Developments in English: expanding electronic evidence

Taavitsainen, I., Kytö, M., Claridge, C. and Smith, J. (Eds.) (2015) Developments in English: expanding electronic evidence. Series: Studies in English language. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107038509

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Abstract

The history of the English language is a vast and diverse area of research. In this volume, a team of leading historians of English come together to analyse 'real' language, drawing on corpus data to shed new light on long-established issues and debates in the field. Combining synchronic and diachronic analysis, the chapters address the major issues in corpus linguistics - methodological, theoretical, and applied -- and place special focus on the use of electronic resources in the research of English and the wider field of digital humanities. Topics covered include polemical issues on the optimal use of corpus linguistic methods, macro-level patterns of text and discourse organization, and micro-features such as interjections and hesitations.

Item Type:Edited Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Professor Jeremy
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College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISBN:9781107038509
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