Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

Series Editors: Tony McEnery, Michael Hoey

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.

  • Spoken Corpus Linguistics

    From Monomodal to Multimodal

    By Svenja Adolphs, Ronald Carter

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-05-20
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  • Corpus Stylistics and Dickens’s Fiction

    By Michaela Mahlberg

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-05-20
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  • The Discourse of Teaching Practice Feedback

    A Corpus-Based Investigation of Spoken and Written Modes

    By Fiona Farr

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-02-26
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  • Corpus-Based Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese

    By Tony McEnery, Richard Xiao

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-07-02
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  • Corpus Stylistics

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

    By Elena Semino, Mick Short

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-04-09
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  • The Linguistics of Political Argument

    The Spin-Doctor and the Wolf-Pack at the White House

    By Alan Partington

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-04-02
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  • Digital Literary Studies

    Corpus Approaches to Poetry, Prose, and Drama

    By David L. Hoover, Jonathan Culpeper, Kieran O'Halloran

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-02-17
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  • Public Discourses of Gay Men

    By Paul Baker

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-12-11
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  • Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict

    Wording the War

    Edited by John Morley, Paul Bayley

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-05-30
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  • Semantic Prosody

    A Critical Evaluation

    By Dominic Stewart

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-05-22
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  • Corpus Approaches to Evaluation

    Phraseology and Evaluative Language

    By Susan Hunston

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-02-13
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  • Corpus Stylistics

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

    By Elena Semino, Mick Short

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-09-14
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  • Swearing in English

    Bad Language, Purity and Power from 1586 to the Present

    By Tony McEnery

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-09-17
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  • Grammaticalization and English Complex Prepositions

    A Corpus-based Study

    By Sebastian Hoffmann

    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…

    Hardback – 2005-05-11
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  • 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

    By Siepmann Dirk

    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…

    Hardback – 2005-03-15
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  • Antonymy

    A Corpus-Based Perspective

    By Steven Jones

    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…

    Hardback – 2002-03-27
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