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.

Middle And Modern English Corpus Linguistics

Author: Manfred Markus
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027274975
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Middle And Modern English Corpus Linguistics from the Author: Manfred Markus. This book brings together a variety of approaches to English corpus linguistics and shows how corpus methodologies can contribute to the linking of diachronic and synchronic studies. The articles in this volume investigate historical changes in the English language as well as specific aspects of Middle and Modern English and, moreover, of English dialects. The contributions also discuss the development of English corpus linguistics generally and its potential in the future. Special focus is given to the continuity between Middle and Modern English – much in line with the linking in previous studies of Middle English and Old English under the generic term “medievalism”. This volume highlights the continual development of English from the medieval to modern period.

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.

Perspectives On Corpus Linguistics

Author: Vander Viana
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027283931
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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 Linguistics

Author: Anke LĂŒdeling
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110213885
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Corpus Linguistics from the Author: Anke LĂŒdeling. This handbook provides an up-to-date survey of corpus linguistics. Spoken, written, and multimodal corpora serve as the bases for quantitative and qualitative research on many issues of linguistic interest. The two volumes together comprise 61 articles by renowned experts from around the world. They sketch the history of corpus linguistics and its relationship with neighbouring disciplines, show its potential, discuss its problems, and describe various methods of collecting, annotating, and searching corpora, as well as processing corpus data. Key features: up-to-date and complete handbook includes both an overview and detailed discussions gathers together a great number of experts

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

Author: Theresa Rass
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656047146
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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.

Contemporary Second Language Assessment

Author: Dina Tsagari
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 056762871X
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Contemporary Second Language Assessment from the Author: Dina Tsagari. Includes chapters on key aspects of second language assessment such as test construct, diagnosis, exam design, and the growing range of public policy, social and ethical issues. Each of the contributors is an expert in their area; some are established names while others are talented newcomers to the field. The chapters present new research or perspectives on traditional concerns such as test quality; fairness and bias; the testing of different language skills; the needs of different groups of examinees, including English language learners who need to take content tests in English; and the use of language assessments for gate-keeping purposes. The volume demonstrates how language assessment is informed by and engages with neighbouring areas of applied linguistics such as technology and language corpora. The book represents the best of current practice in second language assessment and, as a one volume reference, will be invaluable to students and researchers looking for material that extends their understanding of the field.

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.

Metaphor And Corpus Linguistics

Author: Alice Deignan
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027238924
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Metaphor And Corpus Linguistics from the Author: Alice Deignan. Metaphor is a topical issue across a number of disciplines, wherever researchers are concerned with how speakers and writers package and process messages. This book is addressed at readers from diverse academic backgrounds who are interested in ways of researching metaphor from different perspectives, and especially through corpus linguistics. A number of approaches to and exploitations of metaphor, including conceptual metaphor theory and cognitive approaches more generally, text and spoken discourse analysis, and CDA, are discussed, explored and critiqued using corpus data. The book also includes corpus linguistic studies of different aspects of metaphor, which investigate its linguistic and semantic properties and relate them to current theoretical views. The book demonstrates the need for naturally-occurring language data to be used in the development of metaphor theory, and shows the value of corpus data and techniques in this work.