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Sinclair, John 1933-2007

Works: 168 works in 976 publications in 4 languages and 16,057 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Contributor
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Most widely held works by John Sinclair
How to use corpora in language teaching( )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After decades of being overlooked, corpus evidence is becoming an important component of the teaching and learning of languages. Above all, the profession needs guidance in the practicalities of using corpora, interpreting the results and applying them to the problems and opportunities of the classroom. This book is intensely practical, written mainly by a new generation of language teachers who are acknowledged experts in central aspects of the discipline. It offers advice on what to do in the classroom, how to cope with teachers' queries about language, what corpora to use including learner corpora and spoken corpora and how to handle the variability of language; it reports on some current research and explains how the access software is constructed, including an opportunity for the practitioner to write small but useful programs; and it takes a look into the future of corpora in language teaching."--pub. desc
Linear unit grammar : integrating speech and writing by John Sinclair( )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People have a natural propensity to understand language text as a succession of smallish chunks, whether they are reading, writing, speaking or listening. Linguists have found that this propensity can shed light on the nature and structure of language, and there are many studies which attempt to harness the potential of natural chunking. This book explores the role of chunking in the description of discourse, especially spoken discourse. It appears that chunking offers a sound but flexible platform on which can be built a descriptive model which is more open and comprehensive than more familiar
Text and technology : in honour of John Sinclair( )

18 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and Technology focuses on three major areas of modern linguistics: discourse analysis, corpus-driven analysis of language, and computational linguistics. The volume starts off with a description of the various British traditions in text analysis by Michael Stubbs. The first section "Spoken and Written Discourse" contains contributions by Martin Warren, Mohd Dahan Hazadiah., Amy B.M. Tsui, Anna Mauranen and Susan Hunston. The next section on corpus-driven analysis "Corpus Studies: Theory and Practice" contains contributions by Gill Francis, Bill Louw, Allan Partington, Elena Tognini-Bonelli. The contributions in this section by Kirsten Malmkjær and Mona Baker deal specifically with translated text. The final third section "Text and Technology: Computational Tools" has contributions by David Coniam, Jeremy Clear, Junsaku Nakamura, Geoff Barnbrook and Margaret Allen. In spite of the specialised nature of the topics discussed and the level of sophistication with which these topcis are handled, the papers are written in a clear and accessible style and will therefore be of interest to seasoned scholars and students alike. An extensive index further enhances the value of this collection as a reference point for many of the issues that currently lie at the heart of modern linguistics enquiry
The phraseological view of language : a tribute to John Sinclair by John Sinclair( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main theme of the book, highlighting important aspects of Sinclair's work, is the idiomatic character of language with a focus on chunks (in the sense of prefabricated items) as extended units of meaning. To pay tribute to Sinclair's enormous impact on research in this field, the volume contains two contributions which deal explicitly with his work, including material from unpublished manuscripts. Beyond that, the articles cover different aspects of chunks ranging from more theoretically-oriented to more applied papers, in which foreign language teaching and the computational application of the insights about the nature of language provided by corpus research play an important role. The volume demonstrates the wide applicability and relevance of the notion of chunks by bringing together research from different fields of linguistics such as theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and foreign language teaching, and thus provides an interdisciplinary view on the impact of idiomaticity in language
English collocation studies : the OSTI report by John Sinclair( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first published edition of John Sinclair, Susan Jones and Robert Daley's research on collocation undertaken in 1970. The unpublished report was circulated amongst a small group of academics and was enormously influential, sparking a growth of interest in collocation amongst researchers in linguistics. Collocation was first viewed as important in computational linguistics in the work of Harold Palmer in Japan. Later M.A.K. Halliday and John Sinclair published on collocation in the 1960s. English Collocation Studies is a report on empirical research into collocation, devised by Halli
Techniques of description : spoken and written discourse : a festschrift for Malcolm Coulthard by Gwyneth Fox( )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a tribute to Malcolm Coulthard, who has been remarkably active and influential across a wide range of English Language Studies. He is particularly well-known for his pioneering work in spoken and written discourse analysis and most recently, for his work in forensic linguistics. This collection of specially commissioned, state-of-the-art pieces by leading international linguists is dedicated to the man and his achievements and provides a showcase for the most exciting developments in applied discourse studies. All the papers share common assumptions about language study: that
Trust the text : language, corpus and discourse by John Sinclair( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Sinclair is one of the major figures in applied linguistics and his work is essential study for students. This accessible book collects in one volume Sinclair's key papers on written discourse structure, lexis structure, phraseology, corpus structure and linguistic theory from the 1990s to the present
Collins COBUILD English language dictionary by John Sinclair( Book )

65 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ANGLAIS (LANGUE), dictionnaire
Language, discourse, style : selected works of John McH. Sinclair by John Sinclair( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards an analysis of discourse : the English used by teachers and pupils by John Sinclair( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and German and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a report submitted to the Social Science Research Council and written by J. McH. Sinclair ... et al
Collins COBUILD English dictionary by William Collins( Book )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corpus, concordance, collocation by John Sinclair( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A course in spoken English : grammar by John Sinclair( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collins COBUILD English grammar by COBUILD (Project)( Book )

60 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gebaseeerd op gegevens uit de Collins Birmingham University International Language Database. Voor gevorderde studenten Engels
Collins CoBUILD essential English dictionary( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collins Birmingham University interational language database
Teacher talk by John Sinclair( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BBC English dictionary by British Broadcasting Corporation( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking up : an account of the COBUILD Project in lexical computing and the development of the Collins COBUILD English language dictionary( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading concordances : an introduction by John Sinclair( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collins Cobuild learner's dictionary( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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How to use corpora in language teaching
Linear unit grammar : integrating speech and writingText and technology : in honour of John SinclairThe phraseological view of language : a tribute to John SinclairEnglish collocation studies : the OSTI reportTechniques of description : spoken and written discourse : a festschrift for Malcolm CoulthardTrust the text : language, corpus and discourseCollins COBUILD English language dictionaryCollins COBUILD English dictionary
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John McHardy 1933-2007

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جان سینکلر

싱클레어, 존 1933-2007


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