Working with Specialized Language [NOOK Book]

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Working with Specialized Language: a practical guide to using corpora introduces the principles of using corpora when studying specialized language. The resources and techniques used to investigate general language cannot be easily adopted for specialized investigations. This book is designed for users of language for special purposes (LSP). Providing guidelines and practical advice, it enables LSP users to design, build and exploit corpus resources that meet their specialized language needs. Highly practical and...
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Working with Specialized Language

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Overview

Working with Specialized Language: a practical guide to using corpora introduces the principles of using corpora when studying specialized language. The resources and techniques used to investigate general language cannot be easily adopted for specialized investigations. This book is designed for users of language for special purposes (LSP). Providing guidelines and practical advice, it enables LSP users to design, build and exploit corpus resources that meet their specialized language needs. Highly practical and accessible, the book includes exercises, a glossary and an appendix describing relevant resources and corpus-analysis software. Working with Specialized Language is ideal for translators, technical writers and subject specialists who are interested in exploring the potential of a corpus-based approach to teaching and learning LSP.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203469255
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Pt. I Setting the scene 7
1 Introducing corpora and corpus analysis tools 9
2 Introducing LSP 25
Pt. II Corpus design, compilation and processing 43
3 Designing a special purpose corpus 45
4 Compiling a special purpose corpus 58
5 Markup and annotation 75
6 Bilingual and multilingual corpora: pre-processing, alignment and exploitation 92
7 Introduction to basis corpus processing tools 109
Pt. III Corpus-based applications in LSP 135
8 Building useful glossaries 137
9 Term extraction 165
10 Using LSP corpora as a writing guide 177
11 Using LSP corpora as a translation resource 193
12 Other applications and future directions 211
Appendix 225
Glossary 229
Bibliography 234
Index 239
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