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Corpus Linguistics (Four Volume Set)

by Douglas Biber and Randi Reppen SAGE Publications Ltd
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Corpus linguistics is a research approach to investigate the patterns of language use empirically, based on analysis of large collections of natural texts. While corpus-based analysis has had relatively little influence on theoretical linguistics, it has revolutionized the study of language variation and use: what speakers and writers actually do with the lexical and grammatical resources of a language. Corpus-based research employs the research methods of quantitative and qualitative social science to investigate language use patterns empirically. This four-volume collection is organized around linguistic research questions that can be investigated from a corpus perspective and includes amongst others studies of individual words, comparisons of supposedly synonymous words, studies of grammatical variation, and sociolinguistic studies of dialects, registers, styles, and world varieties. Corpus-based analysis has also proven to be important for the study of historical change. Volume One: Lexical Studies focuses on the study of word use, describing the 'collocational' associations of words, and describing phraseological patterns in a language. Volume Two: Grammar moves on to research questions that relate to grammar, including the special uses of a grammatical feature in a particular register, the discourse factors influencing the choice among grammatical variants, and lexico-grammatical patterns of association. Volume Three: Varieties investigates registers, dialects, and national varieties of English. Some of these studies describe the characteristics of a particular variety; describe the ways in which registers or dialects differ in their preference for particular linguistic variants. Volume Four: Methods and Applications addresses two major considerations: corpus design and analytical methods. This volume also includes a section on analyses of the patterns of use for learners of English as well as a section on the pedagogical implications of corpus research.

VOLUME ONE: LEXICAL STUDIES PART ONE: WORD USE 'It's Just Really Messy' - Stephanie Lindemann and Anne Mauranen The Occurrence and Function of Just in a Corpus of Academic Speech PART TWO: COLLOCATIONS AND SEMANTIC PROSODY The Discourse Function of Collocation in Research Article Introductions - Christopher Gledhill Verbs Observed - Susan Hunston and Francis Gill A Corpus-Driven Pedagogic Grammar A Few Frequently Asked Questions about Semantic - or Evaluative - Prosody - John Morley and Alan Partington The Use of Collocations by Advanced Learners of English and Some Implications for Teaching - Nadja Nesselhauf Utterly Content in Each Other's Company - Alan Partington Semantic Prosody and Semantic Preference Lexical Repulsion between Sense-Related Pairs - Antoinette Renouf and Jayeeta Banerjee Collocations and Semantic Profiles - Michael Stubbs On the Cause of the Trouble with Quantitative Methods PART THREE: PHRASEOLOGY If You Look at... - Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad and Viviana Cortes Lexical Bundles in University Teaching and Textbooks Hyperbole in Conversation - Ronald Carter and Michael McCarthy Uncovering the Extent of the Phraseological Tendancy - Winnie Cheng et al Towards a Systematic Analysis of Concgrams Clusters, Key Clusters and Local Textual Functions in Dickens - Michaela Mahlberg Chunking in ELF - Anna Mauranen Expressions for Managing Interaction Lexical Bundles and Discourse Signalling in Academic Lectures - Hilary Nesi and Helen Basturkmen Establishing the Phraseological Profile of a Text Type - Ute Romer The Construction of Meaning in Academic Book Reviews A Corpus-Based Study of Idioms in Academic Speech - Rita Simpson and Dushyanthi Mendis An Academic Formulas List - Rita Simpson and Nick Ellis New Methods in Phraseological Research VOLUME TWO: GRAMMAR PART ONE: ANALYSIS OF GRAMMATICAL FEATURES AND GRAMMATICAL VARIATION Argument of Evidence? Disciplinary Variation in the Noun That Pattern - Maggie Charles Testing the Sub-Test - Stefan Gries An Analysis of English -ic and -ical Adjectives Hooking the Reader - Ken Hylan and Polly Tse A Corpus Study of Evaluative That in Abstracts There's Two Ways to Say It - Brian Riordan Modelling Non-Prestige There's Understanding Non-Restrictive Which Clauses in Spoken English, Which Is Not an Easy Thing - Hongyin Tao and Michael McCarthy PART TWO: HISTORICAL STUDIES OF GRAMMATICAL VARIATION Recent Changes in the Function and Frequency