HS Comparative Corpus Linguistics, with Prof. Dr. Carola Trips
University of Mannheim
How can linguistic assumptions be proven? Will traditional rules and definitions still hold up when looking at 'real data'? And if not, how can new ones be found looking at the data? In the seminar introduced the students to working with corpora and to give them the tools to do research on German and English Corpora. Based on this, the students were instructed to work on their own research projects where they analyzed linguistic phenomena and re-examined assumptions on linguistic phenomena by means of corpora. Working with German and English corpora (written and spoken), the research projects focussed on a comparative analysis, e.g. comparing phenomena of both languages as well as within various modes of communication (written vs. spoken use).