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Fri Oct 17 2003

Books: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Hickey

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  1. paul, Corpus Presenter: Software for language analysis: Hickey

Message 1: Corpus Presenter: Software for language analysis: Hickey

Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 11:11:15 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Corpus Presenter: Software for language analysis: Hickey

Title: Corpus Presenter: Software for language analysis
Subtitle: With a manual and A Corpus of Irish English as sample data
Series Title: 
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Author: Raymond Hickey, Essen University 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114341, Pages: x, 292 pp., Price: USD 95.00
Comment: (incl. CD-Rom)
Hardback: ISBN: 9027226075, Pages: x, 292 pp., Price: EUR 95.00
Comment: (incl. CD-Rom)

The current book together with the accompanying CD-ROM forms the
Corpus Presenter suite which can be used to compile text corpora and
to carry out retrieval tasks on any corpus or selection of text files,
no matter what their source or how they are organised. The suite is
designed to have a maximally open architecture and can be used
straight away to examine any texts users may have access to. A whole
range of utilities with a user-friendly interface allow users to start
working without any prior acquaintance of corpus processing
software. A test corpus is supplied with which users can see what the
many options of the suite are like. In addition, a comprehensive
corpus of historical texts has also been included. This is A Corpus of
Irish English which covers the entire history of Irish English and
illustrates the different genres which are attested for this
variety. Provision has been made for the retrieval of syntactic
information with frame searches. The processing of lexical information
is facilitated by a number of database modules. In all there are over
20 programmes which cover all aspects of corpus processing. The book
contains many sample analyses and discussions so that users can
acquaint themselves with the suite quickly and easily.

There is a website with information on the Corpus Presenter suite
along with update information:

Table of contents

Preface ix 
I. Corpus Linguistics 1-27 
II. The Corpus Presenter Suite 28-183 
III. Appendixes 184-209 
Glossary for manual 210-236 
IV. A Corpus of Irish English 237-276 
References 277-282 
Glossary for corpus 283-285 
Index 287-292

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Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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