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Title: Corpus-linguistic applications.
Subtitle: Current studies, new directions.
Edited By: Stefan Th. Gries
Stefanie Wulff
Mark Davies
URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=LC+71
Series Title: Language and Computers 71
Description:

This volume provides an overview of four currently booming areas in the
discipline of corpus linguistics. The first section is concerned with
studies of the history and development of morphological and syntactic
phenomena in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. The second section
contains case studies investigating the functions and contexts of use of
different morphological and syntactic forms in English, Spanish, Russian,
and Mandarin Chinese. The third section contains studies in the field of
genre and register from settings as diverse as health, call center,
academic, and legal discourse. The final section features papers refining
existing, and exploring new, corpus-linguistic methods: dispersions, text
mining, corpus similarity, as well as the development of extraction
patterns and the evaluation of tagging methods.

Contents
Stefanie Wulff, Stefan Th. Gries, and Mark Davies: Introduction
Diachronic applications
Viola G. Miglio: Online databases and language change: the case of Spanish
dizque
Alfonso Medina Urrea: Toward a comparison of unsupervised diachronic
morphological profiles
Juhani Rudanko: Change and variation in complement selection: a case study
from recent English, with evidence from large corpora
Cristina Mota: Journalistic corpus similarity over time
Function-oriented applications
Georgie Columbus: “Ah lovely stuff, eh?” – invariant tag meanings and usage
across three varieties of English
Philip Dilts: Good nouns, bad nouns: what the corpus says and what native
speakers think
Tatiana Zdorenko: Subject omission in Russian: a study of the Russian
National Corpus
Register/genre applications
Phuong Dzung Pho: Linguistic realizations of rhetorical structure: a
corpus-based study of research article abstracts and introductions in
applied linguistics and educational technology
Eniko Csomay and Viviana Cortes: Lexical bundle distribution in university
classroom talk
Luciana Diniz: Suggestions and recommendations in academic speech
Eileen Fitzpatrick and Joan Bachenko: Building a forensic corpus to test
language-based indicators of deception
Methodological applications
Stefan Th. Gries: Dispersions and adjusted frequencies in corpora: further
explorations
Christopher Cox: Probabilistic tagging of minority language data: a case
study using Qtag
Elke Teich and Peter Fankhauser: Exploring a corpus of scientific texts
using data mining
Kenneth Bloom and Shlomo Argamon: Automated learning of appraisal
extraction patterns

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Rodopi
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Russian
Spanish
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789042028012
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789042028005
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