Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34413

Still Needed:

$40587

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


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


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   

Title: English Collocation Studies
Subtitle: The OSTI Report
Written By: John McH. Sinclair
Susan Jones
Robert Dale
Edited By: Ramesh Krishnamurthy
Wolfgang Teubert
Series Title: Studies in Corpus and Discourse
Description:

This is the first published edition of John Sinclair, Susan Jones and
Robert Daley's seminal research on collocation in the 1970s. This research
has been enormously influential and has sparked a growth of interest in
collocation amongst researchers in linguistics, but until now has been
unavailable.

Collocation was first viewed as important in computational linguistics in
the work of Harold Palmer in Japan. Later M.A.K. Halliday and John Sinclair
published on collocation in the 1960s. English Collocation Studies is a
report on empirical research into collocation, devised by Halliday with
Sinclair acting as the Principal Investigator and editor of the resultant
OSTI (Office of Scientific and Technical Information) report.

The present edition contains an introduction by Professor Wolfgang Teubert
based on his interview with John Sinclair. The introduction assesses the
extent to which the findings of the original research have developed in the
intervening years, and how some of the techniques mentioned in the report
were implemented in the COBUILD project at Birmingham University in the 1980s.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Lexicography
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.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826474888
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 75

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0826474896
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 25