The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics

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Douglas Biber, Randi Reppen
Cambridge University Press, Jun 25, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics (CHECL) surveys the breadth of corpus-based linguistic research on English, including chapters on collocations, phraseology, grammatical variation, historical change, and the description of registers and dialects. The most innovative aspects of the CHECL are its emphasis on critical discussion, its explicit evaluation of the state of the art in each sub-discipline, and the inclusion of empirical case studies. While each chapter includes a broad survey of previous research, the primary focus is on a detailed description of the most important corpus-based studies in this area, with discussion of what those studies found, and why they are important. Each chapter also includes a critical discussion of the corpus-based methods employed for research in this area, as well as an explicit summary of new findings and discoveries.
 

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Contents

List of figures
Introduction
an introduction
Corpus analysis of linguistic characteristics
Keywords
Collocation
Phraseology
Susan Hunston
Register variation
Diachronic registers
Literary style and literary texts
Dialect variation
World Englishes
22
Learner language
Ron Martinez and Norbert Schmitt

Alan Partington and Anna Marchi
Pragmatics
14
Irma Taavitsainen
16
Corpora and written academic English
28
Thomas Cobb and Alex Boulton
Fanny Meunier and Randi Reppen
Silvia Bernardini
References
Index

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About the author (2015)

Douglas Biber is Regents' Professor of Applied Linguistics in the English Department at Northern Arizona University.

Randi Reppen is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the English Department at Northern Arizona University.