Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation

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Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation illustrates the ways in which linguistic variation can be explored through corpus-based investigation. Two major kinds of research questions are considered: variation in the use of a particular linguistic feature, and variation across dialects or registers. Part 1: “Exploring variation in the use of linguistic features” focuses on the study of specific words, expressions, or grammatical constructions, to study variation in the use of a particular linguistic feature. Part 2: “Exploring dialect and register variation” describes salient characteristics of dialects or registers and the patterns of variation across varieties. Part 3: “Exploring Historical Variation” applies these same two major perspectives to historical variation. One recurring theme is the extent to which linguistic variation depends on register differences, reflecting the importance of register as a key methodological and thematic concern in current corpus linguistic research.

[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 9]  2002.  xii, 275 pp.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Exploring variation in the use of linguistic features
1. Cross-disciplinary comparisons of hedging: Some findings from the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English
Deanna Poos and Rita Simpson
2. Would as a hedging device in an Irish context: An intra-varietal comparison of institutionalised spoken interaction
Fiona Farr and Anne O'Keeffe
3. Good listenership made plain: British and American non-minimal response tokens in everyday conversation
Michael McCarthy
4. Variation in the distribution of modal verbs in the British National Corpus
Graeme Kennedy
5. Strong modality and negation in Russian
Ferdinand de Haan
6. Formulaic language in English academic writing: A corpus-based study of the formal and functional variation of a lexical phrase in different academic disciplines
David Oakey
7. Lexical bundles in Freshman composition
Viviana Cortes
8. Pseudo-Titles in the press genre of various components of the International Corpus of English
Charles Meyer
9. Pattern grammar, language teaching, and linguistic variation: Applications of a corpus-driven grammar
Susan Hunston
Part II: Exploring dialect or register variation
10. Syntactic features of Indian English: An examination of written Indian English
Chandrika K. Rogers
11. Variation in academic lectures: Interactivity and level of instruction
Eniko Csomay
Part III: Exploring historical variation
12. The textual resolution of structural ambiguity in eighteenth-century English: A corpus linguistic study of patterns of negation
Susan Fitzmaurice
13. Investigating register variation in nineteenth-century English: A multi-dimensional comparison
Christer Geisler
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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