Corpus Linguistics at Work

Corpus Linguistics at Work

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The book offers a combined discussion of the main theoretical, methodological and application issues related to corpus work. Thus, starting from the definition of what is a corpus and why reading a corpus calls for a different methodology from reading a text, the underlying assumptions behind corpus work are discussed. The two main approaches to corpus work are discussed as the "corpus-based" and the "corpus-driven" approach and the theoretical positions underlying them explored in detail. The book adopts and exemplifies the parameters of the corpus-driven approach and posits a new unit of linguistic description defined systematically in the light of corpus evidence. The applications where the corpus-driven approach is exemplified are language teaching and contrastive linguistics. Alternating between practical examples and theoretical evaluation, the reader is led step-by-step to a detailed understanding of the issues involved in corpus work and, at the same time, tempted to explore for himself some of the major applications where a corpus-driven methodology can reveal unprecedented insights into linguistic patterning.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 144.8 x 223.5 x 20.3mm | 408.24g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588110613
  • 9781588110619

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. 1. Introduction; 3. 2. Language teaching; 4. 3. Corpus issues; 5. 4. The Corpus-based approach; 6. 5. The corpus-driven approach; 7. 6. Item and environment; 8. 7. Working with corpora across languages; 9. 8. The contextual theory of meaning; 10. 9. Historical landmarks in meaning; 11. 10. Conclusion; 12. References; 13. Appendix 1; 14. Appendix 2; 15. Appendix 3; 16. Appendix 4; 17. Appendix 5; 18. Appendix 6; 19. Appendix 7; 20. Appendix 8; 21. Appendix 9; 22. Index
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