An introduction to corpus linguistics by Graeme Kennedy

By Graeme Kennedy

"The use of enormous, automatic our bodies of textual content for linguistic research and outline has emerged lately as some of the most major and rapidly-developing fields of task within the research of language. This publication presents a entire creation and consultant to Corpus Linguistics. All points of the sector are explored, from a number of the forms of digital corpora which are to be had to directions on tips on how to layout and bring together a corpus. Graeme Kennedy surveys the improvement of corpora to be used in linguistic learn, on reflection to the pre-electronic age in addition to to the big development of machine corpora within the digital age."--BOOK JACKET. learn more... Acknowledgements 1. creation Corpora The function of pcs in corpus linguistics The scope of corpus linguistics 2. THE layout AND improvement OF CORPORA Pre-electronic corpora sorts of digital corpora significant digital corpora for linguistic study Electonic textual content databases matters in corpus layout and compilation Compling a corpus businesses institutions thinking about corpus layout, improvement and learn three. CORPUS-BASED DESCRIPTIONS OF ENGLISH Lexical description Grammatical reviews targeted on morphemes or phrases Grammatical reports concentrated at the sentence Pragmatics and spoken discourse Corpus-based experiences of edition within the use of English four. CORPUS research Corpus annotation and processing tactics utilized in corpus research Corpus seek and retrieval software program five. IMPLICATIONS AND purposes OF CORPUS-BASED research ambitions of linguistic description and the impact of corpora on method Corpus linguistics and computational linguistics Corpus-based ways to language instructing References Index

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A similar test consists in observing the behaviour of ANS when used within an adverbial phrase. Since adverbials are nearly always optional, we are free to add them or to take them away. If ANS belongs to a 42 Intensifiers in English and German Intensifiers in English and German 43 constituent inside the adverbial, we should not be allowed to remove the adverbial while keeping ANS. 10). 10) does not convincingly prove that ANS is part of the NP inside the PP, it could just as well be a sister of the PP itself.

14) invariably are of arity one with the nominal being their only argument, ANS must be an adjunct (which can be confirmed by independent data, as we will see). Finally, ANS cannot be an adjunct to the head of the PP because it intervenes between the head and the argument thereof. Therefore, it must belong to the NP. It appears as if preposition and corresponding argument work like a trap. 14) a des à sthetischen selbst wegen b das à sthetische selbst betreffend c um des à sthetischen selbst willen â regarding the aesthetic itselfâ Another test for co-constituency can be based on the fact that German is a V2 (verb second) language.

It is usually pointed out that locative adjuncts precede temporal adjuncts, cf. Quirk et al. g. 39), an NP must be made more specific strictly proceeding top-down in terms of the information relevant for picking its referent. From this follows what was mentioned above, namely that ANS always combines with the most specific NP, and also that it makes the least relevant contribution with respect to figuring out what the referent of the NP is. Henry King of England the Sixth In point of fact, the only environment in which ANS can overrule this constraint appears to be an NP with a non-restrictive (or non-defining) adjunct.

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