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Author: Eric Friginal; Jack Hardy
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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In the last decade, the availability of corpora and the technological advancements of corpus tools have increased dramatically. Applied linguists have greater access to data from around the world and in a variety of languages through websites, blogs, and social networking sites, and there is a high level of interest among these scholars in applying corpora and corpus-based methods to other research areas,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Friginal, Eric.
Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics : A Guide for Students.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Friginal; Jack Hardy
ISBN: 9781136292774 1136292772
OCLC Number: 866449923
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; TABLE OF CONTENTS; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Preface; SECTION A Introduction to Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics; 1. Sociolinguistic Investigations of Variation; 2. Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics; 3. Corpora and Corpus Tools; 4. Corpus Design and Representativeness; 5. Expansion, Limitations, and Future Directions of Corpus Work in Sociolinguistics; SECTION B Survey of Corpus-Based Sociolinguistic Studies; 1. Corpora and the Study of Languages and Dialects; 2. Corpus-Based Studies of Gender, Sexuality, and Age; 3. Politeness and Stance. 4. Workplace Discourse5. Language Change: Diachronic Studies of Change; 6. Web Registers; SECTION C Conducting Corpus-Based Sociolinguistic Studies; 1. Designing Your Own Sociolinguistic Corpus; 2. Multidimensional Analysis of Linguistic Variation; 3. Studying Temporal Change; 4. Applications: Keyword Analysis, the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC), and Using POS-Tagged Data in Sociolinguistic Research; Bibliography; Index.

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In the last decade, the availability of corpora and the technological advancements of corpus tools have increased dramatically. Applied linguists have greater access to data from around the world and in a variety of languages through websites, blogs, and social networking sites, and there is a high level of interest among these scholars in applying corpora and corpus-based methods to other research areas, particularly sociolinguistics. This innovative guidebook presents a systematic, in-depth account of using corpora in sociolinguistics. It introduces and expands the ap.

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