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Title: Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis
Written By: Paul Baker
Description:

This book examines approaches to carrying out discourse analysis (DA) using
techniques that are grounded in corpus linguistics. Assuming no prior
knowledge of corpora, the book examines and evaluates a variety of
corpus-based methodologies including: collocations, keyness, concordances,
dispersion plots, building and annotating corpora. Illustrated with a
number of real-life examples of corpus-based DA from a range of sources and
covering a variety of subjects, this is an informative introduction to
using corpus linguistics as a methodology in discourse analysis.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826477240
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00
U.S. $ 150.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0826477259
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 25.00
U.S. $ 49.95