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Biber, Douglas

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Works: 51 works in 493 publications in 3 languages and 12,648 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Abstracts  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Contributor, edc
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Most widely held works by Douglas Biber
University language : a corpus-based study of spoken and written registers by Douglas Biber( )

20 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University students must cope with a bewildering array of registers, not only to learn academic content, but also to understand course expectations and requirements. While many previous studies have investigated academic writing, we know comparatively little about academic speech; and no linguistic study to date has investigated the range of academic and advising/management registers that students encounter. This book is a first step towards filling this gap. Based on analysis of the T2K-SWAL Corpus, the book describes university registers from several different perspectives, including: vocabu
Using corpora to explore linguistic variation( )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many large-scale investigations of linguistic variation are unfeasible using traditional approaches. This volume is a collection of papers that illustrate the ways in which linguistic variation can be explored through corpus-based investigation
Discourse on the move : using corpus analysis to describe discourse structure by Douglas Biber( )

22 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discourse on the Move is the first book-length exploration of how corpus-based methods can be used for discourse analysis applied to the description of discourse organization. The primary goal is to bring these two analytical perspectives together: undertaking a detailed discourse analysis of each individual text, but doing so in terms that can be generalized across all texts of a corpus. The book explores two major approaches to this task 'top-down' and 'bottom-up'. Both approaches are illustrated through case studies of discourse structure in particular genres fund-raising letters, biologybiochemistry research articules, and university classroom teaching."--Jacket
Sociolinguistic perspectives on register( )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together several perspectives on language varieties defined according to their contexts of use - what are variously called registers, sublanguages, or genres. Highlighting the importance of register variation, the volume includes empirical analyses and linguistic descriptions, as well as explanations for existing patterns of variation and proposals for theoretical frameworks. The authors treat languages in obsolescence and in their youth; examine registers in languages from around the globe; and, adopting both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, studies of registers and register variation published to date
Multi-dimensional analysis, 25 years on : a tribute to Douglas Biber by Tony Berber Sardinha( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research describes a case study from engineering education that explores the potential for integrating Multi-Dimensional (MD) analysis into mixed methods research so that MD analyses can address more specific educational problems. The study investigates a specific problem in civil engineering: the mismatch between students' writing skills and the demands of writing in the workplace. An MD analysis compares a small number of registers of student and practitioner writing, applying the dimensions of variation in English from Biber (1988). Data from interviews with students, faculty, and prac
Corpus-based research in applied linguistics : studies in honor of Doug Biber by Viviana Cortes( )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Douglas Biber and his collaborators in the Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English (Biber et al. 1999) had not devoted a great deal of work to replicate the corpus-driven methodology used by Bent Altenberg (1993) in the identification and analysis of recurrent word combinations, chances are lexical bundles and the dozens of studies of lexical bundles conducted in the last decade would not have come to exist. This chapter outlines the development of the study of these expressions, which have generated a strong area of research for discourse analysis, particularly analyses of academic prose in a wide variety of text types: research articles, dissertations and theses, and textbooks, among many others. Keywords: Lexical bundles; formulaic language; move analysis
Longman grammar of spoken and written English by Douglas Biber( Book )

59 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variation across speech and writing by Douglas Biber( Book )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Similarities and differences between speech and writing have been the subject of innumerable studies, but until now there has been no attempt to provide a unified linguistic analysis of the whole range of spoken and written registers in English. In this widely acclaimed empirical study, Douglas Biber uses computational techniques to analyse the linguistic characteristics of twenty three spoken and written genres, enabling identification of the basic, underlying dimensions of variation in English. In Variation Across Speech and Writing, six dimensions of variation are identified through a factor analysis, on the basis of linguistic co-occurence patterns. The resulting model of variation provides for the description of the distinctive linguistic characteristics of any spoken or written text andd emonstrates the ways in which the polarization of speech and writing has been misleading, and thus enables reconciliation of the contradictory conclusions reached in previous research
Register, genre, and style by Douglas Biber( )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes the most important kinds of texts in English and introduces the methodological techniques used to analyze them. Three analytical approaches are introduced and compared, describing a wide range of texts from the perspectives of register, genre, and style. The primary focus of the book is on the analysis of registers. Part 1 introduces an analytical framework for studying registers, genre conventions, and styles. Part 2 provides detailed descriptions of particular text varieties in English, including spoken interpersonal varieties (conversation, university office hours, service encounters), written varieties (newspapers, academic prose, fiction), and emerging electronic varieties (e-mail, internet forums, text messages). Finally, Part 3 introduces advanced analytical approaches using corpora, and discusses theoretical concerns, such as the place of register studies in linguistics, and practical applications of register analysis. Each chapter ends with three types of activities: reflection and review activities, analysis activities, and larger project ideas"--Provided by publisher
Corpus linguistics : investigating language structure and use by Douglas Biber( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume investigates the way people use language in speech and writing. It introduces the corpus-based approach to linguistics, based on analysis of large databases of real language examples stored on computer. Each chapter focuses on a different area of linguistics, including lexicography, grammar, discourse, register variation, language acquisition, and historical linguistics. Example analyses are presented in each chapter to provide concrete descriptions of the research methods and advantages of corpus-based techniques. Ten methodology boxes provide concise explanations of the issues in doing corpus-based research and reading corpus-based studies and there is an appendix of resources for corpus-based investigation
Longman student grammar of spoken and written English by Douglas Biber( Book )

