Exploring Natural Language

Working with the British Component of the International Corpus of English

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ICE-GB is a 1 million-word corpus of contemporary British English. It is fully parsed, and contains over 83,000 syntactic trees. Together with the dedicated retrieval software, ICECUP, ICE-GB is an unprecedented resource for the study of English syntax.

Exploring Natural Language is a comprehensive guide to both corpus and software. It contains a full reference for ICE-GB. The chapters on ICECUP provide complete instructions on the use of the many features of the software, including concordancing, lexical and grammatical searches, sociolinguistic queries, random sampling, and searching for syntactic structures using ICECUP's Fuzzy Tree Fragment models. Special attention is given to the principles of experimental design in a parsed corpus.

Six case studies provide step-by-step illustrations of how the corpus and software can be used to explore real linguistic issues, from simple lexical studies to more complex syntactic topics, such as noun phrase structure, verb transitivity, and voice.

[Varieties of English Around the World, G29]  2002.  xviii, 344 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Series editor’s introduction
xi
Foreword
xiii
Preface
xv
Part 1
1. Introducing ICE-GB
2–21
2. The ICE-GB grammar
22–68
Part 2
3. Introducing the ICE corpus utility program (ICECUP)
70–84
4. Browsing the corpus
85–116
5. Fuzzy tree fragments and text queries
117–176
6. Combining queries
177–202
7. Advanced facilities in ICECUP 3.1
203–231
Part 3
8. Case studies using ICE-GB
233–256
9. Principles of experimental design with a parsed corpus
257–283
Part 4
10. Future prospects
285–300
References
301–306
Appendix 1. ICE text categories and codes
307–308
Appendix 2. Sources of ICE-GB texts
309–331
Appendix 3. Bibliographical and biographical variables
332
Appendix 4. Structural markup symbols
333
Appendix 5. A quick reference guide to the ice grammar
334–336
Appendix 6. Special characters used in ICE-GB
337
Index
338–342
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