LINGUIST List 10.578

Thu Apr 22 1999

Books: Corpus Linguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, New Books in Corpus Linguistics

Message 1: New Books in Corpus Linguistics

Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 15:20:55 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: New Books in Corpus Linguistics

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of the following two new

Patterns and Meanings.
Using corpora for English language research and teaching.
Studies in Corpus Linguistics 2
US & Canada: 1 55619 343 2 / USD 50.00 (Hardcover) 1 55619 396 3 / USD
24.95 (Paperback)
Rest of world: 90 272 2270 3 / NLG 100.00 (Hardcover) 90 272 2271 1 / NLG
50.00 (Paperback)

Patterns and Meaning consists of case studies which make use of
corpora and concordance technology. Each case study elaborates a
problem area, makes reference to both the descriptive and applied
literature thus far, and then suggests ways of exploiting corpus
data to shed light on the problem. Language phenomena investigated
include word sense, phraseology and syntax, metaphor and creative
use, text reference, idiom, and translation. Emphasis is given to
information that usually cannot be found in dictionaries, grammars,
language textbooks or other resources, but which the study of
corpus data makes available. This work is particularly important
not only for its language description insights, but also for
pedagogical application. Further useful suggestions are included on
setting up a medium-sized corpus on a personal computer.

Mathematical and Computational Analysis of Natural Language.
Selected papers from the 2nd International Conference on Mathematical
Linguistics (ICML '96), Tarragona, 1996.
MART\205N-VIDE, Carlos (ed.)
Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 45
US & Canada: 1 55619 896 5 / USD 79.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of World: 90 272 1554 5 / NLG 158.00 (Hardcover)

In the last decade, computational linguistics has produced a revival of
the interest in the mathematical study of the various levels of human
language. This volume contains a selection of recent research papers
approaching mathematical and computational topics in natural languages,
with a special attention being paid to syntax and semantics. According
with their main focus, the papers are distributed into four parts: Syntax,
Semantics, Natural language processing and Varia, which cover a vast range
of problems. The book may be of interest to all those who intend to know
which kind of mathematics is used when giving account of natural language,
as well as to people working on computational issues involving
human-machine interaction.

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