Dr. Summaira Sarfraz. Corpus Linguistics Overview. Understanding Corpus-Based Approach to Language Learning. (25 October 2023. Time: 12.00. AUL, American Center)

Dr Summaira Sarfraz

Professor (English) 

Dean. Faculty of Humanities

FAST National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences



Corpus Linguistics Overview. Understanding Corpus-Based Approach to Language Learning.

Corpus linguistics is a young field that is rapidly evolving. As web-based computer resources advance, translators, language students, or linguists may now access complex corpus analyses. To describe the nature, structure, and usage of languages, corpus linguistics collects and analyses collections of spoken and written texts. The field of corpus linguistics, which studies all linguistic levels of language, including phonology, lexis, grammar, and discourse, has a long history of employing texts as the empirical foundation for linguistic description. The application of corpus in learning a language has been an emerging language learning strategy used by language teachers. The corpora provide assistance to the learners to develop and improve language skills while also improving their research abilities.




Dr. Summaira Sarfraz joined FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in 1996. Her area of interest is the promotion of communicative approach to English language teaching with major emphasis on developing e-learning resources. Her area of specialization is Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). She has been working for more than two decades on developing multidisciplinary ICT based teaching resources and has established state-of-the-art English Language Communication Labs at the University. She has recently developed a tool for improvement of cohesiveness in emotive writing funded by ICT Research and Development, Ministry of Information Technology. Dr Summaira received Charles Wallace Research Scholarship in 2015. She completed her research fellowship at Queen Mary University of London followed by the launch of MS degree program in Applied Linguistics which is the first Humanities Graduate program of the University. She has a substantial number of national and international publications to her credit. Currently Dr Summaira Sarfraz is serving as a Dean Faculty of Humanities at FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences.