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Studies in Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics

1st Edition

Edited by Eric Friginal


366 pages

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Studies in Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics illustrates how sociolinguistic approaches and linguistic distributions from corpora can be effectively combined to produce meaningful studies of language use and language variation. Three major parts comprise the volume focusing on: (1) Corpora and the Study of Languages and Dialects, in particular, varieties of global Englishes; (2) Corpora and Social Demographics; and (3) Corpora and Register Characteristics. The 14 peer-reviewed, new, and original chapters explore language variation related to regional dialectology, gender, sexuality, age, race, ‘nation,’ workplace discourse, diachronic change, and social media and web registers. Invited contributors made use of systematically-designed general and specialized corpora, sound research questions, methodologies (e.g., keyword analysis, multi-dimensional analysis, clusters, and collocations), and logical/credible interpretive techniques. Studies in Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics is an important resource for researchers and graduate students in the fields of sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and applied linguistics.

Table of Contents

1 Corpus approaches to sociolinguistics: Introduction and chapter overviews

Eric Friginal and Mackenzie Bristow

Part 1: Corpora and the study of languages/dialects

(Varieties of global Englishes)

2 Using large online corpora to examine lexical, semantic, and cultural variation in different dialects and time periods

Mark Davies

3 Using corpus-based analysis to study register and dialect variation on the searchable web

Douglas Biber, Jesse Egbert, and Meixiu Zhang

4 Variation in global English: A collocation-based analysis

Tony Berber Sardinha

5 Indian English: A pedagogical model (even) in India?

Chandrika Balasubramanian

Part 2: Corpora and social demographics

6 Sexuality

Paul Baker

7 A corpus-based analysis of the pragmatic marker you get me

Eivind Torgersen, Costas Gabrielatos, and Sebastian Hoffmann

8 just, actually at work in New Zealand

Bernadette Vine

9 Exploring the intersection of gender and race in evaluations of mathematics instructors on

Nicholas Close Subtirelu

10 Attitudes towards autism of parents raising autistic children: Evidence from "mom" and "dad" blogs

A. Cameron Coppala and Jack A. Hardy

11 Social functional linguistic variation in conversational Dutch

Jack Grieve, Tom Ruette, Dirk Speelman, and Dirk Geeraerts

Part 3: Corpora and register characteristics

12 A corpus-driven investigation of corporate governance reports

Martin Warren

13 A corpus-assisted discourse study (CADS) of representations of the ‘underclass’ in the English-language press: Who are they, how do they behave, and who is to blame for them?

Jane H. Johnson and Alan Partington

14 ‘had enough of experts’: Intersubjectivity and the quoted voice in microblogging

Michele Zappavigna

15 Linguistic variation in Facebook and Twitter posts

Eric Friginal, Oksana Waugh, and Ashley Titak

About the Editor

Eric Friginal is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL and Director of International Programs, College of Arts and Sciences, at Georgia State University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics