The science and technology of corpus, and corpus for science and technology

Krishnamurthy, Ramesh (2001). The science and technology of corpus, and corpus for science and technology. IN: La Investigacion en Lenguas Aplicadas: Enfoque Multidisciplinar. de Cea, Guadalupe Aguado and Escribano, Pilar Duran (eds) Madrid (ES): Fundación Gómez-Pardo.

Abstract

Corpus Linguistics is a young discipline. The earliest work was done in the 1960s, but corpora only began to be widely used by lexicographers and linguists in the late 1980s, by language teachers in the late 1990s, and by language students only very recently. This course in corpus linguistics was held at the Departamento de Linguistica Aplicada, E.T.S.I. de Minas, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid from June 15-19 1998. About 45 teachers registered for the course. 30% had PhDs in linguistics, 20% in literature, and the rest were doctorandi or qualified English teachers. The course was designed to introduce the use of corpora and other computational resources in teaching and research, with special reference to scientific and technological discourse in English. Each participant had a computer networked with the lecturer’s machine, whose display could be projected onto a large screen. Application programs were loaded onto the central server, and telnet and a web browser were available. COBUILD gave us permission to access the 323 million word Bank of English corpus, Mike Scott allowed us to use his Wordsmith Tools software, and Tim Johns gave us a copy of his MicroConcord program.

Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > English Language
Additional Information: Based on a four-day course given at the Departamento de Linguistica Aplicada, E.T.S.I. de Minas, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid; June 15-19 1998
Uncontrolled Keywords: corpus linguistics,teaching,research,scientific discourse,technological discourse,English
Published Date: 2001

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