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Tue Oct 13 1998

Books: Corpus Linguistics: An Introduction

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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 10:39:17 GMT
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Subject: Book: Corpus Linguistics: An Introduction to

Professor of Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington. 
Pbk 0 582 23154 X
Hbk 0 582 23153 1
328 pages 1998
Studies in Language and Linguistics Series
This book provides a comprehensive introduction and guide to Corpus 
Linguistics. All aspects of the field are explored, from the various types 
of electronic corpora that are available to instructions on how to design 
and compile a corpus. Graeme Kennedy surveys the development of corpora for 
use in linguistic research, looking back to the pre-electronic age as well 
as to the massive growth of computer corpora in the electronic age.
The study focuses primarily on corpus-based descriptions of English: lexis, 
morphology, syntax and variation. It includes a wide-ranging overview of 
the published research of corpus linguists to illustrate the results and 
potential of distributional analyses of English. The section on corpus 
analysis describes the methodology and procedures that are generally 
employed including lemmatization, tagging, parsing and the use of important 
search and retrieval software to produce word-lists, concordances and other 
analyses. The final section of the book discusses ways in which the 
corpus-based analysis of languages may contribute to linguistic theory, the 
description of languages, computational linguistics and language teaching.
An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics" will appeal to all involved in the 
study of language, from English language teachers and students of 
Linguistics to those already involved in research in this fast-growing 
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