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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

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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.

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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.

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Title: Corpus Linguistics Beyond the Word
Subtitle: Corpus Research from Phrase to Discourse
Edited By: Eileen Fitzpatrick
Series Title: Language and Computers 60

This volume will be of particular interest to readers interested in
expanding the applications of corpus linguistics techniques through new
tools and approaches. The text includes selected papers from the Fifth
North American Symposium, hosted by the Linguistics Department at Montclair
State University in Montclair New Jersey in May 2004. The symposium papers
represented several areas of corpus studies including language development,
syntactic analysis, pragmatics and discourse, language change, register
variation, corpus creation and annotation, and practical applications of
corpus work, primarily in language teaching, but also in medical training
and machine translation. A common thread through most of the papers was the
use of corpora to study domains longer than the word. Not surprisingly,
fully half of the papers deal with the computational tools and linguistic
strategies needed to search for and analyze these longer spans of language
while most of the remaining papers examine particular syntactic and
rhetorical properties of one or more corpora.

Analysis Tools and Corpus Annotation
Leslie Barrett, David F. Greenberg, and Mark Schwartz: A Syntactic Feature
Counting Method for Selecting Machine Translation Training Corpora
Angus B. Grieve-Smith: The Envelope of Variation in Multidimensional
Register and Genre Analyses
Paul Deane and Derrick Higgins: Using Singular-Value Decomposition on Local
Word Contexts to Derive a Measure of Constructional Similarity
Sebastian Van Delden: Problematic Syntactic Patterns
Mark Davies: Towards a Comprehensive Survey of Register-based Variation in
Spanish Syntax
Gregory Garretson and Mary Catherine O'Connor: Between the Humanist and the
Modernist: Semi-automated Analysis of Linguistic Corpora
Carson Maynard and Sheryl Leicher: Pragmatic Annotation of an Academic
Spoken Corpus for Pedagogical Purposes
María José García Vizcaino: Using Oral Corpora in Contrastive Studies of
Linguistic Politeness
Corpus Applications: Pedagogy and Linguistic Analysis
Boyd Davis and Lisa Russell-Pinson: One Corpus, Two Contexts: Intersections
of Content-Area Teacher Training and Medical Education
Margrit V. Zinggeler: "GRIMMATIK:" German Grammar through the Magic of the
Brothers Grimm Fairytales and the Online Grimm Corpus
Pieter De Haan and Kees Van Esch: Assessing the Development of Foreign
Language Writing Skills: Syntactic and Lexical Features
JoAnne Neff, Francisco Ballesteros, Emma Dafouz, Francisco Martinez,
Juan-Pedro Rica, Mercedes Diez and Rosa Prieto: A Contrastive Functional
Analysis of Errors in Spanish EFL University Writers' Argumentative Texts:
a Corpus-based Study
Wasima Shehzad: How to End an Introduction in a Computer Science Article: A
Corpus-based Approach
Alexander Murzaku: Does Albanian have a Third Person Personal Pronoun?
Let's have a Look at the Corpus…
Christine Johansson: The Use of Relativizers across Speaker Roles and
Gender: Explorations in 19th-century Trials, Drama and Letters

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9789042021358
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 277
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