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Title: English Corpus Linguistics
Subtitle: Variation in Time, Space and Genre: Selected papers from ICAME 32
Edited By: Gisle Andersen
Kristin Bech
Series Title: Language and Computers 77

As its title suggests, this book is a selection of papers that use English corpora to study language variation along three dimensions – time, place and genre. In broad terms, the book aims to bridge the gap between corpus linguistics and sociolinguistics and to increase our knowledge of the characteristics of English language. It includes eleven papers which address a variety of research questions but with the commonality of a corpus-based methodology. Some of the contributions deal with language variation in time, either by looking into historical corpora of English or by adopting the method known as diachronic comparable corpus linguistics, thus illustrating how corpora can be used to illuminate either historical or recent developments of English. Other studies investigate variation in space by comparing different varieties of English, including some of the “New Englishes” such as the South Asian varieties of English. Finally, some of the papers deal with variation in genre, by looking into the use of language for specific purposes through the inspection of medical articles, social reports and academic writing.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789042036796
Pages: 263
Prices: Europe EURO 55.00

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789401209403
Pages: 263
Prices: Europe EURO 50.00