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Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Alan Partington (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This volume contains one of the first ever collections of studies pertaining to the novel discipline of Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS). This discipline is characterised ... More


Linguistic Analysis

Susan Hockey

in Electronic Texts in the Humanities: Principles and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711940
eISBN:
9780191694912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711940.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses linguistic analysis, including word-class tagging. It looks at some possibilities for analysing text beyond the level of the graphic word or sequence of characters, focusing on ... More


European Identity: What the Media Say

Paul Bayley and Geoffrey Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199602308
eISBN:
9780191739156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602308.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This volume examines how Europe is represented linguistically in the news media of four EU countries — France, Italy, Poland, and the UK — through the use of an electronic corpus of newspapers and ... More


The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

John R. Taylor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that knowledge of a language can be thought of as a mental corpus, that is, as a repository of memories of previous linguistic encounters with the language. Features of incoming ... More


Conclusions: Speaking in tongues about Europe

John Morley

in European Identity: What the Media Say

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199602308
eISBN:
9780191739156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602308.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

The final chapter provides an overall assessment of the methodologies used in the volume, the problems related to working with newspaper and TV news data, and the intricacies of providing comparative ... More


Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS) on UK Newspapers: an overview of the project

Alan Partington

in Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This overview aims to give an idea of what both corpus-assisted discourse studies (CADS) and MD-CADS involve, to provide some information about the newspaper corpora employed here, and to outline ... More


sms4science: An International Corpus-Based Texting Project and the Specific Challenges for Multilingual Switzerland

Christa Dürscheid and Elisabeth Stark

in Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795437
eISBN:
9780199919321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795437.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a corpus-linguistic project based on a large-scale collection of Swiss text messages (SMS) and reveals some preliminary findings of this study. Although this is not the first ... More


The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book examines the life, language and grammar of Robert Lowth (1710–1787), founder of prescriptivism. Drawing on private documents, it maps his social networks and compares his own language to ... More


Science in the news: a diachronic perspective

Alan Partington

in Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This chapter contains an analysis of the changing rhetorical role of science in UK broadsheet newspapers from 1993 and 2005, and conclude that there have been noteworthy changes. First, science, and ... More


Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework

Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198718178
eISBN:
9780191787515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718178.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

An innovative guide to quantitative, corpus-based research in historical and diachronic linguistics, this book provides an original and thoroughly worked-out methodological framework, which ... More


Discovering the Past for Yourself: Corpora, Data-Driven Learning, and the History of English

Jukka Tyrkkö

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter outlines the state of the art in corpus-based language teaching and digital pedagogy, focusing on the differences between using corpora with present-day and historical data. The basic ... More


‘The moral in the story’: a diachronic investigation of lexicalised morality in the UK Press

Alan Partington

in Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This chapter explores the discourses surrounding whatever is explicitly identified as a moral issue in the SiBol corpora. This analysis is mainly diachronic but will combine a variety of parameters ... More


Investigating anti and some reflections on Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS)

Alan Partington

in Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

In this chapter, WordSmith Tools 5.0 (Scott, 2008) and Xaira are employed to examine the prefix anti, its collocates, contexts and quantitative profile in the SiBol corpus. First, the problems ... More


Evidence of evidentiality in the quality press 1993 and 2005

Alan Partington

in Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

In this chapter, a diachronic approach is adopted in the analysis of the two large SiBol newspaper corpora, in order to examine and compare the expression of evidentiality (Bednarek, 2006; Dendale ... More


Introduction

Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple

in The Discourse of News Values: How News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190653934
eISBN:
9780190653972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190653934.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter introduces readers to the book’s topic and its approach, starting with a first look at newsworthiness in authentic news texts. It explores the rationale for studying news values and ... More


EdHeW Corpus Material and Lexical Bundles

Joanna Kopaczyk

in The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

This chapter begins the main analytical part of the book, devoted to tracing formulaic patterns in early legal texts. The discussion starts with methodological problems in historical corpus ... More


The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Joanna Kopaczyk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

The book offers an innovative, corpus-driven approach to historical legal discourse. It is the first monograph to examine textual standardization patterns in legal and administrative texts on the ... More


Exploring Language of the Past: Context, Discourse, and Text

Joanna Kopaczyk

in The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199945153
eISBN:
9780199345939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

This chapter concentrates on the functional approach to discourse. The evolution of functionalism in linguistics, starting with the notion of context and following with Halliday’s concepts of field, ... More


Emerging Perspectives On Discourse

Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Dionysis Goutsos

in Discourse Analysis: An Introduction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620456
eISBN:
9780748671397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620456.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The book’s concluding chapter looks forward to the picture emerging from the main strands of research in discourse analysis, as presented in the previous book chapters and suggests a number of areas ... More


Variation and corpora: Concepts and methods

Jacques Durand, Bernard Laks, and Chantal Lyche

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter shows how the issue of variation, traditionally neglected in theoretical linguistics, has come again to the fore thanks to the rise of sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics. First, the ... More


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