Developments in English: Expanding Electronic Evidence

Author:   Irma Taavitsainen (University of Helsinki) ,  Merja Kytoe (Uppsala Universitet, Sweden) ,  Claudia Claridge (Universitat Duisburg-Essen) ,  Jeremy Smith (University of Glasgow)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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Pages:   323
Publication Date:   12 December 2019
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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 articles on the optimal use of corpus linguistic methods, macro-level patterns of text and discourse organisation, and micro-features such as interjections and hesitators. Covering Englishes from the past and present, this book is designed specifically for graduate students and researchers working in fields of corpus linguistics, the history of the English language, and historical linguistics.

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Author:   Irma Taavitsainen (University of Helsinki) ,  Merja Kytoe (Uppsala Universitet, Sweden) ,  Claudia Claridge (Universitat Duisburg-Essen) ,  Jeremy Smith (University of Glasgow)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.00cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 23.00cm
Weight:   0.450kg
ISBN:  

9781108810432


ISBN 10:   1108810438
Pages:   323
Publication Date:   12 December 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

1. English in the digital age. General introduction Irma Taavitsainen, Merja Kytoe, Claudia Claridge and Jeremy Smith; Part I. Linguistic Directions and Crossroads: Mapping the Routes Merja Kytoe: 2. Corpus-based and corpus-driven approaches to linguistic analysis: one and the same? Charles F. Meyer; 3. Quantitative corpus approaches to linguistic analysis: seven or eight levels of resolution and the lessons they teach us Stefan Th. Gries; 4. Profiling the English verb phrase over time: modal patterns Bas Aarts, Sean Wallis and Jill Bowie; Part II. Changing Patterns Claudia Claridge: 5. On the functional change of desire in relation to hope and wish Minoji Akimoto; 6. From medieval to modern: on the development of the adverbial connective considering (that) Matti Rissanen; 7. Spoken features of interjections in English dialect (based on Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary) Manfred Markus; Part III. Pragmatics and Discourse Irma Taavitsainen: 8. Interjection-based delocutive verbs in the history of English Laurel J. Brinton; 9. Uh and um as planners in the Corpus of Historical American English Andreas H. Jucker; 10. Religious discourse and the history of English Thomas Kohnen; Part IV. World Englishes Jeremy Smith: 11. History, social meaning and identity in the spoken English of postcolonial white Zimbabweans Susan Fitzmaurice; 12. Singapore weblogs between speech and writing Andrea Sand; 13. Mergers, losses and the spread of English Raymond Hickey; 14. Complex systems in the history of American English William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

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'This book is a treasure trove. Readers interested in varieties of English or their historical development, in corpus methodologies, their application, or theorised interpretations, will all find something of value here.' Susan Hunston, University of Birmingham 'This edited collection breaks new ground in harnessing the methodology of corpus linguistics to historical language studies. There is a coherent theoretical focus to a wide-ranging set of topics, from the changing function of hesitation markers to the unfolding impact of religious prose on written English. The many insights are bound to inform, frame and stimulate further research in data-driven, diachronic linguistics.' John Corbett, University of Macau This book is a treasure trove. Readers interested in varieties of English or their historical development, in corpus methodologies, their application, or theorised interpretations, will all find something of value here. Susan Hunston, University of Birmingham This edited collection breaks new ground in harnessing the methodology of corpus linguistics to historical language studies. There is a coherent theoretical focus to a wide-ranging set of topics, from the changing function of hesitation markers to the unfolding impact of religious prose on written English. The many insights are bound to inform, frame and stimulate further research in data-driven, diachronic linguistics. John Corbett, University of Macau


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Irma Taavitsainen is Professor Emerita of English Philology at the University of Helsinki. Merja Kytoe is Professor of English Language at Uppsala Universitet, Sweden. Claudia Claridge is Professor of English Linguistics at Universitat Duisburg-Essen. Jeremy Smith is Professor of English Philology at the University of Glasgow.

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