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    DescriptionStudies in Language and Linguistics General Editors- Geoffrey Leech, Department of Modern English Language, Lancaster University and Jenny Thomas, School of English and Linguistics, University of Wales, Bangor Broad-ranging and authoritative, Studies in Language and Linguistics is an occasional series incorporating 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. The first part of the book provides an explanation of multi-dimensional (MD) analysis, a research technique for studying language variation. MD is a corpus-based approach developed by Doug Biber that facilitates large-scale studies of language variation and the investigation of research questions that were previously intractable. The second part of the book contains studies that apply Biber's original MD analysis of English to new domains. These studies cover the historical evolution of English; specialized domains such as medical writing and oral proficiency testing; and dialect variation, including gender and British/American. The third part of the book contains studies that conduct new MD analyses, covering adult/child language differences, 18th century speech and writing, and discourse complexity. Readers of this book will become familiar with the analytical techniques of multi-dimensional analysis, with its applicability to a wide variety of language issues, and with the findings of important studies previously published in diverse journals as well as new studies appearing for the first time.


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    Title
    Variation in English
    Subtitle
    Multi-dimensional Studies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Douglas Biber, By (author) Susan Conrad
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780582307414
    ISBN 10: 0582307414
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    DC21: 427
    BIC subject category V2: CFFD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    DC22: 401/.41, 401.41
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    LC classification: PE1422 .V37 2001, 2001029141
    Thema V1.0: CFFD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    LONGMAN
    Publication date
    01 May 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Susan Conrad is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Program in Linguistics at Iowa State University. She is the co-author of Corpus Linguistics- Investigating Language Structure and Use (1998) and the Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English (1999). Douglas Biber is Regents' Professor of English (Applied Linguistics) at Northern Arizona University. His works include Variation Across Speech and Writing (1988), Dimensions of Register Variation- A Cross-Linguistic Comparison (1995), Corpus Liinguistics- Investigating Language Structure and Use (with Conrad and Reppen, 1998) and the co-authored Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English (1999).
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    Studies in Language and Linguistics General Editors: Geoffrey Leech, Department of Modern English Language, Lancaster University and Jenny Thomas, School of English and Linguistics, University of Wales, Bangor Broad-ranging and authoritative, Studies in Language and Linguistics is an occasional series incorporating 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. The first part of the book provides an explanation of multi-dimensional (MD) analysis, a research technique for studying language variation. MD is a corpus-based approach developed by Doug Biber that facilitates large-scale studies of language variation and the investigation of research questions that were previously intractable. The second part of the book contains studies that apply Biber's original MD analysis of English to new domains. These studies cover the historical evolution of English; specialized domains such as medical writing and oral proficiency testing; and dialect variation, including gender and British/American. The third part of the book contains studies that conduct new MD analyses, covering adult/child language differences, 18th century speech and writing, and discourse complexity. Readers of this book will become familiar with the analytical techniques of multi-dimensional analysis, with its applicability to a wide variety of language issues, and with the findings of important studies previously published in diverse journals as well as new studies appearing for the first time. Susan Conrad is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Program in Linguistics at Iowa State University. She is the co-author of Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use (1998) and the Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English (1999). Douglas Biber is Regents' Professor of English (Applied Linguistics) at Northern Arizona University. His works include Variation Across Speech and Writing (1988), Dimensions of Register Variation: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison (1995), Corpus Liinguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use (with Conrad and Reppen, 1998) and the co-authored Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English (1999).