The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

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The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics provides a timely overview of a dynamic and rapidly growing area with a widely applied methodology. Through the electronic analysis of large bodies of text, corpus linguistics demonstrates and supports linguistic statements and assumptions. In recent years it has seen an ever-widening application in a variety of fields: computational linguistics, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, pragmatics and translation studies. Bringing together experts in the key areas of development and change, the handbook is structured around six themes which take the reader through building and designing a corpus to using a corpus to study literature and translation. A comprehensive introduction covers the historical development of the field and its growing influence and application in other areas. Structured around five headings for ease of reference, each contribution includes further reading sections with three to five key texts highlighted and annotated to facilitate further exploration of the topics. The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics is the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates.

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  • Paperback | 712 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 40mm | 1,260.98g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 10 black & white tables
  • 0415622638
  • 9780415622639
  • 621,990

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Anne O'Keeffe is senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Department of English Language and Literature, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. She is co-author of Introducing Pragmatics In Use (Routledge, 2011). Michael McCarthy is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK, Adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, and Adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

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"This is a magnificent compendium of work in the general area of corpus linguistics. The scope and breadth of this volume stands as testament to the great vitality of the field." Tony McEnery, University of Lancaster, UK "Language teachers, students and researchers should all find much to interest them in this practical and wide-ranging guide to incorporating corpus techniques into their endeavours." Alan Partington, University of Bologna, Italy

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