Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use / Edition 1

Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use / Edition 1

by Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad, Randi Reppen
     
 

This book is about investigating the way people use language in speech and writing, introducing the corpus-based approach to the study of language.See more details below

Overview

This book is about investigating the way people use language in speech and writing, introducing the corpus-based approach to the study of language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521499576
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: goals and methods of the corpus-based approach; Part I. Investigating the Use of Language Features: 2. Lexicography; 3. Grammar; 4. Lexico-grammar; 5. The study of discourse characteristics; Part II. Investigating the Characteristics of Varieties: 6. Register variation and English for specific purposes; 7. Language acquisition and development; 8. Historical and stylistic investigations; Part III. Summing Up and Looking Ahead: 9. Conclusion; Part IV. Methodology Boxes: 10. Issues in corpus design; 11. Issues in diachronic corpus design; 12. Concordancing packages versus programming for corpus analysis; 13. Characteristics of tagged corpora; 14. The process of tagging; 15. Norming frequency counts; 16. Statistical measures of lexical associations; 17. The unit of analysis in corpus-based studies; 18. Significance tests and the reporting of statistics; 19. Factor loadings and dimension scores; Appendix: commercially available corpora and analytical tools; References; Index.

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