Developing Linguistic Corpora: A Guide to Good Practice [Paperback]

Martin Wynne(Editor)

ISBN: 9781842172056 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: AHDS Guides to Good Practice | Year of Publication: 2005 | Language: English 96p, H9.5 x W6.7,
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Developing Linguistic Corpora


A linguistic corpus is a collection of texts which have been selected and brought together so that language can be studied on the computer. Today, corpus linguistics offers some of the most powerful new procedures for the analysis of language, and the impact of this dynamic and expanding sub-discipline is making itself felt in many areas of language study. In this volume, a selection of leading experts in various key areas of corpus construction offer advice in a readable and largely non-technical style to help the reader to ensure that their corpus is well designed and fit for the intended purpose. This guide is aimed at those who are at some stage of building a linguistic corpus. Little or no knowledge of corpus linguistics or computational procedures is assumed, although it is hoped that more advanced users will find the guidelines here useful. It is also aimed at those who are not building a corpus, but who need to know something about the issues involved in the design of corpora in order to choose between available resources and to help draw conclusions from their studies.

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