Doing Corpus Linguistics

Doing Corpus Linguistics

Divided into three parts - Introduction to Doing Corpus Linguistics and Register Analysis; Searches in Available Corpora; and Building Your Own Corpus, Analyzing Your Quantitative Results, and Making Sense of Data - the book emphasizes ...

Author: William J. Crawford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138024619

Category: Corpora (Linguistics)

Page: 178

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Doing Corpus Linguistics offers a practical step-by-step introduction to corpus linguistics, making use of widely available corpora and of a register analysis-based theoretical framework to provide students in Applied Linguistics and TESOL with the understanding and skills necessary to meaningfully analyze corpora and carry out successful corpus-based research. Divided into three parts - Introduction to Doing Corpus Linguistics and Register Analysis; Searches in Available Corpora; and Building Your Own Corpus, Analyzing Your Quantitative Results, and Making Sense of Data - the book emphasizes hands-on experience with performing language analysis research and in interpreting findings in a meaningful and engaging way. Readers are given multiple opportunities to analyze and apply language data by completing smaller tasks and corpus projects using publicly available corpora. The book also takes readers through the process of building a specialized corpus designed to answer a specific research question and provides detailed information on completing a final research project that includes both a written paper and an oral presentation of their specific research projects. Doing Corpus Linguistics provides students in applied linguistics and TESOL with the opportunity to gain proficiency in the technical and interpretive aspects of corpus research and to encourage them to participate in the growing field of corpus linguistics.
Categories: Corpora (Linguistics)

Teaching and Learning by Doing Corpus Analysis

Teaching and Learning by Doing Corpus Analysis

- Lou BURNARD: The BNC: where did we go wrong? Corpus-based teaching material. - Averil COXHEAD: The academic word list: a corpus-based word list for academic purposes.

Author: Bernhard Kettemann

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042014504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

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From the contents: Guy ASTON: The learner as corpus designer. - Antoinette RENOUF: The time dimension in modern English corpus linguistics. - Mike SCOTT: Picturing the key words of a very large corpus and their lexical upshots or getting at the guardian's view of the world. - Lou BURNARD: The BNC: where did we go wrong? Corpus-based teaching material. - Averil COXHEAD: The academic word list: a corpus-based word list for academic purposes.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R

Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R

The first textbook of its kind, Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R demonstrates how to use the open source programming language R for corpus linguistic analyses.

Author: Stefan Th. Gries

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203880920

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The first textbook of its kind, Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R demonstrates how to use the open source programming language R for corpus linguistic analyses. Computational and corpus linguists doing corpus work will find that R provides an enormous range of functions that currently require several programs to achieve – searching and processing corpora, arranging and outputting the results of corpus searches, statistical evaluation, and graphing.
Categories: Education

Corpus linguistics

Corpus linguistics

Corpora are used widely in linguistics, but not always wisely. This book attempts to frame corpus linguistics systematically as a variant of the observational method.

Author: Stefanowitsch, Anatol

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 9783961102242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

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Corpora are used widely in linguistics, but not always wisely. This book attempts to frame corpus linguistics systematically as a variant of the observational method. The first part introduces the reader to the general methodological discussions surrounding corpus data as well as the practice of doing corpus linguistics, including issues such as the scientific research cycle, research design, extraction of corpus data and statistical evaluation. The second part consists of a number of case studies from the main areas of corpus linguistics (lexical associations, morphology, grammar, text and metaphor), surveying the range of issues studied in corpus linguistics while at the same time showing how they fit into the methodology outlined in the first part.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics

Corpus Linguistics

An investigation into the way people use language in speech and writing, this volume introduces the corpus-based approach, which is based on analysis of large databases of real language examples stored on computer.

Author: Douglas Biber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521499577

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 416

An investigation into the way people use language in speech and writing, this volume introduces the corpus-based approach, which is based on analysis of large databases of real language examples stored on computer.
Categories: Computers

Perspectives on Corpus Linguistics

Perspectives on Corpus Linguistics

must remember (and do not always succeed in this) that human learning is not as
fast and that it can be insulting to force the ... No discourse analyst needs to know
anything about Corpus Linguistics before starting doing discourse analysis or ...

Author: Vander Viana

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027203533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching

Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching

In Kettemann , Bernhard / Marko , Georg ( eds ) Teaching and Learning by Doing
Corpus Analysis . Amsterdam : Rodopi , 107-117 . Kennedy , Claire / Miceli ,
Tiziana 2002. The CWIC Project : Developing and Using a Corpus for
Intermediate ...

