Text, Discourse and Corpora: Theory and Analysis

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Bloomsbury Academic, Nov 28, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 264 pages
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Corpus 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. The present 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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Michael Hoey is Baines Professor of English language at the University of Liverpool, UK. Michaela Mahlberg is Associate Professor in English Language and Applied Linguistics at the The University of Nottingham, UK. John Sinclair (1933-2007) was President of the Tuscan Word Centre, Italy and held the title Professor Emeritus of Modern English Language, University of Birmingham, UK Michael Stubbs is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Trier, Germany. Wolfgang Teubert is Professor of Corpus Linguistics at the University of Birmingham.

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