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Charles Meyer -English Corpus Linguistics - An Introduction

Charles Meyer -English Corpus Linguistics - An Introduction



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English Corpus LinguisticsAn Introduction
 English Corpus Linguistics
is a step-by-step guide to creating and analyzinglinguisticcorpora.Itbeginswithadiscussionoftherolethatcorpuslinguistics plays in linguistic theory, demonstrating that corpora have proven to be veryuseful resources for linguists who believe that their theories and descriptionsof English should be based on real, rather than contrived, data. Charles F.Meyer goes on to describe how to plan the creation of a corpus, how to collectand computerize data for inclusion in a corpus, how to annotate the data thatare collected, and how to conduct a corpus analysis of a completed corpus.The book concludes with an overview of the future challenges that corpuslinguists face to make both the creation and analysis of corpora much easier undertakingsthantheycurrentlyare.Clearlyorganizedandaccessiblywritten,this book will appeal to students of linguistics and English language.
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is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has published numerous books and articles on lin-guistics, including
Apposition in Contemporary English
(Cambridge, 1992),and 
,co-editedwithBasAarts(Cambridge,1995). He is currently editor of the
Journal of English Linguistics
and former co-ordinator of the International Corpus of English (ICE).
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The aim of this series is to provide a framework for original work on the Englishlanguage. All are based securely on empirical research, and represent theoretical and descriptive contributions to our knowledge of national varieties of English, bothwritten and spoken. The series will cover a broad range of topics in English grammar,vocabulary, discourse, and pragmatics, and is aimed at an international readership.Already published Christian Mair 
 Infinitival complement clauses in English: a study of syntax in discourse
Charles F. Meyer 
 Apposition in contemporary English
Jan Firbas
 Functional sentence perpective in written and spoken communication
Izchak M. Schlesinger 
Cognitive space and linguistic case
Katie Wales
 Personal pronouns in present-day English
Laura Wright
The development of standard English 1300–1800: theories, descriptions, conflicts

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