Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis

ISBN-10: 0826477259

ISBN-13: 9780826477255

Edition: 2006

Authors: Paul Baker, Baker
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Publication date: 6/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Paul Baker is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University. He is co-author of <i A Glossary of Corpus Linguistics</i (2006) and commissioning editor for the journal <i Corpora</i .

Introduction
Corpus Linguistics
Discourse
The shift to post-structuralism
Advantages of the corpus-based approach to discourse analysis
Reducing researcher bias
The incremental effect of discourse
Resistant and changing discourses
Triangulation
Some concerns
Structure of the book
Notes
Corpus Building
Introduction
Some types of corpora
Capturing data
Scanning and keying in
Spoken Texts
Online texts
Permissions
Annotation
Using a reference corpus
Conclusion
Notes
Frequency and Dispersion
Introduction
Join the club
Frequency counts
Considering clusters
Dispersion plots
Comparing demographic frequencies
Conclusion
Notes
Concordances
Introduction
Investigating discourses of refugees
Sorting concordances
Analysing the remainder
Semantic preference and discourse prosody
Points of concern
Step-by-step guide to concordance analysis
Notes
Collocates
Introduction
Deriving collocates
Identifying discourses from collocates
Resistant discourses
Collocational networks
Conclusion
Step-by-step guide to collocational analysis
Notes
Keyness
Frequency revisited
Introducing keyness
Analysis of keywords
Using a reference corpus
Key clusters
Key categories
Possible uses of keywords
Conclusion
Notes
Beyond Collocation
Introduction
Nominalization
Searching with grammatical tags
Collocations of grammatical forms
Modality
Attribution
Metaphor
Further directions
Notes
Conclusion
Corpus building
Corpus analysis
Notes
References
Index
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