9781137431721

Corpora and Discourse Studies Integrating Discourse and Corpora

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    9781137431721

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    1137431725

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-08-31
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

The growing availability of large collections of language texts has expanded our horizons for language analysis, enabling the swift analysis of millions of words of data, aided by computational methods. This edited collection contains examples of such contemporary research which uses corpus linguistics to carry out discourse analysis. The book takes an inclusive view of the meaning of discourse, covering different text-types or modes of language, including discourse as both social practice and as ideology or representation. Authors examine a range of spoken, written, multimodal and electronic corpora covering themes which include health, academic writing, social class, ethnicity, gender, television narrative, news, Early Modern English and political speech. The chapters showcase the variety of qualitative and quantitative tools and methods that this new generation of discourse analysts are combining together, offering a set of compelling models for future corpus-based research in discourse.

Author Biography

Paul Baker is Professor of English Language at Lancaster University, UK. His research involves applications of corpus linguistics and his recent books include Using Corpora to Analyze Gender (2014), Discourse Analysis and Media Attitudes (2013) and Sociolinguistics and Corpus Linguistics (2010). He is the commissioning editor of the journal Corpora.


Tony McEnery is Distinguished Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University, UK. His research involves applications of corpus linguistics, particularly in the social sciences. He is currently Director of the 'Corpus Approaches to Social Science' Research Centre (CASS) at Lancaster University, funded by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council. His latest book is Corpus Linguistics: Method Theory and Practice (2012), with Andrew Hardie.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Paul Baker and Tony McEnery

2. E-Language: Communication in the Digital Age; Dawn Knight

3. Beyond Monomodal Spoken Corpora: Using a Field Tracker to Analyse Participants' Speech at the British Art Show; Svenja Adolphs, Dawn Knight and Ronald Carter

4. Corpus-assisted Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Television and Film Narratives; Monika Bednarek

5. Analysing Discourse Markers in Spoken Corpora: Actually as a Case Study; Karin Aijmer

6. Discursive Constructions of the Environment in American Presidential Speeches 1960-2013: A Diachronic Corpus-assisted Study; Cinzia Bevitori

7. Health Communication and Corpus Linguistics: Using Corpus Tools to Analyse Eating Disorder Discourse Online; Daniel Hunt and Kevin Harvey

8. Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Academic Discourse; Jack A. Hardy

9. Thinking About the News: Thought Presentation in Early Modern English News Writing; Brian Walker and Dan McIntyre

10. The Use of Corpus Analysis in a Multi-perspectival Study of Creative Practice; Darryl Hocking

11. Corpus-assisted Comparative Case Studies of Representations of the Arab World; Alan Partington

12. Who Benefits When Discourse Gets Democratised? Analysing a Twitter Corpus Around the British Benefits Street Debate; Paul Baker and Tony McEnery

13. Representations of Gender and Agency in the Harry Potter Series; Sally Hunt

14. Filtering the Flood: Semantic Tagging as a Method of Identifying Salient Discourse Topics in a Large Corpus of Hurricane Katrina Reportage; Amanda Potts

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