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  1. E.van.Broekhuizen, Advances in Corpus Linguistics: Aijmer, Altenberg (Eds)

Message 1: Advances in Corpus Linguistics: Aijmer, Altenberg (Eds)

Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 03:44:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: E.van.Broekhuizen <>
Subject: Advances in Corpus Linguistics: Aijmer, Altenberg (Eds)

Title: Advances in Corpus Linguistics.

Subtitle: Papers from the 23rd International Conference on English
	 Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 23)
	 G�teborg 22-26 May 2002.

Series Title: Language and Computers Vol. 49

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Rodopi

Editor: Karin Aijmer
Editor: Bengt Altenberg

Hardback: ISBN: 9042019026, Pages: IX, 419 pp., Price: Europe EURO 35
	 Comment: Textbook edition, minimum order 10 copies.


This book provides an up-to-date survey of current issues and
approaches in corpus linguistics in the form of twenty-two recent
research articles. The articles cover a wide range of topics
illustrating the diversity of research that is characteristic of
corpus linguistics today. Central themes are the relationship between
theory, intuition and corpus data and the role of corpora in
linguistic research. The majority of the articles are empirical
studies of specific aspects of English, ranging from lexis and grammar
to discourse and pragmatics. Other areas explored are language
variation, language change and development, language learning,
cross-linguistic comparisons of English and other languages, and the
development of linguistic software tools. The contributors to the
volume include some of the leading figures in the field such as
M.A.K. Halliday, John Sinclair, Geoffrey Leech and Michael Hoey. The
theoretical and methodological issues addressed in the volume
demonstrate clearly the steady advance of an expanding discipline
inspired by an empirical, usage-based approach to the study of
language. The volume is essential reading for researchers and students
interested in the use of computer corpora in linguistic research.

Karin AIJMER and Bengt ALTENBERG: Introduction

I The role of corpora in linguistic research
M.A.K. HALLIDAY: The spoken language corpus: a foundation for
grammatical theory
John SINCLAIR: Intuition and annotation -- the discussion continues
Geoffrey LEECH: Recent grammatical change in English: data,
desdription, theory

II Exploring lexis, grammar and semantics
Joybrato MUKHERJEE: Corpus data in a usage-based cognitive grammar
Caroline DAVID: Putting 'putting verbs' to the test of corpora
Peter WILLEMSE: Esphoric reference and pseudo-definiteness
Jonathan CHARTERIS-BLACK: Why "an angel rides in the whirlwind and
directs the storm": A corpus-based comparative study of metaphor in
British and American political discourse.
Peter K.W. TAN, Vincent B.Y. OOI and Andy K.L. CHIANG: Signalling
spokenness in personal advertisements on the Web: The case of ESL
countries in South East Asia

III Discourse and pragmatics

Michael HOEY: Textual colligation: a special kind of lexical priming
Hilde HASSELG�RD: Adverbials in IT-cleft constructions
Bernard De CLERCK: On the pragmatic functions of <I>let's </I>utterances

IV Language change and language development
Thomas KOHNEN: Methodological problems in corpus-based historical
pragmatics. The case of English directives
Lieselotte BREMS: Measure noun constructions: degrees of
delexicalization and grammaticalization
G�ran KJELLMER: <I>Yourself:</I> a general-purpose emphatic-reflexive?
Clive SOUTER: Aspects of spoken vocabulary development in the
Polytechnic of Wales Corpus of Children's English
Roumiana BLAGOEVA: Demonstrative reference as a cohesive device in
advanced learner writing: a corpus-based study

V Cross-linguistic studies
Helge DYVIK: Translations as semantic mirrors: from parallel corpus to
�ke VIBERG: Physical contact verbs in English and Swedish from the
perspective of crosslinguistic lexicology
Anna-Lena FREDRIKSSON: Exploring theme contrastively: the choice of
Elena TOGNINI BONELLI and Elena MANCA: Welcoming children, pets and
guests: towards functional equivalence in the langues of 'Agriturismo'
and 'Farmhouse Holidays'
Natalie K�BLER: Using WebCorp in the classroom for building
specialized dictionaries

VI Software development
Antoinette RENOUF, Andrew KEHOE and David MEZQUIRIZ: The accidental
corpus: some issues in extracting linguistic information from the Web

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

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