English Philology Corpus Linguistics Faculty of Philology, Department of English Philology Assoc. Prof. Dr. Judita Giparaitė Room 209, Department of English Philology, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, 39 Studentų St., Vilnius LT-08106, Lithuania, tel. +370 5 2757258, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org English Language of Instruction BA in English Philology Required Prerequisites Suggested Academic Cycle MA studies (from 2nd year of studies) or Year of Studies Spring Semester 5 ECTS Credits 4 Contact Hours per Week Compulsory Compulsory/ Elective Lectures, seminars and individual consultations Methods of Teaching Oral presentation on theory (10%), Oral presentation on Form of Assessment corpus-based text analysis (20%), Essay (20%), Mid-term test (20%), Final test (30%) Title of the Study Program Title of the Module Faculty, Department Instructor Address Course Description On the theoretical side, the course aims at investigating into the scope and applications of corpus linguistics (CL) in language studies. It addresses a number of theoretical issues such as the distinction between method and theory in corpus linguistics, differences and commonalities between CL and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) in terms of methodological approaches to text analysis. For the practical purpose, the course also provides students with an opportunity of getting acquainted with different types of English and Lithuanian corpora, highlighting some corpus-construction and applications issues, such as differences between mark-up and annotation. With its hands-on approach, the course trains students how to apply some basic stylometric measures at the lexical and syntactic levels (e.g. n-grams, POS-grams, P-frames, type-token ratio, etc) in the analysis of both literary and non-literary texts. In developing practical and analytical skills, the course teaches how to explore the English language with corpora, including investigation in register variation, collocation patterns and semantic prosody, genre-specific features, etc. Readings 1. Biber, D, Johansson, S. Leech, G. Conrad, S & Finegan, E. (1999) Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English. London: Longman. 2. Baker, P. (2006) Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis. London: Continuum. 3. McEnery, T., Xiao, R. and Tono, Y. (2006) Corpus-based Language Studies. Routlegde. 4. Meyer, C. (2002) English Corpus Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 5. Šalčiūtė – Čivilienė, G. (2009) Stylistic Approach to the Linguistic Features of Prose Fiction. Vilnius: VPU leidykla.