SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)
DATE TOPIC PROJECT (DATE ASSIGNED) READINGS (BEFORE CLASS)
T JAN 9 Introduction . (Profile)  
GENERAL METHODOLOGY
Th 10 Overview / methodology Using the BYU corpora Hunston 1-24, 213-16
T 16 Structured corpora   Lee (Routledge): 107-20
Th 18 Structured corpora What is available for your area of interest? Davies (Cambridge 2015)
T 23 Unstructured corpora (text archives)   Davies (Cambridge 2015)
Th 25 Unstructured corpora (Web) Web as Corpus Biber, Egbert, Davies (2015)
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
T 30 Corpus design and construction   Hunston 25-37
Th FEB 1 Corpus creation Corpus design / creation  
T 6 Annotation   Hunston 79-96
Th 8 Concordances (AntConc, WordSmith) Concordances (COCA, AntConc) Hunston 38-66
T 13 Collocates   Hunston 68-79, 137-49
Th 15 Phraseology Collocates Moon (Routledge): 197-211
T 20 NO CLASS: MONDAY INSTRUCTION    
Th 22 Single texts / small corpora (Voyant) Word frequency for iWeb (due Feb 26)  
T 27* Frequency lists (AntConc, Range)   Hunston 67-68, 97-101
Davies / Gardner (CH 1)
Th MAR 1 Keyword lists Keywords  
APPLICATIONS
T 6 Lexicography.   Hunston 96-109
Th 8 Grammar: descriptive Dictionary entry Conrad: 227-39
T 13 Grammar: prescriptive   Hunston 149-57
Th 15* Variation: genres Grammar: genre/dialectal variation Hunston 157-69
Gardner and Davies 2014
T 20 Guest lecture: Tony McEnery    
Th 22 Historical I Historical  Davies (Corpora, 2012)
T 27 Historical II   Davies (IJCL: 2014)
Th 29 Discourse analysis: LDS Gen Conf LDS General Conference .
T 3 Discourse analysis / stylistics (Half page overview of final project) Hunston 109-23, 128-30
Th 6 (Meet to discuss final project) Discourse / stylistics  
T 10 . Teaching I   Hunston 170-197, 198-213
Th 12 Teaching II + grades, etc (Work on final project)  
T 17 Corpora and the Law (+ presentations)   Mouritsen 2010
F 20 Turn in take-home final (+ presentations) (8-10 AM)  

The final exam is take home and open book / open notes (but no help from another human, including their notes). It will be 8-10 questions, with a 1-2 paragraph answer for each question. You'll receive it on Apr 17, and will be turned in on Apr 20.

The semester project should be about 2000-2500 words in length (based on ~4-5 pages, 12pt font, 1.5 spacing). Rather than 10,000 words with a lot of wordy "fluff", just work a little harder on making it concise and to the point. This is the kind of writing that is preferred by most people out in the real world -- outside of universities :-).