Publication details [#8053]

Monacelli, Claudia. 2004. A tightrope with a net. Meta 49 (4) : 891–909.
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Article in jnl/bk
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This is a small-scale, corpus-based study on the effects of lexical repetition, as a cohesive device, on textual coherence. Following Hoey’s work on patterns of lexis, the author introduces categories of repetition to consider for ‘automatic’ processing using a concordancer program in order to produce summaries based on clusters of lexical repetition sequences, thus obtaining an outline of a text’s structure. The study’s findings are extended to the analysis of parallel texts: two professional translations of corpus text 1 are examined using the same procedure.
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