Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

Edited By Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

Book Information

Sun Image

Title: Translation-based corpus studies.
Subtitle: Contrasting English and Portuguese tense and aspect systems.
Written By: Diana M. S. M. P. Santos
Series Title: Language and Computers Vol. 50

This book presents a model for describing translation performance as a basis for contrastive linguistics, in the realm of tense and aspect. It is based on extensive corpus studies investigating the differences between English and Portuguese using authentic translations in the two directions. In method and substance, the book features several original claims, trying to achieve a balance between theoretical issues and the presentation of concrete translation data. In addition, it deals with computational applications of parallel corpora. Translation-based corpus studies should thus be appropriate for translator education, and for introducing contrastive semantics and the methodology of corpus linguistics to students of linguistics and computer science. Researchers in tense and aspect, translation, and corpus linguistics are, nevertheless, the book’s primary audience.

1 Introduction
2 Parallel corpora and contrastive studies
3 Tense, aspect, and semantics
4 The translation network
5 Corpus studies
6 Language engineering, evaluation and applications

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Rodopi
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9042017511
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: XII, 173 pp.
Prices: Europe EURO 44