Lynne Flowerdew (auth.)'s Corpora and Language Education PDF

By Lynne Flowerdew (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0230355560

ISBN-13: 9780230355569

ISBN-10: 1403998930

ISBN-13: 9781403998934

A serious exam of key suggestions and matters in corpus linguistics, with a specific specialize in the increasing interdisciplinary nature of the sphere and the position that written and spoken corpora now play in those varied disciplines. It additionally provides a chain of corpus-based case experiences illustrating principal subject matters and top practices.

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Priming operates at an individual level, but members of the same discourse communities will share similar primings. For example, Hoey (2005: 25–6) notes the following for the semantic associations for consequence in his corpus made up of 95 million words of Guardian news and feature text, supplemented by 3 million words from the BNC (written text) and 230,000 words of spoken data. Four main categories of semantic association were found to constitute 90 per cent of all adjectives premodifying consequence.

It also presents a convenient tool for handling and examining text. (Kilgariff 2001: 342) The publication of Chomsky’s revolutionary Syntactic Structures in 1957 heralded in a new era in linguistics, which gave rise to much debate on linguistics of the mentalist variety vs empirically based linguistics discussed in the following section. 2 Revolutionary and counter-revolutionary Although Chomskyan linguistics dominated the linguistic scene in the 1950s and 1960s, those working in the empiricist tradition, such as Kuceˇra and Francis, mounted an attack with the compilation of computer corpora of naturally occurring data and gained considerable ground in this counter-revolution.

1 Summary of main limitations In the previous section I focused on the numerous insights into the patterning of language that are to be gained by employing corpus-based methodologies. Criticisms and limitations of corpus research can be found in Hunston (2002: 22–3) and Partington (1998: 144–9), with rebuttals to some common objections reported in Stubbs (2001a: 221–6) and L. Flowerdew (2005). A synthesis of the main objections together with their rebuttals is presented below. 2 for other criticisms levelled against corpus linguistics by the Chomskyan camp).

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