Multi-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on
A tribute to Douglas Biber
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
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
List of contributors
PrefaceRandi Reppen | pp. xi–xii
IntroductionTony Berber Sardinha and Marcia Veirano Pinto | pp. xv–xxvi
Opening. Multi-Dimensional analysis: A personal historyDouglas Biber | pp. xxvii–xxxviii
1. Multi-Dimensional Analysis and synchronic analyses
Chapter 1.1 A Multi-Dimensional analysis of regional variation in American EnglishJack Grieve | pp. 3–34
Chapter 1.2 Dimensions of register variation in Brazilian PortugueseTony Berber Sardinha, Carlos Kauffmann and Cristina Mayer Acunzo | pp. 35–80
Chapter 1.3 25 years later: Comparing Internet and pre-Internet registersTony Berber Sardinha | pp. 81–108
2. Multi-Dimensional Analysis and diachronic analyses
Chapter 2.1 Dimensions of variation in North American moviesMarcia Veirano Pinto | pp. 109–148
Chapter 2.2 Multi-Dimensional analysis of pop songsPatrícia Bértoli-Dutra | pp. 149–176
Chapter 2.3 Dimensions of variation in TIME magazineRenata Condi de Souza | pp. 177–194
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 qualityScott A. Crossley, Laura K. Allen and Danielle S. McNamara | pp. 197–238
Chapter 3.2 A Multi-Dimensional analysis of advanced written L2 SpanishYuly Asención-Delaney | pp. 239–270
4. Multi-Dimensional Analysis: exploring the methodology
Chapter 4.1 Expanding Multi-Dimensional analysis with qualitative research techniquesSusan Conrad | pp. 273–296
Chapter 4.2 Conducting Multi-Dimensional analysis using SPSSEric Friginal and Jack A. Hardy | pp. 297–316
Appendix | pp. 317–322
Name index | pp. 323–324
Subject index | pp. 325–328
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