LOT Winter School 2019

Discourse-Oriented Corpus Studies

Costas Gabrielatos

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Course title: Discourse-Oriented Corpus Studies

Teacher: Costas Gabrielatos


Contact
Email address:
gabrielc@edgehill.ac.uk

Website teacher: https://ehu.ac.uk/gabrielatos


Course info
Course level
: intermediate to advanced

Course description:

The course will discuss the corpus linguistics concepts, constructs, metrics, techniques and processes that can be employed in the analysis of spoken and written discourse, particularly when the analysis aims to uncover the underlying motivation, stance, or ideology of the speaker/writer. The course will also discuss the compilation of appropriate topic-specific corpora, and provide a practical introduction to corpus tools.


Day-to-day program

Monday: Introduction to critical discourse studies: focus, concepts and constructs

Tuesday: a) Corpus Linguistics: nature and techniques; b) Topic-specific corpora; c) Concordance analysis

Wednesday: Counting

Thursday: Keyness analysis

Friday: Collocation analysis


Reading list

Background and preparatory readings:

Baker, P. (2006) Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis. London: Continuum.

Hoffmann, S., Evert, S., Smith, N., Lee, D. & Berglund Prytz, Y. (2008) Corpus Linguistics with BNCweb: A Practical Guide. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. [Chapters 1 and 2]

Course readings:

Lecture 1: Introduction to critical discourse studies: focus, concepts and constructs

Hidalgo Tenorio, E. (2011) Critical Discourse Analysis: An overview. Nordic Journal of English Studies, 10(1), 183-210. [http://bit.ly/RCmnud]

Van Dijk, T.A (2015) Critical Discourse Analysis. In Schiffrin, D., Tannen, D. & Hamilton, H.E. (eds.) The Handbook of Discourse Analysis (2nd ed.). London: Blackwell. 466-485. [e-copy]

Wodak, R. & Meyer, M. (2015) Critical Discourse Studies: History, agenda, theory, and methodology. In Wodak, R. & Meyer, M. (eds.) Methods of Critical Discourse Studies (3rd ed.). London: Sage. 1-33.

Lecture 2: a) Corpus Linguistics: nature and techniques; b) Topic-specific corpora; c) Concordance analysis

Baker, P. (2006) Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis. London: Continuum. [Chapter 4]

Gabrielatos, C. (2007) Selecting query terms to build a specialised corpus from a restricted-access database. ICAME Journal, 31, 5-43. [e-copy]

Hoffmann, S., Evert, S., Smith, N., Lee, D. & Berglund Prytz, Y. (2008) Corpus Linguistics with BNCweb: A Practical Guide. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.[Chapters 7 and 9]

Lecture 3: Counting; Keyness

Gabrielatos, C. (2018) Keyness analysis: nature, metrics and techniques. In Taylor, C. & Marchi, A. (eds.) Corpus Approaches to Discourse: A critical review. Oxford: Routledge. 225-258.

Hoffmann, S., Evert, S., Smith, N., Lee, D. & Berglund Prytz, Y. (2008) Corpus Linguistics with BNCweb: A Practical Guide. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.[Chapter 5]

Lecture 4: Collocation analysis

Baker, P., Gabrielatos, C. & McEnery, T. (2013) Sketching Muslims: A corpus-driven analysis of representation around the word “Muslim” in the British press, 1998-2009. Applied Linguistics, 34(3), 255–278. [e-copy]

Gabrielatos, C. & Baker, P. (2008) Fleeing, sneaking, flooding: A corpus analysis of discursive constructions of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK Press 1996-2005. Journal of English Linguistics, 36(1), 5-38. [e-copy]

Hoffmann, S., Evert, S., Smith, N., Lee, D. & Berglund Prytz, Y. (2008) Corpus Linguistics with BNCweb: A Practical Guide. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.[Chapter 8]

Lecture 5: Practice workshop

From the above sources (as required).

Further readings

Suggestions will be provided at the end of each session