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Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics


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Corpus based linguistics is a dynamic area of linguistic research. The series aims to reflect the diversity of approaches to the subject, and thus to provides a forum for debate and detailed discussion of the various ways of building, exploiting and theorizing about the use of corpora in language studies.

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Digital Literary Studies Corpus Approaches to Poetry, Prose, and Drama

Digital Literary Studies: Corpus Approaches to Poetry, Prose, and Drama

1st Edition

David L. Hoover, Jonathan Culpeper, Kieran O'Halloran
July 27, 2016

Digital Literary Studies presents a broad and varied picture of the promise and potential of methods and approaches that are crucially dependent upon the digital nature of the literary texts it studies and the texts and collections of texts with which they are compared. It focuses on style, diction...

Antonymy A Corpus-Based Perspective

Antonymy: A Corpus-Based Perspective

1st Edition

Steven Jones
January 21, 2016

Antonymy is the technical name used to describe 'opposites', pairs of words such as rich/poor, love/hate and male/female. Antonyms are a ubiquitous part of everyday language, and this book provides a detailed, comprehensive account of the phenomenon.This book demonstrates how traditional linguistic...

Corpus Stylistics and Dickens’s Fiction

Corpus Stylistics and Dickens’s Fiction

1st Edition

Michaela Mahlberg
May 21, 2015

This book presents an innovative approach to the language of one of the most popular English authors. It illustrates how corpus linguistic methods can be employed to study electronic versions of texts by Charles Dickens. With particular focus on Dickens’s novels, the book proposes a way into the ...

Spoken Corpus Linguistics From Monomodal to Multimodal

Spoken Corpus Linguistics: From Monomodal to Multimodal

1st Edition

Svenja Adolphs, Ronald Carter
May 21, 2015

In this book, Adolphs and Carter explore key approaches to work in spoken corpus linguistics. The book discusses some of the pioneering challenges faced in designing, building and utilising insights from the analysis of spoken corpora, arguing that, even though writing is heavily privileged in ...

The Discourse of Teaching Practice Feedback A Corpus-Based Investigation of Spoken and Written Modes

The Discourse of Teaching Practice Feedback: A Corpus-Based Investigation of Spoken and Written Modes

1st Edition

Fiona Farr
February 27, 2015

In this book, Farr examines the spoken and written language of post-observation teaching-practice feedback on teacher education programs. To do so, she draws upon theories from discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and pragmatics to frame the analysis of feedback meetings and written tutor ...

Discourse Markers Across Languages A Contrastive Study of Second-Level Discourse Markers in Native and Non-Native Text with Implications for General and Pedagogic Lexicography

Discourse Markers Across Languages: A Contrastive Study of Second-Level Discourse Markers in Native and Non-Native Text with Implications for General and Pedagogic Lexicography

1st Edition

Siepmann Dirk
February 09, 2015

This book offers a corpus-based comparative study of an almost entirely unexplored set of multi-word lexical items serving pragmatic or text-structuring functions. Part One provides a descriptive account of multi-word discourse markers in written English, French and German, focussing on dicussion ...

Grammaticalization and English Complex Prepositions A Corpus-based Study

Grammaticalization and English Complex Prepositions: A Corpus-based Study

1st Edition

Sebastian Hoffmann
February 09, 2015

What is a grammatical unit? How does grammatical structure evolve? How can we best investigate the mental representation of grammar? What is the connection between language use and language structure? This book aims to help answer such questions by presenting a detailed analysis of English ...

Corpus-Based Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese

Corpus-Based Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese

1st Edition

Tony McEnery, Richard Xiao
July 03, 2014

This book is concerned with cross-linguistic contrast of major grammatical categories in English and Chinese, two most important yet genetically different world languages. This genetic difference has resulted in many subsidiary differences that are, among other things, related to grammar. Compared ...

The Linguistics of Political Argument The Spin-Doctor and the Wolf-Pack at the White House

The Linguistics of Political Argument: The Spin-Doctor and the Wolf-Pack at the White House

1st Edition

Alan Partington
April 03, 2014

This book examines the relationship between the White House, in the person of its press secretary, and the press corps through a linguistic analysis of the language used by both sides. A corpus was compiled of around fifty press briefings from the late Clinton years. A wide range of topics are ...

Public Discourses of Gay Men

Public Discourses of Gay Men

1st Edition

Paul Baker
December 12, 2013

Queer linguistics has only recently developed as an area of study; however academic interest in this field is rapidly increasing. Despite its growing appeal, many books on ‘gay language’ focus on private conversation and small communities. As such, Public Discourses of Gay Men represents an ...

Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict Wording the War

Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict: Wording the War

1st Edition

John Morley, Paul Bayley
May 31, 2013

This volume seeks to illustrate the fundamental role of language in political action, focusing on the war in Iraq. It combines quantitative methods, based on a sophisticated modular corpus that was queried through special software with the aim of identifying regularly occurring lexical and semantic...

Semantic Prosody A Critical Evaluation

Semantic Prosody: A Critical Evaluation

1st Edition

Dominic Stewart
May 23, 2013

Semantic Prosody is the first full-length treatment of semantic prosody, a concept akin to connotation but which connects crucially with typical lexical environment. For example, it has been claimed that the adverb 'utterly' is characterised by an unfavourable semantic prosody on account of its ...

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