Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies: Corpora Volume 5.2

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This text conducts a corpus linguistic study of grammatical developments over time, along with variations in lexical and phrasal preferences. It contains a collection of papers on the SiBol corpora, which examines British broadsheet newspapers from 1993 to 2005. In order to examine diachronic variation, papers compare two sets of corpora using keyword analyses and targeted searches of such terms as moral, ethics, and science. Papers are drawn from Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (CADS), which combine a ...

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Overview

This text conducts a corpus linguistic study of grammatical developments over time, along with variations in lexical and phrasal preferences. It contains a collection of papers on the SiBol corpora, which examines British broadsheet newspapers from 1993 to 2005. In order to examine diachronic variation, papers compare two sets of corpora using keyword analyses and targeted searches of such terms as moral, ethics, and science. Papers are drawn from Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (CADS), which combine a quantitative, statistical approach with a more qualitative method typical of discourse analysis. Through such corpora, the authors study not only grammatical developments but also variations in lexical and phrasal preferences, therefore observing changes in newspaper prose style and shifting relationships between newspapers and their readerships—not to mention overall changes in language—over long periods. They also perform various forms of content analyses, examining new and older attitudes toward social, cultural, and political phenomena, as projected by the mainstream UK quality (or "blacktop") press.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780748640607
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Alan Partington is associate professor of linguistics at the University of Bologna.

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