Language and Computers, 9 credits (729G49)

Språk och datorer, 9 hp

Main field of study

Cognitive Science


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Arne Jönsson

Course coordinator

Arne Jönsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Jalal Maleki
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
F7KKO Bachelor´s Programme in Cognitive Science 2 (Spring 2021) v202113-202122 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Cognitive Science

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Bachelor´s Programme in Cognitive Science

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe and explain basic concepts within linguistics, especially from morphology, syntax, and semantics
  • perform basic linguistic analyses such as part-of-speech analysis and dependency analysis
  • use computer-based tools and programming to collect, analyse and validate linguistic data sets (corpora)
  • plan and carry out simple corpus studies, and present and critically assess the results

Course content

The course covers:

  • Introduction to linguistics. Theoretical overview of basic concepts with a focus on morphology, syntax, and semantics. Basic analysis techniques such as part-of-speech analysis and dependency analysis.
  • Computer-based processing and analysis of linguistic data sets (corpora). Introduction to data formats, computer tools and programming techniques. Computer labs with linguistically annotated text.
  • Corpus studies. Introduction to methodology and validation measures. Synthesis of theoretical knowledge and practical skills by their application to a limited-size computer-based corpus study.

Teaching and working methods

The course is given in the form of lectures, teaching sessions, lab sessions and seminars. The student is also expected to study independently, both individually and in groups.


The course is examined by a test, by laboratory assignments, and by a written assignment in connection with the corpus study. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för datavetenskap


Josefsson, Gunlög, Author, Lunds universitet, Svenska, Originator, Lund University, Swedish, Originator, (2009) Svensk universitetsgrammatik för nybörjare

ISBN: 9144052049,9789144520,9789144052045,9789789144525

Josefsson, Gunlög, Author, Lunds universitet, Svenska, Originator, Lund University, Swedish, Originator, (2009) Svensk universitetsgrammatik för nybörjare. Övningar med facit och kommentarer. Andra upplagan

ISBN: 9144052057,9789144052052

Yule, George, (2020) The Study of Language. Seventh edition Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2020]

ISBN: 9781108730709,1108730701,9781108499453,1108499457

DUG1 Examination U, G 3 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G, VG 3 credits
UPG1 Written report U, G, VG 3 credits

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