Summer school in English Corpus Linguistics 2013

Thanks to all who attended the Survey of English Usage’s summer school in English Corpus Linguistics at UCL in August!

The three-day event ran from Tuesday 27 August to Thursday 29 August 2013, and there were lectures, seminars and hands-on sessions.

As a service to those who were able to attend (and a few who could not), I have published the slides from my talk on ‘Simple statistics for corpus linguistics’ and a spreadsheet for demonstrating the binomial distribution below.

If you want to try to replicate the class experience in your own time, please note that at around the half-way point, each member of the class was asked to toss a coin ten times and report the results. We then input the number of students who threw 0 heads, 1, head, 2 heads, etc. into the spreadsheet.

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