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Tue Oct 16 2018

Books: Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English: Lindquist, Levin

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Date: 12-Oct-2018
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Subject: Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English: Lindquist, Levin
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Title: Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English
Subtitle: Second Edition
Series Title: Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language - Advanced
Published: 2018
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Author: Hans Lindquist
Author: Magnus Levin
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474421737 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474421713 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 85
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474421706 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 85
Paperback: ISBN: 9781474421720 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 24.99

Editor’s Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book. Now in paperback.

A lively hands-on introduction to the use of electronic corpora in the description and analysis of English

The second edition of this successful text provides an ideal introduction for university students of English at the intermediate level. Students planning papers, dissertations or theses will find the book a particularly valuable guide.

After introducing corpora and the rationale and basic methodology of corpus linguistics, the authors present a number of recent case studies providing new insights into vocabulary, collocations, phraseology, metaphor and metonymy, syntactic structures, male and female language, and language change. A final chapter shows how the web and social media can be used as a source for linguistic investigations and contains information on how to compile your own corpus. Each chapter includes study questions, exercises and updated suggestions for further reading.

The second edition features:
* New coverage on social media, DIY corpora and ethical concerns
* New material on metonymy and pragmatics
* Updated example investigations, corpus exercises and study questions
* Examples of how to create your own corpus data
* Information on new corpora with accompanying links

This print editions of this book are available in north, south and central America through our partners Oxford University Press.

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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