Doing Corpus Linguistics

Doing Corpus Linguistics

Divided into three parts - Introduction to Doing Corpus Linguistics and Register Analysis; Searches in Available Corpora; and Building Your Own Corpus, Analyzing Your Quantitative Results, and Making Sense of Data - the book emphasizes ...

Author: William J. Crawford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138024600

Category: Corpora (Linguistics)

Page: 178

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Doing Corpus Linguistics offers a practical step-by-step introduction to corpus linguistics, making use of widely available corpora and of a register analysis-based theoretical framework to provide students in Applied Linguistics and TESOL with the understanding and skills necessary to meaningfully analyze corpora and carry out successful corpus-based research. Divided into three parts - Introduction to Doing Corpus Linguistics and Register Analysis; Searches in Available Corpora; and Building Your Own Corpus, Analyzing Your Quantitative Results, and Making Sense of Data - the book emphasizes hands-on experience with performing language analysis research and in interpreting findings in a meaningful and engaging way. Readers are given multiple opportunities to analyze and apply language data by completing smaller tasks and corpus projects using publicly available corpora. The book also takes readers through the process of building a specialized corpus designed to answer a specific research question and provides detailed information on completing a final research project that includes both a written paper and an oral presentation of their specific research projects. Doing Corpus Linguistics provides students in applied linguistics and TESOL with the opportunity to gain proficiency in the technical and interpretive aspects of corpus research and to encourage them to participate in the growing field of corpus linguistics.
Categories: Corpora (Linguistics)

Teaching and Learning by Doing Corpus Analysis

Teaching and Learning by Doing Corpus Analysis

- Lou BURNARD: The BNC: where did we go wrong? Corpus-based teaching material. - Averil COXHEAD: The academic word list: a corpus-based word list for academic purposes.

Author: Bernhard Kettemann

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042014504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

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From the contents: Guy ASTON: The learner as corpus designer. - Antoinette RENOUF: The time dimension in modern English corpus linguistics. - Mike SCOTT: Picturing the key words of a very large corpus and their lexical upshots or getting at the guardian's view of the world. - Lou BURNARD: The BNC: where did we go wrong? Corpus-based teaching material. - Averil COXHEAD: The academic word list: a corpus-based word list for academic purposes.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Doing Linguistics with a Corpus

Doing Linguistics with a Corpus

Paradoxically, doing corpus linguistics is both easier and harder than it has ever been before.

Author: Jesse Egbert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108897037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Paradoxically, doing corpus linguistics is both easier and harder than it has ever been before. On the one hand, it is easier because we have access to more existing corpora, more corpus analysis software tools, and more statistical methods than ever before. On the other hand, reliance on these existing corpora and corpus linguistic methods can potentially create layers of distance between the researcher and the language in a corpus, making it a challenge to do linguistics with a corpus. The goal of this Element is to explore ways for us to improve how we approach linguistic research questions with quantitative corpus data. We introduce and illustrate the major steps in the research process, including how to: select and evaluate corpora, establish linguistically-motivated research questions, observational units and variables, select linguistically interpretable variables, understand and evaluate existing corpus software tools, adopt minimally sufficient statistical methods, and qualitatively interpret quantitative findings.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics

Corpus Linguistics

An investigation into the way people use language in speech and writing, this volume introduces the corpus-based approach, which is based on analysis of large databases of real language examples stored on computer.

Author: Douglas Biber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521499577

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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An investigation into the way people use language in speech and writing, this volume introduces the corpus-based approach, which is based on analysis of large databases of real language examples stored on computer.
Categories: Computers

Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R

Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R

The first textbook of its kind, Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R demonstrates how to use the open source programming language R for corpus linguistic analyses.

Author: Stefan Th. Gries

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135895594

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The first textbook of its kind, Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R demonstrates how to use the open source programming language R for corpus linguistic analyses. Computational and corpus linguists doing corpus work will find that R provides an enormous range of functions that currently require several programs to achieve – searching and processing corpora, arranging and outputting the results of corpus searches, statistical evaluation, and graphing.
Categories: Education

Corpus linguistics

Corpus linguistics

Corpora are used widely in linguistics, but not always wisely. This book attempts to frame corpus linguistics systematically as a variant of the observational method.

Author: Stefanowitsch, Anatol

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 9783961102242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

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Corpora are used widely in linguistics, but not always wisely. This book attempts to frame corpus linguistics systematically as a variant of the observational method. The first part introduces the reader to the general methodological discussions surrounding corpus data as well as the practice of doing corpus linguistics, including issues such as the scientific research cycle, research design, extraction of corpus data and statistical evaluation. The second part consists of a number of case studies from the main areas of corpus linguistics (lexical associations, morphology, grammar, text and metaphor), surveying the range of issues studied in corpus linguistics while at the same time showing how they fit into the methodology outlined in the first part.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics

Corpus Linguistics

This handbook provides an up-to-date survey of the field of corpus linguistics, a field whose methodology has revolutionized much of the empirical work done in most fields of linguistic study over the past decade.

