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Title: Corpus Linguistics Around the World
Edited By: Andrew Wilson
Dawn Archer
Paul Rayson
URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=LC+56
Series Title: Language and Computers 56
Description:

This volume contains a selection of the papers delivered at the Corpus
Linguistics 2003 conference, held at Lancaster University in April 2003.
The papers selected address a wide range of world languages - Basque,
Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Maltese, Polish, Russian,
Spanish, and Slovene. Both synchronic and diachronic studies are included,
as well as studies of learner language. In addition to mainstream
linguistic analyses of phonetics, vocabulary, syntax, semantics, and
rhetoric, application areas covered in the volume include financial
forecasting, cross-cultural research, corpus processing, and language teaching.

Contents
Andrew WILSON, Dawn ARCHER and Paul RAYSON: Preface

I. ADURIZ, M.J. ARANZABE, J.M. ARRIOLA, A. ATUTXA, A. DÍAZ DE ILARRAZA, N.
EZEIZA, K. GOJENOLA, M. ORONOZ, A. SOROA, R. URIZAR: Methodology and steps
towards the construction of EPEC, a corpus of written Basque tagged at
morphological and syntactic levels for automatic processing

Khurshid AHMAD, David CHENG, Tugba TASKAYA, Saif AHMAD, Lee GILLAM, Pensiri
MANOMAISUPAT, Hayssam TRABOULSI and Andrew HIPPISLEY: The mood of the
(financial) markets: in a corpus of words and of pictures

Jørg ASMUSSEN: Towards a methodology for corpus-based studies of linguistic
change: Contrastive observations and their possible diachronic
interpretations in the Korpus 2000 and Korpus 90 General Corpora of Danish

Kate BEECHING: Synchronic and diachronic variation: the how and why of the
sociolinguistic corpora

Roderick BOVINGDON and Angelo DALLI: Statistical analysis of the source
origin of Maltese

Julie CARSON-BERNDSEN, Ulrike GUT and Robert KELLY: Discovering
regularities in non-native speech

Vojko GORJANC: Tracking lexical changes in the reference corpus of Slovene
texts

José María GUIRAO, Antonio MORENO SANDOVAL, Ana GONZÁLEZ LEDESMA, Guillermo
DE LA MADRID, Manuel ALCÁNTARA: Relating linguistic units to
socio-contextual information in a spontaneous speech corpus of Spanish

Randall L. JONES: An analysis of lexical text coverage in contemporary German

Sarah LEE and Debra ZIEGELER: Analysing a semantic corpus study across
English dialects: Searching for paradigmatic parallels

Agnieszka LEŃKO-SZYMAŃSKA: The curse and the blessing of mobile phones - a
corpus-based study into American and Polish rhetorical conventions

Judy NOGUCHI, Thomas ORR and Yukio TONO: Using a dedicated corpus to
identify features of professional English usage: What do "we" do in science
journal articles?

Serge SHAROFF: Methods and tools for development of the Russian Reference
Corpus

Dirk SPEELMAN, Stefan GRONDELAERS and Dirk GEERAERTS: A profile-based
calculation of region and register variation: the synchronic and diachronic
status of the two main national varieties of Dutch

Stella E. O. TAGNIN: A multilingual learner corpus in Brazil

Andrew WILSON and Olga MOUDRAIA : Quantitative or qualitative content
analysis? Experiences from a cross-cultural comparison of female students'
attitudes to shoe fashions in Germany, Poland and Russia

Yang XIAO-JUN: Survey and Prospect of China's Corpus-Based Research

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Basque
Chinese, Mandarin
Danish
Dutch
English
French
German
Maltese
Portuguese
Polish
Russian
Slovenian
Spanish
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9042018364
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: VIII, 233 pp.
Prices: Europe EURO 55.00