LINGUIST List 12.816

Fri Mar 23 2001

Books: Corpus & Computational Linguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Corpus & Computational Linguistics, Patterns of Text by Scott & Thompson

Message 1: Corpus & Computational Linguistics, Patterns of Text by Scott & Thompson

Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 15:47:13 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Corpus & Computational Linguistics, Patterns of Text by Scott & Thompson

John Benjmains Publishing announces a new work in Corpus & Computational 

Patterns of Text.
In honour of Michael Hoey.
Mike SCOTT and Geoff THOMPSON (University of Liverpool) (eds.)
US & Canada: 1 55619 792 6 / USD 100.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2572 9 / NLG 220.00 (Hardcover)

It is increasingly clear that, in order to understand language as a
phenomenon, we must understand the phenomenon of text. Our primary
experience of language comes in the form of texts, which embody the
complete communicative events through which our language-using lives are
lived. These events are shaped by communicative needs, and this shaping is
reflected in certain characteristic patterns in the texts. However, the
nature of texts and text is still elusive: we know which forms are
typically found in text but we do not yet have a full grasp of how they
constitute its textuality, how they make a text "tick".

The twelve contributions to this volume show how texts across a wide range 
of text
types hold together by different patterns of chunking and linking. The
common purpose in all the contributions is to explore the nature of text
patterning as the functional
environment within which language operates.

Contributions by: Susan Hunston; Antoinette Renouf; Susan Thompson & Geoff
Thompson; Peter H. Fries; Mike Scott; Adriana Bol�var; Michael P. Jordan;
Ann Darnton; Tony Berber Sardinha; Malcolm Coulthard; Julian Edge & Sue
Wharton; John Sinclair.

 John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Offices: Philadelphia 
Phone: +215 836-1200 +31 20 6304747
Fax: +215 836-1204 +31 20 6739773
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