Hennie van der Vliet is the guest speaker at this ACLC seminar for which MA students are especially invited. The title and abstract of this lecture are now available.
|Date||9 March 2018|
|Time||15:15 - 16:30|
In addition to language that is generally shared within a language community, there is special language, language that is used by a specific part of the language community, often for specific purposes. This could for example be the language of a specific social group, sports language or professional language.
Those who want to analyze a special language (sociolinguists, translators, communication scientists), may want to build and use their own corpus. In my presentation I show what possibilities there are. I discuss a number of electronic sources that can be used for lexical and combinatorial research (WordNet, FrameNet, Cornetto, IATE), a few basic techniques from corpus research, like termextraction and I will demonstrate AntConc, an on-line tool that is surprisingly easy to use. And for those who are willing to learn a computer language like Python, much more is possible.