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English Corpus Linguistics

1st Edition

By Karin Aijmer, Bengt Altenberg


350 pages

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This collection of articles form a tribute to Jan Svartvik and his pioneering work in the field. Covers corpus studies, problematic grammar, institution-based and observation-based grammars and the design and development of spoken and written text corpora in different varieties of English.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Goals and methods: the state of the art in corpus linguistics, Geoffrey Leech

1.2 Corpus studies and probabilistic grammar, M.A.K.Halliday

1.3 Intuition-based and observation-based grammars, Jan Aarts

PART 2 Corpus design and development: toward a new corpus of spoken American English,

Wallace L.Chafe, et al

2.2 The development of the international corpus of English

PART 3 Exploration of corpora: between and through - the company they keep and the functions they serve, Graeme Kennedy

3.2 A mint of phrases, Goran Kjellmer; collocational frameworks in English, Antoinette Renouf and John McH.Sinclair

3.3 The modals of obligation and necessity in Australian English, Peter Collins

3.4 A corpus-based study of apposition in English, Charles F.Meyer

3.5 Syntactic evidence for semantic distinctions in English, Dieter Mindt; on having a look in a corpus, Gabriele Stein and Randolph Quirk

3.6 On the exploitation of computerized corpora in variation studies, Douglas Biber and Edward Finegan

3.7 Stylistic profiling, David Crystal

3.8 Expletives in the London-Lund corpus,Anna-Brita Stenstrom

3.9 Conversational style in British and American English - the case of backchannels, Gunnel Tottie

3.10 On the history of that/zero as object clause links in English, Matti Rissanen

3.11 A point of verb syntax in South-western British English - an analysis of a dialect continuum, Ossi Ihalainen

PART 4 Prospects for the future: times change, and so do corpora, Stig Johansson

Appendix: List of computer corpora.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax