LINGUIST List 13.912

Tue Apr 2 2002

Books: English Corpus Linguistics in Japan

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  1. E. van Broekhuizen, English Corpus Linguistics in Japan: T.Saito, J.Nakamura & S.Yamazaki (eds)

Message 1: English Corpus Linguistics in Japan: T.Saito, J.Nakamura & S.Yamazaki (eds)

Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 16:40:20 +0100
From: E. van Broekhuizen <>
Subject: English Corpus Linguistics in Japan: T.Saito, J.Nakamura & S.Yamazaki (eds)

English Corpus Linguistics in Japan
Edited by Toshio Saito, Junsaku Nakamura and Shunji Yamazaki

Amsterdam/New York, NY 2002. XI,340 pp. (Language and Computers 38)

ISBN: 90-420-1369-9	
Hardbound EUR 70,-/US-$ 65.50

The existence of corpus-based linguistic research in Japan has until
now mainly been hidden from the view of overseas researchers ? partly
by the language barrier, and partly by the continuing dominance of
generative grammar in Japan. At last, this volume lifts the veil to
reveal the current condition of corpus-based research in Japan.
English Corpus Linguistics in Japan contains a collection of twenty
papers written by Japanese linguists, reflecting the state of art in
English corpus linguistics in Japan. The volume covers an impressively
wide range, showcasing the diversity and creativity of corpus-based
research in this country, from studies drawing on the 'old faithful'
Brown and LOB Corpora as well as the more recent Frown, FLOB, the Bank
of English and the British National Corpus to studies based on more
specific historical, literary, spoken, and learner corpora; from
investigations of major levels of language description, including
prosody, lexis, morphology, syntax, and semantics to investigations of
language variation; from explorations of single variables to those of
multivariant dimensions; and from pedagogical applications to software
applications. The papers are grouped into four sections: 1)
Corpus-based studies of contemporary English, 2) Historical and
diachronic studies of English, 3) English corpora and English language
teaching, 4) Software for analyzing corpora. This volume will inspire
still further corpus explorations in the future both in Japan and


Foreword by Geoffrey Leech
Preface by Toshio Saito, Junsaku Nakamura and Shunji Yamazaki

I.Corpus-Based Studies in Contemporary English
Syntactic Boundaries and Prosodic Features in English by Atsuko Furuta
A Galaxy of Words: Structures Based upon Distributions of Verbs, Nouns and
Adjectives in the LOB Corpus by Junsaku Nakamura
Conjugational Patterns and Text Categories in the LOB Corpus by Takeshi
Distribution of Frequent Adjectives in the Wellington Corpus of Written New
Zealand English by Shunji Yamazaki
On Viewing Reflexives in the Bank of English: Their Distribution and
Function by Teruhiko Fukaya
Lexical Richness and Semantic Loading Capacity of Nouns by Toshihiko Kubota
A Trap in Corpus Linguistics: The Gap between Corpus-based Analysis and
Intuition-based Analysis by Hideshi Takaie
>From Participles to Conjunctions: A Parallel Corpus Study of
Grammaticalization in English and French by Mitsumi Uchida

II.Historical and Diachronic Studies of English
Collocational Patterns of -ly Manner Adverbs in Dickens by Masahiro Hori
Investigating Stylistic Variation in Dickens through Correspondence Analysis
of Word-Class Distribution by Tomoji Tabata
Degree Adverbs in the Corpus of Early English Correspondence Sampler by
Hideo Nishimura
Adverbial Positions and Verb Movement in Middle English and Early Modern
English by Michio Hosaka
Development of Any from Middle English to Early Modern English: A Study
Using the Helsinki Corpus of English Texts by Yoko Iyeiri
On the Absence of the Conjunction That in Late Middle English by Norihiko
The Semantics of Chaucer's Moot/Moste and Shal/Sholde: Conditional Elements
and Degrees of Their Quantifiability by Yoshiyuki Nakao
Syntactic Annotation and Text Classification: A Study Using the
Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Middle English by Satoru Tsukamoto
Problems with the Electronic OED2 as a Database of Linguistic Terms by
Hideki Watanabe

III. English Corpora and English Language Teaching

Communication Strategies of EFL Learners: A Corpus-based Approach by Kojiro
Collocational Knowledge of L2 Learners of English: A Case Study of Japanese
Learners by Masatoshi Sugiura

IV. Software for Analyzing Corpora

KWIC Concordance for Windows: Easy Access to Corpora by Satoru Tsukamoto
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