Diachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change

| University of Nottingham
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This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the intersecting fields of corpus linguistics, historical linguistics, and genre-based studies of language usage. Papers in this collection are devoted to presenting relevant methods pertinent to corpus-based studies of the connection between genre and language change, linguistic changes that occur in particular genres, and specific diachronic phenomena that are influenced by genre factors to greater and lesser degrees. Data are drawn from a number of languages, and the scope of the studies presented here is both short- and long-term, covering cases of recent change as well as more long-term alterations.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 85]  2018.  viii, 337 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgments
Using diachronic corpora to understand the connection between genre and language change
Richard J. Whitt
Part I. Methods in diachronic corpus linguistics
‘From above’, ‘from below’, and regionally balanced: Towards a new corpus of nineteenth-century German
Konstantin Niehaus and Stephan Elspass
Diachronic collocations, genre, and DiaCollo
Bryan Jurish
Classical and modern Arabic corpora: Genre and language change
Eric Steven Atwell
Part II. Genre and diachronic corpora
Scholastic genre scripts in English medical writing 1375–1800
Irma Taavitsainen
Academic writing as a locus of grammatical change: The development of phrasal complexity features
Bethany Gray and Douglas Biber
Part III. Genre-based analyses of linguistic phenomena
The importance of genre in the Greek diglossia of the 20th century: A diachronic corpus study of recent language change
Georgia Fragaki and Dionysis Goutsos
“You can’t control a thing like that” Genres and changes in Modern English human impersonal pronouns
Florian Haas
Concessive conjunctions in written American English: Diachronic and genre-related changes in frequency and semantics
Ole Schützler
Variation of sentence length across time and genre: Influence on syntactic usage in English
Karolina Rudnicka
A comparison of multi-genre and single-genre corpora in the context of contact-induced change
Carola Trips and Achim Stein
Some methodological issues in the corpus-based study of morphosyntactic variation: The case of Old Spanish possessives
Andrés Enrique-Arias
The interplay between genre variation and syntax in a historical Low German corpus
Melissa Farasyn, George Walkden, Sheila Watts and Anne Breitbarth
Genre influence on word formation (change): A case study of German adjectival derivation
Luise Kempf
“Overall, this collection affords a rich insight into diachronic corpus research on genre and language change. It not only broadens the view by including papers that adopt MLR, differing approaches and cover a wide range of languages, but also stresses the importance of the variable ‘genre’ for (historical) corpus research.”
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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