Author: Anke Lüdeling

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110213881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 585

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This handbook provides an up-to-date survey of corpus linguistics. Spoken, written, and multimodal corpora serve as the bases for quantitative and qualitative research on many issues of linguistic interest. The two volumes together comprise 61 articles by renowned experts from around the world. They sketch the history of corpus linguistics and its relationship with neighbouring disciplines, show its potential, discuss its problems, and describe various methods of collecting, annotating, and searching corpora, as well as processing corpus data. Key features: up-to-date and complete handbook includes both an overview and detailed discussions gathers together a great number of experts
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Development of Corpus Linguistics to Its Present day Concept

The Development of Corpus Linguistics to Its Present day Concept

That is the time when Noam Chomsky makes the early researchers reflect on their work under certain aspects which neutralize somehow the work which was done up to that point. As an effect corpus research faces a certain discontinuity.

Author: Bernadette Wonner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638762281

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Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1, LMU Munich (Institut fur Englische Philologie), course: Corpus linguistics and teaching, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Describes the development of corpus linguistics from its beginning up to now, including Chomskys critical statements, abstract: [...] This paper will provide an overview of the different stages that CL has gone through. Early Corpus Linguistics will be presented first, a term that describes all corpus-based work up to the end of the 1950s. That is the time when Noam Chomsky makes the early researchers reflect on their work under certain aspects which neutralize somehow the work which was done up to that point. As an effect corpus research faces a certain discontinuity. Nevertheless, corpus-based work does not totally cease and the improvements in computer technology provide completely new possibilities in corpus research. Over the decades a considerable amount of machine-readable corpora is created for more and more different purposes and they initiate all variations of analysis. After the presenation of the chronological development of CL, the last but one chapter of the paper will finally deal with the concept of modern corpus linguistics and will give the definition of a corpus, which is not yet an definite thing to do. There is still a lot of work going on to improve the corpus linguistic methodology. The last chapter will give an overview of future prospects."
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Programming for Corpus Linguistics

Programming for Corpus Linguistics

Specialised linguistic research needs can no longer be met by available software. This book enables the researcher to write programs for text and corpus processing, using the popular and easy to learn Java language.

Author: Oliver Mason

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748614079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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Specialised linguistic research needs can no longer be met by available software. This book enables the researcher to write programs for text and corpus processing, using the popular and easy to learn Java language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Practical Corpus Linguistics

Practical Corpus Linguistics

This is the first book of its kind to provide a practical and student-friendly guide to corpus linguistics that explains the nature of electronic data and how it can be collected and analyzed.

Author: Martin Weisser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118831885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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This is the first book of its kind to provide a practical and student-friendly guide to corpus linguistics that explains the nature of electronic data and how it can be collected and analyzed. Designed to equip readers with the technical skills necessary to analyze and interpret language data, both written and (orthographically) transcribed Introduces a number of easy-to-use, yet powerful, free analysis resources consisting of standalone programs and web interfaces for use with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Each section includes practical exercises, a list of sources and further reading, and illustrated step-by-step introductions to analysis tools Requires only a basic knowledge of computer concepts in order to develop the specific linguistic analysis skills required for understanding/analyzing corpus data
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Exam Prep Flash Cards for Doing Corpus Linguistics

Exam Prep Flash Cards for Doing Corpus Linguistics

5,600 Flash Cards. Q & A FlashCards, Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as FlashCards by Powell Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time.

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An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

This book provides a comprehensive introduction and guide to Corpus Linguistics. All aspects of the field are explored, from the various types of electronic corpora that are available to instructions on how to design and compile a corpus.

Author: Graeme Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317892571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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The use of large, computerized bodies of text for linguistic analysis and description has emerged in recent years as one of the most significant and rapidly-developing fields of activity in the study of language. This book provides a comprehensive introduction and guide to Corpus Linguistics. All aspects of the field are explored, from the various types of electronic corpora that are available to instructions on how to design and compile a corpus. Graeme Kennedy surveys the development of corpora for use in linguistic research, looking back to the pre-electronic age as well as to the massive growth of computer corpora in the electronic age.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics Around the World

Corpus Linguistics Around the World

This volume contains a selection of the papers delivered at the Corpus Linguistics 2003 conference, held at Lancaster University in April 2003.

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042018365

Category: Computers

Page: 233

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This volume contains a selection of the papers delivered at the Corpus Linguistics 2003 conference, held at Lancaster University in April 2003. The papers selected address a wide range of world languages - Basque, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Maltese, Russian, Spanish, and Slovene. Both synchronic and diachronic studies are included, as well as studies of learner language. In addition to mainstream linguistic analyses of phonetics, vocabulary, syntax, semantics, and rhetoric, application areas covered in the volume include financial forecasting, cross-cultural research, corpus processing, and language teaching.
Categories: Computers

Corpus Linguistics

Corpus Linguistics

Practical tasks and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter encourage students to test their understanding of what they have read and an extensive glossary provides easy access to definitions of technical terms used in the text.

