Corpus Linguistics Investigating Language Structure and Use

ISBN-10: 0521499577

ISBN-13: 9780521499576

Edition: 1998

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An investigation into the way people use language in speech and writing, this volume introduces the corpus-based approach, which is based on analysis of large databases of real language examples stored on computer.
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Book details

List price: $60.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

After many years lecturing with the University of London (at the London School of Economics and Political Science), Jean Aitchison was Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford (1993 2003) and is now an Emeritus Professor. She is the author of a number of books on language, including The Language Web (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Preface
Introduction: goals and methods of the corpus-based approach
Investigating the use of language features
Lexicography
Grammar
Lexico-grammar
The study of discourse characteristics
Investigating the characteristics of varieties
Register variation and English for special purposes
Language acquisition and development
Historical and stylistic investigations
Summing up and looking ahead
Conclusion
Methodology boxes
Appendix
Notes and suggestions for further reading
References
Index
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