English Corpora Under Japanese Eyes

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Junsaku Nakamura, Nagayuki Inoue, Tomoji Tabata
Rodopi, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 249 pages
English Corpora under Japanese Eyes is a fine collection of papers written in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Japan Association of English Corpus Studies (JAECS). Beginning with the overview of the field by Stig Johansson, an honorary member of the JAECS, the present volume shows the state-of-art in English corpus studies in Japan and demonstrates the creative uses of corpora in a wide range of research topics from studies drawing on large-scale general corpora, such as British National Corpus and the Bank of English, to studies based on more specific, historical, literary, learner and parallel corpora. The papers incorporated in this anthology are grouped into five sections: 1) Overview of corpus-based studies, 2) Corpus-based studies of contemporary English, 3) Historical and diachronic studies of English, 4) Corpus-based studies in English literature, 5) Corpus and English language teaching. This volume will inspire still further corpus exploitation in the broader field of the humanities.
 

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Contents

What is to be done about it? A Parallel Corpus Study of Copula
27
Patterns with Transitive Verb and Reflexive in English
71
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82
A Case of Rivalry between Existing
93
A Project for a Comprehensive Collation of the Hengwrt
139
On Verb Movement in Old English Subordinate Clauses
151
Dating Text in the History of English
169
A CorpusBased Approach to Basic Colour Terms in the Novels
187
The Use of Past Tense Forms by Japanese Learners of English
215
Measuring Vocabulary Levels of English Textbooks
231
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