Multi-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on

A tribute to Douglas Biber

ORCID logoTony Berber Sardinha | São Paulo Catholic University
Marcia Veirano Pinto | São Paulo Catholic University
ISBN 9789027203687 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027270153 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Approximately a quarter of a century ago, the Multi-Dimensional (MD) approach—one of the most powerful (and controversial) methods in Corpus Linguistics—saw its first book-length treatment. In its eleven chapters, this volume presents all new contributions covering a wide range of written and spoken registers, such as movies, music, magazine texts, student writing, social media, letters to the editor, and reports, in different languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese) and contexts (engineering, journalism, the classroom, the entertainment industry, the Internet, etc.). The book also includes a personal account of the development of the method by its creator, Doug Biber, an introduction to MD statistics, as well as an application of MD analysis to corpus design. The book should be essential reading to anyone with an interest in how texts, genres, and registers are used in society, what their lexis and grammar look like, and how they are interrelated.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 60] 2014.  xxxviii, 328 pp.
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Sardinha, Tony Berber
2020. A historical characterisation of American and Brazilian cultures based on lexical representations. Corpora 15:2  pp. 183 ff. DOI logo
Berber Sardinha, Tony & Marcia Veirano Pinto
2021. A linguistic typology of American television. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 26:1  pp. 127 ff. DOI logo
Biber, Douglas & Susan Conrad
2019. Register, Genre, and Style, DOI logo
Biber, Douglas & Jesse Egbert
2016. Register Variation on the Searchable Web. Journal of English Linguistics 44:2  pp. 95 ff. DOI logo
Butler, Christopher S. & Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen
Conrad, Susan
2023. Register in corpus linguistics: the role and legacy of Douglas Biber. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 19:1  pp. 7 ff. DOI logo
Costa, Andressa
2019. Koder - A multi-register corpus for investigating register variation in contemporary German. Research in Corpus Linguistics 7  pp. 69 ff. DOI logo
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2022. Corpus Analysis of Business English. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Goulart, Larissa & Margaret Wood
2021. Methodological synthesis of research using multi-dimensional analysis. Journal of Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science 6:2 DOI logo
Grieve, Jack
2023. Register variation explains stylometric authorship analysis. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 19:1  pp. 47 ff. DOI logo
Ivaska, Ilmari & Silvia Bernardini
2020. Constrained language use in Finnish: A corpus-driven approach. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 43:1  pp. 33 ff. DOI logo
Le Foll, Elen
2021. Register variation in school EFL textbooks. Register Studies 3:2  pp. 207 ff. DOI logo
Li, Haiying, Arthur C. Graesser, Mark Conley, Zhiqiang Cai, Philip I. Pavlik & James W. Pennebaker
2016. A New Measure of Text Formality: An Analysis of Discourse of Mao Zedong. Discourse Processes 53:3  pp. 205 ff. DOI logo
Liimatta, Aatu
2019. Exploring register variation on Reddit. Register Studies 1:2  pp. 269 ff. DOI logo
Liimatta, Aatu
2022. Do registers have different functions for text length?. Register Studies 4:2  pp. 263 ff. DOI logo
Liimatta, Aatu
2023. Register variation across text lengths. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 28:2  pp. 202 ff. DOI logo
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2017. Genre Identification Based on SFL Principles: The Representation of Text Types and Genres in English Language Teaching Material. Corpus Pragmatics 1:4  pp. 373 ff. DOI logo
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Partington, Alan
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Santini, Marina & Arne Jönsson
2020. Pinning down text complexity. Register Studies 2:2  pp. 306 ff. DOI logo
2018. Using Corpus‐Based Register Analysis to Explore the Authenticity of High‐Stakes Language Exams: A Register Comparison of TOEFL iBT and Disciplinary Writing Tasks. The Modern Language Journal 102:2  pp. 310 ff. DOI logo
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2022. Distinguishing the Language of Destructive Cults from the Language of Mainstream Religion: Corpus Analyses of Sermons. rEFLections 29:1  pp. 20 ff. DOI logo
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2023. A multidimensional and digital humanistic analysis of style in Amy Tan’s novels. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 38:3  pp. 1281 ff. DOI logo
Werner, Valentin
2021. A diachronic perspective on telecinematic language. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 26:1  pp. 38 ff. DOI logo
Yao, Xinyue & Peter Collins
2019. Developments in Australian, British, and American English Grammar from 1931 to 2006: An Aggregate, Comparative Approach to Dialectal Variation and Change. Journal of English Linguistics 47:2  pp. 120 ff. DOI logo
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