Exploring English With Online Corpora: An introduction

Exploring English With Online Corpora: An introduction

by Wendy Anderson, John Corbett



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230551398
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 05/12/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

WENDY ANDERSON is a Lecturer in the department of English Language at Glasgow University, UK.Formerly, shewasthe researcherforthe Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speechand Corpus of Modern Scottish Writingprojects.She has published on corpus linguisticsof English and French.

JOHN CORBETT is Full Professor of English Studies at the University of Macau. Formerly in the department of English Language at Glasgow University, UK, he directed the Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech and the Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing.He is the co-author ofBeginning Old English with Carole Hough (Palgrave, 2006) and has written widely on language and education.

Table of Contents

Introducing Online Corpora.- Interpreting Corpus Data.- Exploring Lexis with Corpora.- Exploring Grammar with Corpora.- Exploring Discourse with Corpora.- Exploring Pronunciation with Corpora.- Contextualising Corpus Texts.- Conclusion: Issues in the Use of Corpora in Teaching and Research.- Appendix: Online Corpora.- Bibliography.- Glossary.- Index.

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'This introductory textbook does an amazing job of covering a lot of territory in a very accessible manner for a wide range of readers, with well thought-out, engaging activities. Ideal for a variety of applied linguistics courses as well as for those studying corpus linguistics.' - Randi Reppen, Northern Arizona University, USA

'Anderson & Corbett do an impressive job of addressing the niceties of corpus literacy for an extremely wide audience, without compromising on rigour. This will undoubtedly become a valuable textbook for students and teachers on a variety of applied and corpus linguistics courses.' - International Journal of Corpus Linguistics

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