In Fall 2017, I am offering a new graduate course.
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E 396 L "Quantitative Methods in the Language Sciences"
The course teaches computational methods in text mining, natural language processing, and applied statistics. As such, it provides training in the programming languages R and Python. Discussions and readings will foster critique of the process of matching up data, research questions, and methods. The course will benefit anyone working with and studying text, including both linguists and literary scholars interested in digital approaches.
Students interested in this course should also take note of LIN 392, “Analyzing Linguistic Data”, taught by Professor Erk. While E 396L endeavors to teach applicable skills in a suite of methods from data generation to presentation and interpretation of results, LIN 392 is primarily focused on statistics, and as such provides more in-depth statistical training. LIN 392 and E 396L can be taken in tandem to considerable benefit.
PhD 2006, University of Freiburg, Germany Associate Professor English Language and Linguistics Department of English The University of Texas at Austin email@example.com