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Title: Corpus-based Studies in Language Use, Language Learning, and Language Documentation
Written By: Harald R. Baayen
Edited By: John Newman
Sally A. Rice
URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=LC+73
Series Title: Language and Computers Vol. 73
Description:

This volume consists of selected papers from the 2009 meeting of the
American Association for Corpus Linguistics. The chapters cover aspects of
language use (usage-based accounts of morphology/syntax of English and
Tok Pisin), language learning (corpus-based learning of English, syntactic
development observable in a Learner Corpus of English, “core” vocabulary
items for learners of English) and language documentation (a new and
innovative usage-based frequency dictionary of English, proposals to broaden
the traditional understanding of a corpus in various directions, e.g.,
constructing a corpus of the content of Japanese 'manga' comics). Taken
together, the thirteen chapters represent a good cross-section of strands of
new work in corpus linguistics, as practised by international scholars working
on English and other languages.


Contents
John Newman, Sally Rice and Harald Baayen: Introduction

Language Use
Kristina Geeraert and John Newman: 'I haven’t drank in weeks': the use of
past tense forms as past participles in English corpora
Conor Snoek: Irregular 'im' suffixation in Tok Pisin: exploratory methods in
multivariate analysis
Gunnar Bergh: Complex extractions in a diachronic perspective
Laura Teddiman: Subject ellipsis by text type: an investigation using ICE-GB

Language Learning
Li-Shih Huang: Language learners as language researchers: the acquisition of
English grammar through corpus-aided discovery learning approach mediated
by intra- and interpersonal dialogues
Laurence Anthony, Kiyomi Chujo and Kathryn Oghigian: A novel, web-based,
parallel concordancer for use in the ESL/EFL classroom
Christine Johansson and Christer Geisler: Syntactic aspects of the writing of
Swedish L2 learners of English
Hanhong Li and Alex C. Fang: Age tagging and word frequency for learners’
dictionaries

Language Documentation
Brian MacWhinney: The expanding horizons of corpus analysis
Giancarla Unser-Schutz: Developing a text-based corpus of the language of
Japanese comics ('manga')
Christopher Cox: Corpus linguistics and language documentation: challenges
for collaboration
Steven H. Weinberger and Stephen A. Kunath: The Speech Accent Archive:
towards a typology of English accents
Mark Davies and Dee Gardner: Creating and using 'A frequency dictionary of
Contemporary American English: word sketches, collocates, and thematic
lists'

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Morphology
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789042034013
Pages: 303
Prices: Europe EURO 60

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789401206884
Pages: 303
Prices: Europe EURO 60