Language, people, numbers : corpus linguistics and society /

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Imprint:Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2008.
Description:1 online resource (327 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Series:Language and computers ; no. 64
Language and computers ; no. 64.
Subject:Corpora (Linguistics)
Applied linguistics.
Computational linguistics.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Historical & Comparative.
Applied linguistics.
Computational linguistics.
Corpora (Linguistics)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11162205
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Other authors / contributors:Gerbig, Andrea.
Mason, Oliver, M.A.
ISBN:9781435628571
1435628578
9042023503
9789042023505
9789401205474
9401205477
9042023503
9789042023505
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
English.
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Summary:The contributions to this volume offer a broad range of novel insights about data-based or data-driven approaches to the study of both structure and function of language, reflecting the increasing shift towards corpus-based methods of analysis in a wide range of areas in linguistics. Corpora can be used as models of human linguistic experience, and the contributors demonstrate that there is ample scope for integrating such models into the descriptions of discourse, grammar, and meaning. Continually improving technological development facilitates the design of larger and more comprehensive corpora documenting language use in a multitude of genres, styles and modes, even starting to include visual aspects. Software to investigate these data also becomes increasingly powerful and more refined. The sixteen original articles in this volume cover substantial ground on both the theoretical as well as applied levels. Having such data and software resources at their disposal, the contributing researchers rethink the long discussed interplay between language system and use from various angles, considering socio-cultural and cognitive involvement and representation, with synchronic as well as diachronic perspectives in view. These theories and quantitative / qualitative methods are applied to a range of topics from language acquisition and teaching to literature and politics. All of the authors in this volume reveal the profound and leading impact that Mike Stubbs' work has continued to contribute to the field of corpus-based description of language structure, use and function.
Other form:Print version: Language, people, numbers. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2008 9789042023505 9042023503
Standard no.:10.1163/9789401205474