Corpus Applications in Applied Linguistics

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Ken Hyland, Chau Meng Huat, Michael Handford
A&C Black, Apr 26, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
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Corpus linguistics is one of the most exciting approaches tostudies in applied linguistics today. From its quantitative beginnings it hasgrown to become an essential aspect of research methodology in a range offields, often combining with text analysis, CDA, pragmatics and organizationalstudies to reveal important new insights about how language works.  This important new book of specially commissioned chapters byacademics from across the applied linguistics spectrum demonstrates the range andrigour of corpus research in applied linguistics. The volume captures some ofthe most stimulating and significant developments in the field, includingchapters on language teaching, institutional and professional discourse,English as an International Language, translation, forensics and media studies. As a result it goes beyond traditional, limited presentations of corpuswork and shows how corpora inform a diverse and growing number of appliedlinguistic domains.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Corpora and Institutional Uses of Language
11
Professional Communication and Corpus Linguistics
13
Corpora and Academic Discourse
30
Corpora and Workplace Discourse1
47
Corpora in Applied Linguistics Domains
65
Corpora and Translation Studies
67
Some Aspects of the Use of Corpora in Forensic Linguistics
84
Corpora and English as a Lingua Franca
135
Texting and Corpora
150
A Conceptual Model for Segmenting and Annotating a Documentary Photograph Corpus DPC
166
Corpora Language Learning and Pedagogy
189
Learner Corpora and Second Language Acquisition
191
Corpora in the Classroom An Applied Linguistic Perspective
208
Corpora and Materials Design
225
The Problems of Applied Linguistics
242

Corpora and Gender Studies
100
Corpora and Media Studies
117
Corpora in New Spheres of Study
133
Subject Index
249
Author Index
255
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Key Hyland is Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Applied English Studies, University of Hong KongChau Meng Huat is Fellow in the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Malaya, Malaysia.Michael Handford is Associate Professor in English Language and Intercultural Communication at Tokyo University, Japan.

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