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Lexical and Grammatical Variation in a Corpus: A Computer-Assisted Study of Discourse on the Environment
     

Lexical and Grammatical Variation in a Corpus: A Computer-Assisted Study of Discourse on the Environment

by Andrea Gerbig
 

This work analyses a corpus of written data of about half a million words on an environmental topic of contemporary political importance. Based on computer-assisted approaches of corpus analysis, it develops quantitative, text-internal methods for the comparison of various corpora and parts of corpora. One of the major aims of the investigation is to make clear the

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This work analyses a corpus of written data of about half a million words on an environmental topic of contemporary political importance. Based on computer-assisted approaches of corpus analysis, it develops quantitative, text-internal methods for the comparison of various corpora and parts of corpora. One of the major aims of the investigation is to make clear the way in which different interpretations of the political topic by the various interest groups are realised linguistically in these texts. It also attempts to show how this realisation mediates and construes reality for the different groups of recipients. Such stylistic comparisons are based on detailed analyses of key lexico-grammatical and semantic structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783631317341
Publisher:
Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
237

Meet the Author

The Author: Andrea Gerbig teaches and does research in the linguistics department of the University of Trier (Germany) and has published papers on topics in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and corpus linguistics. She studied in Duisburg (Germany), Canberra (Australia) and Windhoek (Namibia).

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