1st Edition

Corpus Linguistics for Translation and Contrastive Studies
A guide for research

ISBN 9781138944046
Published May 23, 2016 by Routledge
258 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

Corpus Linguistics for Translation and Contrastive Studies provides a clear and practical introduction to using corpora in these fields. Giving special attention to parallel corpora, which are collections of texts in two or more languages, and demonstrating the potential benefits for multilingual corpus linguistics research to both translators and researchers, this book:

  • explores the different types of parallel corpora available, and shows how to use basic and advanced search procedures to analyse them;
  • explains how to compile a parallel corpus, and discusses their uses for translation purposes and to research linguistic phenomena across languages;
  • demonstrates the use of corpus extracts across a wide range of texts, including dictionaries, novels by authors including Jane Austen and Mikhail Bulgakov, and newspapers such as The Sunday Times;
  • is illustrated with case studies from a range of languages including Finnish, Russian, English and French.

Written by two experienced researchers and practitioners, Corpus Linguistics for Translation and Contrastive Studies is essential reading for postgraduate students and researchers working within the area of translation and contrastive studies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Parallel Text Corpora: a General Overview
Chapter 2 Designing and Compiling a Parallel Corpus
Chapter 3 Using Parallel Corpora: Basic Search Procedures
Chapter 4 Processing Search Results
Chapter 5 Using Parallel Corpora: More Advanced Search Procedures
Chapter 6 Applications of Parallel Corpora
Chapter 7 A Survey of Available Parallel Corpora

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Mikhail Mikhailov is Professor of Translation Studies (Russian and Finnish) at the University of Tampere, Finland.

Robert Cooper is a former Lecturer in English at the University of Tampere, Finland.


"Corpus Linguistics for Translation and Contrastive Studies is an invaluable guide to methods and procedures for dealing with multilingual corpora as well as a source of ideas for how the corpora can be used for different types of linguistic research."
Karin Aijmer, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

"This is an excellent book which fills a genuine gap very well. The authors are highly experienced, and the book communicates their expertise clearly and thoroughly."
Raphael Salkie, University of Brighton, UK