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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents

Main BIC Subject

CFX: Computational linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014011670