Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis

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A&C Black, Jun 23, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 198 pages

  This book examines approaches to carrying out discourse analysis (DA) using techniques that are grounded in corpus linguistics. Assuming no prior knowledge of corpora, the book examines and evaluates a variety of corpus-based methodologies including:


* collocations,
* keyness
* concordances
* dispersion plots
* building and annotating corpora


Illustrated with a number of real-life examples of corpus-based DA from a range of sources and covering a variety of subjects, this is an informative introduction to using corpus linguistics as a methodology in discourse analysis.


 

 

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Aside from experiments with Mark Davies' COCA interface and WordSmith Tools, this book was my first exposure to corpus analysis.[As an aside: corpus analysis is a research methodology originating in ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Corpus Building
25
Frequency and Dispersion
47
Concordances
71
Collocates
95
Keyness
121
Beyond Collocation
153
Conclusion
177
References
187
Index
195
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Paul Baker is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Modern English language at Lancaster University, UK.

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