Corpus Linguistics: A Short Introduction

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This readable introductory textbook presents a concise survey of corpus linguistics. The first section of the book introduces the key concepts in corpus linguistics and provides a brief history of the discipline. The second section expands the study of language and shows how corpus linguistics can advance our study of words and meaning, the benefits of studying the corpora, and how meaning can best be conceptualised. Explaining corpus linguistics in easy to understand terms, and including a glossary and...

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Overview

This readable introductory textbook presents a concise survey of corpus linguistics. The first section of the book introduces the key concepts in corpus linguistics and provides a brief history of the discipline. The second section expands the study of language and shows how corpus linguistics can advance our study of words and meaning, the benefits of studying the corpora, and how meaning can best be conceptualised. Explaining corpus linguistics in easy to understand terms, and including a glossary and suggestions for further reading, this book will be useful to students trying to get a grasp on this subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826494818
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/22/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Wolfgang Teubert is Professor of Corpus Linguistics at the University of Birmingham.

Anna Cermáková is at the Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Charles University, Prague.

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Table of Contents


Language and corpus linguistics   Wolfgang Teubert     1
Are all languages the same?     1
Standard linguistics and word meaning     14
Words, idioms and collocations     23
Corpus linguistics: a different look at language     35
A brief history of corpus linguistics     50
Directions in corpus linguistics   Wolfgang Teubert   Anna Cermakova     59
Language and representativeness     59
Corpus typology     65
Meaning in discourse     77
Meaning as usage and paraphrase     80
Globalization     89
What corpus linguistics can tell us about the meaning of words     101
Collocations, translation and parallel corpora     114
Conclusion: from meaning to understanding     122
Further reading     135
Glossary     139
References     145
Index     151
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