Comparing English Worldwide: The International Corpus of English

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The International Corpus of English assembles parallel collections of samples of spoken and written English from over fifteen English-speaking countries. The book explains the design of the ICE collections and the software and annotation systems that have been developed for the project. The later sections focus on problems of compiling some of the corpora and the project's research applications.

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Overview

The International Corpus of English assembles parallel collections of samples of spoken and written English from over fifteen English-speaking countries. The book explains the design of the ICE collections and the software and annotation systems that have been developed for the project. The later sections focus on problems of compiling some of the corpora and the project's research applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198235828
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/12/1996
  • Pages: 304
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
1 Introducing ICE 3
2 Learner English around the World 13
3 The Design of the Corpus 27
4 Markup Systems 36
5 The UMB Intelligent ICE Markup Assistant 54
6 ICE Annotation Tools 65
7 Developing the ICE Corpus Utility Program 79
8 About the ICE Tagset 92
9 AUTASYS: Grammatical Tagging and Cross-Tagset Mapping 110
10 An Outline of the Survey's ICE Parsing Scheme 125
11 The Survey Parser: Design and Development 142
12 The New Zealand Spoken Component of ICE: Some Methodological Challenges 163
13 Second-Language Corpora 182
14 The International Corpus of English in Hong Kong 197
15 The Corpus as a Research Domain 217
16 ICE and Teaching 227
17 The Sociolinguistics of English in Nigeria and the ICE project 239
18 Why a Fiji Corpus? 249
19 PROSICE: A Spoken English Database for Prosody Research 262
Index 281
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