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By Michael McCarthy, Anne O'Keeffe

ISBN-10: 0415464897

ISBN-13: 9780415464895

The Routledge guide of Corpus Linguistics presents a well timed review of a dynamic and swiftly growing to be sector with a largely utilized method. during the digital research of huge our bodies of textual content, corpus linguistics demonstrates and helps linguistic statements and assumptions. lately it has noticeable an ever-widening program in various fields: computational linguistics, discourse research, forensic linguistics, pragmatics and translation studies.

Bringing jointly specialists within the key parts of improvement and alter, the instruction manual is established round six topics which take the reader via development and designing a corpus to utilizing a corpus to check literature and translation. 

A complete creation covers the ancient improvement of the sector and its starting to be impression and alertness in different components. established round 5 headings for ease of reference, each one contribution comprises extra examining sections with 3 to 5 key texts highlighted and annotated to facilitate extra exploration of the subjects. The Routledge instruction manual of Corpus Linguistics is the perfect source for complicated undergraduates and postgraduates.

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There is a clear risk that some features presented as characteristic of a language are actually characteristic mainly of its journalism. More recently the growth of electronic communication has given rise to several new and equally abundant sources, notably web pages, e-mail and blogging. All of these are uncharted territories whose communicative properties are, at the time of writing, largely unknown. 16 T H E E VO L U T I O N OF C O RP U S L I N G U I S TI CS To conclude this section we could say that, in a rough-and-ready way, the relatively brief progress of electronic corpus building and availability can be seen as falling into three stages, or ‘generations’ (Tognini Bonelli and Sinclair 2006: 208): (a) The first twenty years, c.

Nowadays, computer concordancing programs replicate the work of 500 monks in micro-seconds. The works of Shakespeare were also the subject of concordancing as a means of assisting scholars, for example Becket’s 1787 A Concordance to Shakespeare. As Tribble (this volume) illustrates by way of extract from Becket’s concordance, the word and its linguistic context and location in the Shakespeare canon is given. For a literary scholar, 3 M I C H AE L M C C A R TH Y A N D A N NE O’K E EF F E this provides an immense resource.

Chomsky’s position as to observable data in general and corpus linguistics in particular is made clear in the following quotes: Like most facts of interest and importance … information about the speaker-hearer’s competence … is neither presented for direct observation nor extractable from data by inductive procedures of any known sort. (Chomsky 1965: 18) Corpus Linguistics does not exist. (Chomsky, in an interview with Bas Aarts, 2000) The contrast between this position and the theoretical assumptions of corpus linguistics is obvious: corpus linguistics represents a definite shift towards a linguistics of parole; the 14 T H E E VO L U T I O N OF C O RP U S L I N G U I S TI CS focus is on ‘performance’ rather than ‘competence’.

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