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

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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

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 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.

Author: Roberta Facchinetti

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042021952

Category: Computers

Page: 385

View: 412

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.
Categories: Computers

Corpus Analysis

Corpus Analysis

The papers published in this volume were originally presented at the Third North American Symposium on Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching held on 23-25 March 2001 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

Author: Pepi Leistyna

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042010363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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The papers published in this volume were originally presented at the Third North American Symposium on Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching held on 23-25 March 2001 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Each paper analyses some aspect of language use or structure in one or more of the many linguistic corpora now available. The number of different corpora investigated in the book is a real testament to the progress that has been made in recent years in developing new corpora, particularly spoken corpora, as over half of the papers deal either wholly or partially with the analysis of spoken data. This book will be of particular interest to undergraduate and graduate students and scholars interested in corpus, socio and applied linguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and language teaching.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics for Education

Corpus Linguistics for Education

Taking a hands-on approach to showcase the applications of corpora in the exploration of educationally relevant topics, this book: • covers 18 key skills including corpus building, the role of frequency, different corpus methods, ...

Author: Pascual Pérez-Paredes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429516764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Corpus Linguistics for Education provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to the use of corpus research-methods in the field of education. Taking a hands-on approach to showcase the applications of corpora in the exploration of educationally relevant topics, this book: • covers 18 key skills including corpus building, the role of frequency, different corpus methods, transcription and annotation; • demonstrates the use of available corpora and desktop and online corpus analysis tools to conduct original analyses; • features case studies and step-by-step guides within each chapter; • emphasises the use of interview data in research projects. Corpus Linguistics for Education is an essential guide for students and researchers studying or conducting their own corpus-based research in education.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

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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
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics

The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics

The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics (CHECL) surveys the breadth of corpus-based linguistic research on English, including chapters on collocations, phraseology, grammatical variation, historical change, and the description ...

Author: Douglas Biber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316298701

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics (CHECL) surveys the breadth of corpus-based linguistic research on English, including chapters on collocations, phraseology, grammatical variation, historical change, and the description of registers and dialects. The most innovative aspects of the CHECL are its emphasis on critical discussion, its explicit evaluation of the state of the art in each sub-discipline, and the inclusion of empirical case studies. While each chapter includes a broad survey of previous research, the primary focus is on a detailed description of the most important corpus-based studies in this area, with discussion of what those studies found, and why they are important. Each chapter also includes a critical discussion of the corpus-based methods employed for research in this area, as well as an explicit summary of new findings and discoveries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics

Corpus 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.

Author: Tony McEnery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139502443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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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

Statistics in Corpus Linguistics

Statistics in Corpus Linguistics

The book comes with a Companion website, which provides additional materials (answers to exercises, datasets, advanced materials, teaching slides etc.) and Lancaster Stats Tools online (http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/stats), a free click-and ...

Author: Vaclav Brezina

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108638623

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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Do you use language corpora in your research or study, but find that you struggle with statistics? This practical introduction will equip you to understand the key principles of statistical thinking and apply these concepts to your own research, without the need for prior statistical knowledge. The book gives step-by-step guidance through the process of statistical analysis and provides multiple examples of how statistical techniques can be used to analyse and visualise linguistic data. It also includes a useful selection of discussion questions and exercises which you can use to check your understanding. The book comes with a Companion website, which provides additional materials (answers to exercises, datasets, advanced materials, teaching slides etc.) and Lancaster Stats Tools online (http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/stats), a free click-and-analyse statistical tool for easy calculation of the statistical measures discussed in the book.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contemporary Corpus Linguistics

Contemporary Corpus Linguistics

Acts as a one-volume resource, providing an introduction to every aspect of corpus linguistics as it is being used at the moment.

Author: Paul Baker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441181336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 940

Acts as a one-volume resource, providing an introduction to every aspect of corpus linguistics as it is being used at the moment.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Directions in Corpus Linguistics

Directions in Corpus Linguistics

The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks, as well as studies that provide new insights by approaching language from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Author: Jan Svartvik

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110867275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 499

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics provides a timely overview of a dynamic and rapidly growing area with a widely applied methodology.

Author: Anne O'Keeffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135153625

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

Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching

Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching

"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 ...

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

Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics

Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics

Perspectives in Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics offers an introduction to words and corpus linguistics.

Author: M.A.K. Halliday

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826444929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Perspectives in Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics offers an introduction to words and corpus linguistics. From this foundation it explores the much wider issues that are inevitably raised but somehow marginalized in lexicology (the study of words) and corpus linguistics: how are individual words integrated into language? What are the real benefits of studying the large quantities of text now available in corpora? How do we best conceptualize meaning itself?
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Programming for Corpus Linguistics

Programming for Corpus Linguistics

This book enables the researcher to write programs for text and corpus processing for linguistics.

Author: Oliver Mason

Publisher:

ISBN: 1474470785

Category: Computational linguistics

Page: 257

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This book enables the researcher to write programs for text and corpus processing for linguistics. Useful techniques are illustrated with the popular programming language Java, which is very well suited for handling textual data, and at the same time easy to learn.
Categories: Computational linguistics

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

Swearing and the English Corpus Linguistics

Swearing and the English Corpus Linguistics

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,3, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine", language: English, abstract: This paper aims to examine today's representation of common curse words in a ...

Author: Elena Mertel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668932609

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 15

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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,3, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine", language: English, abstract: This paper aims to examine today's representation of common curse words in a linguistic approach. I will have a look at five frequently used swearwords in the English language and evaluate those due to social features of the speaker and the addressee by using data from the BNCweb corpus. In addition to that I will either prove or disprove some of the following assumptions made by Timothy Jay and Kristin Janschewitz for the circuit of the BNCweb corpus: “Swearing is influenced by pragmatic (contextual) variables such as the conversational topic, the speaker-listener relationship, including gender, occupation, and status, and the social-physical setting of the communication with respect to whether the swearing takes place in a public or private location, one’s jurisdiction over the location, and the level of formality of the occasion.” To narrow this down, I categorize my research in four classes: context, status, gender and additionally age. Finally, I conclude whether the above-mentioned social features influence a native English speaker's disposition to swear.
Categories: Literary Collections