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LINGUIST List 23.2590

Sat Jun 02 2012

Books: Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English: Huber, Mukherjee (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>


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Date: 01-Jun-2012
From: Eric van Broekhuizen <E.van.Broekhuizenrodopi.nl>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English: Huber, Mukherjee (Eds)
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Title: Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English
Subtitle: Theory and Description.
Series Title: Language and Computers Vol. 75
Published: 2012
Publisher: Rodopi
                http://www.rodopi.nl/

Book URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=LC+75

Editor: Joybrato Mukherjee
Editor: Magnus Huber
Electronic: ISBN: 9789401207713 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 50
Hardback: ISBN: 9789042034952 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 55
Abstract:

The present volume includes a selection of 20 papers from the 31st Annual
Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval
English (ICAME), held in Giessen (Germany) in May 2010. The conference
topic was "Corpus linguistics and variation in English". All the papers
included in the present Conference Proceedings capture aspects of variation
in language use on the basis of corpus analyses, providing new descriptive
insights, and/or new methods of utilising corpora for the description of
language variation. Of particular interest are the five plenary papers that
are included in the present volume, focusing on corpus-based approaches to
variation in language from different disciplinary perspectives: Stefan Th.
Gries (quantitative-statistical descriptions of variation and corpora),
Michaela Mahlberg (stylistic variation and corpora), Miriam Meyerhoff
(variational sociolinguistics and corpora), Edgar W. Schneider (regional
variation and corpora) and Elizabeth C. Traugott (historical
variation/grammaticalization and corpora).

Contents:
Joybrato Mukherjee and Magnus Huber: Introduction: Corpus linguistics and
variation in English
Gisle Andersen: Listenership in polylogic discourse
Marina Bondi and Corrado Seidenari: "and now I'm finally of the mind to say
i hope the whole ship goes down…": Markers of subjectivity and evaluative
phraseology in blogs
Doris R. Dant: Using COCA to evaluate "The Chicago Manual of Style"'s usage
prescriptions
Stefan Th. Gries: Corpus linguistics, theoretical linguistics, and
cognitive/psycholinguistics: Towards more and more fruitful exchanges
Hans Martin Lehmann and Gerold Schneider: Syntactic variation and lexical
preference in the dative-shift alternation
Michaela Mahlberg: The corpus stylistic analysis of fiction - or the
fiction of corpus stylistics?
Manfred Markus: How can Joseph Wright's "English Dialect Dictionary" be
used as a corpus?
Miriam Meyerhoff: Uncovering hidden constraints in micro-corpora of contact
Englishes
Hagen Peukert: Hidden structures in English corpora
Thomas Proisl: Automatically exploring lexical tendencies in English
Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras: Exemplifying constructions with "for example"
and "for instance" as markers: A historical account
Patricia Ronan: Modal "would" as a pragmatic softener in ICE Ireland
Juhani Rudanko: "Talked the council out of adopting any resolution": On the
transitive "out of -ing" construction in American English
Edgar W. Schneider: Tracking the evolution of vernaculars: Corpus
linguistics and earlier Southern US Englishes
Stefania Spina: Methodological issues in a television news corpus:
Discourse and annotation
Michael Stubbs: Corpora and texts: Lexis and text structure
Elizabeth Closs Traugott: On the persistence of ambiguous linguistic
contexts over time: Implications for corpus research on micro-changes
Turo Vartiainen and Jefrey Lijffijt: Premodifying "-ing" participles in the
parsed BNC

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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