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Title: From Body to Web
Subtitle: An Introduction to the Web as Corpus
Written By: Maristella Gatto
URL: http://www.laterza.it/schedalibro.asp?isbn=9788842088547
Series Title: Studi Anglo-Germanici e dell’Europa Orientale
Description:

In this book the web’s controversial status as a corpus is investigated on
both theoretical and applicative grounds. While the notion of a linguistic
corpus as a body of texts rests on some related issues such as finite size,
balance, permanence, the very idea of a web of texts brings about notions
of non-finiteness, flexibility, provisionality. It is against this
background that the book revisits key issues in corpus linguistics from
the perspective of the web and explores the new issues that the emerging
notion of the web as corpus possibly raises.

The book is part of a project involving Editori Laterza and the
Dipartimento S.A.G.E.O. (Studi Anglo-Germanici e dell’Europa Orientale) at
the University of Bari, Italy. The PDF version of the book can be
downloaded free of charge from the publisher’s website:
http://www.universitypressonline.it

Please note that an English version of this website is still under way. If
you are interested in the book and have problems with the download, do not
hesitate to contact the author at m.gatto@lingue.uniba.it providing
personal information, country and affiliation.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Editori Laterza – University Press Online (Bari-Roma)
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9788842088547
Pages: 196