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Corpus-Based Language Studies : An Advanced Resource Book - Anthony McEnery

Corpus-Based Language Studies

An Advanced Resource Book

Paperback Published: 22nd December 2005
ISBN: 9780415286237
Number Of Pages: 386

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"Routledge Applied Linguistics" is a series of comprehensive resource books, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English language and Applied Linguistics.
Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline. Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application. Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field. Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses. Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader's understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.
"Corpus Based Language Studies":
Presents corpus based investigations in specific areas of linguistics in-depth, including "how to" and "why."
Covers the major approaches to the use of corpus data
gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: Biber, Widdowson, Sinclair, Carter and McCarthy
Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Corpus Based language Studies is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.

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"This book is by far the most comprehensive introduction to corpus linguistics published to date. It is essentially three books in one: 1) a conceptual overview of analytical issues, techniques, and findings; 2) a collection of key articles published to date 3) and a set of case studies that fully illustrate the most important analytical and design issues. I will certainly be using the book as a required text in my own courses." Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University

Series editors' prefacep. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Corpus linguistics: the basicsp. 3
Introductionp. 3
Corpus linguistics: past and presentp. 3
What is a corpus?p. 4
Why use computers to study language?p. 5
The corpus-based approach vs. the intuition-based approachp. 6
Corpus linguistics: a methodology or a theory?p. 7
Corpus-based vs. corpus-driven approachesp. 8
Summaryp. 11
Looking aheadp. 12
Representativeness, balance and samplingp. 13
Introductionp. 13
What does representativeness mean in corpus linguistics?p. 13
The representativeness of general and specialized corporap. 15
Balancep. 16
Samplingp. 19
Summaryp. 21
Looking aheadp. 21
Corpus mark-upp. 22
Introductionp. 22
The rationale for corpus mark-upp. 22
Corpus mark-up schemesp. 23
Character encodingp. 27
Summaryp. 28
Looking aheadp. 28
Corpus annotationp. 29
Introductionp. 29
Corpus annotation = added valuep. 30
How is corpus annotation achieved?p. 33
Types of corpus annotationp. 33
Embedded vs. standalone annotationp. 44
Summaryp. 44
Looking aheadp. 45
Multilingual corporap. 46
Introductionp. 46
Multilingual corpora: terminological issuesp. 47
Corpus alignmentp. 50
Summaryp. 51
Looking aheadp. 51
Making statistical claimsp. 52
Introductionp. 52
Raw frequency and normalized frequencyp. 52
Descriptive and inferential statisticsp. 53
Tests of statistical significancep. 53
Tests for significant collocationsp. 56
Summaryp. 57
Looking aheadp. 57
Using available corporap. 59
Introductionp. 59
General corporap. 59
Specialized corporap. 60
Written corporap. 61
Spoken corporap. 62
Synchronic corporap. 64
Diachronic corporap. 65
Learner corporap. 65
Monitor corporap. 67
Summaryp. 69
Looking aheadp. 70
Going solo: DIY corporap. 71
Introductionp. 71
Corpus sizep. 71
Balance and representativenessp. 73
Data capturep. 73
Corpus mark-upp. 74
Corpus annotationp. 75
Character encodingp. 76
Summaryp. 76
Looking aheadp. 76
Copyrightp. 77
Introductionp. 77
Coping with copyright: warning and advicep. 77
Summaryp. 78
Looking aheadp. 79
Corpora and applied linguisticsp. 80
Introductionp. 80
Lexicographic and lexical studiesp. 80
Grammatical studiesp. 85
Register variation and genre analysisp. 87
Dialect distinction and language varietyp. 90
Contrastive and translation studiesp. 91
Diachronic study and language changep. 96
Language learning and teachingp. 97
Semanticsp. 103
Pragmaticsp. 104
Sociolinguistisp. 108
Discourse analysisp. 111
Stylistics and literary studiesp. 113
Forensic linguisticsp. 116
What corpora cannot tell usp. 120
Summaryp. 121
Looking aheadp. 122
Extensionp. 123
Corpus representativeness and balancep. 125
Introductionp. 125
Biber (1993)p. 125
Atkins, Clear and Ostler (1992)p. 128
Summaryp. 130
Looking aheadp. 130
Objections to corpora: an ongoing debatep. 131
Introductionp. 131
Widdowson (2000)p. 131
Stubbs (2001b)p. 135
Widdowson (1991) vs. Sinclair (1991b): a summaryp. 140
Summaryp. 144
Lexical and grammatical studiesp. 145
Introductionp. 145
Krishnamurthy (2000)p. 145
Partington (2004)p. 148
Carter and McCarthy (1999)p. 152
Kreyer (2003)p. 155
Summaryp. 159
Looking aheadp. 159
Language variation studiesp. 160
Introductionp. 160
Biber (1995a)p. 160
Hyland (1999)p. 165
Lehmann (2002)p. 169
Kachru (2003)p. 174
Summaryp. 177
Looking aheadp. 177
Contrastive and diachronic studiesp. 178
Introductionp. 178
Altenberg and Granger (2002)p. 178
McEnery, Xiao and Mo (2003)p. 181
Kilpio (1997)p. 185
Mair, Hundt, Leech and Smith (2002)p. 190
Summaryp. 194
Looking aheadp. 194
Language teaching and learningp. 195
Introductionp. 195
Gavioli and Aston (2001)p. 195
Thurston and Candlin (1998)p. 198
Conrad (1999)p. 201
Summaryp. 202
Looking aheadp. 203
Explorationp. 205
Collocation and pedagogical lexicography Case study 1p. 208
Introductionp. 208
Collocation informationp. 210
Using corpus data for improving a dictionary entryp. 220
Summaryp. 225
Further studyp. 225
Help or Help to: what do corpora have to say? Case study 2p. 227
Introductionp. 227
Concordancingp. 228
Language varietyp. 235
Language changep. 239
An intervening NPp. 240
The infinite marker preceding Helpp. 241
The passive constructionp. 245
Summaryp. 246
Further studyp. 246
L2 acquisition of grammatical morphemes Case study 3p. 247
Introductionp. 247
Morpheme studies: a short reviewp. 249
The Longman Learners' Corpusp. 250
Problem-oriented corpus annotationp. 251
Discussionp. 260
Summaryp. 263
Further studyp. 263
Swearing in modern British English Case study 4p. 264
Introductionp. 264
Spoken vs. written registerp. 265
Variations within spoken Englishp. 269
Variations within written Englishp. 279
Summaryp. 285
Further studyp. 286
Conversation and speech in American English Case study 5p. 287
Introductionp. 287
Salient linguistic featuresp. 288
Basic statistical data from the corpusp. 293
The dimension scores of three genresp. 303
The keyword approach to genre analysisp. 308
Summaryp. 319
Further studyp. 320
Domains, text types, aspect marking and English-Chinese translation Case study 6p. 321
Introductionp. 321
The corpus datap. 323
Translation of aspect markingp. 324
Translation and aspect markingp. 336
Domain and aspect markingp. 338
Text type and aspect markingp. 340
Summaryp. 341
Further studyp. 343
Glossaryp. 344
Bibliographyp. 352
Appendix of useful Internet linksp. 379
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780415286237
ISBN-10: 0415286239
Series: Routledge Applied Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 22nd December 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 17.42  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1