Author: Tony Harris

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3034305249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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"Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching" are derived from the International Seminar, New Trends in Corpus Linguistics for Language Teaching and Translation Studies: In Honour of John Sinclair, organised jointly by the research projects ADELEX (HUM2007-61766, University of Granada) and ECPC (HUM2005-03756, University Jaume I, Castellon), in Granada on 22--24 September 2008."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Practical Corpus Linguistics

Practical Corpus Linguistics

The Academic Word List: A Corpus-based Word List for Academic Purposes. In
Kettemann & Marko. (Eds.). (2002). Teaching and Learning by Doing Corpus
Analysis. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Teaching and ...

Author: Martin Weisser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118831878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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"Introduces a number of easy-to-use, yet powerful, free analysis resources consisting of standalone programs and web interfaces for use with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux"--
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics

Corpus Linguistics

In particular, some scholars of the neo-Firthian school of corpus linguistics
disagree entirely with it, as we will explain in our discussion of that tradition in
Chapter 6. When covering matters such as this, which do not attract full
consensus, we ...

Author: Tony McEnery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139502443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Exam Prep Flash Cards for Doing Corpus Linguistics

Exam Prep Flash Cards for Doing Corpus Linguistics

5,600 Flash Cards. Q & A FlashCards, Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as FlashCards by Powell Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time.

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English Corpus Linguistics

English Corpus Linguistics

However, if the types of linguistic analyses that corpus linguists conduct are
examined, it becomes quite evident that corpus linguistics is more a way of doing
linguistics, “a methodological basis for pursuing linguistic research” (Leech 1992:
 ...

Author: Charles F. Meyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052100490X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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English Corpus Linguistics is a step-by-step guide to creating and analyzing linguistic corpora. The author shows how to collect and computerize data for inclusion in a corpus; how to annotate the data; and how to conduct a linguistic analysis of it once it has been created.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Exploring Corpus Linguistics

Exploring Corpus Linguistics

In this article I aim to do just that”: A corpus-based study of self-promotional I and
we in academic writing across four disciplines', Journal of Pragmatics, 37: 1207–
31. Herriman, J. and Aronsson, M.B. (2009) 'Themes in Swedish advanced ...

Author: Winnie Cheng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136628153

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics consists of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, designed for those entering postgraduate studies and language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative "practice to theory" approach, with a ‘back to front’ structure which takes the reader from real life problems and issues in the field, then enters into a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns. The final section concludes by tying the practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. Corpus linguistics is a key area of applied linguistics and one of the most rapidly developing. Winnie Cheng’s practical approach guides readers in acquiring the relevant knowledge and theories to enable the analysis, explanation and interpretation of language using corpus methods. Throughout the book practical classroom examples, concordance based analyses and tasks such as designing and conducting mini-projects are used to connect and explain the conceptual and practical aspects of corpus linguistics. Exploring Corpus Linguistics is an essential textbook for post-graduate/graduate students new to the field and for advanced undergraduates studying English Language and Applied Linguistics.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Corpus Linguistics and the Web

Corpus Linguistics and the Web

The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the advantages and limitations of
this type of internet-derived data for corpus linguistic analysis. 1. Introduction In
corpus linguistics, general patterns in language use are described on the basis of
 ...

Author: Marianne Hundt

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042021280

Category: Computers

Page: 305

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Using the Web as Corpus is one of the recent challenges for corpus linguistics. This volume presents a current state-of-the-arts discussion of the topic. The articles address practical problems such as suitable linguistic search tools for accessing the www, the question of register variation, or they probe into methods for culling data from the web. The book also offers a wide range of case studies, covering morphology, syntax, lexis, as well as synchronic and diachronic variation in English. These case studies make use of the two approaches to the www in corpus linguistics – web-as-corpus and web-for-corpus-building. The case studies demonstrate that web data can provide useful additional evidence for a broad range of research questions.
Categories: Computers

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

corpus. tells. us. about. grammar. teaching. materials. Rebecca. Hughes. 1.
Grammar, corpora and language description frameworks: what roles do corpus
studies play in wider debates in applied linguistics that surround grammar?

Author: Anne O'Keeffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135153632

Category: Education

Page: 740

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The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics provides a timely overview of a dynamic and rapidly growing area with a widely applied methodology. Through the electronic analysis of large bodies of text, corpus linguistics demonstrates and supports linguistic statements and assumptions. In recent years it has seen an ever-widening application in a variety of fields: computational linguistics, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, pragmatics and translation studies. Bringing together experts in the key areas of development and change, the handbook is structured around six themes which take the reader through building and designing a corpus to using a corpus to study literature and translation. A comprehensive introduction covers the historical development of the field and its growing influence and application in other areas. Structured around five headings for ease of reference, each contribution includes further reading sections with three to five key texts highlighted and annotated to facilitate further exploration of the topics. The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics is the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates.
Categories: Education

A Mosaic of Corpus Linguistics

A Mosaic of Corpus Linguistics

Why should I not acknowledge that there are more ways to do corpus linguistics
than we in our Birmingham citadel have acknowledged ? Why should we not let
ourselves be inspired by these fertile seeds that we now see cropping up all over
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Author: Aquilino Sánchez

