LINGUIST List 11.728

Thu Mar 30 2000

Books: Corpus Linguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Corpus Ling: Lexical Grammar of English, Multimodal Dialogue

Message 1: Corpus Ling: Lexical Grammar of English, Multimodal Dialogue

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 16:28:56 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Corpus Ling: Lexical Grammar of English, Multimodal Dialogue

John Benjamins Publishing announces two new works in Corpus Linguistics 
(one a possible textbook):

Pattern Grammar.
A corpus-driven approach to the lexical grammar of English.
Susan HUNSTON and Gill FRANCIS (The University of Birmingham)
Studies in Corpus Linguistics 4
US & Canada: 1 55619 398 X / USD 75.00 (Hardcover) 1 55619 399 8 / USD 
34.95 (Paperback)
Rest of world: 90 272 2273 8 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover) 90 272 2274 6 / NLG 
70.00 (Paperback)

This book describes an approach to lexis and grammar based on the
concept of phraseology and of language patterning arising from work on
large corpora. The notion of 'pattern' as a systematic way of dealing
with the interface between lexis and grammar was used in Collins
Cobuild English Dictionary (1995) and in the two books in the Collins
Cobuild Grammar Patterns series (1996; 1998). This volume describes
the research that led to these publications, and explores the
theoretical and practical implications of the research. The first
chapter sets the work in the context of work on phraseology. The next
two chapters give several examples of patterns and how they are
identified. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss and exemplify the association of
pattern and meaning. Chapters 6, 7 and 8 relate the concept of pattern
to traditional approaches to grammar and to discourse. Chapter 9
summarizes the book and adds to the theoretical discussion, as well as
indicating the applications of this approach to language teaching. The
volume is intended to contribute to the current debate concerning how
corpora challenge existing linguistic theories, and as such will be of
interest to researchers in the fields of grammar, lexis, discourse and
corpus linguistics. It is written in an accessible style, however, and
will be equally suitable for students taking courses in those areas.

The Structure of Multimodal Dialogue II.
M. M. TAYLOR (Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine, 
Toronto), F. Neel (LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay) and D. G. Bouwhuis (Institute for 
Perception Research [IPO], Eindhoven)
US & Canada: 1 55619 762 4 / USD 125.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2190 1 / NLG 250.00 (Hardcover)

Most dialogues are multimodal. When people talk, they use not only
their voices, but also facial expressions and other gestures, and
perhaps even touch. When computers communicate with people, they use
pictures and perhaps sounds, together with textual language, and when
people communicate with computers, they are likely to use mouse
"gestures" almost as much as words. How are such multimodal dialogues
constructed? This is the main question addressed in this selection of
papers of the second "Venaco Workshop", sponsored by the NATO Research
Study Group RSG-10 on Automatic Speech Processing, and by the European
Speech Communication Association (ESCA).

Contributions by: J. Allwood; D. Hill; S. Selcon and R.M. Taylor; S.
Oviatt; A. Murray; S. Candelaria de Ram; H. Bunt; D. Sadek;
E. Bilange; D. Luzzati; A. Vilnat; R.J. Beun; J. Edwards and
D. Sinclair; M. Tatham, K. Morton and E. Lewis; M. Maybury and
J. Lee; J.C. Junqua; C. Cuxac; W. Edmondson; D. Teil and Y. Bellik;
F. Gavignet, M. Guyomard and J. Siroux; G. Boudreau and C. McCann;
J. Lee; B. Gaiffe, J.-M. Pierrel and L. Romary; M. Taylor and
D. Waugh; A. Datta; M. Brooke and M. Tomlinson; C. Beno�t.

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