A corpus-based study of the language used in book reviews by Renata Froszt?ga

A corpus-based study of the language used in book reviews

byRenata Froszt?ga

Kobo ebook | July 29, 2016

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Speech Science / Linguistics, grade: 5, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this thesis is to discuss certain aspects of the language of book reviews, stressing the importance and indispensability of a corpus-based approach in any study of this type. The thesis is to show that the register of book reviewing is a specialized language, characterized by specific vocabulary. By this is meant that there exist some words and phrases which tend to be used more frequently here than in other registers, or that some words have a special, narrowed meaning. For this purpose the researcher has compiled her own corpus of book reviews in an electronic form, which provides the foundation for the analysis. This collection of written language samples is referred to as the Do-It-Yourself Book Review Corpus (henceforth, DIY BRC). As regards the source of materials, the reviews come from the websites of popular quality newspapers. In order to ensure the research a relatively high reliability, the linguistic data needs to be as large as possible. Therefore, my corpus (DIY BRC) totals approximately 115 000 words derived from as many as 166 book reviews. The mean sample size is between 660 and 982 words.
Title:A corpus-based study of the language used in book reviewsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 29, 2016Publisher:GRIN VerlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3656986932

ISBN - 13:9783656986935

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