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Corpus linguistics with BNCweb - a practical guide

Hoffmann, S, Evert, S, Smith, N, Lee, D and Berglund-Prytz, Y 2008, Corpus linguistics with BNCweb - a practical guide , English corpus linguistics, 6 , Peter Lang, Frankfurt.

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Abstract

This book presents a richly illustrated, hands-on discussion of one of the fastest growing fields in linguistics today. The authors address key methodological issues in corpus linguistics, such as collocations, keywords and the categorization of concordance lines. They show how these topics can be explored step-by-step with BNCweb, a user-friendly web-based tool that supports sophisticated analyses of the 100-million-word British National Corpus. Indeed, the BNC and BNCweb have been described by Geoffrey Leech as “an unparalleled combination of facilities for finding out about the English language of the present day” (Foreword). The book contains tasks and exercises, and is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and experienced corpus users alike.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Shortlisted for the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Book Prize 2009
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Publisher: Peter Lang
Series Name: English corpus linguistics
ISBN: 978-3-631-56315-1
Depositing User: NI Smith
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 10:40
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 12:58
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16802

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