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Journal Title: Corpora
Volume/Issue:   8/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Challenges in cross-linguistic corpus-assisted discourse studies
Rachelle Vessey

Fighting words: a corpus analysis of gender representations in sports reportage
Laura L. Aull and David West Brown

Quantifying lexical usage: vocabulary pertaining to ecosystems and the environment
Kate Wild, Andrew Church, Diana McCarthy and Jacquelin Burgess

Searching for similarity using corpus-assisted discourse studies
Charlotte Taylor

Recent change in non-present perfect constructions in British and American English
Xinyue Yao and Peter Collins
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
French
 
LL Issue: 24.4278