Corpus Linguistics: A Short Introduction

Corpus Linguistics: A Short Introduction


By (author) Wolfgang Teubert, By (author) Anna Cermakova


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  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 210mm x 14mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 22 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0826494811
  • ISBN 13: 9780826494818
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 563,371

Product description

This readable introductory textbook presents a concise survey of corpus linguistics. The first section of the book introduces the key concepts in corpus linguistics and provides a brief history of the discipline. The second section expands the study of language and shows how corpus linguistics can advance our study of words and meaning, the benefits of studying the corpora, and how meaning can best be conceptualised. Explaining corpus linguistics in easy to understand terms, and including a glossary and suggestions for further reading, this book will be useful to students trying to get a grasp on this subject.

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Author information

Wolfgang Teubert is Professor of Corpus Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. Anna Cermakova is at the Centre for Corpus Linguistics, University of Birmingham.

Review quote

"This book without a doubt is appealing for everybody interested in lexicography who wants to know how corpus linguistic can be used in lexicology and who ideally has some background knowledge about corpus linguistics." Randall Eggert, The Linguist List"--Sanford Lakoff

Table of contents

1. Language and Corpus Linguistics - Wolfgang Teubert; 1.1 Are all Languages the Same?; 1.2 Standard Linguistics and Word Meaning; 1.3 Words, Idioms and Collocations; 1.4 Corpus Linguistics: A Different Look at Language; 1.5 A Brief History of Corpus Linguistics; 2. Directions in Corpus Linguistics - Wolfgang Teubert and Anna Cermakova; 2.1 Language and Representativeness; 2.2 Corpus Typology; 2.3 Meaning in Discourse; 2.4 Meaning as Usage and Paraphrase; 2.5 Globalisation; 2.6 What Corpus Linguistics can tell us about Meaning; 2.7 Collocations, Translation and Parallel Corpora; 2.8 Conclusion: From Meaning to Understanding Glossary; Suggestions for Further Reading.