Perspectives on Corpus Linguistics

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  • Editors: Vander Viana1, Sonia Zyngier2, and Geoff Barnbrook3
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027283931

<i>Perspectives on Corpus Linguistics</i> is a collection of interviews with fourteen well-known researchers in the field of linguistics. Each interview consists of a set of ten questions: the first seven are common to all contributors while the last three are connected to the research experience of each guest. In the general questions, the invited scholars explore (sometimes controversial) topics such as the concept of representativeness, the role of intuition and the status of Corpus Linguistics. In the specific questions, they provide a thorough discussion of materials and methods in corpus research as well as theoretical and applied perspectives on the use of corpora in language studies. Whether experts or novices, the volume should be of interest to all those who want to learn about corpus linguistics and carry out research in this fascinating and growing area.

Subjects: Corpus linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: Queen's University Belfast; 2: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; 3: University of Birmingham

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