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Studies in English Language : English Corpus Linguistics: An Introduction - Charles F. Meyer

Studies in English Language

English Corpus Linguistics: An Introduction

Hardcover Published: 8th July 2002
ISBN: 9780521808798
Number Of Pages: 186

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English Corpus Linguistics is a step-by-step guide to creating and analyzing linguistic corpora. It begins with a discussion of the role that corpus linguistics plays in linguistic theory, demonstrating that corpora have proven to be very useful resources for linguists who believe that their theories and descriptions of English should be based on real rather than contrived data. Charles F. Meyer goes on to describe how to plan the creation of a corpus, how to collect and computerize data for inclusion in a corpus, how to annotate the data that are collected, and how to conduct a corpus analysis of a completed corpus. The book concludes with an overview of the future challenges that corpus linguists face to make both the creation and analysis of corpora much easier undertakings than they currently are. Clearly organized and accessibly written, this book will appeal to students of linguistics and English language.

'... a very welcome addition to the range of corpus linguistic publications. It offers the beginner a brief yet valuable introduction to the basic aims and - especially - the research procedures of corpus linguistics and thus serves a real need.' International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English

Preface
Corpus analysis and linguistic theory
Planning the construction of a corpus
Collecting and computerising data
Annotating a corpus
Analysing a corpus
Future prospects in corpus linguistics
Appendices
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521808798
ISBN-10: 0521808790
Series: Studies in English Language
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 8th July 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.54

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