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Title Corpus linguistics and the web / edited by Marianne Hundt, Nadja Nesselhauf and Carolin Biewer.
Imprint Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2007.

Series Language and computers ; no. 59
Language and computers ; no. 59.
Subject Philology -- Data processing -- Congresses.
Computational linguistics -- Congresses.
Discourse analysis -- Data processing -- Congresses.
Alt Name Hundt, Marianne.
Nesselhauf, Nadja.
Biewer, Carolin.
Internationales Wissenschaftsforum.
Fritz Thyssen-Stiftung.
Universität Heidelberg.
Stiftung Universität Heidelberg.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 305 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Note In part, contributions to a conference entitled: Corpus Linguistics -- Perspectives for the future, held in Heidelberg in October 2004.
Conference organized by the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH), Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and Stiftung Universität Heidelberg.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Corpus linguistics and the web; Accessing the web as corpus; Using web data for linguistic purposes; Concordancing the web: promise and problems, tools and techniques; WebCorp: an integrated system for web text search; Compiling corpora from the internet; From webpage to mega-corpus: the CNN transcripts; Constructing a corpus from the web: message boards; Towards a taxonomy of web registers and text types: a multidimensional analysis; Critical voices; New resources, or just better old ones? The Holy Grail of representativeness.
An under-exploited resource: using the BNC for exploring the nature of language learningLanguage variation and change; Exploring constructions on the web: a case study; Determinants of grammatical variation in English and the formation/confirmation of linguistic hypotheses by means of internet data; Recalcitrant problems of comparative alternation and new insights emerging from internet data; Change and variation in present-day English: integrating the analysis of closed corpora and web-based monitoring; The dynamics of inner and outer circle varieties in the South Pacific and East Asia.
'He rung the bell' and 'she drunk ale' -- non-standard past tense forms in traditional British dialects and on the internetDiachronic analysis with the internet? Will and shall in ARCHER and in a corpus of e-texts from the web.
Summary Using the Web as Corpus is one of the recent challenges for corpus linguistics. This volume presents a current state-of-the-arts discussion of the topic. The articles address practical problems such as suitable linguistic search tools for accessing the www, the question of register variation, or they probe into methods for culling data from the web. The book also offers a wide range of case studies, covering morphology, syntax, lexis, as well as synchronic and diachronic variation in English. These case studies make use of the two approaches to the www in corpus linguistics - web-as-corpus and.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781429481274 (electronic bk.)
1429481277 (electronic bk.)
9042021284 (hd. bd.)
9789042021280 (hd. bd.)
OCLC # 166335252
Additional Format Print version: Corpus linguistics and the web. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2007 9789042021280 9042021284 (OCoLC)78203784

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