LINGUIST List 14.2868

Tue Oct 21 2003

Books: Corpus Ling: English, Meyer/App Ling, Hunston

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  1. jreid, English Corpus Linguistics: Meyer
  2. jreid, Corpora in Applied Linguistics: Hunston

Message 1: English Corpus Linguistics: Meyer

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 13:01:51 +0000
From: jreid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: English Corpus Linguistics: Meyer


		
Title: English Corpus Linguistics
Subtitle: An Introduction
Series Title: Studies in English Language
			
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
 http://www.cup.org
			
Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=052100490X
Availability: Available
 
Author: Charles F Meyer, University of Massachusetts, Boston 

Paperback: ISBN: 052100490X, Pages: 184, Price: U.S. $: 22.00
Paperback: ISBN: 052100490X, Pages: 184, Price: U.K. �: 16.95
Paperback: ISBN: 052100490X, Pages: 184, Price: AUS $: 59.95
Paperback: ISBN: 052100490X, Pages: 184, Price: Europe EURO: 23.54

Abstract:
			
English Corpus Linguistics is a step-by-step guide to creating and
analyzing linguistic corpora. It begins with a discussion of the role
that corpus linguistics plays in linguistic theory, demonstrating that
corpora have proven to be very useful resources for linguists who
believe that their theories and descriptions of English should be
based on real rather than contrived data. Charles F. Meyer goes on to
describe how to plan the creation of a corpus, how to collect and
computerize data for inclusion in a corpus, how to annotate the data
that are collected, and how to conduct a corpus analysis of a
completed corpus. The book concludes with an overview of the future
challenges that corpus linguists face to make both the creation and
analysis of corpora much easier undertakings than they currently
are. Clearly organized and accessibly written, this book will appeal
to students of linguistics and English language.

Preface
1. Corpus analysis and linguistic theory
2. Planning the construction of a corpus
3. Collecting and computerizing data
4. Annotating a corpus
5. Analyzing a corpus
6. Future prospects in corpus linguistics
Appendices.			

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

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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Message 2: Corpora in Applied Linguistics: Hunston

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 15:58:35 +0000
From: jreid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Corpora in Applied Linguistics: Hunston


		
Title: Corpora in Applied Linguistics
Series Title: Cambridge Applied Linguistics
			
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
 http://www.cup.org
			
Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521801710
Availability: Available
 
Author: Susan Hunston, University of Birmingham 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521801710, Pages: 254, Price: U.S. $: 62.00
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Abstract:
			
Corpus linguistics is leading to the development of theories about
language which challenge existing orthodoxies in applied
linguistics. However, there are also many questions which should be
examined and debated: how big should a corpus be? Is the data from a
corpus reliable? What are its applications for language teaching? This
book exams these and other questions related to this emerging
field. This book discusses these important issues and explores the
techniques of investigating a corpus, as well as demonstrating the
application of corpora in a wide variety of fields. It also outlines
the impact corpus linguistics is having on how languages are taught in
the classroom and how it is informing language teaching materials and
dictionaries. This book makes a superb and accessible introduction to
corpus linguistics and is a must read for anyone interested in corpus
linguistics and its impact on applied linguistics.

Chapter 1: Introduction to a corpus in use
Chapter 2: The corpus as object: design and
Chapter 3: Methods in corpus linguistics: interpreting concordance lines
Chapter 4: Methods in corpus linguistics: beyond the concordance line
Chapter 5: Applications of corpora in applied linguistics
Chapter 6: Corpora and language teaching: Description
Chapter 7: Corpora and language teaching: General applications
Chapter 8: Corpora and language teaching: Specific applications
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