Corpus Analysis: Language Structure and Language Use

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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"It's really fascinating work": Differences in Evaluative Adjectives across Academic Registers 1
"But here's a flawed argument": Socialisation into and through Metadiscourse 19
Register-specificity of Signalling Nouns in Discourse 35
Variation among University Spoken and Written Registers: A New Multi-dimensional Analysis 47
Linguistic Dimensions of Direct Mail Letters 71
Gender-Based Variation in Nineteenth-Century English Letter-Writing 87
The Grammar of Stance in Early Eighteenth-Century English Epistolary Language 107
Great vs. Lovely: Stance Differences in American and British English 133
"What's in a Name?": Vocatives in Casual Conversations and Radio Phone-in Calls 153
Turn Initiators in Spoken English: A Corpus-Based Approach to Interaction and Grammar 187
Situational Variation in Intonational Strategies 209
On the Radical Difference between the Subject Personal Pronouns in Written and Spoken European French 225
The World Wide Web as Linguistic Corpus 241
Corpus Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition: Rules and Frequency in the Acquisition of English Multiple wh-Questions 255
Comparing Alternate Complements of Object Control Verbs: Evidence from the Bank of English Corpus 273
List of Contributors 285
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