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Journal Title: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   17/4
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 150 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Children Online: A survey of child language and CMC corpora
Alistair Baron, Paul Rayson, Phil Greenwood, James Walkerdine and Awais Rashid
443 – 481

Learners’ search patterns during corpus-based focus-on-form activities: A study on hands-on concordancing
Pascual Pérez-Paredes, María Sánchez-Tornel and Jose M. Alcaraz Calero 482 – 515

Identifying and intensifying uses of prenominal such : A data-based approach
Lobke Ghesquière 516 – 545

Self-Reference in biomedical research article discussions: Further evidence for cross-cultural diversity in academic and scientific discourse
Ian A. Williams 546 – 583

Book review

Herbst, T., Faulhaber, S. & Uhrig, P. (Eds.) 2011. The Phraseological View of Language. A Tribute to John Sinclair.
Reviewed by Anna Siyanova-Chanturia 585 – 592
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.1804