cultural and literary).

Jonkin kielen tai kulttuurin ilmiön läheisempi tunteminen.

Yleensä toisena tai kolmantena opintovuotena. Jakson voi liittää myös syventäviin opintoihin, jos ne suoritetaan vähimmäismäärää (90 op) laajempina.

During the course, the participants will be introduced to the Slavic corpora that might support language and culture learning, research and work as a translator. The course will give a detailed insight into the types of corpora (e.g. national, reference, synchronic, diachronic, web corpora) as well as methods of working with them (mainly through on-line corpus managers). No former knowledge of language technology is required. The course is most suitable for students who have at least basic knowledge of one Slavic language or who have completed some other course in Slavic linguistics. The course participants should be able to define their language, research and study interests at the beginning of the course so that the choice of the corpora discussed could be adjusted more precisely.

Preliminary course calendar:

07.09

Introduction to corpus linguistics, strengths and limitations of working with corpora

08.09

Regular expressions & query structure. Fundamentals for working with corpus manager. Part 1.

14.09

Discussions: criticism on corpus linguistics. Is negative evidence possible in corpus linguistics?

Regular expressions & query structure. Fundamentals for working with corpus manager. Part 2.

15.09

NoSketch Engine, KonText and their functions. Fundamentals for working with corpus manager. Part 3.

21.09

National corpora and other important monolingual corpora

22.09

National corpora and other important monolingual corpora

28.09

Web as Corpus – useful approach for studies in underresourced Slavic languages

29.09

Slavic Treebanks

05.10

Multilingual corpora: Parallel corpora: Intercorp, Parasol, EU data bases

06.10

Finnish-Slavic corpora

12.10

Other interesting multilingual sources, comparable corpora

13.10

Digital sources for diachronic studies

19.10

Miscellany – dialects, heritage speakers, records, videos etc.

20.10

Final conclusions

Luentokurssi. Vaihtoehtoisesti essee opettajan kanssa sovitusta aiheesta.

Completion: participation in discussions, homework, short paper demonstrating independent work with a corpus chosen by the participant.

Prof. Lindstedt.