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Sociolinguistics and Corpus Linguistics (Edinburgh Sociolinguistics)

 
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Corpus linguistics and sociolinguistics have a great deal in common in terms of their basic approaches to language enquiry, particularly in terms of providing representative samples from a population and analyzing quantitative information in order to study its variety. Therefore it's surprising that these areas aren't utilized in concert more often. This book covers the range of ways in which corpora can be gainfully employed in sociolinguistic enquiry, critically discussing corpus analytical procedures such as frequencies, collocations, dispersions, keywords, key keywords, and concordances. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociolinguistics, or corpus linguists who wish to use corpora to study social phenomena, this volume examines how corpora can be used to investigate synchronic variation and diachronic change by referring to a number of classic corpus-based studies as well as the author's original research.

 

 

Table of Contents
    Contents
    List of figures
    List of tables
    1 Introduction
          o Sociolinguistics: variation and change
          o Corpus linguistics: definition and a few myths
          o Types of corpora
          o Corpus annotation
          o Corpus processes
          o Outline of the book
    2 Corpora and sociolinguistic variation
          o Introduction
          o Demographic variation
          o Variation across registers
          o Spoken corpora and phonetic/prosodic variation
          o Conclusion
    3 Diachronic variation
          o Introduction
          o Meet the Brown family – small but well balanced
          o Language change 5 cultural change?
          o Historical corpora
          o Conclusion
    4 Synchronic variation
          o Introduction
          o Global varieties of English
          o Comparing cultures
          o The British lag?
          o Measuring similarity
          o Comparing spoken and computer- mediated varieties
          o Conclusion
    5 Corpora and interpersonal communication
          o Introduction
          o Transcription
          o Prosodic analysis
          o Typicality in the analysis of interpersonal communication
          o Collocations and frames
          o Discourse markers
          o Conclusion
    6 Uncovering discourses
          o Introduction
          o Frequency as an indicator of markedness
          o Collocations: unpacking ideological assumptions
          o Concordances and prosodies
          o Keywords: finding a point of entry
          o Points of concern
          o Conclusion
    7 Conclusion
          o Introduction
          o Construction and access
          o Annotation
          o Analysis
          o Interpretation and explanation
          o New directions
    References
    Appendix
    Notes
Table of Contents
    Contents
    List of figures
    List of tables
    1 Introduction
          o Sociolinguistics: variation and change
          o Corpus linguistics: definition and a few myths
          o Types of corpora
          o Corpus annotation
          o Corpus processes
          o Outline of the book
    2 Corpora and sociolinguistic variation
          o Introduction
          o Demographic variation
          o Variation across registers
          o Spoken corpora and phonetic/prosodic variation
          o Conclusion
    3 Diachronic variation
          o Introduction
          o Meet the Brown family – small but well balanced
          o Language change 5 cultural change?
          o Historical corpora
          o Conclusion
    4 Synchronic variation
          o Introduction
          o Global varieties of English
          o Comparing cultures
          o The British lag?
          o Measuring similarity
          o Comparing spoken and computer- mediated varieties
          o Conclusion
    5 Corpora and interpersonal communication
          o Introduction
          o Transcription
          o Prosodic analysis
          o Typicality in the analysis of interpersonal communication
          o Collocations and frames
          o Discourse markers
          o Conclusion
    6 Uncovering discourses
          o Introduction
          o Frequency as an indicator of markedness
          o Collocations: unpacking ideological assumptions
          o Concordances and prosodies
          o Keywords: finding a point of entry
          o Points of concern
          o Conclusion
    7 Conclusion
          o Introduction
          o Construction and access
          o Annotation
          o Analysis
          o Interpretation and explanation
          o New directions
    References
    Appendix
    Notes

 




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