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Journal Title: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   17/2
Date: 12/12/2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 143 pp.

Tabel of Contents

Articles

The peaks and troughs of corpus-based contextual analysis
Costas Gabrielatos, Tony McEnery, Peter J. Diggle and Paul Baker 151 – 175

Using fuzzy clustering to reveal recurring spatial patterns in corpora of dialect maps
Daniel Meschenmoser and Simon Pröll 176 – 197

Actually, Genuinely, Really, and Truly: A corpus-based Behavioral Profile study of near-synonymous adverbs
Dilin Liu and Maggie Espino 198 – 228

On ways of being on the way: Lexical, complex preposition and aspect marker uses
Peter Petré, Kristin Davidse and Tinne Van Rompaey 229 – 258

The language of Islamic extremism: Towards an automated identification of beliefs, motivations and justifications
Sheryl Prentice, Paul Rayson and Paul J. Taylor 259 – 286

Book Review

Gries, S. Th. 2009. Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R. A Practical Introduction
Reviewed by Christoph Rühlemann 287 – 293
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.5231