English Corpus Linguistics: An Introduction

English Corpus Linguistics: An Introduction

by Charles F. Meyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521808790

ISBN-13: 9780521808798

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

English Corpus Linguistics is a step-by-step guide to creating and analyzing linguistic corpora. It begins with a discussion of the role that corpus linguistics plays in linguistic theory, demonstrating that corpora have proven to be very useful resources for linguists who believe that their theories and descriptions of English should be based on real, rather than…  See more details below

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English Corpus Linguistics is a step-by-step guide to creating and analyzing linguistic corpora. It begins with a discussion of the role that corpus linguistics plays in linguistic theory, demonstrating that corpora have proven to be very useful resources for linguists who believe that their theories and descriptions of English should be based on real, rather than contrived, data. Charles F. Meyer goes on to describe how to plan the creation of a corpus, how to collect and computerize data for inclusion in a corpus, how to annotate the data that are collected, and how to conduct a corpus analysis of a completed corpus. The book concludes with an overview of the future challenges that corpus linguists face to make both the creation and analysis of corpora much easier undertakings than they currently are. Clearly organized and accessibly written, this book will appeal to students of linguistics and English language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521808798
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Series:
Studies in English Language Series
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Corpus analysis and linguistic theory1
2Planning the construction of a corpus30
3Collecting and computerizing data55
4Annotating a corpus81
5Analyzing a corpus100
6Future prospects in corpus linguistics138
App. 1Corpus resources142
App. 2Concordancing programs151
References153
Index162

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