Corpus Linguistics Beyond the Word

Corpus Research from Phrase to Discourse

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This volume will be of particular interest to readers interested in expanding the applications of corpus linguistics techniques through new tools and approaches. The text includes selected papers from the Fifth North American Symposium, hosted by the Linguistics Department at Montclair State University in Montclair New Jersey in May 2004. The symposium papers represented several areas of corpus studies including language development, syntactic analysis, pragmatics and discourse, language change, register variation, corpus creation and annotation, and practical applications of corpus work, primarily in language teaching, but also in medical training and machine translation. A common thread through most of the papers was the use of corpora to study domains longer than the word. Not surprisingly, fully half of the papers deal with the computational tools and linguistic strategies needed to search for and analyze these longer spans of language while most of the remaining papers examine particular syntactic and rhetorical properties of one or more corpora.
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Biographical Note

Eileen Fitzpatrick is Associate Professor and Chair of the Linguistics Department at Montclair State University, Montclair New Jersey.

Review Quotes

”[This book is] demonstrating a maturity in corpus linguistics which is welcome to note … this is a well-chosen collection of papers, demonstrating the potential of corpus linguistics for contributing towards phrasal and discourse analysis. It is hoped that Corpus Linguistics beyond the Word will inspire more corpus-based researchers to think beyond the lexicon.” in: ICAME Journal 32, April 2008

Table of contents

Preface
Analysis Tools and Corpus Annotation
Leslie BARRETT, David F. GREENBERG, and Mark SCHWARZ: A Syntactic Feature Counting Method for Selecting Machine Translation Training Corpora
Angus B. GRIEVE-SMITH: The Envelope of Variation in Multidimensional Register and Genre Analyses
Paul DEANE and Derrick HIGGINS: Using Singular-Value Decomposition on Local Word Contexts to Derive a Measure of Constructional Similarity
Sebastian VAN DELDEN: Problematic Syntactic Patterns
Mark DAVIES: Towards a Comprehensive Survey of Register-based Variation in Spanish Syntax
Gregory GARRETSON and Mary Catherine O’CONNOR: Between the Humanist and the Modernist: Semi-automated Analysis of Linguistic Corpora
Carson MAYNARD and Sheryl LEICHER: Pragmatic Annotation of an Academic Spoken Corpus for Pedagogical Purposes
María José García VIZCAÍNO: Using Oral Corpora in Contrastive Studies of Linguistic Politeness
Corpus Applications: Pedagogy and Linguistic Analysis
Boyd DAVIS and Lisa RUSSELL-PINSON: One Corpus, Two Contexts: Intersections of Content-Area Teacher Training and Medical Education
Margrit V. ZINGGELER: “GRIMMATIK:” German Grammar through the Magic of the Brothers Grimm Fairytales and the Online Grimm Corpus
Pieter DE HAAN and Kees VAN ESCH: Assessing the Development of Foreign Language Writing Skills: Syntactic and Lexical Features
JoAnne NEFF, Francisco BALLESTEROS, Emma DAFOUZ, Francisco MARTÍNEZ, Juan-Pedro RICA, Mercedes DÍEZ and Rosa PRIETO: A Contrastive Functional Analysis of Errors in Spanish EFL University Writers’ Argumentative Texts: a Corpus-based Study
Wasima SHEHZAD: How to End an Introduction in a Computer Science Article? A Corpus-based Approach
Alexander MURZAKU: Does Albanian have a Third Person Personal Pronoun? Let’s have a Look at the Corpus…
Christine JOHANSSON: The Use of Relativizers across Speaker Roles and Gender: Explorations in 19th-century Trials, Drama and Letters

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