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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Contemporary Corpus Linguistics
Edited By: Paul Baker
Series Title: Contemporary Studies in Linguistics
Description:

"The inclusion of Contemporary in the title is no idle boast – all of these
papers take corpus linguistics forward in exciting and challenging ways."
- Michael Hoey, Baines Professor of English language, University of
Liverpool, UK.

Corpus Linguistics uses large electronic databases of language to examine
hypotheses about language use. These can be tested scientifically with
computerised analytical tools, without the researcher's preconceptions
influencing their conclusions. For this reason, Corpus Linguistics is a
popular and expanding area of study.

Contemporary Corpus Linguistics presents a comprehensive survey of the ways
in which Corpus Linguistics is being used by researchers. Written by
internationally renowned linguists, this volume of seventeen introductory
chapters aims to provide a snapshot of the field of corpus linguistics. The
contributors present accessible, yet detailed, analyses of recent methods
and theory in Corpus Linguistics, ways of analysing corpora, and recent
applications in translation, stylistics, discourse analysis and language
teaching.

The book represents the best of current practice in Corpus Linguistics, and
as a one volume reference will be invaluable to students and researchers
looking for an overview of the field.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826496105
ISBN-13: 9780826496102
Pages: 368
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