of Standard English Genitive Constructions - Lars Hinrichs and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi A Multivariate Analysis of Tagged Corpora Three Changing Patterns of Verb Complementation in Late Modern English - Christian Mair A Real-Time Study Based on Matching Text Corpora PART THREE: GRAMMAR AND PRAGMATICS Politeness and Modal Meaning in the Construction of Humiliative Discourse in an Early 18th Century Network of Patron-Client Relationships - Susan Fitzmaurice Diachronic Speech Act Analysis - Andreas Jucker and Irma Taavitsainen Insults from Flyting to Flaming Grammar of Spoken English - Geoffrey Leech New Outcomes of Corpus-Oriented Research Language Users as Creatures of Habit - Benedikt Szmrecsanyi A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of Persistence in Spoken English PART FOUR: LEXICO-GRAMMATICAL STUDIES Lexical-Grammatical Patterns in Spoken English - Nadja Nesselhauf and Ute Romer The Case of the Progressive with Future Time Reference Collostructions - Anatol Stefanowitsch and Stefan Gries Investigating the Interaction between Words and Constructions VOLUME THREE: VARIETIES PART ONE: DESCRIPTIONS OF A REGISTER The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1675-1975 - Dwight Atkinson A Socio-Historical Discourse Analysis Linguistic Variation in the Discourse of Outsourced Call Centers - Eric Friginal Rhetorical Structure of Biochemistry Research Articles - Budsaba Kanoksilapatham Conventions of Professional Writing - Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta The Medical Case Report in an Historical Perspective Using Computerized Corpus Analysis to Investigate the Text Linguistic Discourse Moves of a Genre - Thomas Upton and Ulla Connor English for Specific Purposes PART TWO: REGISTER VARIATION Speaking and Writing in the University - Douglas Biber et al A Multidimensional Comparison Spoken and Written Register Variation in Spanish - Douglas Biber et al A Multidimensional Analysis 'Agile' and 'Uptight' Genres - Marianna Hundt and Christian Mair The Corpus-Based Approach to Language Change in Progress PART THREE : DIALECT VARIATION Gender Differences in the Evolution of Standard English - Terttu Nevalainen Frequency and Variation in the Community Grammar - Sali Tagliamonte and Alexandra Darcy Tracking a New Change through the Generations Corpus-Based Dialectometry - Benedikt Szmrecsanyi A Methodological Sketch PART FOUR: NATIONAL VARIETIES AND WORLD ENGLISHES The Committee Has/Have Decided... on Concord Patterns with Collective Nouns in Inner- and Outer- Circle Varieties of English - Marianna Hundt Describing Verb-Complementational Profiles of New Englishes - Joybrato Mukherjee and Sebastian Hoffmann A Pilot Study of Indian English Cultural Discourse in the Corpus of East African English and beyond - Josef Schmeid Possibilities and Problems of Lexical and Collocation Research in a One Million Corpus Tag Questions in British and American English - Gunnel Tottie and Sebastian Hoffmann VOLUME FOUR: METHODS AND APPLICATIONS PART ONE: CORPUS DESIGN Representativeness in Corpus Design - Douglas Biber Data in Historical Pragmatics - Jonathon Culpeper and Merja Kyto Spoken Interaction (Re-)Cast as Writing The Linguistic Study of Early Modern English Speech-Related Texts - Merja Kyto and Terry Walker How 'Bad' Can 'Bad' Data Be? PART TWO: ANALYTICAL METHODS Keyness - Jonathon Culpeper Words, Parts-of-Speech and Semantic Categories in the Character-Talk of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Dispersions and Adjusted Frequencies in Corpora - Stefan Gries Comparing Corpora - Adam Kilgarriff From Key Words to Semantic Domains - Paul Rayson PART THREE: CORPUS INVESTIGATIONS FOR APPLIED PURPOSES Lexical Coverage of Spoken Discourse - Svenja Adolphs and Norbert Schmitt The Grammatical and Lexical Patterning of MAKE in Native and Non-Native Student Writing - Bengt Altenberg and Sylviane Granger What Does Frequency Have to Do with Grammar Teaching? - Douglas Biber and Randi Reppen A New Academic World List - Averil Coxhead Connector Usage in the English Essay-Writing of Native and Non-Native EFL Speakers of English - Sylviane Granger and Stephanie Tyson PART FOUR: PEDAGOGICAL APPLICATIONS Is There Any Measurable Learning from Hands-on Concordancing? - Tom Cobb Using Corpus Tools to Highlight Academic Vocabulary in Sustained Content Language Teaching - Kate Donley and Randi Reppen Learner Corpora - GaA¬ętanelle Gilquin, Sylviane Granger and Magali Paquot The Missing Link in EAP Pedagogy Using Language Corpora in Initial Teacher Education - Anne O'Keeffe and Fiona Farr Pedagogic Issues and Practical Applications