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Corpus linguistics is a research approach to investigate the patterns of language use empirically, based on analysis of large collections of natural texts. While corpus-based analysis has had relatively little influence on theoretical linguistics, it has revolutionized the study of language variation and use: what speakers and writers actually do with the lexical and grammatical resources of a language. Corpus-based research employs the research methods of quantitative and qualitative social science to investigate language use patterns empirically. This four-volume collection is organized around linguistic research questions that can be investigated from a corpus perspective and includes amongst others studies of individual words, comparisons of supposedly synonymous words, studies of grammatical variation, and sociolinguistic studies of dialects, registers, styles, and world varieties. Corpus-based analysis has also proven to be important for the study of historical change. Volume One: Lexical Studies focuses on the study of word use, describing the 'collocational' associations of words, and describing phraseological patterns in a language. Volume Two: Grammar moves on to research questions that relate to grammar, including the special uses of a grammatical feature in a particular register, the discourse factors influencing the choice among grammatical variants, and lexico-grammatical patterns of association. Volume Three: Varieties investigates registers, dialects, and national varieties of English. Some of these studies describe the characteristics of a particular variety; describe the ways in which registers or dialects differ in their preference for particular linguistic variants. Volume Four: Methods and Applications addresses two major considerations: corpus design and analytical methods. This volume also includes a section on analyses of the patterns of use for learners of English as well as a section on the pedagogical implications of corpus research.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1592 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 146.05mm | 3,020.93g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Four-Volume Set ed.
  • 0857029649
  • 9780857029645
  • 2,141,189

Table of contents

Volume I: Lexical StudiesWord Use"It's Just Real Messy": The Occurrence and Function of Just in a Corpus of Academic Speech - Stephanie Lindemann and Anne MauranenCollocations and Semantic ProsodyThe Discourse Function of Collocation in Research Article Introductions - Chris GledhillVerbs Observed: A Corpus-driven Pedagogic Grammar - Susan Hunston and Gill Francis A Few Frequently Asked Questions about Semantic - or Evaluative - Prosody - John Morley and Alan Partington The Use of Collocations by Advanced Learners of English and Some Implications for Teaching - Nadja Nesselhauf''Utterly Content in Each Other's Company:'' Semantic Prosody and Semantic Preference - Alan Partington Lexical Repulsion between Sense-Related Pairs - Antoinette Renouf and Jayeeta BanerjeeCollocations and Semantic Profiles: On the Cause of the Trouble with Quantitative Studies - Michael StubbsPhraseologyIf You Look at...: Lexical Bundles in University Teaching and Textbooks - Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad and Viviana CortesUncovering the Extent of the Phraseological Tendency: Towards a Systematic Analysis of Concgrams - Winnie Cheng, Chris Greaves, John McH. Sinclair and Martin Warren Clusters, Key Clusters and Local Textual Functions in Dickens - Michaela MahlbergChunking in ELF: Expressions for Managing Interaction - Anna MauranenLexical Bundles and Discourse Signalling in Academic Lectures - Hilary Nesi and Helen BasturkmenEstablishing the Phraseological Profile of a Text Type: The Construction of Meaning in Academic Book Reviews - Ute Romer A Corpus-Based Study of Idioms in Academic Speech - Rita Simpson and Dushyanthi MendisAn Academic Formulas List: New Methods in Phraseology Research - Rita Simpson-Vlach and Nick C. EllisVolume II: GrammarAnalysis of Grammatical Features and Grammatical VariationArgument or Evidence? Disciplinary Variation in the Use of the Noun That Pattern in Stance Construction - Maggie CharlesTesting the Sub-Test : An Analysis of English -ic and -ical Adjectives - Stefan Th. Gries Hooking the Reader: A Corpus Study of Evaluative That in Abstracts - Ken Hyland and Polly TseThere's Two Ways to Say It: Modeling Nonprestige There's - Brian Riordan Understanding Non-Restrictive Which-Clauses in Spoken English, Which Is Not an Easy Thing - Hongyin Tao and Michael J. McCarthyHistorical Studies of Grammatical