Text, discourse and corpora: theory and analysis

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Continuum, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 253 pages
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Gorpus linguistics is often regarded as a methodology in its own right, but little attention has been given to the theoretical perspectives from which the subject can be approached. This book contributes to filling this gap. Bringing together original contributions by internationally renowned authors, the chapters include coverage of the lexical priming theory, parole-linguistics, a four-part model of language system and language use, and the concept of local textual functions. The theoretical arguments are illustrated and complemented by case studies using data from large corpora such as the BNC, smaller purpose-built corpora, and Google searches. By presenting theoretical positions in corpus linguistics, Text, Discourse, and Corpora provides an essential overview for advanced undergraduate, postgraduate and academic readers.

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User Review  - jlawshe - LibraryThing

This book filled a gap in my learning about corpus analysis: it provides some theory around the practice of corpus analysis. I definitely needed something like this, since everything I had read to that point focused mostly on methodology. Michael Stubbs essays are especially well done, I think. Read full review


a corpus perspective
Parofelinguistics and the diachronic dimension of the discourse
Natural and human rights work and property in the discourse

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About the author (2007)

Michael Hoey is Baines Professor of English Language at the University of Liverpool, UK.