Completing #CORPUSMOOC

During interactions with JISC and ALT in particular, MOOC's have been hot news for quite some time. MOOC is an acronym for 'Massive Open Online Courses' - freely available to all. They don't have the best reputation for completion rates, which has opened up a number of discussions at JISC/ALT…

#CORPUSMOOC Week 6 (Notes)

Before you watch the lecture, create two short dictionary definitions: One is for the word ‘threadbare’ the other is for the word ‘luckily’. Do not consult a dictionary or other reference resource - just use your own intuitions. If you do not think you know either word, just make a…

#CORPUSMOOC – Corpus Linguistics Week 3

Find an article in which the word ‘refugee’ is mentioned – make notes about how refugees, migrants, asylum seekers, etc are talked about. Chose: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/lebanon-stems-influx-refugees-minister-claims-countrys-internal-security-risk-1470743 Referred to in terms of numbers (large numbers) Range of words indicating a ‘problem’ to be solved, stemmed, halted, stop them infiltrating, as a danger,…