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631587899

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

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The growth experienced by Corpus Linguistics over the last two decades has complicated the definition of the discipline. There is at present no consensus as to what corpus linguistics exactly is. Is it a methodology, a theoretical framework, a research paradigm? The goal of this book is multi-purpose. It provides material for a discussion of the notion of «corpus linguistics», an overt discussion of the limits of this discipline and a comparison of some of the main approaches. And at the same time it offers a collection of selected papers representative of a range of approaches and applications associated with corpus research.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Development of Corpus Linguistics to Its Present day Concept

The Development of Corpus Linguistics to Its Present day Concept

That is the time when Noam Chomsky makes the early researchers reflect on their work under certain aspects which neutralize somehow the work which was done up to that point. As an effect corpus research faces a certain discontinuity.

Author: Bernadette Wonner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638762281

Category:

Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1, LMU Munich (Institut fur Englische Philologie), course: Corpus linguistics and teaching, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Describes the development of corpus linguistics from its beginning up to now, including Chomskys critical statements, abstract: [...] This paper will provide an overview of the different stages that CL has gone through. Early Corpus Linguistics will be presented first, a term that describes all corpus-based work up to the end of the 1950s. That is the time when Noam Chomsky makes the early researchers reflect on their work under certain aspects which neutralize somehow the work which was done up to that point. As an effect corpus research faces a certain discontinuity. Nevertheless, corpus-based work does not totally cease and the improvements in computer technology provide completely new possibilities in corpus research. Over the decades a considerable amount of machine-readable corpora is created for more and more different purposes and they initiate all variations of analysis. After the presenation of the chronological development of CL, the last but one chapter of the paper will finally deal with the concept of modern corpus linguistics and will give the definition of a corpus, which is not yet an definite thing to do. There is still a lot of work going on to improve the corpus linguistic methodology. The last chapter will give an overview of future prospects."
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Doing Linguistics with a Corpus

Doing Linguistics with a Corpus

Paradoxically, doing corpus linguistics is both easier and harder than it has ever been before.

Author: Jesse Egbert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108744850

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 75

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Paradoxically, doing corpus linguistics is both easier and harder than it has ever been before. On the one hand, it is easier because we have access to more existing corpora, more corpus analysis software tools, and more statistical methods than ever before. On the other hand, reliance on these existing corpora and corpus linguistic methods can potentially create layers of distance between the researcher and the language in a corpus, making it a challenge to do linguistics with a corpus. The goal of this Element is to explore ways for us to improve how we approach linguistic research questions with quantitative corpus data. We introduce and illustrate the major steps in the research process, including how to: select and evaluate corpora, establish linguistically-motivated research questions, observational units and variables, select linguistically interpretable variables, understand and evaluate existing corpus software tools, adopt minimally sufficient statistical methods, and qualitatively interpret quantitative findings.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Corpus Linguistics

English Corpus Linguistics

evidence provided by the samples suggests that we have two basic types of
speaker: speakers who say They do make paths/They did make paths and
speakers who say They makes paths/They did make paths/They made paths.

Author: Karin Aijmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317899242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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This collection of articles form a tribute to Jan Svartvik and his pioneering work in the field. Covers corpus studies, problematic grammar, institution-based and observation-based grammars and the design and development of spoken and written text corpora in different varieties of English.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics and Linguistically Annotated Corpora

Corpus Linguistics and Linguistically Annotated Corpora

... particularly ADV(phras) adverb, phrasal on away out ADV(rel) adverb, relative
where when ADV(wh) adverb, WH-word whenever when where ANTIT
anticipatory it it ART(def) article, definite the ye ART(indef) article, indefinite an a
AUX(do ...

Author: Sandra Kuebler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441119803

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Linguistically annotated corpora are becoming a central part of the corpus linguistics field. One of their main strengths is the level of searchability they offer, but with the annotation come problems of the initial complexity of queries and query tools. This book gives a full, pedagogic account of this burgeoning field. Beginning with an overview of corpus linguistics, its prerequisites and goals, the book then introduces linguistically annotated corpora. It explores the different levels of linguistic annotation, including morphological, parts of speech, syntactic, semantic and discourse-level, as well as advantages and challenges for such annotations. It covers the main annotated corpora for English, the Penn Treebank, the International Corpus of English, and OntoNotes, as well as a wide range of corpora for other languages. In its third part, search strategies required for different types of data are explored. All chapters are accompanied by exercises and by sections on further reading.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics

Corpus Linguistics

The extremist views of these two approaches to linguistics are vividly illustrated
by Fillmore's (1992) cartoon figures of the armchair linguist and the corpus
linguist. The armchair linguist thinks that what the corpus linguist is doing is ...

Author: Anke Lüdeling

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110213881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 585

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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
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines