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Title: Text, Discourse and Corpora
Subtitle: Theory and Analysis
Written By: Michael Hoey
Michaela Mahlberg
Michael Stubbs
Wolfgang Teubert
URL: www.continuumbooks.com
Series Title: Corpus and Discourse
Description:

Corpus linguistics is often regarded as a methodology in its own right, but
little attention has been given to the theoretical perspectives from which
the subject can be approached. The present book contributes to filling this
gap. Bringing together original contributions by internationally renowned
authors, the chapters include coverage of the lexical priming theory,
parole-linguistics, a four-part model of language system and language use,
and the concept of local textual functions. The theoretical arguments are
illustrated and complemented by case studies using data from large corpora
such as the BNC, smaller purpose-built corpora, and Google searches.

By presenting theoretical positions in corpus linguistics, 'Text,
Discourse, and Corpora' provides an essential overview for advanced
undergraduate, postgraduate and academic readers.

'An outstanding book, containing a range of original research ideas and
insights that push cogently and systematically at the boundaries of the
subject.'
-Professor Ronald Carter, School of English Studies, University of
Nottingham, UK

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826491715
ISBN-13: 9780826491718
Pages: 264
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ISBN: 0826491723
ISBN-13: 9780826491725
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 25.00