36457 - Linguistics and Glottology (Integrated Activity L-LIN/01)

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  • Teacher Fabio Tamburini

  • Credits 2

  • SSD L-LIN/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the study the student knows the main methodologies for linguistic analysis based on empirical data and electronic corpora.

Course contents

CORPORA

  • What is a corpus, how to use it and the kind of information it provides.
  • Parameters for corpus design. Representativeness.
  • Syntagmatic and paradigmatic analysis.
  • Concordances, collocations and lexical association indexes.
  • Annotations

Readings/Bibliography

Chapters 1, 2, 7, 8 from the book
Lenci, A., Montemagni, S. and Pirrelli, V. (2005). Testo e computer. Carocci.

Teaching methods

There are no class lessons for this activity.
If interested, you can attend the initial lessons from my Applied Linguistics course that cover the same topics.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of a written test regarding the course contents designed to evaluate the critical skills and methodological knowledge gained by the student. The test consists of two open-ended questions to be answered synthetically in 1 hour.

Reaching a clear view of all the course topics as well as using a correct language terminology will be valued with maximum rankings.
Mnemonic knowledge of the course topics or not completely appropriate terminology will be valued with intermediate rankings.
Unknown topics or inappropriate terminology use will be valued, depending on the seriousness of the omissions, with minimal or insufficient rankings.

It is compulsory to register for the exam using the online procedure.

Office hours

See the website of Fabio Tamburini