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Corpora: Pragmatics and Discourse

Papers from the 29th International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 29). Ascona, Switzerland, 14-18 May 2008

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Edited by Andreas H. Jucker, Daniel Schreier and Marianne Hundt

This volume presents current state-of-the-art discussions in corpus-based linguistic research of the English language. The papers deal with Present-day English, worldwide varieties of English and the history of the English language. A special focus of the volume are studies in the broad field of corpus pragmatics and corpus-based discourse analysis. It includes corpus-based studies of speech acts, conversational routines, referential expressions and thought styles, as well as studies on the lexis, grammar and semantics of English. And it also includes several studies on technical aspects of corpus compilation, fieldwork and parsing.

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Matthew I. Ayars

metrics) have been unable to produce consistent or replicable results. As detailed in the sections below, a number of criticisms have been raised against linguistic programs, the bulk of which arise out of methodological concerns. One of the recurring criticisms that applies universally to linguistic

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Matthew I. Ayars

, the present project proposed that linguistic parallelism has a dual rhetorical discourse function of (1) structural cohesion and (2) foregrounding when read within Roman Jakobson’s methodological literary-linguistic framework and conceptualisation of parallelism within the poetic function of language

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Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli

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Moisés Almela and Pascual Cantos

1 Introduction In corpus linguistics collocation is one of the primary sources of information for lexical semantic analysis. The search for distributional correlates of semantic properties is widely established as a fundamental methodological strategy in the discipline. At the same time, there is a