Corpus-based Approaches to Register Variation

| University of Vigo
| Northern Arizona University
ISBN 9789027210548 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027258458 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
As the first collective volume to focus exclusively on corpus-based approaches to register variation, this book provides an exhaustive account of the range and depth of possibilities that the domain of register variation in English has to offer. It illustrates register variation analysis in different theoretical frameworks, such as Probabilistic Grammar, Systemic Functional Linguistics, and Information Theory, and proposes a new framework within the Text Linguistic Approach: the continuous-situational analytical framework. Several of the contributions apply Multi-Dimensional Analysis to corpus data in order to unveil register (dis)similarities, while others rely on logistic regression models and periodization techniques based on Kullback-Leibler divergence. The volume includes both inter-register and intra-register variation analysis of a wide spectrum of varieties, speakers and periods: British and American English, learner varieties, L2 varieties, and also contains diachronic studies covering early and late Modern English. This broad scope should be a source of inspiration for anyone interested in historical and ongoing register variation in a vast range of varieties of English worldwide.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 103]  Expected December 2021.  xi, 341 pp.
Publishing status: Printing
Table of Contents
Biographical notes
Chapter 1. A corpus-based approach to register variation
Elena Seoane and Douglas Biber
Chapter 2. Extending text-linguistic studies of register variation to a continuous situational space: Case studies from the web and natural conversation
Douglas Biber, Jesse Egbert, Daniel Keller and Stacey Wizner
Chapter 3. How register-specific is probabilistic grammatical knowledge? A programmatic sketch and a case study on the dative alternation with give
Alexandra Engel, Jason Grafmiller, Laura Rosseel, Benedikt Szmrecsanyi and Freek Van de Velde
Chapter 4. Theme as a proxy for register categorization
Javier Pérez-Guerra
Chapter 5. Between context and community: Regional variation in register effects in the English dative alternation
Melanie Röthlisberger
Chapter 6. A register variation perspective on varieties of English
Stella Neumann and Stefan Evert
Chapter 7. Register and modification in the noun phrase
Yolande Botha and Maryka van Zyl
Chapter 8. A register approach toward pop lyrics in EFL education
Valentin Werner
Chapter 9. On the importance of register in learner writing: A multi-dimensional approach
Tove Larsson, Magali Paquot and Douglas Biber
Chapter 10. Nominalizations in Early Modern English: A cross-register perspective
Paula Rodríguez-Puente
Chapter 11. Measuring informativity: The rise of compounds as informationally dense structures in 20th-century Scientific English
Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb
Chapter 12. Exploring sub-register variation in Victorian newspapers: Evidence from the British Library Newspapers database
Turo Hiltunen
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021041996 | Marc record