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Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation
     

Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation

by Randi Reppen (Editor), Susan Fitzmaurice (Editor), Douglas Biber (Editor), Susan M. Fitzmaurice (Editor)
 
Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation illustrates the ways in which linguistic variation can be explored through corpus-based investigation. Two major kinds of research questions are considered: variation in the use of a particular linguistic feature, and variation across dialects or registers. Part 1: “Exploring variation in the use of

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Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation illustrates the ways in which linguistic variation can be explored through corpus-based investigation. Two major kinds of research questions are considered: variation in the use of a particular linguistic feature, and variation across dialects or registers. Part 1: “Exploring variation in the use of linguistic features” focuses on the study of specific words, expressions, or grammatical constructions, to study variation in the use of a particular linguistic feature. Part 2: “Exploring dialect and register variation” describes salient characteristics of dialects or registers and the patterns of variation across varieties. Part 3: “Exploring Historical Variation” applies these same two major perspectives to historical variation. One recurring theme is the extent to which linguistic variation depends on register differences, reflecting the importance of register as a key methodological and thematic concern in current corpus linguistic research.

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Merja Kytö
The editors of this volume have succeeded in collecting together a handsome array of papers that will promote further advances in the field.

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ISBN-13:
9781588112835
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Studies in Corpus Linguistics Series
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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