This course is specifically designed for advanced postgraduate students, post-docs and visiting academics. Over the seven-weeks, you will firstly learn what corpora software is, and how to use it. You will then create your own database of published works in your specific field of study, and use the software to better understanding how experts academics write. We will work together in class to apply this knowledge to your own writing. You can keep this electronic resource (software + database) on your computer, and access it throughout the rest of your academic career whenever needed.
Please be aware, this is a computer-based course, and you must therefore have a laptop and be able to bring it to class every week.