Trust the Text: Language, Corpus and Discourse / Edition 1

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Overview

John Sinclair is one of the major figures in applied linguistics and his work is essential study for students.
This accessible book collects in one volume Sinclair's key papers on written discourse structure, lexis patterns, phraseology, corpus analysis, lexicography and linguistic theory from the 1990s. All the papers have been edited and updated for this book. The clear and accessible introduction helps students to navigate his key themes and arguments, making the volume an ideal companion for those coming to Sinclair's more recent writings for the first time.

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' ... the book contains valuable insights from which both discourse analysts and corpus linguistics will benefit.' - BaaL News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415317672
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/13/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Foundations 7
1 Trust the text 9
2 The search for units of meaning 24
Pt. II The organization of text 49
3 Planes of discourse 51
4 On the integration of linguistic description 67
5 Written discourse structure 82
6 The internalization of dialogue 102
7 A tool for text explication 115
Pt. III Lexis and grammar 129
8 The lexical term 131
9 The empty lexicon 149
10 Lexical grammar 164
11 Phraseognomy 177
12 Current issues in corpus linguistics 185
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