Multi-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on

A tribute to Douglas Biber

| São Paulo Catholic University
| São Paulo Catholic University
ISBN 9789027203687 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027270153 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Randi Reppen
Opening. Multi-Dimensional analysis: A personal history
Douglas Biber
1. Multi-Dimensional Analysis and synchronic analyses
Chapter 1.1 A Multi-Dimensional analysis of regional variation in American English
Jack Grieve
Chapter 1.2 Dimensions of register variation in Brazilian Portuguese
Tony Berber Sardinha, Carlos Kauffmann and Cristina Mayer Acunzo
Chapter 1.3 25 years later: Comparing Internet and pre-Internet registers
Tony Berber Sardinha
2. Multi-Dimensional Analysis and diachronic analyses
Chapter 2.1 Dimensions of variation in North American movies
Marcia Veirano Pinto
Chapter 2.2 Multi-Dimensional analysis of pop songs
Patrícia Bértoli-Dutra
Chapter 2.3 Dimensions of variation in TIME magazine
Renata Condi de Souza
3. Multi-Dimensional Analysis and language learning
Chapter 3.1 A Multi-Dimensional analysis of essay writing: What linguistic features tell us about situational parameters and the effects of language functions on judgments of quality
Scott A. Crossley, Laura K. Allen and Danielle S. McNamara
Chapter 3.2 A Multi-Dimensional analysis of advanced written L2 Spanish
Yuly Asención-Delaney
4. Multi-Dimensional Analysis: exploring the methodology
Chapter 4.1 Expanding Multi-Dimensional analysis with qualitative research techniques
Susan Conrad
Chapter 4.2 Conducting Multi-Dimensional analysis using SPSS
Eric Friginal and Jack A. Hardy
Name index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CFX – Computational linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014011670 | Marc record