FACCHINETTI, Roberta's Corpus Linguistics 25 Years on. (Language and Computers 62) PDF

By FACCHINETTI, Roberta

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ISBN-10: 9042021950

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This quantity deals a cutting-edge photo of labor undertaken within the box of computer-aided corpus linguistics. whereas the focal point is on English, vital insights may be generalised to different languages, besides. As a piece meant to mark the Silver Jubilee of ICAME, the overseas desktop Archive of contemporary and Medieval English, the booklet combines surveys of the self-discipline via a few of its significant pioneers, together with founders of ICAME itself, with state-of-the-art paintings by way of more youthful students. it really is divided into 3 sections: Overviewing years of corpus linguistic stories, Descriptive reviews in English syntax and semantics , and moment Language Acquisition, parallel corpora and professional corpora . The publication bears witness to the remarkable advances that experience characterized the improvement of corpus linguistics during the last few a long time from terminological matters to functional functions, from theoretical and descriptive study to utilized techniques, from monolingual to multilingual and expert corpora, from corpus layout to corpus exploitation instruments. Roberta Facchinetti is Professor of English on the college of Verona, Italy. Her study box and guides are typically focused on language description textual research and pragmatics. this is often performed often by way of automated corpora of either synchronic and diachronic English. ***Contents*** Roberta FACCHINETTI: advent *** 1. Overviewing 25 years of corpus linguistic experiences *** Jan SVARTVIK: Corpus linguistics 25+ years on *** Antoinette RENOUF: Corpus improvement 25 years on: from super-corpus to cyber-corpus *** Stig JOHANSSON: Seeing via multilingual corpora *** Anne WICHMANN: Corpora and spoken discourse *** 2. Descriptive experiences in English syntax and semantics *** Michael STUBBS: An instance of common English phrasing: distributions, buildings and capabilities *** Ylva BERGLUND and Christopher WILLIAMS: The semantic homes of going to: distribution styles in 4 subcorpora of

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The second driver in corpus development, pragmatics, or necessity, is less exalted. On the one hand, given the time and expense involved in corpus creation, the design decisions taken are inevitably influenced by the availability of particular data, technologies and funds. On the other hand, corpus creators are subject to the vagaries of external agencies, ranging from publishers’ requirements, to priorities set by funding bodies, to the exigencies of governmental research grading. The third driver for corpus development, serendipity, is also a powerful one.

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