Comparing English Worldwide: The International Corpus of English

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorSidney Greenbaum

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The International Corpus of English is a unique linguistic and sociolinguistic project. When complete it will consist of fifteen or more parallel corpora of spoken English drawn from countries where English is either a majority first language or an official second language.Part I introduces the ICE project and a sub-project that investigates writing by advanced learners of English. Part II describes in detail the design of the corpora, the markup systems for speech and writing, the ICE tagset and parsing scheme, and the software packages that have been developed forautomatic tagging and parsing, and for retrieving lexical, grammatical, and sociolinguistic information. Part III discusses problems in compiling the corpora, exemplified by the experience of teams in New Zealand, East Africa, and Hong Kong. Finally, Part IV considers some of the applicationsenvisaged for the corpora: research in linguistics, sociolinguistics and natural language processing; teaching, language planning, and the establishment of norms for teaching and examining in second-language countries.

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The International Corpus of English is a unique linguistic and sociolinguistic project. When complete it will consist of fifteen or more parallel corpora of spoken English drawn from countries where English is either a majority first language or an official second language.Part I introduces the ICE project and a sub-project that invest...

The late Sidney Greenbaum was Director, Survey of English Usage at University College, London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:302 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198235828

ISBN - 13:9780198235828

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`This book, containing 19 chapters by different participants in the ICE effort, is the first easily accessible survey of what is planned and what has been achieved.'Geoffrey Sampson, Natural Language Engineering