Dear list members,
I asked for advice about how to organize a new course in corpus based
linguistics about a week ago and received many useful answers. I wish to
Lou Burnard, Tony Jappy, François MANIEZ, Antonio Balvet, Geoffrey
WILLIAMS, Hilde Hasselgard, John Osborne, Kate Beeching , Mike Scott, elena
tognini bonelli, P bI K O B_ , Tony Berber Sardinha, Ute Römer, Tylman Ule.
Most of the people who give courses in CBL teach more advanced students and
have more time.
The following corpora were recommended :
BNC World, BNC Sampler, the Longman Corpus, ICAME CD-ROM
Collins Wordbanks Online www.collinswordbanks.com
for all kinds of English texts in electronic format: the famous Project
WordSmith Tools, SARA
Intex, développé par Max Silberztein, voir www.nyu.edu/pages/linguistics/intex.
"Concapp" (http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/pub/concapp/ ), a good program and it
may appeal to the students because it is free of charge.
Tognini Bonelli, E. 2001. Corpus Linguistics at Work. Amsterdam: John Benjamin.
PARTINGTON A. 1998. Patterns and Meanings, Amsterdam : John Benjamin's
Kennedy G. 1998. An introduction to Corpus Linguistics. Longman
SINCLAIR J. McH., 1991 Corpus, Concordance, Collocation. Oxford: Oxford
The BNC Handbook
Sites esp. of colleagues doing similar courses
the site of the Scuola per Interpreti e Traduttori, Forli, Univ. of
Bologna: http://www.sslmit.unibo.it (go to research and then to Corpus
for uses and exercises about CL in the classroom, Tim Johns, one of the
and our own www site, where we run short intensive courses (5-7 days) on
the uses of Corpus Linguistics for different applications: www.twc.it
Work to expect from the students : personal research on a chosen subject,
The big news is that Lou Burnard has offered to come to Paris to sort out
our installation failure. So we will use the BNC World with SARA maybe
starting with the Sampler. I have also used WordSmith Tools and enjoyed it
although I still have a lot to learn but having to teach it is the best
incentive. Now I have to select carefully what to do in only 6 two-hour
classes alternating with lexicology lectures (mainly on word formation).
Thanks to all. This list is great!
I will try and come to Lorient to meet the colleagues in CBL in France.
Please forgive me if I failed to mention some people or resources that came
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