English corpus linguistics : variation in time, space and genre : selected papers from ICAME 32 / edited by Gisle Andersen and Kristin Bech
- Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 
- Physical Description:
- 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Andersen, Gisle, Bech, Kristin, and International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (32nd : 2011 : Oslo, Norway)
- Language and computers, 0921-5034 ; no. 77
- New developments in corpus linguistics and the study of language variation and change / Kristin Bech and Gisle Andersen -- Writing the corpus-based history of spoken English: the elusive past of a cleft construction / Christian Mair -- Discourse communities and their writing styles: a case study of Robert Boyle / Lilo Moessner -- The diphthongisation of ME ū: the spelling evidence / Gjertrud F. Stenbrenden -- Verb complementation in South Asian English(es): the range and frequency of "new" ditransitives / Christopher Koch and Tobias Bernaisch -- Functional variation in the English present perfect: a cross-varietal study / Xinyue Yao and Peter Collins -- Gender, culture and language: evidence from language corpora about the development of cultural differences between English-speaking countries / Johan Elsness -- Clause-final man in Tyneside English / Kathrin Luckmann de Lopez -- They have published a new cultural policy that just come out: competing forms in spoken and written new Englishes / Cristina Suárez-Gómez and Elena Seoane -- Exploring the dialogism of academic discourse: heteroglossic engagement in medical research articles / Daniel Lees Fryer -- Texturing a responsible corporate identity: a comparative analysis of appraisal in BP's and IKEA's 2009 corporate social reports / Matteo Fuoli -- How specific is English for academic purposes? A look at verbs in business, linguistics and medical research articles / Natassia Schutz.
- As its title suggests, this book is a selection of papers that use English corpora to study language variation along three dimensions - time, place and genre. In broad terms, the book aims to bridge the gap between corpus linguistics and sociolinguistics and to increase our knowledge of the characteristics of English language. It includes eleven papers which address a variety of research questions but with the commonality of a corpus-based methodology. Some of the contributions deal with language variation in time, either by looking into historical corpora of English or by adopting the method known as diachronic comparable corpus linguistics, thus illustrating how corpora can be used to illuminate either historical or recent developments of English. Other studies investigate variation in space by comparing different varieties of English, including some of the "New Englishes" such as the South Asian varieties of English. Finally, some of the papers deal with variation in genre, by looking into the use of language for specific purposes through the inspection of medical articles, social reports and academic writing -- P. 4 of cover.
- 9789042036796 (hardback) and 9042036796 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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