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Title: Creation and Use of Historical English Corpora in Spain
Edited By: Nila Vazques
Description:

Even before the Helsinki Corpus was published, Spain had a good amount of Historical English researchers, as for instance the group directed by Teresa Fanego in Santiago de Compostela. In the last decades, the number of scholars working on the field of Historical Corpus Linguistics has increased and, nowadays, there are in our country some interesting projects that will result in the publication of valuable material for scholars of the whole world. The aim of this volume is twofold. On the one hand, the first section is devoted to describe and analyze the aforementioned projects taking place at different Spanish Universities, such as the CoER (Corpus of Early English Recipes, U. Las Palmas) the Coruña Corpus (a corpus of scientific documents, U. of Coruña), the Salamanca Corpus (U. of Salamanca) and the SCONE Corpus (U. of Seville), among others. The output of these projects will bring light on the dialectology of early periods of the English language. With this new material, scholars who work on this field will have a great amount of new information for their research. The second part includes the work of some of the Spanish scholars who work with Historical English Corpora, such as those in the first part of the volume or more traditional corpora such as the Helsinki Corpus, the Corpus of Early Correspondence or the Corpus of Late Modern English Texts, among others. With these two parts, the volume will offer a complete view of the studies on Historical English Corpora in Spain.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1443842516
ISBN-13: 9781443842518
Pages: 495
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