Corpus-Linguistic Applications

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This volume provides an overview of four currently booming areas in the discipline of corpus linguistics. The first section is concerned with studies of the history and development of morphological and syntactic phenomena in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. The second section contains case studies investigating the functions and contexts of use of different morphological and syntactic forms in English, Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. The third section contains studies in the field of genre and register from settings as diverse as health, call center, academic, and legal discourse. The final section features papers refining existing, and exploring new, corpus-linguistic methods: dispersions, text mining, corpus similarity, as well as the development of extraction patterns and the evaluation of tagging methods.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789042028005
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • Publication date: 12/18/2009
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Mark Davies Davies, Mark 1

1 Diachronic applications

Online databases and language change: the case of Spanish dizque Viola G. Miglio Miglio, Viola G. 7

Toward a comparison of unsupervised diachronic morphological profiles Alfonso Medina Urrea Urrea, Alfonso Medina 29

Change and variation in complement selection: a case study from recent English, with evidence from large corpora Juhani Rudanko Rudanko, Juhani 47

Journalistic corpus similarity over time Cristina Mota Mota, Cristina 67

2 Function-oriented applications

"Ah lovely stuff, eh?" - invariant tag meanings and usage across three varieties of English Georgie Columbus Columbus, Georgie 85

Good nouns, bad nouns: what the corpus says and what native speakers think Philip Dilts Dilts, Philip 103

Subject omission in Russian: a study of the Russian National Corpus Tatiana Zdorenko Zdorenko, Tatiana 119

3 Register/genre applications

Linguistic realizations of rhetorical structure: a corpus-based study of research article abstracts and introductions in applied linguistics and educational technology Phuong Dzung Pho Pho, Phuong Dzung 135

Lexical bundle distribution in university classroom talk Viviana Cortes Cortes, Viviana 153

Suggestions and recommendations in academic speech Luciana Diniz Diniz, Luciana 169

Building a forensic corpus to test language-based indicators of deception Joan Bachenko Bachenko, Joan 183

4 Methodological applications

Dispersions and adjusted frequencies in corpora: further explorations Stefan Th. Gries Gries, Stefan Th. 197

Probabilistic tagging of minority language data: a case study using Qtag Christopher Cox Cox, Christopher 213

Exploring a corpus of scientific texts using data mining Peter Fankhauser Fankhauser, Peter 233

Automated learning of appraisal extraction patterns Shlomo Argamon Argamon, Shlomo 249

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