My M.A. thesis sample course
Sep 14, 2012
I´d like to share with you a sample course I developed with Storyline as part of my thesis to get an M.A. in Applied Linguistics.You´ll notice that it´s very linguistically-oriented because , well, it serves my research purposes
My dissertation is entitled "Linguistic Modeling of Online Tourist Guides and Computer-based applications" and it presents an in-depth linguistic analysis of 60 online tourist guides in order to (1) identify the general organization of this type of texts, (2) identify sentence patterns which can be considered characteristic of this genre and (3) design a computer- based application to help ESL (English as a Second Language) students write effective tourist guides.
The course was designed by drawing upon the theoretical assumptions of Systemic Functional Linguistics as well as the linguistic and statistical analysis of the corpus.
Sample course (Version 2 - Updated September, 17th, 2012)
Important note: The course includes links to three external sources that constitute part of my corpus and have been properly acknowledged in my thesis (Credit: © British Tourist Authority 2003, http://www.visitbritain.com/en/EN/ ). Some sample sentences have been extracted from these links only for research purposes:
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