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Language, people, numbers : corpus linguistics and society

Author: Andrea Gerbig; Oliver Mason, M.A.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2008.
Series: Language and computers, no. 64.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contributions to this volume offer a broad range of novel insights about data-based or data-driven approaches to the study of both structure and function of language, reflecting the increasing shift towards corpus-based methods of analysis in a wide range of areas in linguistics. Corpora can be used as models of human linguistic experience, and the contributors demonstrate that there is ample scope for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Language, people, numbers.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2008
(OCoLC)192081376
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Gerbig; Oliver Mason, M.A.
ISBN: 9781435628571 1435628578 9042023503 9789042023505 9789401205474 9401205477
OCLC Number: 193827497
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (327 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Language, People, Numbers; Table of Contents; Introduction; Contributing Authors; A Select Bibliography; Michael Stubbs: a theoretician of applied linguistics; Borrowed ideas; How 'systemic' is a large corpus of English?; Some notes on the concept of cognitive linguistics; Developing language education policy in Europe --
and searching for theory; The semiotic patterning of Cædmon's Hymn as a 'hypersign'; Traditional grammar and corpus linguistics 'with critical notes'; Travelogues in time and space: a diachronic and intercultural genre study An extended view of extended lexical units: tracking development and useI don't know --
differences in patterns of collocation and semantic prosody in phrases of different lengths; Stubbing your toe against a hard mass of facts: corpus data and the phraseology of STUB and TOE; Stringing together a sentence: linearity and the lexis-syntax interface; 'Sailing the islands or watching from the dock': the treacherous simplicity of a metaphor. How we handle 'new (electronic) hypertext' versus 'old (printed) text'; Linking the verbal and visual: new directions for corpus linguistics
Series Title: Language and computers, no. 64.
Responsibility: edited by Andrea Gerbig and Oliver Mason.

Abstract:

The contributions to this volume offer a broad range of novel insights about data-based or data-driven approaches to the study of both structure and function of language, reflecting the increasing shift towards corpus-based methods of analysis in a wide range of areas in linguistics. Corpora can be used as models of human linguistic experience, and the contributors demonstrate that there is ample scope for integrating such models into the descriptions of discourse, grammar, and meaning. Continually improving technological development facilitates the design of larger and more comprehensive corpora documenting language use in a multitude of genres, styles and modes, even starting to include visual aspects. Software to investigate these data also becomes increasingly powerful and more refined. The sixteen original articles in this volume cover substantial ground on both the theoretical as well as applied levels. Having such data and software resources at their disposal, the contributing researchers rethink the long discussed interplay between language system and use from various angles, considering socio-cultural and cognitive involvement and representation, with synchronic as well as diachronic perspectives in view. These theories and quantitative / qualitative methods are applied to a range of topics from language acquisition and teaching to literature and politics. All of the authors in this volume reveal the profound and leading impact that Mike Stubbs' work has continued to contribute to the field of corpus-based description of language structure, use and function.

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