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The Grammar of Lexical Bundles in Early Legal Scots

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/9780199945153.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

Automatic extraction of recurrent strings renders very diverse material, also from a structural point of view. The analysis clearly shows that the recurrent patterns constitute structural frames, ... More


Short Bundles: Functional Properties

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/9780199945153.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

The functional analysis of the lexical bundles is split into two parts: the short bundles (3- to 5-grams), which draw attention to the overall formulaic character of early legal discourse, and the ... More


Repetition, Fixedness, 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/9780199945153.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

The realization that communication is largely built of recurrent fixed elements was captured in Sinclair’s idiom principle at the beginning of 1990s. Exploring the processes of fixedness 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


Long Bundles: Functional Properties and Standardization

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/9780199945153.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

The final analytical chapter concentrates on the long lexico-syntactic strings, which recur in an unchanged form in the corpus. There are no comparable studies of long lexical bundles, so the ... More


Binomials and Multinomials in Early Legal Scots

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/9780199945153.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

Binomials, or pairs of coordinated lexical elements (e.g. husband and wife, to grant and to give), have always been recognized as characteristic features of legal discourse, but so far no ... More


General Conclusions

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/9780199945153.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

This chapter formulates general conclusions stemming from the three parts of the book. It draws attention to the combination of interdisciplinary approaches which have illuminated the forms and ... More


Summary and Conclusions

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/9780199945153.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

This is an interlude between the theoretical linguistic part and the historical background of the project. The short summary of the first part of the book draws attention again to the relationship ... More


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