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 Crawford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317688051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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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.
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Corpus linguistics

Corpus linguistics

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

Author: Anatol Stefanowitsch

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783961102259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 508

View: 762

Corpora are widely used 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.
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Corpus Linguistics

Corpus Linguistics

This book is about investigating the way people use language in speech and writing. It introduces the corpus-based approach to linguistics, based on analysis of large databases of real language examples stored on computer.

Author: Douglas Biber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316582565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book is about investigating the way people use language in speech and writing. It introduces the corpus-based approach to linguistics, based on analysis of large databases of real language examples stored on computer. Each chapter focuses on a different area of linguistics, including lexicography, grammar, discourse, register variation, language acquisition, and historical linguistics. Example analyses are presented in each chapter to provide concrete descriptions of the research methods and advantages of corpus-based techniques. Ten methodology boxes provide clear and concise explanations of the issues in doing corpus-based research and reading corpus-based studies and there is a useful appendix of resources for corpus-based investigation. This lucid and comprehensive introduction to the subject will be welcomed by a broad range of readers, from undergraduate students to professional researchers.
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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.
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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.
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Perspectives on Corpus Linguistics

Perspectives on Corpus Linguistics

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.

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.
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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: 9781108897037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

View: 821

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

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

View: 341

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.
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Corpus Linguistics 25 Years on

Corpus Linguistics 25 Years on

This volume offers a state-of-the-art picture of work undertaken in the field of computer-aided corpus linguistics. While the focus is on English, central insights can be generalised to other languages, as well.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401204347

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 716

This volume offers a state-of-the-art picture of work undertaken in the field of computer-aided corpus linguistics. While the focus is on English, central insights can be generalised to other languages, as well. As a work intended to mark the Silver Jubilee of ICAME, the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English, the book combines surveys of the discipline by some of its major pioneers, including founders of ICAME itself, with cutting-edge work by younger scholars. It is divided into three sections: “Overviewing years of corpus linguistic studies”, “Descriptive studies in English syntax and semantics”, and “Second Language Acquisition, parallel corpora and specialist corpora”. The book bears witness to the impressive advances that have characterised the development of corpus linguistics over the past few decades – from terminological issues to practical applications, from theoretical and descriptive research to applied approaches, from monolingual to multilingual and specialist corpora, from corpus design to corpus exploitation tools.
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An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

This book provides a comprehensive introduction and guide to Corpus Linguistics. All aspects of the field are explored, from the various types of electronic corpora that are available to instructions on how to design and compile a corpus.

Author: Graeme Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317892571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 157

The use of large, computerized bodies of text for linguistic analysis and description has emerged in recent years as one of the most significant and rapidly-developing fields of activity in the study of language. This book provides a comprehensive introduction and guide to Corpus Linguistics. All aspects of the field are explored, from the various types of electronic corpora that are available to instructions on how to design and compile a corpus. Graeme Kennedy surveys the development of corpora for use in linguistic research, looking back to the pre-electronic age as well as to the massive growth of computer corpora in the electronic age.
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Corpus linguistic Applications

Corpus linguistic Applications

This volume provides an overview of four currently booming areas in the discipline of corpus linguistics.

Author: Stefan Thomas Gries

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042028005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 686

This volume provides an overview of four currently booming areas in the discipline of corpus linguistics. The first section is concerned with studies of the history and development of morphological and syntactic phenomena in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. The second section contains case studies investigating the functions and contexts of use of different morphological and syntactic forms in English, Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. The third section contains studies in the field of genre and register from settings as diverse as health, call center, academic, and legal discourse. The final section features papers refining existing, and exploring new, corpus-linguistic methods: dispersions, text mining, corpus similarity, as well as the development of extraction patterns and the evaluation of tagging methods.
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Corpus Linguistics at Work

Corpus Linguistics at Work

This work aims to provide insights into the way a corpus can be used, the type of findings that can be obtained, the possible applications of these findings as well as the theoretical changes that corpus work can bring into linguistics and ...

Author: Elena Tognini-Bonelli

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027222763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

View: 112

This work aims to provide insights into the way a corpus can be used, the type of findings that can be obtained, the possible applications of these findings as well as the theoretical changes that corpus work can bring into linguistics and language engineering. Topics include the rise of corpus linguistics, delexicalization, semantic prosodies and different corpora for different purposes.
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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.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004334236

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

View: 595

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A Practical Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

A Practical Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

This handbook is a comprehensive practical resource on corpus linguistics. It features a range of basic and advanced approaches, methods and techniques in corpus linguistics, from corpus compilation principles to quantitative data analyses.

Author: Magali Paquot

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030462161

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Corpus Linguistics and the Web

Corpus Linguistics and the Web

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.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401203791

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 925

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.
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Practical Corpus Linguistics

Practical Corpus Linguistics

This is the first book of its kind to provide a practical and student-friendly guide to corpus linguistics that explains the nature of electronic data and how it can be collected and analyzed.

Author: Martin Weisser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118831885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 932

This is the first book of its kind to provide a practical and student-friendly guide to corpus linguistics that explains the nature of electronic data and how it can be collected and analyzed. Designed to equip readers with the technical skills necessary to analyze and interpret language data, both written and (orthographically) transcribed 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 Each section includes practical exercises, a list of sources and further reading, and illustrated step-by-step introductions to analysis tools Requires only a basic knowledge of computer concepts in order to develop the specific linguistic analysis skills required for understanding/analyzing corpus data
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Corpus Linguistics for Grammar

Corpus Linguistics for Grammar

This book: explores the kinds of corpora available and the tools which can be used to analyse them; looks at specific ways in which features of grammar can be explored using a corpus through analysis of areas such as frequency and ...

Author: Christian Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317499008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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Corpus Linguistics for Grammar provides an accessible and practical introduction to the use of corpus linguistics to analyse grammar, demonstrating the wider application of corpus data and providing readers with all the skills and information they need to carry out their own corpus-based research. This book: explores the kinds of corpora available and the tools which can be used to analyse them; looks at specific ways in which features of grammar can be explored using a corpus through analysis of areas such as frequency and colligation; contains exercises, worked examples and suggestions for further practice with each chapter; provides three illustrative examples of potential research projects in the areas of English Literature, TESOL and English Language. Corpus Linguistics for Grammar is essential reading for students undertaking corpus-based research into grammar, or studying within the areas of English Language, Literature, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
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English Corpus Linguistics

English Corpus Linguistics

English Corpus Linguistics is a step-by-step guide to creating and analyzing linguistic corpora.

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.
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Using Corpus Methods to Triangulate Linguistic Analysis

Using Corpus Methods to Triangulate Linguistic Analysis

This book builds on Baker and Egbert’s previous work on triangulating methodological approaches in corpus linguistics and takes triangulation one step further to highlight its broader applicability when implemented with other linguistic ...

Author: Jesse Egbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351622103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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This book builds on Baker and Egbert’s previous work on triangulating methodological approaches in corpus linguistics and takes triangulation one step further to highlight its broader applicability when implemented with other linguistic research methods. The volume showcases research methods from other linguistic disciplines and draws on ten empirical studies from a range of topics in psycholinguistics, applied linguistics, and discourse analysis to demonstrate how these methods might be most effectively triangulated with corpus-linguistic methods. A concluding chapter synthesizes these findings as a means of pointing the way toward future directions for triangulation and its implications for future linguistic research. The combined effect reveals the potential for the triangulation of these methods to not only enhance rigor in empirical linguistic research but also our understanding of linguistic phenomena and variation by studying them from multiple perspectives, making this book essential reading for graduate students and researchers in corpus linguistics, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, and discourse analysis.
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