Corpus, Concordance, Collocation
John Sinclair charts the emergence of a new view of language and the computer technology associated with it. Developments in computational linguistics over the past ten years are outlined. There is discussion of corpus creation and exemplification of corpus use. The book goes on to spell outthe implications of these developments for an understanding of collocation.
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Basic text processing
The evidence of usage
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abstract adjectives alphabetical analysis Appendix basic cent Chapter choice chunk citation citation forms clause co-occurrence Cobuild dictionary collocation common words concordance concordancing context conventional corpora corpus linguistics declined different word-forms distinction English Language environment evidence example explanation fairly Figure frequency statistics frequent words give grammar headword human idiom principle important intuitions John Sinclair kind KWIC language text large number lemma lexical lexicography lexis linguistics meaning million words monitor corpus node nominal group normally object occur open-choice principle particular patterns phrasal verb possible preposition problem pronoun reference sample selection semantic sentence Sinclair small sub-section someone spoken statement statistical stress the average support noun syntactic syntax Text Encoding Initiative transitive verb typical University of Birmingham usage verbal vocabulary whole win a victory word or phrase yield stress Yield Yielded