54 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and German and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This grammar reference is written for the advanced student. It combines explanations of English grammar with information on how, when and why we use different structures. It shows the differences between spoken and written grammar and includes frequency information on the most common forms
Sociolinguistic perspectives on register by Douglas Biber( )

17 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guiding idea of this collection is to bring together a number of different perspectives on variation in language according to occasion of use. At present this is a rather ill-defined field of interest sometimes referred to as style variation and sometimes as register variation. This area has not figured as prominently in sociolinguistics as certain and other aspects of variation (social dialect variation in particular). This volume draws attention to the importance of this ubiquitous linguistic phenomenon and points the way to a unified approach. Biber and Finegan have solicited studies presenting a variety of perspectives on registers and register variation, as well as papers that attempt to integrate register and social dialect variation into a coherent theoretical framework
Dimensions of register variation : a cross-linguistic comparison by Douglas Biber( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literaturverz. S. 415 - 424
Grammatical complexity in academic English : linguistic change in writing by Douglas Biber( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Grammatical Complexity in Academic English uses corpus-based analyses to challenge a number of dominant stereotypes and assumptions within linguistics. Biber and Gray tackle the nature of grammatical complexity, demonstrating that embedded phrasal structures are as important as embedded dependent clauses. The authors also overturn ingrained assumptions about linguistic change, showing that grammatical change occurs in writing as well as speech. This work establishes that academic writing is structurally compressed (rather than elaborated); that it is often not explicit in the expression of meaning; and that scientific academic writing has been the locus of some of the most important grammatical changes in English over the past 200 years (rather than being conservative and resistant to change). Supported throughout with textual evidence, this work is essential reading for discourse analysts, sociolinguists, applied linguists, as well as descriptive linguists and historical linguists"
The Cambridge handbook of English corpus linguistics by Douglas Biber( Book )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics (CHECL) surveys the breadth of corpus-based linguistic research on English, including chapters on collocations, phraseology, grammatical variation, historical change, and the description of registers and dialects. The most innovative aspects of the CHECL are its emphasis on critical discussion, its explicit evaluation of the state of the art in each sub-discipline, and the inclusion of empirical case studies. While each chapter includes a broad survey of previous research, the primary focus is on a detailed description of the most important corpus-based studies in this area, with discussion of what those studies found, and why they are important. Each chapter also includes a critical discussion of the corpus-based methods employed for research in this area, as well as an explicit summary of new findings and discoveries"--
Variation in English : multi-dimensional studies by Douglas Biber( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Language and LinguisticsGeneral Editors- Geoffrey Leech, Department of Modern English Language, Lancaster University and Jenny Thomas, School of English and Linguistics, University of Wales, BangorBroad-ranging and authoritative, Studies in Language and Linguistics is an occasional seriesincorporating major new work in all areas of linguistics. Variation in English- Multi-Dimensional Studies provides both a comprehensive view into a relatively new technique for studying language, and a diverse, exciting collection of studies of variation in English. <B
On course : bilingual education's success in California by Stephen D Krashen( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longman student grammar of spoken and written English : workbook by Susan Conrad( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This grammar reference is written for the advanced student. It combines explanations of English grammar with information on how, when and why we use different structures. It shows the differences between spoken and written grammar and includes frequency information on the most common forms
Corpus linguistics( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corpus linguistics is a research approach to investigate the patterns of language use empirically, based on analysis of large collections of natural texts. While corpus-based analysis has had relatively little influence on theoretical linguistics, it has revolutionized the study of language variation and use: what speakers and writers actually do with the lexical and grammatical resources of a language. Corpus-based research employs the research methods of quantitative and qualitative social science to investigate language use patterns empirically. This four-volume collection is organized around linguistic research questions that can be investigated from a corpus perspective and includes amongst others studies of individual words, comparisons of supposedly synonymous words, studies of grammatical variation, and sociolinguistic studies of dialects, registers, styles, and world varieties. Corpus-based analysis has also proven to be important for the study of historical change
Real grammar : a corpus-based approach to English by Susan Conrad( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammar instruction based on corpus research. 50 grammatical structures presented in context. With activities, and answers in attached booklet. Suitable for self-study, building vocabulary, and developing grammar, reading and writing skills
 
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University language : a corpus-based study of spoken and written registers
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Using corpora to explore linguistic variationDiscourse on the move : using corpus analysis to describe discourse structureSociolinguistic perspectives on registerLongman grammar of spoken and written EnglishVariation across speech and writingRegister, genre, and styleCorpus linguistics : investigating language structure and useLongman student grammar of spoken and written English
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