Contemporary Corpus Linguistics

Author: Paul Baker
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441181334
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Contemporary Corpus Linguistics from the Author: Paul Baker. Acts as a one-volume resource, providing an introduction to every aspect of corpus linguistics as it is being used at the moment.

Corpus Linguistics

Author: Tony McEnery
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139502441
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Corpus Linguistics from the Author: Tony McEnery. Corpus linguistics is the study of language data on a large scale - the computer-aided analysis of very extensive collections of transcribed utterances or written texts. This textbook outlines the basic methods of corpus linguistics, explains how the discipline of corpus linguistics developed and surveys the major approaches to the use of corpus data. It uses a broad range of examples to show how corpus data has led to methodological and theoretical innovation in linguistics in general. Clear and detailed explanations lay out the key issues of method and theory in contemporary corpus linguistics. A structured and coherent narrative links the historical development of the field to current topics in 'mainstream' linguistics. Practical tasks and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter encourage students to test their understanding of what they have read and an extensive glossary provides easy access to definitions of technical terms used in the text.

Triangulating Methodological Approaches In Corpus Linguistic Research

Author: Paul Baker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317532074
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Triangulating Methodological Approaches In Corpus Linguistic Research from the Author: Paul Baker. Contemporary corpus linguists use a wide variety of methods to study discourse patterns. This volume provides a systematic comparison of various methodological approaches in corpus linguistics through a series of parallel empirical studies that use a single corpus dataset to answer the same overarching research question. Ten contributing experts each use a different method to address the same broadly framed research question: In what ways does language use in online Q+A forum responses differ across four world English varieties (India, Philippines, United Kingdom, and United States)? Contributions will be based on analysis of the same 400,000 word corpus from online Q+A forums, and contributors employ methodologies including corpus-based discourse analysis, audience perceptions, Multi-Dimensional analysis, pragmatic analysis, and keyword analysis. In their introductory and concluding chapters, the volume editors compare and contrast the findings from each method and assess the degree to which ‘triangulating’ multiple approaches may provide a more nuanced understanding of a research question, with the aim of identifying a set of complementary approaches which could arguably take into account analytical blind spots. Baker and Egbert also consider the importance of issues such as researcher subjectivity, type of annotation, the limitations and affordances of different corpus tools, the relative strengths of qualitative and quantitative approaches, and the value of considering data or information beyond the corpus. Rather than attempting to find the ‘best’ approach, the focus of the volume is on how different corpus linguistic methodologies may complement one another, and raises suggestions for further methodological studies which use triangulation to enrich corpus-related research.

Change In Contemporary English

Author: Geoffrey Leech
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521867223
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Change In Contemporary English from the Author: Geoffrey Leech. Based on the systematic analysis of large amounts of computer-readable text, this book shows how the English language has been changing in the recent past, and discusses the linguistic and social factors that are contributing to this process.

Corpora And Language Education

Author: Lynne Flowerdew
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230355560
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Corpora And Language Education from the Author: Lynne Flowerdew. A critical examination of key concepts and issues in corpus linguistics, with a particular focus on the expanding interdisciplinary nature of the field and the role that written and spoken corpora now play in these different disciplines. It also presents a series of corpus-based case studies illustrating central themes and best practices.

Corpus Linguistics An Introduction To The Field And Its Use In Linguistics

Author: Theresa Rass
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656047448
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Corpus Linguistics An Introduction To The Field And Its Use In Linguistics from the Author: Theresa Rass. Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2, University of Innsbruck (Anglistik), course: Synchronic and/or Diachronic English Linguistics: English Syntax and Morphology, language: English, abstract: This paper is dealing with the topic of corpus linguistics. It tries to give an overview about this topic, as I think that, although it already gained popularity, not everyone is familiar with it. First, I want to explain what a corpus actually is, and what it is useful for. The different types of corpora will be described and also potential risks of depending to much on computer-processable corpora. Then the focus shifts to the fields of application of corpus linguistics, and also the use in syntax and morphology is discussed. I will also try to illustrate the opportunities a corpus provides by using an example for better understanding. The main aim of this paper is to give an overview about corpus linguistics and the fields of application, with attention to syntax and morphology.

Perspectives On Corpus Linguistics

Author: Vander Viana
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027203539
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Perspectives On Corpus Linguistics from the Author: Vander Viana. Perspectives on Corpus Linguistics is a collection of interviews with fourteen well-known researchers in the field of linguistics. Each interview consists of a set of ten questions: the first seven are common to all contributors while the last three are connected to the research experience of each guest. In the general questions, the invited scholars explore (sometimes controversial) topics such as the concept of representativeness, the role of intuition and the status of Corpus Linguistics. In the specific questions, they provide a thorough discussion of materials and methods in corpus research as well as theoretical and applied perspectives on the use of corpora in language studies. Whether experts or novices, the volume should be of interest to all those who want to learn about corpus linguistics and carry out research in this fascinating and growing area.

Corpus Based Contrastive Studies Of English And Chinese

Author: Tony McEnery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136944893
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Corpus Based Contrastive Studies Of English And Chinese from the Author: Tony McEnery. This book is concerned with cross-linguistic contrast of major grammatical categories in English and Chinese, two most important yet genetically different world languages. This genetic difference has resulted in many subsidiary differences that are, among other things, related to grammar. Compared with typologically related languages, cross-linguistic contrast of English and Chinese is more challenging yet promising. The main theme of this book lies in its focus on cross-linguistic contrast of aspect-related grammatical categories, or, grammatical categories that contribute to aspectual meaning – both situation aspect at the semantic level and viewpoint aspect at the grammatical level – in English and Chinese. The unique strength of this volume lies in that it is first corpus-based book contrasting English and Chinese. Given that the state of the art in language studies is to use corpora, the significance of the marriage between contrastive studies and the corpus methodology in this book is not to be underestimated.

The Handbook Of Historical Sociolinguistics

Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111825726X
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The Handbook Of Historical Sociolinguistics from the Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy. Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language

Corpora And Discourse Studies

Author: Anthony McEnery
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137431733
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Corpora And Discourse Studies from the Author: Anthony McEnery. This edited collection brings together contemporary research that uses corpus linguistics to carry out discourse analysis. The book takes an inclusive view of the meaning of discourse, covering different text-types or modes of language, including discourse as both social practice and as ideology or representation.