Corpus Linguistics at Work by Elena Tognini-Bonelli

By Elena Tognini-Bonelli

The booklet deals a mixed dialogue of the most theoretical, methodological and alertness matters relating to corpus paintings. therefore, ranging from the definition of what's a corpus and why interpreting a corpus demands a unique method from examining a textual content, the underlying assumptions at the back of corpus paintings are mentioned.
The major methods to corpus paintings are mentioned because the “corpus-based” and the “corpus-driven” process and the theoretical positions underlying them explored intimately. The e-book adopts and exemplifies the parameters of the corpus-driven method and posits a brand new unit of linguistic description outlined systematically within the gentle of corpus facts. The purposes the place the corpus-driven process is exemplified are language educating and contrastive linguistics. Alternating among useful examples and theoretical assessment, the reader is led step by step to an in depth realizing of the problems all for corpus paintings and, while, tempted to probe for himself many of the significant purposes the place a corpus-driven method can show unheard of insights into linguistic patterning.

Show description

Read Online or Download Corpus Linguistics at Work PDF

Similar language & grammar books

Galician and Irish in the European Context: Attitudes Towards Weak and Strong Minority Languages (Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities)

An exploration of the position of language attitudes and ideologies in predicting the survival customers of a minority language. It examines this position via a cross-national comparative research of Irish within the Republic of eire and Galician within the self reliant group of Galicia in north-west Spain.

Developing Translation Competence

This quantity offers a entire learn of what constitutes Translation Competence, from a few of the sub-competences to the final ability. individuals mix adventure as translation students with their event as lecturers of translation. the amount is geared up into 3 sections: Defining, development, and Assessing Translation Competence.

From Memory to Speech and Back: Papers on Phonetics and Phonology, 1954-2002

The e-book incorporates a number of articles through Morris Halle facing matters within the concept and perform of phonetics and phonology. The articles, written throughout the final 40 years, quandary concerns that stay to today on the leading edge of the self-discipline.

Oxford Word Skills: Advanced: Idioms & Phrasal Verbs Student Book with Key

Oxford observe talents improves scholars' vocabulary and vocabulary studying talents. brief, transparent shows and plenty of chance for perform supply scholars the arrogance to take advantage of new vocabulary. eighty devices at every one point suggest they conceal a major variety of issues and daily occasions.

Additional resources for Corpus Linguistics at Work

Sample text

You can put both statements into one sentence by using a concessive clause. g. she treats her daughter the same as her younger boy except that she takes her several times a week to a special clinic. Other grammars (Thomson & Martinet 1984, Huddleston 1984, Swan and Walter 1997) make no reference to except that. We note that neither Quirk et al. nor the Cobuild grammar seem to address the function of the phrase beyond that of introducing an exception. In this context, perhaps the most sobering input can be given by the popular saying "the exception confirms the rule".

All but, here, is associated with a semantic preference for small quantities which, at the grammatical level is realised by numerals and superlatives. At the lexical level, the numerals are joined by words like a handful, a few which also relate to small quantities. g. the initiated, the racially pure). This ability to observe grammatical and lexical patterning at the same time is an important asset for the linguist and something that has not been available before. If traditionally linguists have been able to isolate and study individual lexical or grammatical patterns, it is with the advent of computerised corpora that these two types of observation can be related and evaluated as realisations of the same function.

They are right - except that the crocodile in question is largely defanged, with its tail locked in a trap. In this second instance the exception, the fact that the crocodile is defanged and with its tail locked in a trap, upturns the metaphorical validity of the statement: if trusting Mr. Hussein was deemed to be dangerous to say the least, now we are told that it is not. The exception here does not confirm - and actually invalidates - the general statement. These are two examples that seem to make use of the same grammatical structure in order to convey a communicatively opposite meaning.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 25 votes