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Journal Title: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   19 / 1
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: 2014. iii, 161 pp.

Table of Contents

Papers

Significant or random?: A critical review of sociolinguistic generalisations based on large corpora
Vaclav Brezina and Miriam Meyerhoff
1 – 28

"Your mum! "Teenagers’ swearing by mother in English, Spanish and Norwegian
Eli-Marie Danbolt Drange, Ingrid Kristine Hasund and Anna-Brita Stenström
29 – 59

Diachronic semantics of the modal verb -sóból- in Luganda: A corpus-driven approach
Deo Kawalya, Koen Bostoen and Gilles-Maurice de Schryver
60 – 93

Lexical difficulty and diversity of American elementary school reading textbooks: Changes over the past century
Xiaofei Lu, David A. Gamson and Sarah Anne Eckert
94 – 117

Mind the gaps: The role of corpus linguistics in researching absences
Alan Partington
118 – 146

Book reviews

Flowerdew, L. 2012. Corpora and Language Education. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (xv + 347pp.)
Reviewed by Rachele De Felice
147 – 155

Schönefeld, D. (Ed.) 2011. Converging Evidence. Methodological and Theoretical Issues for Linguistic Research. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (x + 352 pp.)
Reviewed by Sandra Mollin
156 – 161
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Ganda
Norwegian Bokmål
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 25.1937