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              Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English: based on the British National Corpus
               

              Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English: based on the British National Corpus (Hardback)

              By Leech, Geoffrey; Rayson, Paul; Wilson, Andrew

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              Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English is a landmark volume in the development of vocabulary frequency studies. Whereas previous books have in general given frequency information about the written language only, this book provides information on both speech and writing. I...t not only gives information about the language as a whole, but also about the differences between spoken and written English, and between different spoken and written varieties of the language. The frequencies are derived from a wide ranging and up-to-date corpus of English: the British National Corpus, which was compiled from over 4,000 written texts and spoken transcriptions representing the present day language in the UK. The book is based on a new version of the corpus (available from 2001) providing more accurate grammatical information, which is essential (for example) for distinguishing words like leaves (noun) and leaves (verb) with different meanings. The book begins with a general introduction, explaining why such information is important and highlighting interesting linguistic findings that emerge from the statistical analysis of the British National Corpus vocabulary. It also contains twenty four 'interest boxes' which highlight and comment on different aspects of frequency - for example, the most common colour words in English in order of frequency, and a comparison of male words (e.g. man) and female words (e.g. woman) in terms of their frequency.
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              ISBN 9781138151314
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry
               

              A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st New edition)

              By Leech, Geoffrey

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              Professor Leech has given us the first full-length textbook suitable for teaching the 'new stylistics' to undergraduates. Language and Style

              ISBN 9780582550131
              Released NZ 12 Mar 1973
              Publisher Taylor & Francis
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series English Language Series
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              Principles of Pragmatics
               

              Principles of Pragmatics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Leech, Geoffrey

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              This book presents a rhetorical model of pragmatics. Geoffrey Leech argues for a rapprochement between linguistics and the traditional discipline of rhetoric, maintaining that the language system in the abstract must be studied in relation to a fully developed theory of language ...use.
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              ISBN 9780582551107
              Released NZ 4 Jul 1983
              Publisher Taylor & Francis
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              Series Longman Linguistics Library
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              Spoken English on Computer: Transcription, Mark-Up and Application
               

              Spoken English on Computer: Transcription, Mark-Up and Application (Paperback)

              Edited by Leech, Geoffrey; Myers, Greg; Thomas, Jenny

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              This text covers the issues and practices, applications and specialized uses of English on computer and provides samples and systems of transcription.

              ISBN 9780582250215
              Released NZ 18 May 1995
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Learner English on Computer
               

              Learner English on Computer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Introduction by Granger, Sylviane; Edited by Leech, Geoffrey

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              This work provides an introduction to the field of corpus-based research into learner language. It provides the reader with an overview of the field, explaining its links with corpus and applied linguistics, second language acquisition and ELT.

              ISBN 9780582298835
              Released NZ 26 Feb 1998
              Publisher Taylor & Francis
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              Series Studies in language & linguistics
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              Style in Fiction: A Linguistic Introduction to English Fictional Prose
               

              Style in Fiction: A Linguistic Introduction to English Fictional Prose (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Leech, Geoffrey; Short, Mick

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              'Stylistics' is the study of language in the service of literary ends. This title demonstrates how stylistic analysis can be applied to novels and stories. It shows the practical ways in which linguistic analysis and literary appreciation can be combined, and illuminated, through... the study of literary style.
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              ISBN 9780582784093
              Released NZ 29 Mar 2007
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series English Language Series
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              English - One Tongue, Many Voices
               

              English - One Tongue, Many Voices (Hardback, 2nd ed. 2016)

              By Svartvik, Jan; Leech, Geoffrey; Contributions by Crystal, David

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              This is the fully revised and expanded second edition of English - One Tongue, Many Voices, a book by three internationally distinguished English language scholars who tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space.

              ISBN 9781137550217
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2016
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Glossary of English Grammar
                

              A Glossary of English Grammar (Paperback)

              By Leech, Geoffrey

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              This glossary presents a wide range of terms used to describe the way the English language is structured. Grammatical terms can be a problem for students, especially when there are alternative names for the same thing (for example, 'past tense' and 'preterite'). This book therefo...re provides a basic and accessible guide, focusing on the English language.
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              ISBN 9780748617296
              Publisher Edinburgh University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Glossaries in Linguistics
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              Change in Contemporary English: A Grammatical Study
               

              Change in Contemporary English: A Grammatical Study (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Leech, Geoffrey; Hundt, Marianne; Mair, Christian; Smith, Nicholas

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              A 2009 assessment of how English grammar is changing, and the linguistic and social factors that are contributing to this process.

              ISBN 9781107410466
              Released NZ 4 Oct 2012
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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              Series Studies in English Language
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              English Corpus Linguistics: Looking back, Moving forward: Papers from the 30th International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 30). Lancaster, UK, 27-31 May 2009
                

              English Corpus Linguistics: Looking back, Moving forward: Papers from the 30th International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 30). Lancaster, UK, 27-31 May 2009 (Hardback)

              Volume editor Hoffmann, Sebastian; Rayson, Paul; Leech, Geoffrey

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              This book showcases sixteen papers from the landmark 30th conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME) held at Lancaster University in May 2009. The theme of the book 'looking back, moving forward' follows that of the conference where pa...rticipants reflected on the extraordinary growth of corpus linguistics over three decades as well as looking ahead to yet further developments in the future. A separate volume, appearing as an e-publication in the VARIENG series from the University of Helsinki focuses on the methodological and historical dimensions of corpus linguistics. This volume features papers on present-day English and the recent history of English via the increasing availability of corpora covering the last hundred years or so of the language. Contributors to the volume study numerous topics and datasets including recent diachronic change, regional and new Englishes, learner corpora, Academic written English, parallel and translation corpora, corpora of popular music pop lyrics and computer-mediated communication. Overall the volume represents the state of the art in English corpus linguistics and a peek into the future directions for the field.
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              ISBN 9789042034662
              Publisher Brill
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Language & Computers
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