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Practical Corpus Linguistics: An Introduction to Corpus-Based Language Analysis, Paperback, 1 Edition by Weisser, Martin (Used)

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Publication Date: 2016-02-05
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Paperback : 306 pages
Edition: 1 Edition
Author: Weisser, Martin
ISBN-10: 1118831888
ISBN-13: 9781118831885

Product Description This is the first book of its kind to provide a practical and student-friendly guide to corpus linguistics that explains the nature of electronic data and how it can be collected and analyzed. Designed to equip readers with the technical skills necessary to analyze and interpret language data, both written and (orthographically) transcribed Introduces a number of easy-to-use, yet powerful, free analysis resources consisting of standalone programs and web interfaces for use with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Each section includes practical exercises, a list of sources and further reading, and illustrated step-by-step introductions to analysis tools Requires only a basic knowledge of computer concepts in order to develop the specific linguistic analysis skills required for understanding/analyzing corpus data Review "This textbook makes Practical Corpus Linguistics accessible to everyone. The focus on methodological and technical aspects and the instructive dimension of the book – nothing is considered obvious or already known – make it very useful to any corpus linguist aiming at a better understanding of his/her data...Through the various exercises, it is very easy to test one’s comprehension and the reader gradually gains confidence. The educational, sometimes entertaining tone as well as the glossary also contribute to gradually enhance the reader’s learning capacities in a field in which many feel insecure...It should accompany scholars at the beginning of any research to raise awareness about technical issues that are too often overlooked..." - Robert A. Cote for The LINGUIST List, December 2016 About the Author Martin Weisser is a Professor in the National Key Research Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China . He is the author of Essential Programming for Linguistics (2009), and has published numerous articles and book chapters, including contributions to The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (Wiley, 2012) and Corpus Pragmatics: A Handbook (2014).

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