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Text, Discourse and Corpora: Theory and Analysis

Text, Discourse and Corpora: Theory and Analysis (Paperback)

By Hoey, Michael
By Mahlberg, Professor Michaela
By Stubbs, Michael
By Teubert, Wolfgang
By Sinclair, John

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Corpus linguistics is often regarded as a methodology in its own right, but little attention has been given to the theoretical perspectives from which the subject can be approached. The present book contributes to filling this gap. Bringing together original contributions by inte...rnationally renowned authors, the chapters include coverage of the lexical priming theory, parole-linguistics, a four-part model of language system and language use, and the concept of local textual functions. The theoretical arguments are illustrated and complemented by case studies using data from large corpora such as the BNC, smaller purpose-built corpora, and Google searches. By presenting theoretical positions in corpus linguistics, Text, Discourse, and Corpora provides an essential overview for advanced undergraduate, postgraduate and academic readers. Corpus and Discourse Series editors are: Wolfgang Teubert, University of Birmingham, and Michaela Mahlberg, Liverpool Hope University College. Editorial Board: Frantisek Cermak (Prague), Susan Conrad (Portland), Geoffrey Leech (Lancaster), Elena Tognini-Bonelli (Lecce and TWC), Ruth Wodak (Lancaster and Vienna), and Feng Zhiwei (Beijing). Corpus linguistics provides the methodology to extract meaning from texts. Taking as its starting point the fact that language is not a mirror of reality but lets us share what we know, believe and think about reality, it focuses on language as a social phenomenon, and makes visible the attitudes and beliefs expressed by the members of a discourse community. Consisting of both spoken and written language, discourse always has historical, social, functional, and regional dimensions. Discourse can be monolingual or multilingual, interconnected by translations. Discourse is where language and social studies meet. The Corpus and Discourse series consists of two strands. The first, Research in Corpus and Discourse , features innovative contributions to various aspects of corpus linguistics and a wide range of applications, from language technology via the teaching of a second language to a history of mentalities. The second strand, Studies in Corpus and Discourse , is comprised of key texts bridging the gap between social studies and linguistics. Although equally academically rigorous, this strand will be aimed at a wider audience of academics and postgraduate students working in both disciplines.
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ISBN 9780826491725
Released NZ 28 Sep 2007
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Language English (translated from: English)
Series Corpus and Discourse
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ISBN-13 9780826491725
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Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Released 28 Sep 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Hoey, Michael
By Mahlberg, Professor Michaela
By Stubbs, Michael
By Teubert, Wolfgang
By Sinclair, John
Series Corpus and Discourse
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Semantics (Meaning)
Discourse Analysis
Computational Linguistics
Number of Pages 264
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 410.285
Weight 410g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Discourse analysis - Data processing, Corpora (Linguistics)
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text College/higher education