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English Corpus Linguistics: Crossing Paths
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of English.
2012 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapters in this collected volume illuminate the dynamic success story of English corpus linguistics over the past few decades. The book is organised in three parts. The chapters in Part I set the scene by addressing fundamental issues such as the balance between automated and manual analyses, and the urgent call for more communication and collaboration across subjects and research areas. The studies in Part II highlight patterns in Present-day English from a cross-linguistic perspective, and identify and analyse stylistic trends in recent English. Part III is devoted to aspects of the rich variation and long-term change characteristic of early English.

Two themes cut across the chapters in the book. One of them is the impressive volume and diversity of digitised material available for English corpus linguists today and the issues that arise for researchers wishing to combine different data sources in their analyses. The other theme concerns the benefits that advances made in English corpus linguistics may offer to other disciplines.

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Amsterdam and New York, NY: Rodopi, 2012. , 255 p.
, Language and Computers. Studies in Practical Linguistics, 76
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-178195ISBN: 978-90-420-3518-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-178195DiVA: diva2:542249
Available from: 2012-07-30 Created: 2012-07-30 Last updated: 2016-05-14

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