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Using Corpus Methods to Triangulate Linguistic Analysis

1st Edition

Edited by Jesse Egbert, Paul Baker


264 pages

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pub: 2019-09-25
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This book builds on Baker and Egbert’s previous work on triangulating methodological approaches in corpus linguistics and takes triangulation one step further to highlight its broader applicability when implemented with other linguistic research methods. The volume showcases research methods from other linguistic disciplines and draws on ten empirical studies from a range of topics in psycholinguistics, applied linguistics, and discourse analysis to demonstrate how these methods might be most effectively triangulated with corpus-linguistic methods. A concluding chapter synthesizes these findings as a means of pointing the way toward future directions for triangulation and its implications for future linguistic research. The combined effect reveals the potential for the triangulation of these methods to not only enhance rigor in empirical linguistic research but also our understanding of linguistic phenomena and variation by studying them from multiple perspectives, making this book essential reading for graduate students and researchers in corpus linguistics, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, and discourse analysis.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Triangulating text segmentation methods with diverse analytical approaches to analyzing text structure

Chapter 3 Working at the interface of hydrology and corpus linguistics – using corpora to identify droughts in nineteenth-century Britain

Chapter 4 Analysing representations of obesity in the Daily Mail via corpus and down-sampling methods

Chapter 5 Triangulating corpus linguistics and language assessment: Using corpus linguistics to enhance validity arguments

Chapter 6 Examining vocabulary acquisition through word associations: triangulating the psycholinguistic and corpus-based approaches

Chapter 7 If olive oil is made of olives, then what’s baby oil made of? The shifting semantics of Noun+Noun sequences in American English

Chapter 8 Corpus Linguistics and Event-Related Potentials

Chapter 9 Priming of syntactic alternations by learners of English: an analysis of sentence-completion and collostructional results

Chapter 10 Usage-based theories of Construction Grammar: Triangulating Corpus Linguistics and Psycholinguistics

Chapter 11 Synthesis and Conclusion

About the Editors

Jesse Egbert is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and English Language at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on register variation and methodological issues in corpus linguistics. His research has been published in journals such as Corpora, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Journal of English Linguistics.

Paul Baker is Professor of English Language at Lancaster University. His research involves applications of corpus linguistics and his recent books include Using Corpora to Analyze Gender (2014), Discourse Analysis and Media Attitudes (2013) and Sociolinguistics and Corpus Linguistics (2010). He is the commissioning editor of the journal Corpora.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

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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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General