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Closing the book
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Closing the book

So, we’re now moving on to the final unit of the course, released on Monday 6th December at 10.00 (UK time)  and given that it’s a busy term and you may still be working on previous units, we’ve decided to keep it a short one. This module will provide a guide on how to use the Corpus Query Language function in Sketch Engine, as well as additional support on how to build your own mini-corpus. We’ll also remind you of ways to stay in touch and share useful links once the course is over.

Just to reassure you that the course website will stay open until Friday 7th January – which is also the deadline for the final assignment – so you have time to catch up if need be. For those who successfully complete the course, you will also have permanent access to a self-study version of the course containing most of the content.

Concordancing revisited
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Concordancing revisited

Unit 5 is available on Monday 29th November at 10:00 (UK time) and returns to the topic of concordancing and expands by looking at the N-gram and frequency functions.
Just a couple of reminders: remember about the final assignment explained in the previous unit.

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Share your CQL

Share the structure, the CQL sequence and the link to the results (concordance lines) below. Reflect on the process of ... Read More
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CQL – Guide & Tasks – Questions?

Here, you can ask any technical questions you might have about the function we focussed on, Corpus Query Language (CQL) ... Read More
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Unit 5: feedback and comments

If you have any feedback or comments at the end of the fourth unit, we’d appreciate them. These can be ... Read More
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Frequency – Guide & Tasks – Questions?

Here, you can ask any technical questions you might have about the function we focussed on, Frequency. We can clarify ... Read More
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Self-discovery: wordlist or thesaurus

What did you discover when using the tool? (you can report any findings from your searches) How easy did you ... Read More

Recent forum comments

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Reply To: Frequency – Guide & Tasks – Questions?

Thank you @sampea. I will have a look and sort it out in the guide ... Read More
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Reply To: Share your CQL

Hi everyone - I've really enjoyed the course, and I feel really bad that I couldn't go through it at ... Read More
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Reply To: CQL – Guide & Tasks – Questions?

This was really fun, and just from the guide alone, I have a bank of 10+ queries that I can ... Read More
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Reply To: Self-discovery: wordlist or thesaurus

I worked on using the wordlist function to explore the frequency of different words in specific discipline groups. Most of ... Read More
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Reply To: Frequency – Guide & Tasks – Questions?

I understand that this may not be monitored any more, but I just wanted to point out that there seems ... Read More

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Online drop-in sessions (optional)

Date Time (UK) Link to Zoom

Tuesday 8th March

13:00-14:00

Thursday 10th March

14:00-15:00

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