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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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Corpus Approaches to Evaluation Phraseology and Evaluative Language

Corpus Approaches to Evaluation: Phraseology and Evaluative Language

1st Edition

Susan Hunston
February 14, 2013

This book applies a set of corpus investigation techniques to the study of evaluation, or stance, or affect, in naturally-occurring discourse. Evaluative language indicates opinions, attitudes, and judgments. It is an important part of activities such as persuading someone that a particular ...

Corpus Stylistics Speech, Writing and Thought Presentation in a Corpus of English Writing

Corpus Stylistics: Speech, Writing and Thought Presentation in a Corpus of English Writing

1st Edition

Elena Semino, Mick Short
September 15, 2011

This book combines stylistic analysis with corpus linguistics to present an innovative account of the phenomenon of speech, writing and thought presentation - commonly referred to as 'speech reporting' or 'discourse presentation'.This new account is based on an extensive analysis of a ...

Swearing in English Bad Language, Purity and Power from 1586 to the Present

Swearing in English: Bad Language, Purity and Power from 1586 to the Present

1st Edition

Tony McEnery
September 18, 2009

Do men use bad language more than women? How do social class and the use of bad language interact? Do young speakers use bad language more frequently than older speakers? Using the spoken section of the British National Corpus, Swearing in English explores questions such as these and considers at ...

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