Corpus Linguistics: Refinements and Reassessments (Language by Antoinette Renouf,Andrew Kehoe

By Antoinette Renouf,Andrew Kehoe

all through background, linguists and literary students were impelled by way of interest approximately specific linguistic or literary phenomena to hunt to monitor them in motion in unique texts. The culmination of every prior enquiry in flip nourish the need to proceed to procure wisdom, via additional statement of more moderen linguistic facts.
As time is going by means of, the corpus linguist operates more and more within the know-how of what has long gone earlier than. Corpus Linguistics, thirty years on, is much less an blameless sortie into corpus territory at the foundation of a droop than an educated, severe reassessment of current analytical orthodoxy, within the mild of latest information approaching stream.
This quantity contains twenty-two articles penned through contributors of the ICAME (International laptop Archive of contemporary and Mediaeval English) organization, which jointly offer a serious and expert reappraisal of the evidence, info, equipment and instruments of Corpus Linguistics that are to be had at the present time. Authors re-examine the bounds of the self-discipline, exploring its components of commonality with Sociolinguistics, Language version, Discourse Linguistics, and Lexical records and displaying how that commonality is in all probability of giant gain to practitioners within the fields concerned.
The quantity culminates within the document of a well timed and novel professional panel dialogue at the function of Corpus Linguistics within the examine of English as a world language. This encompasses concerns similar to English as a world lingua franca, ‘norms’ for international English, and the query of ‘ownership’, or who qualifies as a local speaker.

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