25.4146, Books: Using Corpora to Analyze Gender: Baker

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Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:48:21
From: Dora Coventry [dora.coventry at bloomsbury.com]
Subject: Using Corpora to Analyze Gender: Baker

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Title: Using Corpora to Analyze Gender 
Publication Year: 2014 
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
	   http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/
	

Book URL: http://bloomsbury.com/using-corpora-to-analyze-gender-9781441108777/ 


Author: Paul Baker

Electronic: ISBN:  9781472527073 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 74.99
Hardback: ISBN:  9781441110589 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN:  9781441108777 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 24.99


Abstract:

Corpus linguistics uses specialist software to identify linguistic patterns in large computerised collections of text - patterns which then must be interpreted and explained by human researchers. 

This book critically explores how corpus linguistics techniques can help analysis of language and gender by conducting a number of case studies on topics which include: directives in spoken conversations, changes in sexist and non-sexist language use over time, personal adverts, press representation of gay men, and the ways that boys and girls are constructed through language. The book thus covers both gendered usage (e.g. how do males and females use language differently, or not, from each other), and gendered representations (e.g. in what ways are males and females written or spoken about). Additionally, the book shows ways that readers can either explore their own hypotheses, or approach the corpus from a “naïve” position, letting the data drive their analysis from the outset. 

The book covers a range of techniques and measures including frequencies, keywords, collocations, dispersion, word sketches, downsizing and triangulation, all in an accessible style. 



Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                     Linguistic Theories
                     Sociolinguistics
                     Text/Corpus Linguistics


Written In: English  (eng)

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