Corpora, Grammar and Discourse

In honour of Susan Hunston

Editors
| University of Birmingham
| University of Oxford
| University of Birmingham
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Corpus linguistics has had a revolutionary impact on grammar and discourse research. Not only has it opened up entirely new theoretical perspectives and methodological possibilities for both fields, but it has also to a considerable extent erased the boundaries that have traditionally been drawn between them. This book showcases a variety of current corpus-based approaches to the study of grammar and discourse, and makes a case for seeing grammar and discourse as fundamentally inter-related phenomena. The book features contributions from leading experts in cognitive linguistics, construction grammar, critical discourse studies, genre and register analysis, phraseology, language learning and teaching, languages for specific purposes, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, systemic functional linguistics and text linguistics. An essential reference point for future research, Corpora, Grammar and Discourse has been edited in honour of Susan Hunston, whose own work has consistently pushed at the boundaries of corpus-based research on grammar and discourse for over three decades.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 73]  2015.  xvi, 310 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii–viii
List of Contributors
ix–xiv
Editors’ foreword
xv–xvi
Introduction: Corpora, grammar, and discourse analysis: Recent trends, current challenges
Nicholas Groom, Maggie Charles and Suganthi John
1–20
Chapter 1. Pattern grammar and transitivity analysis
Geoff Thompson †
21–42
Chapter 2. Using COBUILD grammar patterns for a large-scale analysis of verb-argument constructions: Exploring corpus data and speaker knowledge
Ute Römer, Matthew Brook O'Donnell and Nick C. Ellis
43–72
Chapter 3. “Hugh’s across all that”: Some changing uses of prepositions
Gill Francis
73–96
Chapter 4. The textual functions of lexis
Michael Stubbs
97–116
Chapter 5. Examining associations between lexis and textual position in hard news stories, or according to a study by…
Michael Hoey and Matthew Brook O'Donnell
117–144
Chapter 6. I mean I only really wanted to dry me towels because …: Organisational frameworks across modes, registers, and genres
Martin Warren
145–160
Chapter 7. Probably most important of all: Importance markers in academic and popular history articles
Marina Bondi
161–182
Chapter 8. Chatting in the academy: Informality in spoken academic discourse
Paula Buttery, Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter
183–210
Chapter 9. General extenders in learner language
Karin Aijmer
211–234
Chapter 10. Language description and language learning: The pedagogic corpus and learners as researchers
Dave Willis and Jane Willis
235–256
Chapter 11. “What we contrarians already know”: Individual and communal aspects of attitudinal identity
Monika Bednarek
257–282
Chapter 12. Does Britain need any more foreign doctors? Inter-analyst consistency and corpus-assisted (critical) discourse analysis
Paul Baker
283–300
Publications by Susan Hunston
301–304
Author Index
305–308
Subject Index
309–310
“This volume showcases the findings and ideas of leading explorers of discourse and grammar who use corpus tools to illuminate the trail. Anyone wanting to learn more about language and/or corpus methods will find here ample incentive and example and further paths to explore.”
“The many achievements of Susan Hunston are honoured through this volume, presenting high-quality work by leading figures specialising in corpus-based research in grammar and discourse analysis. The volume is not only likely to be inspiring to linguistics students and language practitioners but will also be of great interest to a wide variety of scholars keen to explore the dynamic interface and eroding boundaries between grammar and discourse.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFX – Computational linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015027688