Diachrony and Synchrony in English Corpus Linguistics by Alejandro Alcaraz SintesDiachrony and Synchrony in English Corpus Linguistics by Alejandro Alcaraz Sintes

Diachrony and Synchrony in English Corpus Linguistics

EditorAlejandro Alcaraz Sintes, Salvador Valera Hernández

Paperback | June 25, 2014

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The volume brings together a selection of invited articles and papers presented at the 4th International CILC Conference held in Jaén, Spain, in March 2012. The chapters describe English using a range of corpora and other resources. There are two parts, one dealing with diachronic research and the other with synchronic research. Both parts investigate several aspects of the English language from various perspectives and illustrate the use of corpora in current research. The structure of the volume allows for the same linguistic aspect to be discussed both from the diachronic and the synchronic point of view. The chapters are also useful examples of corpus use as well as of use of other resources as corpus, specifically dictionaries. They investigate a broad array of issues, mainly using corpora of English as a native language, with a focus on corpus tools and corpus description.
Alejandro Alcaraz-Sintes (Casablanca, Morocco, 1959) is senior lecturer (tenured) at the University of Jaén. Salvador Valera-Hernández (Jaén, Spain, 1967) is senior lecturer (tenured) at the University of Granada and teaches regularly at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia.
Title:Diachrony and Synchrony in English Corpus LinguisticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:June 25, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034313268

ISBN - 13:9783034313261

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Table of Contents

Contents: Alejandro Alcaraz-Sintes: Dictionary- and corpus-based research in historical linguistics – Nuria Calvo-Cortés: A corpus-based study of gradual meaning change in Late Modern English – Teresa Fanego: Dictionary-based corpus linguistics and beyond: developments in the expression of motion events in the history of English – María José López-Couso/Belén Méndez-Naya: The use of if as a declarative complementizer in English: theoretical and empirical considerations – Matti Rissanen: On English historical corpora, with notes on the development of adverbial connectives – Ondrej Tichý/Jan Cermák: Measuring typological syntheticity of English diachronically with the use of corpora – Salvador Valera-Hernández: Dictionary- and corpus-based research in applied and descriptive linguistics – Miguel-Ángel Benítez-Castro: Formal, syntactic, semantic and textual features of English shell nouns: a manual corpus-driven approach – Eduardo Coto-Villalibre: From prototypical to peripheral: the ‘get + Ven’ construction in contemporary spoken British English – Thomas Egan: Encoding ‘throughness’ in English and French – Beatriz Mato-Míguez: If you would like to lead: on the grammatical status of directive isolated if-clauses in spoken British English – Detmar Meurers/Julia Krivanek/Serhiy Bykh: On the automatic analysis of learner corpora. Native Language Identification as experimental testbed of language modelling between surface features and linguistic abstraction – Juan Santana-Lario: ‘Adjective + whether/if-clause’ constructions in English. An exploratory corpus-based study – Paul Thompson: Exploring Hoey’s notion of textual colligation in a corpus of student writing.