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Using WordSmith for Corpus-based Research


This section of the site introduces the WordSmith program for analysing texts and corpora. You will learn how to use concordances, keyword analyses, and part-of-speech annotation in your investigations into language.

For a general overview of the way the course is arranged, see Page One of the first session.

The four sessions are as follows:-

Introduction to WordSmith

Using WordSmith Concord

Frequency Lists and Keywords

Part-of-speech Annotation in WordSmith


When you have gone through these sessions, you might like to have a look at the Wordsmith Review Questions.

WordSmith Review Questions