Author: Tony McEnery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139502443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Corpus linguistics is the study of language data on a large scale - the computer-aided analysis of very extensive collections of transcribed utterances or written texts. This textbook outlines the basic methods of corpus linguistics, explains how the discipline of corpus linguistics developed and surveys the major approaches to the use of corpus data. It uses a broad range of examples to show how corpus data has led to methodological and theoretical innovation in linguistics in general. Clear and detailed explanations lay out the key issues of method and theory in contemporary corpus linguistics. A structured and coherent narrative links the historical development of the field to current topics in 'mainstream' linguistics. Practical tasks and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter encourage students to test their understanding of what they have read and an extensive glossary provides easy access to definitions of technical terms used in the text.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Analysis and Variation in Linguistics

Corpus Analysis and Variation in Linguistics

This new edition of TUFS Studies in Linguistics, we aim to showcase the various linguistics research conducted at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Author: Yuji Kawaguchi

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027207685

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

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This new edition of TUFS Studies in Linguistics, we aim to showcase the various linguistics research conducted at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. In this first volume, we report on the international symposium hosted by the Global Center of Excellence Program "Corpus-based Linguistics and Language Education (CbLLE)" throughout 2008.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics

The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics

The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics (CHECL) surveys the breadth of corpus-based linguistic research on English, including chapters on collocations, phraseology, grammatical variation, historical change, and the description ...

Author: Douglas Biber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316298701

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics (CHECL) surveys the breadth of corpus-based linguistic research on English, including chapters on collocations, phraseology, grammatical variation, historical change, and the description of registers and dialects. The most innovative aspects of the CHECL are its emphasis on critical discussion, its explicit evaluation of the state of the art in each sub-discipline, and the inclusion of empirical case studies. While each chapter includes a broad survey of previous research, the primary focus is on a detailed description of the most important corpus-based studies in this area, with discussion of what those studies found, and why they are important. Each chapter also includes a critical discussion of the corpus-based methods employed for research in this area, as well as an explicit summary of new findings and discoveries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Analysis

Corpus Analysis

The papers published in this volume were originally presented at the Third North American Symposium on Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching held on 23-25 March 2001 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

Author: Pepi Leistyna

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042010363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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The papers published in this volume were originally presented at the Third North American Symposium on Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching held on 23-25 March 2001 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Each paper analyses some aspect of language use or structure in one or more of the many linguistic corpora now available. The number of different corpora investigated in the book is a real testament to the progress that has been made in recent years in developing new corpora, particularly spoken corpora, as over half of the papers deal either wholly or partially with the analysis of spoken data. This book will be of particular interest to undergraduate and graduate students and scholars interested in corpus, socio and applied linguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and language teaching.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics for Education

Corpus Linguistics for Education

Taking a hands-on approach to showcase the applications of corpora in the exploration of educationally relevant topics, this book: • covers 18 key skills including corpus building, the role of frequency, different corpus methods, ...

Author: Pascual Pérez-Paredes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429516764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Corpus Linguistics for Education provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to the use of corpus research-methods in the field of education. Taking a hands-on approach to showcase the applications of corpora in the exploration of educationally relevant topics, this book: • covers 18 key skills including corpus building, the role of frequency, different corpus methods, transcription and annotation; • demonstrates the use of available corpora and desktop and online corpus analysis tools to conduct original analyses; • features case studies and step-by-step guides within each chapter; • emphasises the use of interview data in research projects. Corpus Linguistics for Education is an essential guide for students and researchers studying or conducting their own corpus-based research in education.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching

Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching

"Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching" are derived from the International Seminar, New Trends in Corpus Linguistics for Language Teaching and Translation Studies: In Honour of John Sinclair, organised jointly by the research projects ...

Author: Tony Harris

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3034305249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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"Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching" are derived from the International Seminar, New Trends in Corpus Linguistics for Language Teaching and Translation Studies: In Honour of John Sinclair, organised jointly by the research projects ADELEX (HUM2007-61766, University of Granada) and ECPC (HUM2005-03756, University Jaume I, Castellon), in Granada on 22--24 September 2008."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics

Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics

Perspectives in Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics offers an introduction to words and corpus linguistics.

Author: M.A.K. Halliday

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826448620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Perspectives in Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics offers an introduction to words and corpus linguistics. From this foundation it explores the much wider issues that are inevitably raised but somehow marginalized in lexicology (the study of words) and corpus linguistics: how are individual words integrated into language? What are the real benefits of studying the large quantities of text now available in corpora? How do we best conceptualize meaning itself?>
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