English Corpus Linguistics

English Corpus Linguistics

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This collection of articles form a tribute to Jan Svartvik and his pioneering work in the field. Covers corpus studies, problematic grammar, institution-based and observation-based grammars and the design and development of spoken and written text corpora in different varieties of English.show more

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 146.05 x 215.9 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138836354
  • 9781138836358

Table of contents

PART 1: Goals and methods: the state of the art in corpus linguistics, Geoffrey Leech 1.2 Corpus studies and probabilistic grammar, M.A.K.Halliday 1.3 Intuition-based and observation-based grammars, Jan Aarts PART 2 Corpus design and development: toward a new corpus of spoken American English, Wallace L.Chafe, et al 2.2 The development of the international corpus of English PART 3 Exploration of corpora: between and through - the company they keep and the functions they serve, Graeme Kennedy 3.2 A mint of phrases, Goran Kjellmer; collocational frameworks in English, Antoinette Renouf and John McH.Sinclair 3.3 The modals of obligation and necessity in Australian English, Peter Collins 3.4 A corpus-based study of apposition in English, Charles F.Meyer 3.5 Syntactic evidence for semantic distinctions in English, Dieter Mindt; on having a look in a corpus, Gabriele Stein and Randolph Quirk 3.6 On the exploitation of computerized corpora in variation studies, Douglas Biber and Edward Finegan 3.7 Stylistic profiling, David Crystal 3.8 Expletives in the London-Lund corpus,Anna-Brita Stenstrom 3.9 Conversational style in British and American English - the case of backchannels, Gunnel Tottie 3.10 On the history of that/zero as object clause links in English, Matti Rissanen 3.11 A point of verb syntax in South-western British English - an analysis of a dialect continuum, Ossi Ihalainen PART 4 Prospects for the future: times change, and so do corpora, Stig Johansson Appendix: List of computer corpora.show more