VariationRecent Changes in the Function and Frequency of Standard English Genitive Constructions: A Multivariate Analysis of Tagged Corpora - Lars Hinrichs and Benedikt SzmrecsanyiThree Changing Patterns of Verb Complementation in Late Modern English: A Real-time Study Based on Matching Text Corpora - Christian MairGrammar and PragmaticsPoliteness and Modal Meaning in the Construction of Humiliative Discourse in an Early Eighteenth-century Network of Patron-Client Relationships - Susan Fitzmaurice Diachronic Speech Act Analysis: Insults from Flyting to Flaming - Andreas H. Jucker and Irma TaavitsainenGrammars of Spoken English: New Outcomes of Corpus-Oriented Research - Geoffrey Leech Language Users as Creatures of Habit: A Corpus-based Analysis of Persistence in Spoken English - Benedikt Szmrecsanyi Lexico-Grammatical StudiesLexical-grammatical Patterns in Spoken English: The Case of the Progressive with Future Time Reference - Nadja Nesselhauf and Ute RomerCollostructions: Investigating the Interaction of Words and Constructions - Anatol Stefanowitsch and Stefan Th. GriesVolume III: VarietiesDescriptions of a RegisterThe Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1675-1975: A Sociohistorical Discourse Analysis - Dwight Atkinson Linguistic Variation in the Discourse of Outsourced Call Centers - Eric Friginal Rhetorical Structure of Biochemistry Research Articles - Budsaba KanoksilapathamConventions of Professional Writing: The Medical Case Report in a Historical Perspective - Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi PahtaUsing Computerized Corpus Analysis to Investigate the Textlinguistic Discourse Moves of a Genre - Thomas A. Upton and Ulla ConnorRegister VariationSpeaking and Writing in the University: A Multidimensional Comparison - Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad, Randi Reppen, Pat Byrd and Marie HeltSpoken and Written Register Variation in Spanish: A Multi-dimensional Analysis - Douglas Biber, Mark Davies, James K. Jones and Nicole Tracy-Ventura''Agile'' and ''Uptight'' Genres: The Corpus-based Approach to Language Change in Progress - Marianne Hundt and Christian MairDialect VariationGender Differences in the Evolution of Standard English: Evidence from the Corpus of Early English Correspondence - Terttu Nevalainen Frequency and Variation in the Community Grammar: Tracking a New Change through the Generations - Sali A. Tagliamonte and Alexandra D'ArcyCorpus-based Dialectometry: A Methodological Sketch - Benedikt SzmrecsanyiNational Varieties and World EnglishesThe Committee Has/Have Decided... On Concord Patterns with Collective Nouns in Inner- and Outer- Circle Varieties of English - Marianne HundtDescribing Verb-Complementational Profiles of New Englishes: A Pilot Study of Indian English - Joybrato Mukherjee and Sebastian HoffmannCultural Discourse in the Corpus of East African English and beyond: Possibilities and Problems of Lexical and Collocational Research in a One Million-word Corpus - Josef Schmied Tag Questions in English: The First Century - Gunnel Tottie and Sebastian HoffmannVolume IV: Methods and ApplicationsCorpus Design Representativeness in Corpus Design - Douglas BiberData in Historical Pragmatics: Spoken Interaction (Re)Cast as Writing - Jonathan Culpeper and Merja KytoThe Linguistic Study of Early Modern English Speech-Related Texts: How "Bad" Can "Bad" Data Be? - Merja Kyto and Terry Walker Analytical MethodsKeyness: Words, Parts-of-Speech and Semantic Categories in the Character-Talk of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Jonathan CulpeperDispersions and Adjusted Frequencies in Corpora - Stefan Th. Gries Comparing Corpora - Adam KilgarriffFrom Key Words to Key Semantic Domains - Paul RaysonCorpus Investigations for Applied Purposes Lexical Coverage of Spoken Discourse - Svenja Adolphs and Norbert Schmitt The Grammatical and Lexical Patterning of MAKE in Native and Non-Native Student Writing - Bengt Altenberg and Sylviane Granger What Does Frequency Have to Do with Grammar Teaching? - Douglas Biber and Randi ReppenA New Academic Word List - Averil CoxheadConnector Usage in the English Essay Writing of Native and Non-Native EFL Speakers of English - Sylviane Granger and Stephanie TysonPedagogical Applications Is There Any Measurable Learning from Hands-on Concordancing? - Tom CobbUsing Corpus Tools to Highlight Academic Vocabulary in SCLT - Kate M. Donley and Randi ReppenLearner Corpora: The Missing Link in EAP Pedagogy - Gaetanelle Gilquin, Sylviane Granger and Magali PaquotUsing Language Corpora in Initial Teacher Education: Pedagogic Issues and Practical Applications - Anne O'Keeffe and Fiona Farrshow more