Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure And Use by Douglas BiberCorpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure And Use by Douglas Biber

Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure And Use

byDouglas Biber, Susan Conrad, Randi Reppen

Paperback | May 13, 1998

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This book is about investigating the way people use language in speech and writing. It introduces the corpus-based approach to the study of language, based on analysis of large databases of real language examples and illustrates exciting new findings about language and the different ways that people speak and write. The book is important both for its step-by-step descriptions of research methods and for its findings about grammar and vocabulary, language use, language learning, and differences in language use across texts and user groups.
Title:Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure And UseFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:May 13, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521499577

ISBN - 13:9780521499576

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: goals and methods of the corpus-based approach; Part I. Investigating the Use of Language Features: 2. Lexicography; 3. Grammar; 4. Lexico-grammar; 5. The study of discourse characteristics; Part II. Investigating the Characteristics of Varieties: 6. Register variation and English for specific purposes; 7. Language acquisition and development; 8. Historical and stylistic investigations; Part III. Summing Up and Looking Ahead: 9. Conclusion; Part IV. Methodology Boxes: 10. Issues in corpus design; 11. Issues in diachronic corpus design; 12. Concordancing packages versus programming for corpus analysis; 13. Characteristics of tagged corpora; 14. The process of tagging; 15. Norming frequency counts; 16. Statistical measures of lexical associations; 17. The unit of analysis in corpus-based studies; 18. Significance tests and the reporting of statistics; 19. Factor loadings and dimension scores; Appendix: commercially available corpora and analytical tools; References; Index.

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"This book could be used as part of the curriculum for an introductory corpus linguistics class, especially for students with a humanities background." Vasileios Hatzivassiloglou, Computational Linguistics