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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
    ISBN: 978-3-631-56315-1
    Depositing User: NI Smith
    Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 11:40
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:01
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16802

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