A course for advanced postgraduate students, post-docs and visiting academics who are interested in using concordance software to better understand how published experts write in their field
This course is designed for advanced postgraduate students, post-docs and visiting academics who are interested in using concordance software as a means of exploring and better understanding how published experts write in their field. 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.
You will learn about ‘corpora’ software and how it can be used as a tool for proofreading your own work
Students will build their own corpus (i.e. database of scholarly texts) within their specific discipline, and learn how to search it for the specific language patterns vocabulary, and stylistics commonly used by published scholars in their area of study
Each week, students will learn a new functionality of the software to better explore how expert scholars write
A certificate of attendance is available upon request if you have attended at least 80% of the course