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Corpus linguistics : investigating language structure and use

Author: Douglas Biber; Susan Conrad; Randi Reppen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge approaches to linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about investigating the way people use language in speech and writing. It introduces the corpus-based approach to the study of language, based on analysis of large databases of real  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Metodología
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Biber; Susan Conrad; Randi Reppen
ISBN: 0521496225 9780521496223 0521499577 9780521499576
OCLC Number: 433092699
Notes: "Commercially available corpora and analytical tools [and Internet on-line sources]": pages 281-287.
Description: x, 300 p. : il. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction: goals and methods of the corpus-based approach; Part I. Investigating the Use of Language Features: 2. Lexicography; 3. Grammar; 4. Lexico-grammar; 5. The study of discourse characteristics; Part II. Investigating the Characteristics of Varieties: 6. Register variation and English for specific purposes; 7. Language acquisition and development; 8. Historical and stylistic investigations; Part III. Summing Up and Looking Ahead: 9. Conclusion; Part IV. Methodology Boxes: 10. Issues in corpus design; 11. Issues in diachronic corpus design; 12. Concordancing packages versus programming for corpus analysis; 13. Characteristics of tagged corpora; 14. The process of tagging; 15. Norming frequency counts; 16. Statistical measures of lexical associations; 17. The unit of analysis in corpus-based studies; 18. Significance tests and the reporting of statistics; 19. Factor loadings and dimension scores; Appendix: commercially available corpora and analytical tools; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge approaches to linguistics.
Responsibility: Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad, Randi Reppen.

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