Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use
Cambridge University Press, Apr 23, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines
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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academic prose adverbial anaphoric association patterns attributive adjectives basal readers Biber Chapter characteristics co-occur collocate pair common complement clause concordancing consider conversation corpora corpus linguistics corpus-based analyses corpus-based approach corpus-based studies corpus-based techniques deal dependent clauses discourse discussed distribution ecology elementary student English example exophoric extraposed factor fiction Figure focus frequency counts function grammatical associations Harald Hårfagres ical identify illustrate important interactive investigations KWIC language large number lexical associations linguistic features LOB Corpus Longman–Lancaster Corpus mean scores Methodology Box million words modal verbs multi-dimensional analysis mutual information narrative nominalizations Norwegian Computing Centre noun phrases number of words occurrences ºr ºr ºr overall passive past tense perfect aspect predicative pronouns referring expressions register variation relative clauses research questions semi-modals sense shows similar speakers speech spoken and written spoken registers structures subject that-clauses synonymous T-unit Table tagged Text Sample tion to-clauses versus written registers