LINGUIST List 13.2711

Mon Oct 21 2002

Books: Corpus Ling: Nelson, Wallis, Aarts

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  1. paul, Exploring Natural Language: Nelson, Wallis, Aarts

Message 1: Exploring Natural Language: Nelson, Wallis, Aarts

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 13:35:19 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Exploring Natural Language: Nelson, Wallis, Aarts

Title: Exploring Natural Language
Subtitle: Working with the British Component of the International
 Corpus of English
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World G29
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins		 
Author: Gerald Nelson 
Author: Sean Wallis 
Author: Bas Aarts 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588112705, Pages: xviii, 344 pp., Price: USD 86.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027248885, Pages: xviii, 344 pp., Price: EUR 95.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1588112713, Pages: xviii, 344 pp., Price: USD 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027248893, Pages: xviii, 344 pp., Price: EUR 55.00

ICE-GB is a 1 million-word corpus of contemporary British English. It
is fully parsed, and contains over 83,000 syntactic trees. Together
with the dedicated retrieval software, ICECUP, ICE-GB is an
unprecedented resource for the study of English syntax. Exploring
Natural Language is a comprehensive guide to both corpus and
software. It contains a full reference for ICE-GB. The chapters on
ICECUP provide complete instructions on the use of the many features
of the software, including concordancing, lexical and grammatical
searches, sociolinguistic queries, random sampling, and searching for
syntactic structures using ICECUP's Fuzzy Tree Fragment
models. Special attention is given to the principles of experimental
design in a parsed corpus. Six case studies provide step-by-step
illustrations of how the corpus and software can be used to explore
real linguistic issues, from simple lexical studies to more complex
syntactic topics, such as noun phrase structure, verb transitivity,
and voice.

Lingfield(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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